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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