Many netizens thought that artist Michael Pacquiao, the son of the legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao has no problems in life because of being rich.
However, in an interview with Julius Babao, Michael said that he also experienced being treated badly, especially in the school he attended in General Santos City.
It can be recalled that in 2015, Manny decided to transfer his kids to Hope Christian School in General Santos City after years of studying at Brent International School in Laguna.
Michael said that he experienced too much sadness because of the treatment he received from his schoolmates.
The different environment in General Santos also contributed to the problems of Michael.
“I couldn’t fit in, kasi Pacquiao, so they thought Inglisero lang. No one really wanted to talk to me. Because of my name also. They were afraid.” he said.
The son of the legendary boxer said that some people were also making fun of his appearance.
“Most of the time in school, I would hear… make fun of me, saka they would make fun of my face, my name, tsaka backstab me. Talk behind your back,” he remarked.
He even shared that some of his schoolmates only wanted to be with him because of his wealth.
“They were pretending to be [my] friends because yung name ko. People were nice to me because they just wanted something from me. Libre ko sila, like that.” Michael stated.
“In reality they don’t really genuinely like me for who I am,” he added.
Michael said that even if you have money, you would still face problems in life.
“Just because na mayaman kami, wala nang problems ‘cause money doesn’t solve all problems. I still have many problems personally. I’m glad I have people beside me to help me go through it.” he said.