A Facebook user from IloIlo City posts a list of good things he said he learned from Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao. His post gets thousands of likes and shares. Commenters express being inspired by the post; wishes Manny and his family more blessings.
Emmanuel Dapidran “Manny” Pacquiao, born December 17, 1978, is a Filipino world champion professional boxer. At 32 he was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives. He has also been involved in basketball, acting, and singing.
Manny Pacquiao, dubbed as PacMan, is the first and only eight-division world champion, winning ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes.
He was named “Fighter of the Decade” and “Fighter of the Year” by sports authorities at different times, and was dubbed as the “Pambansang Kamao” by his fellowmen for bringing the country to global fame.
However, after his controversial “worse than animals” comment on same-sex marriage, the boxing icon and politician received a lot of negative comments; especially from the LGBT community and their friends. He later apologized for his statement and clarified that he was not condemning the LGBT community, but only “telling the truth of what the Bible says.” Later the television station release the full interview to clarify the issue.
While many were adamant in their assessment that Pacquiao have made an epic fail with his statement, and have expressed ‘no votes’ for the senatoriable, there are those who stood with the Pacman and even defended him.
But quite differently, one man shared his own version of moral support for Manny (Pacman) Pacquiao.
Norman Sison Lao, on his Facebook account, posted that he has “learned a lot of good things from Manny Pacquiao, The World Champion Boxer, The Family Man, The Christian. . .”
~~~~~ Post from Norman Sison Lao ~~~~~~
I HAVE LEARNED A LOT OF GOOD THINGS from Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, The World Champion Boxer, The Family Man, The Christian. . .
He never puts himself above others, not even his insulting and overly aggressive boxing opponents. He never boasts about his achievements.
He knows when he’s defeated and he never uses dirty tricks just to win a game. He sticks to the rules even when others do not.
Just listen to the man talk. You get what you hear. You get what you see.
He never gives up. He rebounds every time he falls.
5. Good Heart.
When he knocks down an opponent you can see concern in his eyes and in his actions. He would even lessen the speed of his punches if he sees his opponent not responding with the same gusto.
There is no hint of pretense with Manny. What you see is what you get. His smiles are authentic.
I never heard him retaliate against those who insult him and his family. He never says anything bad against those who say tons of bad things against him.
A man of strong belief. He puts his life and heart where his mouth is.
There is simply no falsity, no duplicity, no double-talk with Manny.
He knows right from wrong. He has a very strong moral compass.
He is not just religious, he loves the Lord. He is not into religion, he is into relationship with God.
A simple, poor man from Sarangani, Gen. Santos City can impact the world with his life. And now, impacts the world for Christ.
Manny is a great asset and blessing to our nation. I want my kids to follow his good example. God bless you with all the blessings heaven can afford, Manny.