Sen Pacquiao, sinabing kung sakali, hindi susunod si Jinkee sa yapak ni Imelda

Sen. Manny Pacquiao revealed during a virtual forum that was organized by the Rotary Club of Manila that if he becomes President and Jinkee becomes First Lady, she will not be following the path of Imelda Marcos, reported Philstar.

This was his response when he was asked whether Jinkee would also be living the luxurious life that Marcos' First Lady lived.

"Hindi po. Tinitiyak ko po iyan dahil kilala ko po 'yung asawa ko, hindi po siya ganu'n," said Pacquiao.

He also clarified that his wife is really not interested in politics. The senator also looked back at the time that Jinkee ran as vice governor in Sarangani, but clarified that she did simply because she was compelled to do so.

"Ang asawa ko po ay mahiyain at hindi po mahilig sa pulitika. Naging vice governor sa Sarangani tapos isang term lang hindi na po tumakbo kasi kaya lang po naging vice governor 'yun dahil napilitan lang po siya," said Pacquiao.

He then stated that the only thing that Jinkee would like to do is to serve, help women, provide scholarships, housing and sustainable livelihood, as per ABS-CBN.

Aside from defending Jinkee, Pacquiao, in a separate statement via DZRH, also said that he will not be withdrawing his candidacy.