According to a spokesperson, a senator is pledging to return money he stole from government funds. The Philippine senator, who asked not to be named, is planning to return a million pesos for every point that Manny Pacquiao gets against Brandon Rios in their fight today, November 24, 2013, at the Venetian Macau.
Philippines pride and joy, and the undisputed best pound for pound boxer on the planet, Manny Pacquiao (55-2-2) faces off against arguably one of his tougher challengers, Brandon Rios (31-1-1). The entire nation, and the rest of the world will definitely tune in to watch this epic match. But, now with the promise of money being returned where it belongs, more and more people will definitely be routing for Pacquiao to win.
“We all have to do our part,” quoted the spokesperson. “The senator is definitely making a big sacrifice by returning the money. He could have easily just kept all of it. It is a lot of money. Like, super-duper A LOT. Like, the bank actually was penalizing him for having too much money. They wanted to pay him to take money out.”
“One bank started to build a vault especially for him,” continued the spokeswoman, who has been with the senator since his days campaigning as a congressman of a small city in Mindanao. “Sometimes, he would give his staff extra cash. Not because we were doing a good job, but because it (bundles of cash) was literally falling out of his pockets.”
“He was inspired by Pau Gasol,” answered the staff member when asked by Agila News why the senator was doing this benevolent gesture. The LA Laker superstar had recently pledged to donate a thousand dollars for every point that he scored against the Golden State Warriors during their game last November 23. Gasol subsequently scored 24 points during that game.
“I am not saying that the Senator is better than Pau Gasol … Alright, maybe I am. (laughs),” she said as she motioned for a high-five.
When asked why the senator stole the money in the first place, the spokeswoman replied very calmly, “Wouldn’t you?”
Nevertheless, we are thankful for your generosity, Mr Senator.