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Army promotes Pacquiao to lieutenant colonel

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Major General Emmanuel Bautista, Commanding General of the Philippine Army, dons the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on Manny Pacquiao in a ceremony held on Monday at the Philippine Army Headquarters in Fort Bonifacio. Photo by Matikas Santos

MANILA, Philippines- The Philippine Army (PA) donned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig Monday morning.

“Today, I stand tall with pride and honor for the recognition that the command has accorded me. And I cannot do less but commit to the ideals and core values of the PA,” Pacquiao said in his response speech.

Major General Emmanuel Bautista, Commanding General of the PA, led the formal donning of ranks ceremony in the PA Headquarters with Brigadier General Alex Albano, army reserve commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Bautista said in a statement that Paquiao and the reserve force “are indispensable stakeholders in our campaign to win the peace through the implementation and execution of our Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) Bayanihan”.

Pacquiao defended his appointment as lieutenant colonel by saying that his election as representative of Saranggani made him eligible for the promotion.

“Despite that knowledge, I did not seek it out until I was told after the Mosley fight that I was being considered for commissionship as lieutenant colonel. Fairly, I was not promoted because I was an enlisted staff,” Pacquiao said.

PA Spokesperson Major Harold Cabunoc said “his commissionship was based on the provisions of Section 44 of Republic Act 7077 which provides that ‘elected officials and presidential appointees may be commissioned into the Reserve Force subject to the existing AFP rules and regulations’.”

Pacquiao earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in September 21, 2011. He previously held the position of Senior Master Sergeant and was designated as Command Sergeant Major of the 15th Ready Reserve Division.

Pacquiao first entered the Army’s reserve force in April 27, 2006 as a sergeant. He later rose to technical sergeant in December 1 of the same year.

On October 7 of the following year, he became a master sergeant, the highest rank in the enlisted personnel.

Two years later, on May 4, 2009, he was given the special rank of senior master sergeant in honor of his accomplishment as number one pound-for-pound boxer in the world.

In the same year, Pacquiao was also given an honorary doctorate degree in humanities by the Southwestern University of Cebu City.

“He can also help in the recruitment of patriotic Filipinos to join the PA Reserve Force as we endeavor to build the force into one great component of a world-class Army that is a source of national pride,” Bautista added.

“To the PA leadership, I promise to continue to win my few more fights and bring honor to our country. Should you need legislative support, my congressional office will be there to help you. As your officer, I am always at your service,” Pacquiao said.

Originally posted at 11:03 am | Monday, December 05, 2011


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TZCGDEQRZZPUM7BIION2RFFI5M Azkal

    corrupt institution like AFP continuous to corrupt the system: AFP should banner news of reforms and peace accomplishment; not ride on a famous boxer’s fame…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAU43R25CAHGNYPHE6HLAM3V6Y Benjamin

    barya lang kay pakyaw ang pagbili ng ranggo,,,nagpapatalo nga sa casino,,,,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4I4CDOKHJPMTBH2KFE3LFI6QDI marcial

    why not a Lt gen and then as chief of staff or commander-in-chief as long its still reservist – we don’t care. this pacquiao promotion is adding to the image of  AFP as corrupt and inutile when it comes to upholding military principles.

  • Anonymous

    May G-d help us in times of war.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDLJBVQKYUSWJAK6ICQITGFTUU Toni

    In the words of a lady radio announcer during the honasan-led coup in the late 80′s, he is now El-Ti-Kol Pacquiao. (Lt. Col).

  • Anonymous

    If Pacquiao beats Mayweather, he becomes a general, if he does not, will he be demoted to Private FC?

    I did not know the Army is composed of a bunch of jokers and myopia infection. Can’t get things right. As if boxers are the enemies of this country.

    Would you put a Medal of Honor on Pacquiao if he beats Tyson?

    Pacquiao, you’d better reject all these. Not unless, you also need it.

  • Rj Nieto

    Ano ‘yan? Manununtok siya ng rebelde?

  • Anonymous

    title lng nmn yan d nmn hahawak ng tao o command…sabi nga ni paquiao yun me angal sabihin sa kanya harapan at magsuntukan nlng sila

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B7UAS6CO5Z4H64WLNNYIWEA4FY Jeff

    how comes Manny Pacquiao becomes a Lt. Col…hindi nga ito naging Kab Scout….nasa conti ba ito ng Pilipinas na pag magaling ka sa BOXING pwede ka maging Lt. Col kahit wala kang military course bacground,

  • Anonymous

    Uutuin lang naman si Pacman bakit nagtipid pa? Hindi pa ginawang five-star General.

