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Manny Pacquiao on His Fight for the People: 'In the Philippines, Politics Is Like Boxing'

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On the eve of his award for Asia Game Changer of the Year, the Philippine champion boxer and politician stopped by Asia Society to talk philanthropy and his prospects in the ring and in politics.

Aung San Suu Kyi Tops Asia Blog's Person of the Year 2011 Poll


Aung San Suu Kyi, Japanese rescue crews and Ai Weiwei at the top of Asia Blog's Person of the Year 2011 poll.

Poll: Who is Asia's Person of the Year?

Real-life persons of the year? Rescue workers carry someone believed to be contaminated with radiation to a treatment center in Nihonmatsu city in Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Mar. 13, 2011. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)

America's Time magazine has just named "The Protester" as its 2011 Person of the Year. But who would be the most prominent Asian of 2011?

The Filipino Superman

Manny Pacquiao appears at a get-out-the-vote rally in support of US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Oct 29, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (David Becker/Getty Images)
Lifestyle If there is a man you can compare to Superman in the Philippines, there is only one possibility: Manny Pacquiao.

Manny Pacquiao Goes for Gold in Congressional Speech

Philippine boxing hero and now congressman Manny Pacquiao speaks to members of the media during an orientation seminar at the House of Representatives in Manila on July 8, 2010. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Manny Pacquiao wants to improve the quality of life in the poor southern province of Sarangani. Second, he wants the country to win their first gold medal in the Olympics.