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Senate commends Pacquiao for ‘convincing win’ vs Algieri

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 10:55 AM November 25, 2014
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WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the U.S. during their welterweight title boxing match at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara has filed a resolution, commending Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao for “Winning in convincing fashion against American boxer Chris Algieri and for retaining his World Boxing Organization (WBO) International Welterweight title belt last Sunday (Manila time).

In Senate Resolution 1028 filed on Tuesday, Angara said “continually expressing the sense of the Senate for each of Pacquiao’s conquest is never an insignificant exercise.”

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“In victory as well as in defeat, the Filipino people have celebrated and cried with Pacquiao. In this recent victory, national pride as a Filipino, a key ingredient in nation building, is strengthened; a no small feat in an oft-divided country such as ours,” he said in the resolution.

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“Pacquiao has long transcended boxing, and is one of the most recognizable sports icons throughout the world. The ‘Pambansang Kamao’ has brought much inspiration, pride and honor to the whole Filipino nation despite his humble beginning and is indeed a testament to the Filipino and the world the unrelenting spirit of every Filipino to face with ardor and dignity all challenges that come to their lives.”

The resolution also said that in these trying times, Pacquiao has served as a “shining example of courage, strength, and dignity and represents the continuing indomitable spirit of this country, which allows us all to aspire to greatness.”

Thus, Angara said, Pacquiao deserved to be once again commended for being an “icon of sportsmanship, fortitude, perseverance and remarkable humility despite his unprecedented achievements of being an eight-division world boxing champion.”

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