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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Netizen enumerates 36 reasons why people love Manny Pacquiao



Candy Jacinto, photo from Jacinto's Facebook
Following the boxing champ Manny Pacquiao's recent victory over his highly-anticipated fight with the Argentine professional boxer Lucas Matthysse comes different opinions about the Mindanaoan boxer who also fights as much inside the Senate hall as one of the duly elected Philippine senators.

Candy Jacinto, a netizen, is one of the people who shared their thoughts about Sen. Pacquiao soon after his recently concluded boxing fight.

For Jacinto, their are reasons why the boxing champ is loved by his fans. To be exact, there are 36 reasons why his fans love him, according to Jacinto.

"Sa mga taong walang alam tungkol sa Senator Manny Pacquiao: 36 reasons why fans love Filipino Manny Pacquiao From his love of darts to his political and business career, the multi-belt world champion has become a national benefactor, a symbol of affection and hope in the Phillipines", she started before she began enumerating them.

According to the said netizen, here are some of the things that make many people get hooked with the boxing champ:

Manny Pacquiao has a compelling fighting style. He has speed, explosiveness, and thirst for the KO. "Pacquiao, physically, became a fighting machine," trainer Freddie Roach says. Fearless, he stands toe-to-toe with his opponents, is almost impossibly light on his feet, and seems to answer every punch taken with three of his own.

Because he has 38 KOs in 63 fights.

In Tagalog, his native tongue, "Pakyaw" means "buying bulk" - and indeed the boxing icon has done, but mainly for other people with his earnings.

Because of his hilarious appearances on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, in the United States, where Pacquiao sings live. He has released several songs. But they do not sell like seats at his fights. He tends to buy his own songs and gives them to friends as presents. His singing, unlike his boxing, in not world class.

Because he has transcended boxing and wants to fight poverty. "Poverty does not make me angry," he said. "But it makes me feel bad inside, and I want to help. I want the people of the Philippines to be happy, even if they have nothing. Even if they can just have enough to eat food three times a day. I feel so bad because God gave us everything to live in this world, so why don't we share with other people?"

While these are some of the lesser-known details about Sen. Pacquiao which maybe a lot of people did not heard about yet.

Because of his dog 'Pacman', now an obese Jack Russell terrier, who still goes running with him.

Because he has his own brand of dartboards - with his image on - and darts. It was the one thing he was beaten at by Ricky Hatton, in a Manchester pub.

Because he has his own brand of bottled water "Pacman water"

Because of his acting. He has appeared in several movies including roles as a rebel commander, as "Pacman", a superhero, in a red costume, fighting crime. In other words, he is happy to send himself up.

Because he left school aged 13 to sell donuts and ice cream balls on the streets of Mindanao to help his mother raise the family.

Because he flies 350 of his team, family and friends to each of his contests.

Because he is honest enough to admit his faults. He has renounced his drinking, gambling and womanising. His faith made him do it, through being a born again Christian.

Because he is a street urchin turned benefactor, turned politician. He is known as the welfare state in the Philippines. "If people don't have money, or have problems, they come to him," Delgado says. "And he helps them. Everyone loves him in the Philippines, from low profile to the high people."

Read Candy Jacinto's complete Facebook post below:

Sa mga taong walang alam tungkol sa Senator Manny Pacquiao:

36 reasons why fans love Filipino Manny Pacquiao From his love of darts to his political and business career, the multi-belt world champion has become a national benefactor, a symbol of affection and hope in the Phillipines

Manny Pacquiao is the most loved boxer around:

1. Manny Pacquiao has a compelling fighting style. He has speed, explosiveness, and thirst for the KO. "Pacquiao, physically, became a fighting machine," trainer Freddie Roach says. Fearless, he stands toe-to-toe with his opponents, is almost impossibly light on his feet, and seems to answer every punch taken with three of his own.

2. Because he has 38 KOs in 63 fights.
Photo from Jacinto's Facebook
3. In Tagalog, his native tongue, "Pakyaw" means "buying bulk" - and indeed the boxing icon has done, but mainly for other people with his earnings.

4. Because of his dog 'Pacman', now an obese Jack Russell terrier, who still goes running with him.

5. Because of his hilarious appearances on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, in the United States, where Pacquiao sings live. He has released several songs. But they do not sell like seats at his fights. He tends to buy his own songs and gives them to friends as presents. His singing, unlike his boxing, in not world class.

