Manny Pacquiao poses with members of the Philippine Army in uniform following his promotion to full Colonel

By Jordan Seward,

Six-weight world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has been promoted to full Colonel of the Philippines Army.

The 38-year-old took to Instagram to share his news and posted several snaps of him posing with members of the Army dressed in camouflaged uniform.

Pacquiao wrote: ‘Today, I successfully defended my Commandant’s paper to be promoted to a full Colonel.’

The former welterweight champion is a military reservist and was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel before going up in rank on Wednesday.

Pacquiao first entered the Army’s reserve force in 2006 in conjunction with his boxing and political career.

He is also currently the Philippines’ Senator where he assumed office in June of last year.

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