Manny close to seat in Se­nate

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BOXING great Manny Pac­quiao ap­pears to have won a seat in the Philip­pine Se­nate, un­of­fi­cial re­sults sug­gest.

He has gar­nered more than 15 mil­lion votes, with about 93 per cent of precincts re­port­ing.

That places him eighth among can­di­dates for 12 Se­nate seats.

Manny ( had bounced back in polls af­ter los­ing sup­port in Fe­bru­ary for say­ing peo­ple in same-sex re­la­tions are “worse than an­i­mals”.

He later apol­o­gised.

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