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Manny Pacquaio, A Golf Mauling, Bribe Daw, An Idiotic Commander and A Caper: A String of Lies

January 4, 2009

Some time ago I heard a joke making the rounds that “Pacman” Manny Pacquiao has picked up the game of golf. Of course people were incredulous and find it ridiculous that the boxing great will be playing golf. Of course, it was all a joke. Manny daw is mahilig mag-golf as in mang-golfe (gulpe). That was after he mauled some opponents in the ring.

That was my play with words in my earlier article regarding the golf course incident in Antipolo involving the Pangandamans [See “A Golf Course Mauling and a Star-Crossed Appointment”, 12/30/08]. They should understand they must play by the golf rules and not make golfe.

The de la Pazes started the incident? They said the de la Pazes had baseball bats had bladed weapons. Against the guns of the Pangandamans? That sounds ridiculous. As if Lanao del Sur politicians move around without a coterie of armed bodyguards. Hey, in Mindanao a handgun is not considered a true gun. Even Mayor “Dirty Harry” Duterte of Davao, well-aware of rido (the Muslim version of vendetta) can’t curb it. Itago lang daw.

And golfe again the de la Pazes in the clubhouse? So they won’t start it again? C’mon. The senior Pangandaman is complaining their name is being besmirched by the incident. Maybe that’s the price of not playing by the rules of golf but by golfe.

Another parallel item was the alleged P50 million bribe try made on PDEA agents. The 3 scions of prominent families had supply of drugs daw. So they are “dealers”. Ha ha! I thought drug dealers are nefarious beings who are cold-blooded and not some rich, spoiled kids.

Could be that the true story is the other way around. The agents could be asking money for “settlement” and the 3 balked because the amount is too big. And so it became a “bribery” try. P50M? Who would offer such kind of money? I can believe in the influence-peddling angle as can be gleaned by the call to PDEA by DOJ Undersecretary Blancaflor. Hey, these are not families without connections. These are not Chinese illegals who are large-scale drug dealers who fear rotting in our jails and who think P50M is a fair settlement so they can ply their trade again.

And this reminds me of that funny idiotic claim of the national police commander Verzosa. 90% crime solution rate daw. Ha ha! As if all crimes are reported. If that is so then they are just really sadistic when they engage in “salvaging”. Trip lang siguro kasi anyway naso-solve din naman ang mga kaso. O baka ito yung 10% na di ma-solve?

And this reminds me of the Moscow caper of the euro generals. The national police spokesman said all papers regarding the money was in order. After their comptroller admitted the papers were completed the day after the euro generals were detained by Russian authorities. Ha ha!

Such string of brazen-faced lying. Wonder why this administration’s credibility is at a record-low?

[photo credit:a.travis]

Pacquiao wins over De la Hoya on a 9th round TKO

December 7, 2008

When I attended the Simbang Gabi sa Katedral at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, New York a few hours before Manny (Pacman) Pacquiao faced “golden boy” Oscar de la Hoya on the welter-weight boxing ring, Fr. Jose Marabe asked those present if they prayed for the Filipino fighter to win.

The hushed laughter in the packed gothic cathedral on December 6, 2008 seemed to confirm that many sought God’s help for the most famous Filipino pugilist. The trust on Manny’s winning was as high as the people’s trust in God. Manny’s fans knew the power of faith.

I too offered prayers for Manny to win. I wanted to have that good news for the country, something that most kababayans could relate to. After all, Manny is among the few Filipinos who captivates and inspires the nation. When he fights, Manila literally stops. His homegrown fans in the Philippines go wild watching the TV beamed from Las Vegas.

When I arrived home from church, the game was already underway. It was Manny who was dominating the fight. De la Hoya seemed worn-out to match Manny’s solid jabs. The famous 10-time world champ and 1992 Olympic veteran wobbled as he took Pacman’s strikes.

By the 8th round, the Mexican-American boxer got his puffed eye which proved too cumbersome for him to go on. The befuddled De la Hoya soon lost the match on a technical knockout (TKO) after failing to answer the 9th round bell.

It was a glorious moment for Pacquiao, a beaming instant for Filipinos. Manny said he felt early on that he would win. Riding high on adrenaline, he wanted to fight again when the pay is right, perhaps after some rest. He set a personal record by wrecking the stellar reputation of the famous De la Hoya.

Manny demonstrated to be the better boxer. Prayers did work for him. On his return to the Philippines its the same prayers (add praises and admiration) that await him.w He once more raised pride for his people. He is an excellent boxer— better than the aspiring politician from Gen. San he wanted to be. (Photo Credits: AP/ Mark Terrill; AP/ Jamison, E; AP/ JaeChong; AP/ Jamison, E) =0=

RELATED BLOG: “A Postscript To Manny Pacquiao’s Outstanding Wins” posted by mesiamd, Wednesday, 07 July 2004 11:54.