I think that his loss was necessary to ground him — Manila Bulletin writer on Manny Pacquiao’s defeat

I don’t dislike Manny, I don’t feel joy in his loss. Actually, I think he is a good person who, like many of us, has lost sight of who he really is.

This is essentially the sentiment of Manila Bulletin writer Krizette Laureta Chu and many Duterte supporters in reaction to Manny Pacquiao’s latest defeat on top of the boxing ring.

Chu believed that Pacquiao’s loss was necessary to ground him, an eye-opener. To make him see his mistakes, like? You can’t just lie and disrespect people for your ambition. With the loss, Chu said it will definitely dampened Pacquiao’s presidential ambition a bit and perhaps force him to take stock who really are his real friends, in victory and in defeat.

I think that his loss was necessary to ground him. To make him go back to his real humble self. To make him realize his mistakes. To make him realize that you can’t just lie and disrespect people for your own ambition. And now with his loss, and the fact that this is going to put a damper on his Presidential run, to make him realize which people surrounding him are actually going to be there for him through good and bad.

Chu kept repeating the word NEED to emphasize that Pacquiao needed the loss to make him realize some truths about victory. As they say, “Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan”.

He NEEDED this loss. He NEEDS to prune people from his life. He NEEDS to go back to his roots and he NEEDS to realize some truths about victory.

Chu compared her feeling to a mother watching her child fail and being happy with their failure but knowing it was necessary to teach a him a lesson and would emerged from his failure a much better and wiser person. In other words, Pacquiao needed to eat humble pie.

It’s like having a child and seeing your child fail and not being happy with their failure but knowing it was necessary to teach him a lesson that would make him grow to be a better person. That’s how I feel about Manny. He needed it as we all need humbling sometimes. Pengeng Hermès.

Judging how 8,646 netizens react to Chu’s FB post (only 4 netizens hit the cry emoji button so far), it is safe to say that all reactors agree with Chu’s sentiment. In addition, it also generated 936 comments and 319 shares in 15 hours and counting.

While the majority shared Chu’s sentiment, one netizen reacted to the part when Chu said that Pacquiao lied and disrespected people because of his ambition and read:

Hi Krizette, i like you. A lot. But to say that he lied and disrespected people because of his ambition to become president? did he lie when he said there is too much corruption going on? Should we continue to close our eyes and ears of everything thats going on with DOH, OWWA, PCOO etc. I think that’s not fair. We used to love Pacman when he was an ally of the president. But just because he is a potential threat to the seat doesn’t make him a bad man. Everyone who wants to be a president suddenly becomes a villain for you.

To which Ch replied: except that he never proved it, did he? And to say that corruption is 3x worse now without backing it up, is not a lie and disrespect? Just because he is a potential threat? I don’t even see him as a threat. But also, I would like to remind you that you only like me when I speak your thoughts or when my thoughts mirror yours. The moment your opinion deviates from mine, you think I shouldn’t be saying what I’m saying. I have no illusions being liked by people because of “me.” You don’t even know me. You only

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