Pacquiao-Bradley fight: Are your representatives in Las Vegas?By Karen Boncocan
MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Thursday pegged the number of lawmakers who could be watching boxing champion Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao’s fight with Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, USA on June 9.
Of the estimated number, Belmonte could only count two lawmakers who confirmed that they will watch the bout. He only named one, however, and it is House committee on games and amusements Manila Representative Amado Bagatsing.
He said that the travel period of the 25 lawmakers coincided with the fight, but he was not sure who among them would be watching the fight.
He added that aside from the 25, others may be planning to fly to the US to watch the fight.
The Speaker maintained that there was “nothing wrong with going there as long as you don’t spend government funds to go there.”
Majority leader Neptali Gonzales II said that the House of Representatives will issue a commendation to Pacquiao should he beat Bradley.
The two House leaders also said that they had no plans of flying to the US to watch Pacquiao’s fight.