Senator Manny Pacquiao has repeatedly said he is fighting to bring pride and honor for the country. And his latest boxing match against Errol Spence is no exception because every time he climbs the ring, it gives him joy knowing that Filipinos unite to watch his fight.
On that note, US-based Bicolano accountant/auditor and blogger took to Facebook to rebuff Pacquiao’s long-time belief he is fighting for the country.
Jamora said that every time Pacquiao climbs the ring, it is a personal fight. Not the Philippines’ fight. Why? Jamora reasoned that every time Manny wins, he keeps the money. The Philippines is not keeping his prize money. In addition, when Pacquiao emerges victorious, the Philippines is simply riding on the crest of his triumph, it just so happen he is a Filipino, that’s why Filipinos are also happy. Understood? Jamora asked. He quickly withdrew his question after remembered Pacquiao’s earlier statement that he has no brain.
“Manny! Ang laban an ito ay personal mong laban. Hindi ito laban ng Pilipinas. Dahil pag nanalo ka, sayo ang pera, hindi sa Pilipinas. At kung manalo ka, nakikisakay lang Pilipinas kasi nagkataon Pilipino ka, kaya sasaya kami. Gets mo? Ay! Wala ka pala utak. Sabi.mo.”
On a serious note, Jamora warned Pacquiao that all those who tried to humiliate the President ended up miserable. He coaxed Pacquiao to ask Rabiya.
“Alam mo ba?! Ang mga nag wawalang hiya sa Presidente ay nagkakaleche leche. Tanungin mo si Rabiya.”
Based on the tone of the comments of netizens in reaction to Pacquiao’s claim he is fighting for pride and honor of country, netizens have Jamora’s back.
“Kung sasabihin niya na ang total prize money sa kanyang laban na ito ay ipagpapatayo niya ng isang village for low-cost housing na ipamimigay niya sa mga informal settlers, bibilib ako sa kanya pero di ko pa rin iboboto!“ wrote one commenter.
“yan si manny,ang main job boxing at ang partime ang pagiging govt official” added another netizen.
“Wla ng gana manood sa laban ni pakyew hindi na tulad noon na inaabangan ng mga tao ngaun..wla na mula noong napasukan ng bakukang ang kanyang utak..” commented another.
“lumalaban ka para sa pera, di para sa dangal ng pilipinas, pinagsasasabi nito! wala na rin kaming paking manuod sa fight mo! mas pupusta pa kami sa kalaban” concurred another commenter.
Source: Edwin Jamora