Pacman to Drilon: If you survive 3 rounds, I’ll answer your question
But the boxing icon was apparently hesitant to take questions from the vetaran senator.
“Bakit ayaw mo? Madali lang, Madali lang Manny. Isang question lang dali. Katuwaan lang (Why don’t you want? It would be easy, many. It’s just one question. It’s just for fun),” Drilon was heard off-mic telling the neophyte senator.
After prodding by some colleagues, Pacquiao returned to the floor and said: “Mr. President, I’m willing to yield (to some questions from my colleague) if he can survive three rounds.”
Pacquiao’s remark elicited laughter from the gallery.
It turned out later that Drilon just simply wanted to ask Pacquaio if he was willing to give Diaz cash incentives from his own pocket. After all, the Senate has approved Drilon’s motion to give the silver medalist a cash incentive from the savings of the chamber.