Manny Pacquiao hit by "love child" rumor
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that rumors that boxer-lawmaker Manny Pacquiao fathered a love child started when the he stood as godfather at a christening.
ABS-CBNNews.com reports that rumors about boxer-lawmaker Manny Pacquiao fathering a love child started when the he stood as godfather at a christening.
The baby’s mother, Kat Ordoñez, has recently made an official statement to dismiss the rumors. "Hindi po totoo yon. Kasi po si Congressman Manny Pacquiao hindi po ang tatay ng anak ko. Kinuha ko lang po siyang ninong sa binyag na naganap noong September 17 sa St. Francis of Asissi (Church) at naganap sa Shaw Boulevard doon ang reception (That’s not true. Because Congressman Manny Pacquiao is not the father of my child. I just asked him to be a godfather. The christening was held at St. Francis of Asisi on September 17 and there was a reception held (at a location somewhere in) Shaw Boulevard ," she said.
Ordoñez revealed that she met Pacquiao through her former boyfriend, who serves as one of the assistants of the boxing champion. She did not name Pacquiao’s assistant. Ordoñez disclosed that the father of her child, who was born on November 10, 2010, now works in Dubai. The report did not clarify if Pacquiao’s assistant and the father of Ordoñez’s child is the same person.
Ordoñez apologized to the Pacquiao family: "Para po kay Congressman Manny Pacquiao at sa pamilya niya po ay humihingi ako ng paumanhin dahil hindi po totoo ang balita. Sa mga sumulat at naninira ng ibang tao, sana po ay tigilan na nila ang panunulat (I would like to apologize to Congressman Manny Pacquiao and his family because the news is not true. I hope people stop writing about things that aren’t true.)"
In 2006, a woman named Joanna Rose Bacosa surfaced in public and accused that she had a child by Pacquiao. According to a GMA News Online report, the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office junked Bacosa’s complaint against Pacquiao’s supposed "failure to provide child support." The court said that Bacosa’s claims were "unsubstantiated and insufficient to establish probable cause."