Solons propose commendation for Pacquiao
• November 28, 2014
• Written by Jester P. Manalastas
• Published in Top Stories
THE House independent minority bloc has filed a resolution commending Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao for bringing the Filipino people another triumph.
Led by Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, the bloc has expressed their appreciation to Pacquiao for giving the Philippines another pride and honor in the boxing industry.
Pacquiao beat American boxer Chris Algieri in a 12-round World Boxing Organization welterweight division last November 23 in the Cotai Arena of The Venetian Macau.
“Pacman, as popularly known by millions of his followers, displayed his old deadly form as he sent the much younger and taller Chris Algieri to the canvass six times and settled for a lopsided unanimous decision to keep his WBO welterweight crown,” the resolution read. “In front of the predominantly Filipino crowd inside the arena and millions of his countrymen back here, Pacquiao peppered Algieri with stinging punches and with his signature speed combinations from start to finish en route to his 57th win against six losses,” it added.
According to Romualdez, Pacquiao never disappointed the Filipino people and once again dedicated his latest triumph to his beloved country.
This is the second victory of Pacquiao this year, after he defeated American boxer Timothy Bradley in a rematch last April.
The group then urged the House of Representatives to give Pacquiao another commendation.
Co-authors of the resolution include Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Camarines Sur Rep. Diosdado Arroyo, La Union Rep. Victor Ortega, Surigao del Sur Rep. Philip Pichay, Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla, Quezon Rep. Aleta Suarez, Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza, and Abakada Rep. Jonathan dela Cruz.