Showbiz Central video: Manny Pacquiao said they will leave on February 9 and meet U.S. President Barack Obama on the 15th.
Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee will meet U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on February 15 at the White House, reports PhilStar.com. Pacquiao will be the first Filipino boxer to enter the White House in Washington, D.C., according to PEP.ph.
The Sarangani congressman will ask Obama for help for his constituents in the province, according to PhilStar.com. Pacquaio told PEP.ph, "Siyempre, excited tayo dahil matagal ko ng pangarap na makaharap at makausap si US President Obama. Isa ito sa hindi ko malilimutan na parte ng buhay ko dahil malaki ang paghanga ko sa kanya." ("Of course we're excited. I've long dreamed of meeting U.S. President Obama. I will never forget this because I admire him very much.")
Meanwhile, his wife Jinkee told PEP.ph, "Hindi ko alam ang gagawin ko or masasabi ko kapag nandoon na kami. Baka matulala na lang ako kapag nasa harapan namin sila (laughs)." ("I don't know what to say or do once we meet them. I might get star struck.")
The Preview cover girl plans on wearing something simple but elegant. "Kailangan presentable ako bilang misis niya... For sure, maganda ang suot ni First Lady Michelle Obama. Sana magandahan siya sa mapipili kong isusuot ko." ("As Manny's wife, I have to look presentable. For sure, First Lady Michelle Obama will wear something nice. I hope she likes what I decide to wear.")