SENATOR Manny Pacquiao yesterday said that leaving politics had crossed his mind.
Pacquiao pointed to destabilizers and politicians with hidden agenda as the reasons why he toyed with the idea of quitting as senator.
“Alam mo sa totoo lang nadiskubre ko parang kung tatanungin mo ako ngayon sa politika, parang gusto kong madismaya, ma-discourage. Gusto ko umayaw na. Ganito pala yung politika. Kasi hindi ako marunong mamulitika,” said Pacquiao.
“Sabi ko sa asawa ko parang gusto kong mag-resign,” Pacquiao added.
“Pag umayaw naman ako, sino na lang tutulong sa mahihirap (But if I give up, who would be there to help the poor)?” he said.
Asked why he was disappointed, Pacquiao cited as example some politicians who pretend to help the poor but only because they have an ulterior motive.
Pacquiao also expressed disappointment with people who are trying to destabilize the government.
“Ayaw kong magsalita ng masama pero nagagalit ako sa ganyan,” he said.