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Flash! Pacquiao pastor friends are gone

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Manny Pacquiao. AP FILE PHOTO

LATEST word from General Santos City says Manny Pacquiao’s Bible-packing pastor friends have suddenly gone out of sight.

It’s not however clear whether they have disappeared for good or were just cooling their heels in the suburbs.

These pastors were the very ones denounced by Mommy Dionisia, the Pacman’s loving mom, for having pushed the Filipino boxing superhero out of sync in his last fight against Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez.

Mommy D. decried how Pacquiao had been made to stay up till the wee hours of morning in the run-up to the Marquez fight trying to interpret and memorize the Bible with these pastors.

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Ms. Yolly Alfante, president of the Mindanao Professional Boxing Association, reported on the missing Bible preachers yesterday.

“I myself had warned Manny about those guys. They were nowhere on Tuesday and Manny himself assured they were all gone,” Alfante told the Inquirer.

Alfante said Pacquiao stared at her and signaled with both eyes and hands that there were no more pastors around.

Alfante said that, knowing Pacquiao, whom he had helped in his hungry years, the boxing hero meant the pastors have been dumped for good.

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The take-charge boxing association chief said Pacquiao has instead offered to be the honorary chair of the Buhay Kamao Foundation Inc. newly organized by Alfante.

Pacquiao did not specify what he would contribute, but has agreed to devote time and effort for the success of the BKF, which aims to discover and develop promising talents, while having younger aspirants enrolled in an exclusive boxing academy it plans to establish in various parts of the country.

There, indeed, was urgency in Ms. Alfante’s crusade to lift the state of boxing in the country, while helping out poor fighters in their twilight years.

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Similarly urgent, if not more, is this cry from an avowed boxing expert and specialist to be able to link up or at least get in touch with Manny Pacquiao.

Retired judge Jose Saño, 76, has asked this reporter to please accompany him to Pacquiao (“Kung mamarapatin mo, pumunta tayo kay Manny na bigyan tayo ng pagkakataong matulungan siya.”)

The retired judge, who claimed having suggested and taught the shock punch administered by Tommy Romulo on his Japanese opponent (“described as one that could have felled a mule”), has sent a three-page laboriously typed single-spaced thesis on the rudiments and philosophy of the Sweet Science.

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I vouch for the sharpness and brilliance of the write-up. (“Honestly, Manny could—and still can—be greater than he is now despite his recent downfall.”)

I have no way of immediately getting in touch with Mr. Pacquiao.

The best I could do is leave here the address and phone number of the volunteer expert. Judge Jose Pano (ret.) No. 5-A Galvez, Philamlife Subd., Las Piñas City. Tel. No.872-10-33.

I will also ask my son Chino to relay your offer to Manny Pacquiao.

I will also try to find a way for your letter (to me) to reach Manny Pacquiao.

God bless you on your noble concern for our national treasure.

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  • loprophile

    If a poor man becomes rich and does not know how to handle the blessings bestowed upon him, it will cause his down fall.  Yumabang si Manny dahil sa mga tao sa paligid niya, nadala siya ng mga papuri na inialay sa kanya.  Masyado siyang naniwala sa kanyang sarili, ang pagpapakita niya ng kababaang loob ay balat kayo lamang.  Sabi nga nang mga constituents niya, mga ipinangako niyang ospital, paaralan at iba pa, karamihan hindi niya tinupad.  Saan napunta ang pork barrel niya?  Hindi naman kailangang gastusin niya ang sarili niyang salapi, iyon na lang pera ng taong bayan, ilaan niya para sa ka provincemates niya.   Kailangang bumaba siya muli sa lupa mula sa inaakala niyang alapaap ng pamalagiang tagumpay.

  • peach black

    any four-year old will be able to discern na ang relihiyon ng mga fundamentalists ay biglang naging lucrative cottage industry. huwag kayong magbulag-bulagan at magpaka-ipokrito. kasali na diyan mga Katolikong naniniwala sa tallking snakes. ha ha ha hilarious

  • f5r

    sa attitude pa lng nyang mga pumaligid na pastor sa iyo malalaman mo na agad kung anong klaseng relihiyon yang pinasok mo…

  • http://www.facebook.com/roy.amores.14 Roy Amores

    Kawawang Pacquiao. Tinalo ni Bradley, pinatulog ni Marquez. Ngayon naman bumaba na ang offer ni Arum sa kanya, Bababa na rin ang income dahil sa mga pastor na Kukulekta ng 10% sa kita nya. Di magtatagal magiging Navarrete o kaya’y Espinosa in the making ito. Sana bumalik ang sigla nya sa pag training at dahan dahan iwasan ang ilang tao dahil magastos yan at lagi kang i prai-praise na ikaka laki nya ng ulo. Napakaganda ang taong madasalin, pero kung isa kang boxer mas dapat nya’ng pagtuonan ang conditioning, ensayo at sparring. Ang Diyos ay lagi yan nasa tabi tumutulong at nagmamahal. Pero ayon sa Bibliya. Nasa Tao ang gawa nasa Diyos ang awa.

  • WTFMFP

    These 10-percentage pastors are leeches …. plain and simple.

    • boldyak

      and they always preach…”give and you shall receive more”….but these pastors …receive and receive”….please don’t insult the leeches…pastors are worst than them…leeches suck you blood but are not telling liers to you, these pastors tells lies and suck your blood.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    Turning your back on your Catholic Faith and your mother’s Church will…
    guarantee your failure in regaining your boxing stature…, EVER.

  • maysayako

    salamat naman at nawala na ang mga hina yupak na mga pastor na ito! baka sinusunog na sa imp yerno ang mga kaluluwa nito! emen, pris da lurd!

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