• November 23, 2014
• Written by Ryan Ponce Pacpaco E. Montano, Bernadette E . Tamayo
• Published in Top Stories
COLLEAGUES of Sarangani Rep. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao at the House of Representatives congratulated him for dominating American challenger Chris Algieri to retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title during the “Hungry for Glory” boxing extravaganza at the Cotai Arena inside The Venetian Macao Sunday afternoon.
House independent bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez said Pacquiao’s victory is another indisputable proof that he is a world-class athlete. “Pacquiao proved that with solid determination and hard work, the Filipino can triumph over anybody or anything anytime. We extend our unfathomable congratulations to Congressman Pacquiao,” said Romualdez.
Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. said, “Pacquiao has solidified his legend as our country’s greatest boxing icon. Yet, it is his humility and generosity which make him larger than life to our people”
House Majority Leader and Mandaluyong City Rep. Neptali “Boyet” Gonzales II: “His new victory will further inspire Filipinos to”persevere in life. That’s would make us very proud of our race.”Congratulations to him.”
Cavite Rep. Elpidio “Pidi” Barzaga Jr. said, “The Filipinos are really”very proud to have the best boxer in the world. Hoping that Manny Pacquiao with his earnings in the Algieri’s fight would not have additional woes with the BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue),” while Quezon City Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo added, “Manny’s win makes our collective judgment of life look interesting. We are more composed, calm, and circumspect in facing life.”
Romblon Rep. Eleandro Jesus “Budoy” Madrona: “Congressman Manny’s victory was expected because of his superb performance. It was another masterful showing of his boxing skills.”
You Against Corruption and Poverty party-list Rep. Carol Jane Lopez: “Congratulations to Congressman Manny for another convincing victory. Katabi ko si Mommy D (Dionesia) kaya super kabado kami!”
Isabela Rep. Rodolfo “Rodito” Albano III: “We congratulate Congressman Pacquiao for another glory. He is the best.” Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone: “It was a superb performance of an icon.”
Marikina City Rep. Miro Quimbo: “What a true icon. It is my first time to watch a boxing match live. We never realize how much danger they put themselves in when they go up the ring. You only see it when you’re there for real. It cannot just be for money. He’s truly doing it for God and country. Mabuhay ka Manny.”
House Deputy Majority Leader and Citizens Battle Against Corruption (Cibac) party-list Rep. Sherwin Tugna: “Thank you to our national icon for bringing honor and glory to our country! He is our symbol that we Filipinos are the best in the world.”
Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles: “He is back!! The fire is back!! Our People’s Champ Rep. Manny Pacquiao has shown to the world that if you put your heart and mind into it you can accomplish anything! With this victory Manny displayed the true spirit of the Filipino — our ability to get up and rise up after a fall. Manny is now ready for (Floyd) Mayweather! Mabuhay ka Manny Pacquiao! Mabuhay ang Pilipino!””
Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento: “The victory of Manny Pacquiao once again gave our nation so much pride and the reason to celebrate our nationhood. It is also a clear statement from our boxing hero that he is still a strong fighter. I just wish that this time, Floyd Mayweather would finally agree to face him inside the ring.”
Iloilo Rep. Jerry Treñas: “Manny Pacquiao is the national symbol of unity. Every time he fights the whole nation watches together, praying for his victory, the victory of the Filipino and the nation. He makes us proud to be Filipinos. The fight clearly refutes claims that Manny Pacquiao should now retire from boxing. He is still has a fist like steel and a speed like lightning. Once again, Manny gifted us with a very rare moment where our nation is united and free from partisanship.”
Democratic Independent Workers’ Association (DIWA) party-list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay: “Congratulations. Thank you for making the Filipino people proud. We saw the fire in you and we salute you for preparing so hard for this fight. We look up to you not only because you are the best boxer but more because you remain humble through all your accomplishments.”
Magdalo party-list Rep. Ashley Acedillo: “Cong. Manny Pacquiao said it best himself: in Jesus’ mighty name, He gave me strength, He protected me, and He gave me this victory. Congrats to our Pambansang Kamao and thanks for a great fight!”
Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe” “Isang malaking karangalan na naman ang ibinigay ni Pacquiao. Si Mayweather na lang para happy tayo lahat. Win or lose.”
Malacañang hailed the convincing and world class triumph of Pacquiao over New Yorker Chris Algieri.
“Strength, grit, and courage were written all over his face and demeanor throughout the fight. With every punch that scored, millions of Filipinos cheered him to victory from all corners of the country and the world,” Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma Jr. said in his note issued to Palace reporters yesterday.
Nancy hails Pacman
The People’s Champ once again showed the world why he ranks among the “best” boxers in history.
Sen. Nancy Binay stressed this point following the victory of Pacquiao over Algieri in Macau yesterday.
“Chris Algieri tried to wrest the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown away but our country’s fighting pride rose to the occasion to successfully keep one of his many titles,” said Binay.
“Manny, saludo kami sa panibago mong tagumpay! Manny, isa kang inspirasyon sa ating mga kababayan. Patunay ka na kahit anumang pagsubok ang harapin, ito’y mapagtatagumpayan sa tulong ng pagtitiyaga; dedikasyon; at pananalig at pagtitiwala sa sariling kakayahan at sa Maykapal. Mabuhay ka Pambansang Kamao! Mabuhay ang Filipino!” Binay said.