MANILA (2nd Update, 1:55 p.m.) -- Filipino boxing icon Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao has filed House Bill (HB) 6409, seeking the creation of the Philippine Boxing Commission (PBC), an agency that would provide incentives and benefits to professional boxers.

The boxing champ noted that some boxers go into retirement deprived of any kind of financial assistance or access to medical care.

"Most often, we hear many of our boxing heroes who had brought honor and…