The phenomenal success of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has turned the spotlight on the two most important women in his life.
With Manny's wife Jinkee Pacquiao and his mother Mommy Dionisia currently swamped with showbiz-related offers, it's not surprising that all sorts of rumors should fly about the two. The big one is about the two Pacquiao ladies not being on good terms, allegedly because of professional and even personal jealousies.
"Hindi ko nga alam na may intriga," a surprised Jinkee replied when told about the issue.
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), with other members of the entertainment press, had the chance to interview Jinkee—the new endorser of the Belo Medical Group's Smart Lipo—last August 11 at Dolce Superclub on Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
Jinkee said this about her mother-in-law, "Happy ako sa nangyayari sa kanya. 'Yong sinasabi nilang naiinggit ako sa kanya, wala akong inggit. Basta happy ako para sa kanya."
Their newfound fortune as celebrities has, in fact, brought Jinkee and Mommy Dionisia closer, from the looks of it.
"Mas close nga kami ngayon," the new Belo endorser agreed. "Kasi meron siyang ginagawang movie and commercial. Tapos sinasabi niya na, ano pala, nakakapagod din pala kahit commercial lang kasi inaabot ng alas-onse ng gabi, ganun. Sabi ko, 'Ok lang 'yan as long as isang araw lang 'yong shoot o two days, at least may pera ka na."
As for her husband's plan to pursue public office when he ends his storied boxing career, Jinkee was upfront about sharing her concerns. "Napag-usapan na namin 'yon. As long as kailangan niyang iwasan 'yong intriga tsaka 'yong temptation. Alam kong alam na niya 'yon. Alam niya 'yong tama at mali na puwede niyang gawin. Basta nandito lang ako para suportahan siya. Kasi 'yon yung gusto siguro ng Diyos para sa amin, na maging public servant siya, suportahan ko na lang siya."