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AFP salutes Pacquiao

/ 04:42 PM April 13, 2014

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines acknowledges the crowd just after his unanimous decision victory over Timothy Bradley during their WBO World Welterweight championship boxing match, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. AP

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday made sure it sent out its congratulations to new WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao, who received the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2011 from the Philippine Army, got a short but meaningful message from the AFP.

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“The AFP shares with the Filipino people the victory of Manny Pacquiao. As a reserve officer in the Philippine Army, he manifested how Filipinos rise up to excel in whatever undertaking we face as we all work hard to accomplish our goals as a people and as a nation,” AFP spokesperson Maj. Gen. Domingo Tutaan Jr. said in a statement.

“We are all honored by his victory,” he added.

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