Big News: Manny Pacquiao to Dine with Paris Hilton

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Never has a simple meal caused such a worldwide sensation -- insanely popular boxer Manny Pacquiao has revealed that he will break bread with Paris Hilton in the Philippines Tuesday night.

Hilton is in the country on a five-day business trip. Pacquiao said his dinner with her is strictly business -- he will be meeting her in his role as a Congressman.

"I will encourage her to help the poor," Pacquiao told reporters outside the House of Representatives, according to a Manila website called Sun Star.

Pacquiao said his wife and a local politician will also be at the table.

Another site called GMA News said that Pacquiao first met Hilton after one of his fights in Las Vegas in May. Hilton told him she would be visiting the Philippines, laying the groundwork for the dinner.

Here is a report on Hilton's arrival over the weekend: