Manny Pacquiao can't run for VP in 2016

Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao, who already announced his plan to run for Governor in 2013, cannot run for Vice President in 2016. The age requirement for the second highest position in the country will prevent him to do so.

According to Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr., the constitution says a candidate must at least be 40 years old on election day before he can run for vice president.

Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978 which means he will only be 37 years old during the May 2016 national and local elections.

In an interview with GMA News, the COMELEC chief believes Pacquiao was only kidding. “Baka naman nagbibiro lang siya,” Brillantes reportedly said.

The pound-for-pound king will face Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez in a boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 12, 2011.