Pacquiao to skip SONA

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Senator Manny Pacquiao, who bagged the WBA super welterweight title after defeating Keith Thurman Jr., will not yet return to Manila after his fight in Las Vegas.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 21) — The People's Champion is not attending President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address.

Senator Manny Pacquiao, who bagged the WBA super welterweight title after defeating Keith Thurman Jr., will not yet return to Manila after his Saturday fight in Las Vegas.

His wife, Jinkee, said the boxing senator suffered eye pain incurred during the fight.

"Makauwi daw siya pwede sa ‪Sunday night‬ pa [He will be able to go home ‪Sunday night‬]," she explained.

Pacquiao has expressed support for Duterte's legislative agenda.