Pacman to sell his house after complaints
WORLD boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said yesterday that he would sell his mansion in one of the Philippine capital’s swankiest areas after his neighbours complained of his visitors wearing shabby clothing. Pacquiao said that as a “man of the masses”, he is not finicky with his visitors, even if they are wearing “just shorts and slippers”. The boxer’s rags-to-riches story, from being a fish vendor in his hometown to winning world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions, has made him wildly popular in the Philippines.He used his boxing fame to get elected to Congress in 2010 and like many wealthy Filipino politicians, he frequently has to meet with constituents asking for hand-outs and favours. Pacquiao said he would buy a new house where he could accommodate more visitors, who are mostly seeking financial assistance. The 35-year-old said he apologised to his neighbours, though some understood why he was accommodating poor visitors. “I may be as rich as some of them here, but my lifestyle remains the same and so is my heart. I am just a simple man. I will never change that,” he said.