Notable December 17 birthdays:
Manny Pacquiao ( Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao Sr., 1978 - ), Filipino politician, boxer: "Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow...I remember as a little boy I ate one meal a day and sometimes slept in the street. I will never forget that and it inspires me to fight hard, stay strong, and remember all the people of my country, trying to achieve better for themselves."
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