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6. Because he has transcended boxing and wants to fight poverty. "Poverty does not make me angry," he said. "But it makes me feel bad inside, and I want to help. I want the people of the Philippines to be happy, even if they have nothing. Even if they can just have enough to eat food three times a day. I feel so bad because God gave us everything to live in this world, so why don't we share with other people?"

7. Because he has his own brand of dartboards - with his image on - and darts. It was the one thing he was beaten at by Ricky Hatton, in a Manchester pub.

8. Because he has his own brand of bottled water "Pacman water".

9. Because he is the antithesis of Floyd Mayweather jnr, with both fighters vying for the title of No1 pound for pound boxer. They are yet to meet in the ring, however.

10. Because of his acting. He has appeared in several movies including roles as a rebel commander, as "Pacman", a superhero, in a red costume, fighting crime. In other words, he is happy to send himself up.

11. Because he is known as 'National Fist' in the Philippines. The official titles 'National Treasure' and 'National Fist' were bestowed upon him by the government of the Philippines.

12. Because he carried the Phillipines flag at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing

13. Because he's a congressman for the province of Sarangani. And a boxer.

14. Because he left school aged 13 to sell donuts and ice cream balls on the streets of Mindanao to help his mother raise the family.

15. Because he says "It's God's will that I fight". And he truly believes it, entering the ring with a beaming smile.
Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse, photo from usatoday
16, Because he has charisma, charm, genuine goodness, and because he still has his feet on the ground.

17. Because he is humble in defeat and magnanimous in victory.

18. Because he gives Filipino people a reason to keep hoping, dreaming and working hard.

19. Because he loves his family. They are always around at his fights.

20. Because he flies 350 of his team, family and friends to each of his contests.

21. Because he is honest enough to admit his faults. He has renounced his drinking, gambling and womanising. His faith made him do it, through being a born again Christian.

22. Because he is a street urchin turned benefactor, turned politician. He is known as the welfare state in the Philippines. "If people don't have money, or have problems, they come to him," Delgado says. "And he helps them. Everyone loves him in the Philippines, from low profile to the high people."

23. Because he is inextricably linked with Freddie Roach and the Hollywood-based Wild Card Gym.

24. Because Liam Neeson, Mark Wahlberg, Jeremy Piven, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mickey Rourke are all fans of his.

25. Because Pacquiao, at 5ft 6ins tall, has played professional basketball.

26. Because Pacquiao has world titles in eight divisions, from 7st 8lb to 11st.

27. Because his career earnings stand at an estimated £70 million, much of which he has given away.

28. Because it is written into Philippine law that the army will go to Pacquiao's aid if his family is in danger. Pacquiao lives in a presidential-style mansion in General Santos City, Mindanao, with his wife, Jinkee, and their four children. The compound is manned 24/7 by armed security guards (there have been threats made against his children in the past).

29. Because he is the first Filipino boxer to have his image appear on a stamp.



30. Because he started fighting for US$2 per fight. Pacquiao turned professional at 17, and became a rising star on a televised weekly boxing show in the Philippines called Blow by Blow. He sent the money home to his mother.

31. Because he won his first world title - the World Boxing Council flyweight belt in Thailand, against Chatchai Sasakul in December 1998 - at the age of 19.

32. Because he funds 250 children through school in his neighbourhood, through a foundation set up several years ago. Some are orphans, others have parents who have requested his help.

33. Because he organised the export from the United States of 350 American-built hospital beds destined for wards around the General Santos region, a fire engine and an ambulance.

34. Because some of Pacquiao's most ardent supporters claim him as a latter-day saint, a new-age leader of the Maharlikan people who were conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century. "Pacquiao is not just an inspiration for people, but has been a saving grace for the Philippines government on more than one occasion," says Granville Ampong, a Filipino journalist.

35. Because when Pacquiao fights, troubles in the Philippines are put on hold. On the island of Pacquiao's birth, Mindanao, rebels have been fighting for a separate Islamic state within the mainly Catholic country for decades; the conflict is said to have claimed more than 120,000 lives. In spite of a ceasefire in 2003 and regular peace talks, violence continues. When he enters the ring, a truce is declared between guerrillas and the national army, and the crime rate all over the Philippines drops to zero.

36. Because when Pacquiao is 40, he aims to run for the presidency of the Philippines. 'I'm convinced,' his Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum says, 'that one day he will be president of the Philippines.'



Source: Candy Jacinto