Donaire pays courtesy call on Aquino


Donaire meets with President Aquino in Malacañang. Photo from Abi Valte’s Twitter account (@abi_valte).

MANILA, Philippines — Boxing champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino Thursday afternoon.

Donaire met with President Aquino at the Music Room of Malacañang, day after his arrival from the United States where he forged his masterful KO victory over Mexican Jorge Arce.

Donaire went home with a stunning feat across his name, a 30-fight winning streak — including four victories this year — dating back to a decade ago.

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  • Benjamin

    Si Pakyaw lumagapak  ang mukha sa lona ….may nerbiyos na kay Dinamita…sabi ni Atty.Daplasan pagkatapos daw ng laban si Pakyaw nagkulong mag-isa sa kwarto at nag-iiyak…kawawa naman..

    • Winda Santos Yambao

      Para kasing inismol nya si JMM kasi. Hayan tuloy pinagbayaran nya. Sa training palang tutok talaga si Marquez. Eh siya? Busy kung saan2

  • Joaquin Fernandez

    Nonito slips in quietly without fanfare unlike the one given to the fallen Paquiao. Even in defeat, Filipinos must have bee hooked already to the Pacman. After becoming and “icon” of the past administration and freely swimming and prostituting himself in several political parties (Lakas, Nationalista, Liberal, now UNA) he still remains the darling of most Filipinos who consider him “hero”. Count me out, my definition of a here is someone who have dedicated his life and service to the Filipino nation. Pacquiao has none of these. He suffers in training for his own interest. Yes his victories placed the Philippines in the international limelight but this was not just an offshoot of his personal struggle as a boxer. He may still be the inspiration of many poor citizens but again his perseverance was already hugely rewarded. He invaded other fields, politics, singing, acting even preaching only to propel more of himself and his ambition to become somebody. Sikat na, gusto pang sumikat. He dedicates all his fights to the Filipinos, the latest, victims of typhoon Pablo. This is just a mouthful. Out of his P1B income he donated only P1M (1%) to Ondoy victims. That is just P1 peso from a worker who earns P1,000.00. He spends even bigger amount in his birthday parties and dole outs (blowout) in GenSan and Sarangani. Efren Penaranda who is hardly known to many of us has done a great deal to the nation but because he is not in the limelight, his feats remained hidden. GMA7 continuous to reap their dividends in investing to the Pacman. Even in defeat, they spent a huge some only to glorify him even more while the rest of the Pablo victims are dying.

    • Winda Santos Yambao

      walang ‘Kasiyahan’ ika nga?

  • jakesanjose

    U da Man…Nonito!!!… keep up the goodwork..pls do not enter politics because it’s always dirty out there.

  • 12JEM

    Nonito’s hero is Cory, the Phil democracy icon.

  • Constantine

    The new toast of RP boxing. An ideal Filipino who does not only possess enormous power but a high IQ. Donaire is a real hero!

    • Daniel

       I agree. 100%

      Magaling din si Pacman, kaya lang, parang nakakiling kay pandak at tabatsoy.

      • tata_boy

        sina chavit, Revillame, Atienza at Villar ang mga kakosa ni Pacman.

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