Statement of the President Re: Pacquiao's Victory
Manila (18 April) -- The people’s champion has once again brought victory and pride to the nation. His physical strength is matched by a tenacious will to uplift his countrymen with every win.
We welcome him home as the people’s idol, and this generation’s shining light.
The First Family is extremely touched by Manny’s concern for the First Gentleman’s state of health.
Like all Filipinos, Pacquiao’s victory raised the morale of his friend, Atty. Mike. Friends close to the First Family continue to pray and hope that the boxer’s victory is a fitting metaphor for Atty. Mike’s own battle for a speedy recovery and good health. (OPS) [top]