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Baltimore Live Home Of The Wire's Photo Baltimore Live Home Of The Wire 15 May 2013

Pacquiao mauls barangay captain

Written by JERRY ADLAW CORRESPONDENT



Has the People’s Champ turned into a chump?

Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, once regarded as the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer, is facing charges of vote buying and serious physical injuries for mauling a barangay chairman who tried to stop him from distributing rice and cash to voters in General Santos City late Saturday night.

Pacquiao is seeking reelection as representative of the lone district of Sarangani province.

Alfredo Belgica, the barangay chairman of San Jose, was beaten almost to a pulp by Pacquiao and his bodyguards at 11 p.m. on Saturday. Belgica claimed that Pacquiao and his bodyguards ganged up on him when he confronted them for going house-to-house and distributing cash and goods to families in the barangay. The lawmaker and his group arrived in the barangay in a five-car convoy. Part of the convoy was a truck loaded with rice and various goods Pacquiao and his men gave out to families in the community.

During the melee, Pacquiao and his bodyguards were arrested by police authorities and brought to the General Santos City police command based at Camp Fermin Lira Jr. for investigation. However, Pacquiao’s lawyer, Geng Gacal, arrived at the police station and managed to squirrel him out of the camp before he could issue any statement. Gacal is running for councilor in General Santos City under the Peoples Champ Movement (PCM)-United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

Belgica, a member of the Achievement with Integrity Movement (AIM), a group affiliated with the Liberal Party (LP), said he was punched by Pacquiao and his bodyguards when he threatened to file charges against the lawmaker for buying votes. Although General Santos City is not part of Pacquiao’s constituency, witnesses said the lawmaker was in the city to campaign for his friend, councilor Ronnel Rivera, who is running for mayor against incumbent city mayor Darlene Antonio-Custodio. A witness said Rivera was with Pacquiao’s group when the mauling incident occurred.

Belgica, a supporter of Custodio, said he will not be dissuaded from filing charges against the Sarangani lawmaker. He said police authorities should not have allowed Pacquiao to leave the police station without first undergoing interrogation.    

“Magsasampa ako ng kaso laban kay Congressman Pacquiao dahil sa ginawa nyang pambubugbog sa akin kasama ang kanyang mga bodyguards,” he told The Manila Times during his physical examination by policemen at the PNP laboratory in Camp Fermin Lira Jr.

Belgica suffered from contusions and bruises in the face and various parts of the body. He could barely speak when interviewed at the police camp. He was physically examined in the presence of Lulu Casabuena, the president of the Association of Barangay Captains.

Pacquiao and his PCM party had been accused of vote buying when he first ran for Congress.

On Friday, supporters of Pacquiao were also arrested for removing and tearing up campaign posters of AIM candidates but the lawmaker immediately bailed them out.

The boxing champ is not the only one in the family seeking an electoral post. His wife Jinkee is running for vice governor of Sarangani. She is the running-mate of incumbent Vice Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon. Pacquiao’s youngest sibling, Rogelio, is also seeking a seat the House of Representatives. Pacquiao’s PCM party and UNA fielded Rogelio as their congressional candidate for the first district of South Cotabato.
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mos-def's Photo mos-def 15 May 2013

:lol:
I'm sure there's a good explanation for this political thugery, right guys?
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SuperiorKnowledge's Photo SuperiorKnowledge 15 May 2013

Bruises on his face? I imagine if Manny and his bodyguards really attacked this guy, he would have more than just bruises on his face. Nonetheless, it seems like they did slap him around a little. At least he didn't beat a woman.
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mos-def's Photo mos-def 15 May 2013

View PostSuperiorKnowledge, on 15 May 2013 - 04:48 AM, said:

Bruises on his face? I imagine if Manny and his bodyguards really attacked this guy, he would have more than just bruises on his face. Nonetheless, it seems like they did slap him around a little. At least he didn't beat a woman.
I read:

...is facing charges of vote buying and serious physical injuries for mauling a barangay chairman who tried to stop him from distributing rice and cash to voters in General Santos City late Saturday night.Pacquiao is seeking reelection as representative of the lone district of Sarangani province.Alfredo Belgica, the barangay chairman of San Jose, was beaten almost to a pulp by Pacquiao and his bodyguards at 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Sounds like more than just bruises on the face to me.
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SuperiorKnowledge's Photo SuperiorKnowledge 15 May 2013

View Postmos-def, on 15 May 2013 - 04:58 AM, said:

I read:

...is facing charges of vote buying and serious physical injuries for mauling a barangay chairman who tried to stop him from distributing rice and cash to voters in General Santos City late Saturday night.Pacquiao is seeking reelection as representative of the lone district of Sarangani province.Alfredo Belgica, the barangay chairman of San Jose, was beaten almost to a pulp by Pacquiao and his bodyguards at 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Sounds like more than just bruises on the face to me.

“Magsasampa ako ng kaso laban kay Congressman Pacquiao dahil sa ginawa nyang pambubugbog sa akin kasama ang kanyang mga bodyguards,” he told The Manila Times during his physical examination by policemen at the PNP laboratory in Camp Fermin Lira Jr. Belgica suffered from contusions and bruises in the face and various parts of the body.

Also, I imagine that shit to be blown up and exaggerated to get a story. Either way, dirty stuff.
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Baltimore Live Home Of The Wire's Photo Baltimore Live Home Of The Wire 15 May 2013

Here it comes....by the time I check in a few I will have seen YOU KNOW WHO name mentioned. It's already been indirectly mentioned. The countdown begins 5..4..3..2..1
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tim*'s Photo tim* 15 May 2013

Kimbo Slice?
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jermaine's Photo jermaine 15 May 2013

Controversy, drug testing.....he reminds me of someone but I can't recall who....
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Danko's Photo Danko 15 May 2013

Something stinks when you see that all of Pacs friends and family are running for office. Pac is looking to become a dictator.
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mistermetaj's Photo mistermetaj 15 May 2013

View Postdgilchrist, on 15 May 2013 - 08:35 AM, said:

I am not the biggest Paquaio fans but Manny was giving out rice and food before he was running for office and if he was helping his people and the guy tried to stop it he should have beat his a$$. People been saying his genorisity was going to cause him to end up broke. The guy should have helped them pass it out.

He was giving out rice and cash and the guy was trying to stop him from "buying" votes (all according to the article obviously, I have no knowledge otherwise).  Pacquiao is doing things similar to Hugo Chavez.  It may be beneficial to some people, but if it's illegal he was breaking the law.

Regardless, the other guy didn't deserve to get beaten up.
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Antonious's Photo Antonious 15 May 2013

Roid rage
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mistermetaj's Photo mistermetaj 15 May 2013

View PostAntonious, on 15 May 2013 - 10:30 AM, said:

Roid rage

Ha!  Maybe he borrowed some from Marquez.
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delinquent's Photo delinquent 15 May 2013

Beatings everywhere these days
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Bourne's Photo Bourne 15 May 2013

pacs real gangster.
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delinquent's Photo delinquent 15 May 2013

View PostBourne, on 15 May 2013 - 12:07 PM, said:

pacs real gangster.

The biggest crooks of em all the government
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