Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978, in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines. He is the son of Rosalio Pacquiao and Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao. His parents separated when he was in sixth grade, after his mother knew that his father was living with another woman. He is the fourth among six siblings : Liza Silvestre-Onding and Domingo Silvestre (from first husband of his mother) and Isidra Pacquiao-Paglinawan, Alberto "Bobby" Pacquiao and Rogelio Pacquiao.
Pacquiao is married to Maria Geraldine "Jinkee" Jamora, and they have four great children : Emmanuel Jr. "Jimuel", Michael, Princess, and Queen Elizabeth "Queenie". He resides in his hometown General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines. Even as a congressman of the Lone District of Sarangani, he is formally moving into Kiamba, Sarangani, the hometown of his wife, Jinkee
Pacquiao is a God fearing Roman Catholic. When inside the ring for a fight, he often does the sign of the cross and whenever he comes back after a fight abroad, he goes for a thanksgiving Mass in Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila to kneel and pray.
Pacquiao is also a military reservist with the rank of Sergeant Major for the 15th Ready Reserve Division of the Philippine Army. When he was young he had thought of becoming a soldier, and was enlisted in the military reserve force..
Update as of April 4,2014:
As of today, Pacquiao was set to fight against Timothy Bradley for a rematch and to win back the title that Bradley had taken away from him last June2012.
His wife Jinky Pacquiao, will not be able to watch the fight in person, for she is about to gave birth to a new addition to their family. Currently, they have 4 kids, 2 boys and 2 girls and another one coming.
Her supporting mother, Mommy Dionisia, has flew to the US to watch the incoming fight for the second time around.