Manny Pacquiao has come to the defense of his wife Jinkee against allegations that she’s showing off their wealth on social media.
Jinkee was previously criticized by some netizens for her “extravagant” outfit, which was reportedly worth more than P1 million, at Manny’s recent boxing match.
In a recent interview on One News’ The Chiefs, Manny defended his wife from the criticisms, saying Jinkee’s clothes are not that pricey, and that their fortune is a fruit of their hard work and sacrifices.
“Yung asawa ko mukhang mamahalin lang pero hindi naman masyadong mahal ‘yung mga isinusuot niya. At yung mga pera na yan dugo at pawis, hard-earned money ko.
“Hindi yan ninakaw sa gobyerno, hindi yan ninakaw sa mga tao, kundi pinaghirapan ko yan, pinaghirapan namin,” he stressed.
Manny went on to say that they managed to get to where they are now through blood, sweat and tears.
“Kung ano man meron kami, dream namin yon. Sakrispiyo dugo at pawis ang puhunan namin para kami maging masaya.”
The boxer-politician added that they don’t have to live less than their means and can use their hard-earned money to their heart’s content.
“Unless kung mag-suot kami ng pang-mahirap eh magiging plastic din kami… na sabihin ang style ng mga trapong politician. Minsan lalo pagdating ng eleksiyon, magsusuot ‘yan, kung pwede lang punit-punit yung mga damit, e, para sabihing mahirap, e,’ di ba?
“Eh, hindi kami ganun, eh. Hindi kami marunong makipag-plastikan,” said Manny.
“Gusto namin, kung ano yung tinatamasa namin ngayon, pinagdadaanan namin, gagawin namin dahil hindi naman kami nagnanakaw. Pinaghirapan namin ‘yang kung anong meron kami,” he added.