Pacquiao’s move not to wear Holy Rosary reason for loss, say boxing fans


Manny Pacquiao walks to the ring to take on Juan Manuel Marquez during their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao lost in the fight because he ditched his Holy Rosary and his religion, according to an avid fan.

“Yong usual nyang ginagawa before magstart ang laban palaging syng nag-sign of the Cross marahil bilang gabay subalit, simula ng magpalit si Pacquiao ng religion tila nabago ang kapalaran nya sa paglaban (He used to make the sign of the cross before the start of every fight as his guide but Pacquiao’s fortunes in his fights had changed since he switched religions),” said Manuel Crisostomo, a publisher of a community newspaper in San Pablo City. (Pacquiao, baptized a Catholic, has been drawn to Christian groups lately, which focus on the study of the Bible and have little teaching on Mary, the mother of Jesus).

Rodelyn Yu, also an avid fan of Manny, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that God must be giving Pacman a trial for abandoning his former religion. He was unlike Marquez who was consistently dedicated to his Holy Rosary and Catholicism.

Crisostomo said Pacquiao should resign from boxing now and concentrate on his political and showbiz careers.

“It had been better that he heeded earlier suggestions from many Filipino fans that he quit from boxing when he got the legendary record of being the first and only eight-division Champion in the world,” the media man said.

“Manny is already an accomplished man in boxing arena several years ago. And as any sports or undertaking, time really comes when you really have to end,” Crisostomo said.

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  • batangpaslit

    Nang suot ni Manny ang Rosary, hindi ba sia natalo?
    Nang suot nia ang Rosary, diba, naging babaero pa sia, sugarol, at lasenggo?
    Long before his fight with Marquez, and the chap before him—Manny, was visited with a dream that he should hang up his gloves.
    I don’t know why Manny ignore that warning to him communicated via his dream.
    Obedience is better than sacrifice.
    For what shall it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, but losses his own soul?
    If only all Filipinos that confess to be Christians—be they Roman Catholic Church parishioners or Protestants, would earnestly read, study, and meditate on the inspired written Word of GOD, for sure, they will find out for themselves what GOD hates, and what pleases GOD.

    • Row me oh!

      That’s the danger when someone reading the Bible, a pastor will take advantage to them and fed them verses and translate it to convince them that their religion is the one promised by God to save them. After the conversion or baptism, the pastor will required their new members to give their 10% from their income to the church. If Manny can generate an income of one (1) billion pesos  per fight then the 10% of it is 100 million will go to the church. The people must know that it’s a pure business.  

    • RomyLitz

      Agree 100%. The Roman Catholics are hypocrites and theocratic like the Ayatollahs !!

      • xrisp

        Tingnan mo ang mga daliri mo sa iyo lahat nakaturo. hahaha.

      • xrisp

        OO nga pala hinihintay ko ang pangalan ng itinatag mong kulto. Masaklap ba ang experience mo sa pagdedebate sa mga pari sa Ateneo kaya ka nag rebelde? Eh kung ikukumpara naman kita kay Cardinal Tagle eh siguro di hamak na mas matalino sa iyo yung tao pero napaka humble  at obedient na tao si Cardinal Tagle. Panoorin mo nalang siya sa programa niya sa Word Exposed. Kaya nga lang pala yung mga sobrang bilibsa sarili na katulad mo eh di nga pala marunong magpasakop sa mas marunong sa kanila. You will only find yourself alone or being with your own kind!

      • RomyLitz

        There’s only one HEAD of the Church under heaven. Definitely it is not your merely mortal Vaticanish Pope , nor in Philippines, your Mr. Tagle. The church is universal, it is not existing in this planet Earth only but all the infinite vastness of the universe !

      • xrisp

        Tama si Kristo nga ang Head natin at Head ng lahat ng nalikha sa universe dahil wala naman talagang ibang lumikha sa universe kundi ang triune God. May makakapagkaila ba niyang katotohanang iyan?

        Pero para baliwalain at di na igalang ang pagtatalaga ni Kristo kay San Pedro bilang puno ng simbahang itinatag Nya sa lupa eh isang kamangmangan at di pagkilala sa mga ginawa ni Kristo.

        Naging fundamentalist ka na brod. That’s the result of intellectualizing God.

      • RomyLitz

        What’s wrong with sticking with the Bible? The rest of your Bible books are apocryphal in nature. The rosary and the cross are your inventions and certainly NOT ordained by the heavens due to its paganism nature.

    • xrisp

      Sige nga ilahad mo nga rito kung paano nabuo ang sekta nyo? Pag naituro mo na may ugat kayo sa mga apostoles, paniniwalaan kita. Sagutin mo rin kung paano nag karoon ng successors ang mga apostoles at papaano ang proseso ng pagpili ng mga church leaders noong unang panahon o noong panahon ng mga apostoles. kahit ako puedeng mangaral bigla diyan sa tabi tabi eh sino ba naman ang di mamamangha kapag salita ng Diyos ang lumalabas sa bibig ng isang tao at sigurado dahan dahan na siyang maraming maloloko at iyan na ang simula ng division sa simbahan. Hindi mo ba alam na kasalanan ang nag ko cause ng division sa simbahan. Simpleng kasalanan di nyo maintindihan.

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