By Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News
MANILA – Sarangani Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao gave the Beverly Hills mansion her seal of approval and hopes their family can move into the property in April.
Jinkee and the Pacquiao children arrived in Los Angeles yesterday where they had a reunion with Manny Pacquiao, who had a day off from training ahead of his May 2 showdown against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The entire family visited the Beverly Hills mansion today, with the children obviously thrilled with swimming pools.
“The swimming pool is amazing,” her daughter Princess Pacquiao said.
“Thumbs up,” Jinkee said. “Approve naman. Okay lang maganda ang bahay talaga, maaliwalas.”
Pacquiao has already signed the contract for the house and paid a downpayment.
“Tinatrabaho na,” said the “Pacman.”
The mansion originally belonged to hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, who owned in it 1998 back when he was still dating pop diva Jennifer Lopez. He sold it in 2001.
The property had a listing price of $11.9-M.
“Siguro madalas ang punta dito, kasi sayang naman ang bahay sa laki kung hindi titirahan ng matagal,” said Jinkee.
Jinkee says they want to move in before the May 2 fight. “First week of April siguro if ever, para at least ma-enjoy naman ‘yung bahay for a month bago pumunta ng Las Vegas,” she explained.