Sen. Manny Pacquiao Visits Camp Ranao in Marawi City to Boost the Troops Morale


One of the country's most prominent sportsman and once dubbed as the word's best pound-for-pound king, Sen. Manny Pacquiao visited Marawi City, becoming one of the first Senator who visited the conflict zone following the footsteps of Pres. Rody Duterte.


Sen. Manny Pacquiao arrived in Marawi City on Saturday morning to visit troops amid continuing clashes between terrorists and government forces.

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The veteran boxer-turned-lawmaker, who is also a reservist of the Philippine Army with the ranked of Lieutenant Colonel arrived at Camp Ranao in Marawi City with his full military garb at around 9:00 AM today. Sen. Pacquiao was accompanied by his staff as they received a security briefing from military officials manning the area.

In a news report from some media outlet, after the closed-door meeting with military officials, Sen. Pacquiao is expected to have a dialogue with soldiers stationed at the base, a pep talk seen to boost the morale of troops who have been engaged in firefights with Islamic State-linked militants for more than two months already.


Aside from giving words of inspiration to our soldiers, Sen. Manny Pacquiao also stated that his camp provides assistance to troops based in the conflict zone. The veteran boxer turned lawmaker's visit at Marawi City came as the military pursued offensives against remnants of the Maute Terror Group believed to remain in at least two Barangays in the city.

Sen. Pacquiao's visit to Marawi is not the first time that a high-ranking government officials visited the city because last July 20, Pres. Rody Duterte visited Camp Ranao to show his support for his soldiers.


Pres. Duterte already placed the entire Mindanao under Martial Law on May 23 after terrorists captured parts of Marawi in a bid to establish an Islamic State Province in the Philippines.

Source: ABS-CBN / Facebook



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