Philippines, 13 Dec 2017
  Home >> News

 
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




 
News  


Manny Pacquiao: A Man of the People


PhilBoxing.com




It is November 14th, 2009 at 8:45 pm in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is minutes before a WBO welterweight championship fight. It is 11:45 am in General Santos City, Philippines. It looks like a ghost town there. The streets of General Santos City are completely empty. Everyone is glued to a television anticipating Manny Pacquiao's fight against Miguel Cotto.

Manny Pacquiao dealt with extreme poverty in his childhood. He often slept in a cardboard box. He had to drop out of school after the third grade to help support his family. Manny Pacquiao sold donuts on the street to make money. He promised his family that he would get them out of poverty. His uncle introduced him to boxing at sixteen years old. Manny Pacquiao weighed only 98 pounds. He was under the weight minimum. But, he put steel in his pockets to reach the official weight of 106 pounds.

Manny Pacquiao's hometown is General Santos City in the Philippines. General Santos City has a growing population. Additionally, Philippines is a third world country. There is a third of the pollution living in poverty. Many people there live on less than $1 a day. Manny Pacquiao lives in General Santos City even though he could live anywhere in the world. He is the sixth highest paid athlete in the world with a total of 40 million dollars. (newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines). He has to deal with threats of kidnapping and terrorist activity. He has employed thirty bodyguards to protect himself and his family. He travels in the Philippines in a bulletproof van.

Manny Pacquiao wants to help solve the many problems that plague the Philippines. "I wanted to become a congressman because in my heart. I really want to help them" (www.victoriaadvocate.com). He has been elected a member of the house of representatives in the 15th congress of the Philippines representing the province of Sarangani. He will be sworn into office in late June and he can fulfill his congressional duties in July. He defeated heavily favored candidate Roy Chiongbian. Roy Chiongbian is from a billionaire family. Manny Pacquiao is the first professional boxer to hold national public office while still active in the ring.

Manny Pacquiao was an underdog in the election. People thought he was going to lose because of the corruption that exists in Philippines politics. However, he has a true connection with the people of the Philippines. They believe he will make a difference. "There is a feeling that Pacquiao is one of us, one of the people, so we want to choose the right candidate to help us and that's Manny" said Cynthia Leandres a health care worker (boxing.fanhouse.com/2010/05/10).

It is 12:33 AM in Las Vegas on November 14th, 2009. Manny Pacquiao versus Miguel Cotto fight is stopped at 55 seconds of the 12th round. Manny Pacquiao defeats Miguel Cotto by technical knockout. Miguel Cotto could no longer take Manny Pacquiao's three punch combinations. He was being hit by Manny Pacquiao's lightning fast punches throughout the boxing match. The crowd was chanting "We want Floyd" near the end of fight. Across the world in General Santos City, Philippines at 12:33 PM people were cheering about Manny Pacquiao's impressive victory. He has once again proved that he is the best boxer in the world. Manny Pacquiao is a man of the people.

Works Cited
25 May 2010 http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20090619-211321/Pacquiao-6th-on-list-of-richest-athletes
25 May 2010 http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2010/may/09/bc-box-pacquiaola-_-sports/?sports
25 May 2010 http://boxing.fanhouse.com/2010/05/10/manny-pacquiao-declares-landslide-congressional-victory-in-phi/

* * *

PhilBoxing would like to welcome Loren Robinson to the Philboxing family of writers and contributors.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Loren Robinson.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • LUCAS 'LA MAQUINA' MATTHYSSE AND MERCITO 'NO MERCY' GESTA SANTA MONICA PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Wed, 13 Dec 2017
  • IT’S DOWN TO THE FINAL 16 IN DOHA
    By Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer, Wed, 13 Dec 2017
  • Undefeated Featherweight Prospect Efren Chico Lopez Returns to the Ring This Friday in Lancaster, CA, Robert Guerrero to Guide Corner
    By , Wed, 13 Dec 2017
  • CORCORAN'S CAMP ACCUSES HORN OF USING HEADBUTT, INTENDS TO REPEAT ROUND NINE OF PACQUIAO FIGHT
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 13 Dec 2017
  • The Past Week in Action 12 December 2017 -- Part II
    By Eric Armit, Wed, 13 Dec 2017
  • The Past Week in Action 12 December 2017 -- Part I
    By Eric Armit, Wed, 13 Dec 2017
  • ERGASHEV VS FREDRICKSON SET FOR JAN 12 ON SHOBOX
    By , Wed, 13 Dec 2017
  • SHOWTIME Sports To Live Stream Katie Taylor vs. Jessica McCaskill Women's World Title Fight Tomorrow At 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT
    By , Wed, 13 Dec 2017
  • 2017 National Golden Gloves champion Poindexter Knight, Jr. wins his Pro debut (Video)
    By , Wed, 13 Dec 2017
  • Shouldn’t Rigo be heading back to Havana?
    By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • IT’S ALL BUSINESS FROM HERE ON IN
    By Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer, Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • NBA -- ​Bulls ​gore Irving-less Celtics, 108-85
    By Andrew Schroeder, Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • Nelson Villanueva tied for first in Singapore chess tourney
    By Marlon Bernardino, Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • SAUNDERS VS. LEMIEUX MEDIA CONFERENCE CALLTRANSCRIPT FROM DEC. 11, 2017
    By , Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • ALA Promotions signs Fil-Japanese amateur champion Go Hosaka
    By , Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • Prince Ranch Boxing Signs Two More Mexican Fighters to Sugar Promotions
    By , Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • PACQUIAO'S HANDLERS NEGOTIATING WITH MCGREGOR, BUT ARUM SAYS IT'S A NONSENSE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • UFC's Brendan Schaub Says Pacquiao Would Whoop McGregor Worse Than Mayweather
    By , Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • RIZIN Fighting Federation World Grand Prix 2017 action to close 2017 MMA season
    By , Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • 31st annual Ring 8 Holiday Event & Awards Ceremony: REVIEW & PICTURES
    By , Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • Vito Mielnicki, Jr wins United States Junior National Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah
    By , Tue, 12 Dec 2017
  • FILLER STEAMROLLS INTO THE KNOCKOUT ROUNDS
    By , Mon, 11 Dec 2017
  • RESULTS FROM THE BATTLE AT GUANGZHOU
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Mon, 11 Dec 2017
  • MARCH 10: A NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS IN HONOUR OF A CHAMPION
    By , Mon, 11 Dec 2017


  •  




     
    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
    © 2017 philboxing.com.