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Manny Pacquiao- Nearly 3% of Pinoys think Pacquiao is national hero

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MANILA, Philippines - A total of 2.8% of Filipinos believe Sarangani congressman and world boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is the country’s national hero, results of the latest Pulse Asia survey said Friday.

The Pulse Asia survey showed that 81.9% of Filipinos correctly identified Dr. Jose Rizal as the national hero of the Philippines, while Pacquiao ranked a distant second with 2.8%.

At least 6% of respondents from the Visayas chose Pacquiao as the national hero, followed by 3.8% of Mindanao, 1.5% of Balance Luzon and 0.7% of Metro Manila.

Other personalities named as national heroes are Andres Bonifacio (1.9%), the late Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. (1.7%), President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III (1.7%), the late President Cory Aquino (1%) and Emilio Aguinaldo (1%).

At least 3.6% of respondents did not identify any national hero while 2.1% said they do not know…  Read more

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