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Advice to Pacquiao from an exported expert


MANNY Bulatao, an information technology (IT) expert  here on a break from  the University of California in Berkeley, has one timely tip for his idol, boxing superhero Manny Pacquiao.

Bulatao, 68, suggested that Pacquiao should simplify his approach to his next fight.

He said Pacquiao should now go down to basics to avoid confusion and further complications.

The exported Filipino IT expert said  Pacquiao must first make sure  where he’s headed and, more importantly, where he’s actually starting from.

“If to a successful mountain summiter, is he fully aware that he’s now scaling down?” asked Bulatao.

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We will never know, this reporter told Bulatao during a wake Sunday evening at the Evergreen Chapels on C. Raymundo Avenue In Pasig City.

Pacquiao had indeed made a successful ascent to his personal Everest with his conquest of eight world boxing titles in eight separate divisions.

It was a feat that cannot be expected to be matched or surpassed during this lifetime.

“First, Pacquiao must accept the fact that his era ended with that shocking defeat from the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez,” Bulatao explained.

If he thinks he can rebuild his reign immediately,  he must reconsider, Bulatao advised. He cannot attempt to scale new heights from where he’s pitifully stuck right now.

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It’s not easy to explain, but Pacquiao must be made to realize that the party is over. As he has not opted to retire, he must at least make sure to  protect his legacy, not only for himself but for the sake of countless  poor fans who have made him the receptacle of their hopes.

It may not be easy, but Pacquiao must stoop to conquer, a feat that would require tons and tons of humility.

First, of all, Bulatao said, Pacquiao must accept he had been beaten, period.

In fact, it would show that,  more than the sixth round shot which was ignorantly called a lucky punch,  there was a bigger one that got him.

Bulatao said they should make a serious analysis of the seemingly insignificant right hook to the temple that had Pacquiao landing on all fours, truly dazed.

Bulatao said it’s also the duty of Pacquiao’s handlers to honestly determine if Pacquiao, 34, can still take a punch the way he did, say,  three or five years ago.

And only after that, should they chart Pacquiao’s way down from his personal Everest.

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Bulatao, nephew of the legendary Fr. Jaime Bulatao, is here on special home lecturing tour, to spread the gospel  of “work content optimation,” a phenomenal system he has perfected and for which he was imported by the University of California in Berkeley.

“It’s a one-page system design that equals two volumes,” Bulatao explained. “A simplified phenomennal third-world solution bought by the First World,” Bulatao said.

Bulatao is an instructor  of his own “Work Content Optimation” at the University of California in Berkeley where he’s paid as much as $1,000 an hour.

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He took off from his local lecture tour Sunday to pay his respects to his aunt, Lutgarda Abat Bulatao, at the Evergreen Memorial Chapels in Pasig. Mrs. Bulatao, a long-serving nurse, passed away on Friday at age 91.

An elder sister of Ambassador Fortunato Abat, 87, Mommy Bulatao, an unsung heroine, took care of a  brood of nine singlehandedly after her husband, a top-rate surgeon, died at age 37.

On Sunday, all the accomplished Bulatao kids, except for Regina, a self-made lawyer and former councilor of Biñan who had died of a brain tumor, were all in attendance.

Goodbye Mother dear.

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  • wawa2172

    Bulatao opinion like anybody else must not be taken out of context especially that it concern the future of our boxing great Manny Pacquiao. His opinion is full of positive inputs that Manny could use in his decision making. Another fight with Marquez is still blurred and if he is going to fight with another fighter as a comeback trail would it be worth it? The most logical thing is to retire because the Manny next fight will not be on his favor. Matanda na ang katawan at panga ni Manny sa bugbog kaya retirement is a better option.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001137930190 Bubu Bubuli

    Are we talking about Pacman’s Boxing??? IN PS3 and XBOX? if yes he is indeed credible. But if it is real life boxing, I reckon he wouldn’t even a good combo.

  • duviz7533

    who’s next for interview recah…kumuha ka naman ng matino..sino si bula tao regarding boxing…looks like you’re getting personal kay manny….pinoy si manny di mo yata alam

  • duviz7533

    IT expert…name is bula tao

  • pepekaliwete

    WTF? An IT expert giving boxing advice and this fool published it!! Maybe Manny should give this guy some IT advice in exchange. It’s only fair. LOL!!! I think Recah is way too impressed that this guy makes up to $1000/hr therefore somehow gives him credibility to give such advice. I wasted 3 valuable minutes reading this shiiit article. Never again I’ll be fooled by this writer.

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