Mga Pilipino sa Buong Mundo, Proud pa rin kay Pacquiao kahit Natalo sa Laban kay Marquez

admin   •   December 10, 2012   •   3505

Ang panimula ng labanang Pacquiao vs Marquez 4 sa MGM Grand Garden Arena. (PHOTOVILLE International / Carmelo Calingasan)

MANILA, Philippines — Ikinagulat at ikinalungkot ng maraming tagahanga ang pagkatalo ni Pacquiao sa bakbakan kontra kay Marquez.

At kahit natalo ang pambansang kamao, nananatili pa ring proud ang ating mga kababayan sa ibinigay nitong karangalan sa bansa.

Ayon kay Laurence Santiago: “Despite na natalo siya ngayon, he still remain as one of the greatest boxer in the world, kagaya ng sinasabi nila future hall of famer manalo-matalo, mayroon pa ring Pilipino na inaangat sa larangan ng boxing.”

“Nakakalungkot umiiyak na nga ako eh, akala ko si Marquez ang babagsak… wala natsambahan eh,” dismayadong pahayag ng fan na si Nicolas Escubedo.

Ayon naman sa ilan, ang mahalaga ay maayos ang kalagayan n gating pambansang kamao.

Ayon kay Arnel Morilla: “Ok lang yun, basta wala siyang damage at ok ang kanyang kalusugan.”

“Life and death and the game is very good, although Pacman lose but my pride and support for Pacquiao will be forever. Go Go Manny Pacquiao, your still the People’s Champ forever,” pahayag ni Joe Em mula sa ILoIlo.

Maging sa tweeter ay bumuhos ang pakikisimpatya ng mga Pilipino kay Manny at nagtrending din ang mga katagang “We Still Love You, Pacquiao”.

Samantala sa isang official statement ni Vice President Jejomar Binay, umaasa siya na malalampasan ni Manny ang nasabing pagsubok at proud pa rin ito sa kongresista.

“Manny trained hard and he fought hard in the ring. He has shown that he has the true heart of a champion and made us all proud to be Filipinos. I am certain that Manny will rise from this adversity a better and stronger person with his faith in the Almighty even more unshakeable. We are proud of you, Manny.” (Chris Perez & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

FILE PHOTO: Bahagi ng naging pagsasanay ni Pambansang Kamao Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao sa General Santos City. (PHOTOVILLE International / Ritchie Tongo)

Pacquiao advises Faeldon to take leave as BuCor chief

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 4, 2019

Senator Manny Pacquiao (left) and BuCor Chief Nicanor Faeldon (right)

Senator Manny Pacquiao has advised Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Nicanor Faeldon to take a leave-of-absence while facing investigation.

In a statement, Pacquiao said he believes in the integrity and honesty of Faeldon but the investigation on the alleged abuse of the Republic Act 10592 or the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law needs Faeldon’s “full and undivided attention.”

“I know that Undersecretary Faeldon is a good man and has served his country well but I really think that he can spare the president and this administration from embarrassment by taking a leave-of-absence,” he said.

READ: Faeldon admits signing ‘memorandum’ not release order for Antonio Sanchez

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee will continue the investigation on Thursday (September 5) on the said issue.

Meanwhile, Malacañang said Faeldon’s fate lies in President Rodrigo Duterte’s hands.

“That’s for the president to decide. I talked with him yesterday, and that’s what he told me: ‘There is an ongoing investigation and I’ll wait for the investigation,’” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

Faeldon had previously said he will not resign as BuCor chief amid the controversy.—AAC (with reports from Grace Casin)

Senate commends Pacquiao for win vs Thurman

Robie de Guzman   •   July 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Tuesday adopted a resolution commending boxing legend Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao for his victory over Keith Thurman.

The adopted Senate Resolution No. 20 takes into consideration the resolutions filed by Senators Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr., Juan Miguel Zubiri, Maria Lourdes Nancy Binay and Richard Gordon.

Pacquiao clinched the World Boxing Association (WBA) World Welterweight title when he bested Thurman in their fight held in Las Vegas, Nevada last July 21.

The resolution said Pacquiao should be honored for bringing “immense pride and joy to Filipinos the world over with his accomplishments as a boxer.”

“Outside the area of boxing, Senator Pacquiao has excellently fulfilled his constitutional duties as a Senator of the Republic, faithfully performing his functions as an outstanding public servant,” it added.

In reply to the commendation, Pacquiao thanked his colleagues for their support.

He said his latest win showed he can still put up a good fight with someone who is 10 years his junior.

“The abilities and skills I have are given by God. I believe that ability, skill and responsibility has a purpose and that purpose is to inspire the Filipino people to rise above their limitations and overcome their circumstances,” Pacquiao said.

With this purpose in mind, the lawmaker said he will continue his boxing career.

“There are many who say that there won’t be another Manny Pacquiao. But I believe that we have many boxers who are just waiting for an opportunity, waiting for our help. It is high time for us to invest on our boxing talents who are loaded with potentials. The so-called diamond in the rough can just be around the corner,” he added.

He also called on his fellow senators to support the proposed creation of the Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission, which he believes would pave the way for the Philippines to be known as the boxing and combat sports capital of Asia.

“I am ready to work with all of you in overcoming the challenges in the 18th Congress. Together as champions of the Filipino people, we shall emerge victorious and continue our fight for the country,” Pacquiao said.

Palace: Pacquiao embodies Filipino spirit

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 21, 2019

Philippine boxing legend, Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao | Courtesy: Reuters

Malacañang congratulates Senator Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao for defending his WBA welterweight belt against Keith Thurman on Sunday (July 21).

In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Pacquiao made the whole country proud. Pacquiao won in a split decision and knocked down Thurman in the first round.

“Pacquiao’s victory is not only his, but of the entire nation. As such, the Palace is one in rejoicing with the Filipino people as the Pambansang Kamao once again puts the flag above the pedestal with his display of tenacity and courage,” he said.

Meanwhile other lawmakers have sent their congratulations to the Pambansang Kamao.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) also joins the Filipino people in celebrating Pacquiao’s victory.

“We share the triumph of our People’s Champ with every Filipino who cheered and pray for this latest honor for the country,” according to their statement. “Senator Pacquiao not only brought honor and glory to the country but also inspired many Filipinos to excel in their work.”—AAC (With reports from Lea Ylagan, Rosalie Coz, Harlene Delgado, Grace Casin)

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