Philippines, 22 May 2018
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Eddie Alinea

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Eddie Alinea


 

PACQUIAO WISHES PH OLYMPIANS BEST OF LUCK

By Eddie Alinea
PhilBoxing.com
07 Aug 2016



Boxing great and now senator Manny Pacquiao wishes the Filipino athletes carrying the country's flag the best of luck in their quest for honors in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games which raised its curtains Friday (Saturday in Manila) in the Brazilian City of Rio de Janeiro.

"These Games, coming in the 92nd year of our country's participation in the Greatest Sporting Show On Earth, mean more to us, in our continued quest for the first Olympic gold medal which is now placed on your shoulders," the chair of the sports committee in the Upper Chamber said in a message to the 13-athlete national contingent on the eve of the quadrennial conclave's opening ceremony.

"But equally important though is, you are in the Olympics as our country's Ambassadors of Goodwill tasked with showcasing to the rest of the world what the Philippines really is and the kind of people Filipinos are," the eight-division boxing champion said as told to this writer in an interview following his stint in the Stalwart Team in the opening of the PBA All-Star Weekend last Friday.

"For making it to Rio, you have already shown the courage, the talent and the esprit d' corps of our people despite our lack in physical attributes," he asserted.

"Continue showing your peers from other countries those traits and characters that made our countrymen -- swimmer Teofilo Yldefonso, boxers Anthony Villanueva, his father Jose, brothers Mansueto "Onyok" and Roel Velasco and Leopoldo Serrantes, long jumper Simeon Toribio and hurdler Miguel White -- Olympic medalists all," Pacquiao reminisced.

Anthony Villanueva and Onyok accounted for only the two Olympic silver medals the Philippines has won so far since an obscure sprinter named David Nepomuceno carried the country's colors for the first time in 1924 in Paris. Yldefonso triumphed back-to-back in swimming in 1928 and 1932. Toribio and company brought home a bronze medal each.

"Then there's Ariannne Cerdena, who actually won an Olympic gold medal, kaya lang sa exhibition sport of bowling. Nandyan din sina Stephen Fernandez at Bea Lucero ng taekwondo, bronze medalists both, also in exhibition event of taekwondo," he recalled.

"Ang nagawa ng mga bayani nating ito ay patunay lamang na tayong mga Pilipino ay hindi salat sa lakas at kakayahan para manalo sa larangan ng palakasan," the now semi-retired athlete said.

"Magagawa din ninyo yan. Focus lang pagdating ng laban. Magtiwala kayo sa Panginoon at hindi Niya kayo pababayaan, he added.

"As I said, you came to Rio already winners. Let all of you enrich further your winning by bringing home, too, medals of friendship, medals of wisdom and experience gained from competing against and mingling with your fellow athletes from all over the world."

"Let everybody know that we Filipinos, subscribe to the Olympic motto of Swifter, Higher, Stronger in our quest to be the best and meeting the challenge coming from the best in a fair playing field as the Olympic Games," Pacquiao stressed.


Back to Eddie Alinea's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • GERRY PENALOSA SEES ANCAJAS VICTORY OVER SULTAN
    By Virgi T. Romano, 22 May 2018
  • Nico Hernandez captures IBA flyweight World title in 5th professional fight
    By , 22 May 2018
  • Havas Media Asia Pacific hits knockout punch for ‘Fight of Champions’ worldwide* media and commercial rights
    By , 22 May 2018
  • Sanman’s Metuda settles for draw in Japan
    By , 22 May 2018
  • Steele spoils Upsher's comeback bid
    By , 22 May 2018
  • Results from Charlotte, North Carolina
    By , 22 May 2018
  • Antonio "The Magic Man" Tarver Credits USA Boxing for giving him Structure that carried him to top
    By , 22 May 2018
  • Fortune vows to make Pacquiao win his fight vs Matthysse
    By Eddie Alinea, 21 May 2018
  • SULTAN SPENDS LAST DAY BEFORE FIGHT WEEK JUST RELAXING
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, 21 May 2018
  • LITERATUS BEATS GM JOEY ANTONIO IN CEBU PNG
    By Marlon Bernardino, 21 May 2018
  • NBA WEST FINALS: CURRY EXPLODES IN GAME 3; WARRIORS GROUND ROCKETS WITH 41 POINTS VICTORY, 126-85
    By Dong Secuya, 21 May 2018
  • SULTAN'S WINNING FORMULA: NO RESPECT TO HIS OPPONENTS
    By Virgi T. Romano, 21 May 2018
  • 2018 World Cup of Pool: China are World Cup of Pool champions!
    By , 21 May 2018
  • NBA Western Conference Finals: Curry blames himself, teammates for Game 2 loss
    By Eddie Alinea, 21 May 2018
  • Shaquille O'Neal Says He Held Back From Beating Oscar De La Hoya's Ass
    By , 21 May 2018
  • Fortune prefers intense training program for Pacquao
    By Eddie Alinea, 20 May 2018
  • ADONIS STEVENSON RETAINS WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER BATTLING BADOU JACK TO MAJORITY DRAW
    By , 20 May 2018
  • JOSH WARRINGTON UPSETS LEE SELBY TO EARN THE IBF FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE IN FRONT OF HOMETOWN FANS (VIDEO)
    By , 20 May 2018
  • Japanese Nakagawa Captures WBA Asia East Belt at Elorde Sports Complex in Manila (FIGHT PHOTOS)
    By Carlos Costa, 20 May 2018
  • Vallespin, Semillano, Balaba, Pelesio, Navarro Score Wins @ Elorde Complex in Parañaque, Metro Manila
    By Carlos Costa, 20 May 2018





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.