MANILA -- Sarangani Representative and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao wants to be a member or vice-chair of a House committee relating to his field, the sports arena.

Pacquiao, who attended the orientation for neophyte lawmakers, said that aside from helping his province, he would also want his presence felt in the sports committee.

The boxing champion meanwhile said that he will agree with the proposal on the deduction of pork barrel funds if it will be for the good of the Filipino people.

“Malaking tulong naman yun sa amin lalong lalo na sa probinsya namin,makakatulong yun. Siguro naman kung babawasan nila ay may dahilan at aalamin natin kung nakakatulong ba ito sa mga kababayan," Pacquiao told reporters in an ambush interview.

Pacquiao will likely support the speakership of Quezon City Representative Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte after he has decided to shift to the Liberal Party. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)