Palace: Pacquiao is a national treasure

After winning his fight against Jessie Vargas, Senator Manny Pacquiao received praises from Malacañang, as the first active senator to win a world boxing championship, November 6.
Manny Pacman Pacquiao
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Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a statement that Pacquiao’s victory brought people into unity and joy to our nation.

“The discipline, the determination, and the hard work of our people’s champ are truly what make him a National Treasure in global sports,” he added.

Pacquiao defeated Jessie Vargas over a unanimous decision and claim the WBO welterweight championship on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) held at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas.

Pacman hoped to end the said fight via knockout since he had the last way back 2009 but end to a unanimous decision.

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Judges scored the battle 114,113, 118-109, 119-109, in favor of Pacquiao.

Meanwhile, his fellow Pinoy Boxer Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire has been defeated by the undefeated Jessie Magdaleno.

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Andanar quoted Donaire’s defeat will not affect the honors he bestowed to the people and to the flag. His quick hand speed and formidable punching power makes him remain as the Filipino Flash.

[Source: ABS-CBN News]