Sonny Angara hopes Pacquiao visits Senate soon
Senator Sonny Angara hopes that Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao will soon find his way to the Senate, at least to personally receive commendations from the chamber.
Angara, chairman of the Senate committee on games, amusements and sports, noted that even before Pacquaio became a congressman, he has always visited the House of Representatives but not the Senate.
“Sana naman ngayon makadalo siya sa Senado para makita rin niya na pinararangalan din siya ng Senado,” he told reporters on Wednesday.
“Alam ko ngayon ay nagpapagaling pa siya dahil kanina ay nirereklamo niya yung kanyang balikat. But tanungin namin kung medyo magaling na siya, kung nakarecover na siya sa jetlag, sana ay makadalo naman siya dito sa Senado,” he said when asked when does he plan to invite the boxing icon.
(I hope Pacquiao can come to the Senate so he can see that we also honor him here. I know right now he’s still recuperating because he was complaining about his shoulder earlier. But when he’s well enough, when he’s recovered from jetlag, I hope he can attend here at the Senate.)
Win or lose, Angara said Pacquiao deserves a commendation.
Pacquiao returned to the country on Wednesday after suffering a unanimous decision loss to American Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas last May 2 (May 3 Manila time).
If he were to ask, Angara said there should be a rematch between the two boxers after Pacquiao fully recovers from his shoulder injury.
“Oo,rematch nalang. Kung sa feeling ni Mayweather na talagang kompiyansa siya na matatalo niya si Pacman, why doesn’t he offer a rematch ‘di ba?” he asked.
(Yes, just do a rematch. If Mayweather really feels confident that he will beat Pacman, why doesn’t he offer a rematch, right?)
Angara also believes that Pacquiao should not yet retire from boxing despite his recent defeat.
“Sa palagay ko kaya pa ni Manny ang few more fights. Nakikita naman natin yung mga ensayo niya, kita naman natin yung commitment niya sa training, nakita natin ang mga pinakita niya, despite of the injury. Isa nga lang ang kamay nya sa laban, e, and yet, napakalapit ng decision,” the senator added.
(I think Manny can still have a few more fights. We saw how he trained, his commitment in training, we saw his performance despite the injury. He fought with one [good] hand and yet the decision was close.) CC
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