Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao waves as confetti falls during a heroes welcome at the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. Pacquiao recently defeated Chris Algieri of the United States to win the WBO world welterweight title. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

In this photo by Aaron Favila, Manny Pacquiao waves at thousands of fans amid a shower of confetti during a hero’s welcome at the financial district of Makati, south of Manila, Philippines, where he was accompanied by his political allies in a motorcade. The Filipino boxer on Sunday defeated Chris Algieri of the United States to retain his WBO world welterweight crown. Aside from boxing, the hugely popular Pacquiao has entered politics and ventured into professional basketball, business, the movies, singing and product endorsements. He is a member of the powerful House of Representatives and some of his supporters are clamoring for him to seek a higher office.

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