  • Anonymous

    DID PACMAN PASSED THE ARMY GENERAL CLASSIFICATION TEST(AGCT) FOR OFFICER’S COMMISSION, IS HE AT LEAST A 4-YEAR BS DEGREE HOLDER WHICH IS A REQUIREMENT FOR COMMISSION OFFICER’S IN THE AFP, HE, HE, HE? parang rin si mr corona ito sa SC, nilabag ang Constitution on “midnight appointment”,  dito ang AFP reservist’s criteria & rules ang “tinakpan” for pacman’s favor, HA, HA, HA! walang mangyari ang mga batas ng Ph, mga lider mismo ang mga “violators”, TSK, TSK, TSK?

    • Anonymous

      You’ve forgot that he’s a holder of doctorate degree in Humanities from Southwestern University in Cebu City. Whatever happens to the Philippine education system.

      • Anonymous

        Never heard before, that a good sportsman was receiving a doctorate H.C.
        this is laughable…..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

        Now you heard it! There is always first time for everything in this world. Think about it.

      • Anonymous

        So I have heard it….but it is still a joke….

      • Anonymous

        In the Philippines anything is possible. His next promotion will be a coronation….king pacquiao…hehehehehe

  • mmm choco

    kahit promote nyo as General.. wala in kuenta yan…LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XP6XJX4Z7SVRAFKJJE5OIZDLBA Kurt

    i promote natin to Commander-in-Chief

  • Anonymous

    Did the Army at least give Pacquiao a test like spelling the words ” Lieutenant Colonel”?

  • Anonymous

    Dapat kapag natalo niya si Mayweather, i-promote siya bilang Reserved Commander-In-Chief. LOL! Cheap na talaga ang ranggo sa militar nowadays…

  • Anonymous

    Now that Pacman is Lt. Col. What now?! Is he going to serve in the army? &@%#^!*!!! Walang kwenta, leche.

  • Anonymous

    MALASWA! MALASWA!! MALASWA!!! Manny ano ba yan miski ano ano titul ang binibigay sa iyo tinatanggap mo.. Mahiya ka naman binasa mo ba yung mga requirements especially being as a Lt. Coronel?? anak tama na TAMA NA!! TAMA NA!! hindi ka pa ba kuntento sa mga accomplishments mo as a boxer?? Tignan mo si Jengke kinakahiya ka na kasi alam naman niya ang tunay ng pagkatao mo lalo na sa kaalaman mo.. aling dionisia

  • Anonymous

    I DON’T NEED NO EDUCATION

    I DON’T NEED NO SELF CONTROL

    I JUST WANT TO BE PROMOTED TO LUTENANT KORNOL!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MIZSAFEANFOF2ZO4XCOJ4J5C2I Jam

    May sundalo bang may bigote at balbas?…… sa Middle east meron, parang sa Pinas wala.. si pacquiao lang.

  • http://twitter.com/iamDirtDiver AJS

    Anak ng patotoy naman talaga oh. Lt. Col. na agad. Ang bilis ah. Bakit d na lang kaya gawing Brig. General para deritso na. Pinapatagal pa eh. Sa tingin ko dun papunta. Hehe. Oh better apointed president na. Total kaya nyo naman HINDI sundin ang Constitution eh. 

    Mga TANGA kayo!!! Hehehe

  • Anonymous

    Itong AFP spokesperson Maj. Harold CaBULOK justifies the commissionship of Manny on the basis of such and such RA provision. You can concoct AFP rules and regulations which don’t mean anything. Can you also pass an AFP rule that will make me a general as a reservist? My qualification: PMT in High School. Yong kahoy and rifle namin na painted red. I doubt this will happen kasi wala naman akong pera na pambayad kay Maj. CABULOC na buloc. Nagbabakasali lang baka makalusot.

    The promtion of Manny to Lt. Co. is the height of stupidy of the top brass of the AFP. You can’t be more stupid than that. Bakit nga ba tahimik itong dalawang tongreasemen THRILLanes at PUNASAN? The answer: they are a part of the rotten system.

    • Anonymous

      Hindi magsasalita ang mga yan. Bakit? dahil sila ay magkakapareho na ng balat. Balat politiko.Ang akin ay akin at ang iyo ay iyo. Basta wala lang ipitan.

  • Anonymous

    Pacman, bago man lang binigyan ka ng public decoration ng mga top brass sa Army for publicity sake, inalis mo man lang ang tutsang mo, dahil very unbecoming tingnan kung nakauniporme ka. Hindi bale kung talagang balbas sarado ka pero tatatlo lang ang blabas mo, bali pa ang isa, pinahaba mo lang ng husto. Saka pwede ka namang i-promote sa reseve force ng bibigyan ka lang ng special order at di na kailangang ipubliko pa ang paglalagay ng ranggo mo.Mahihilig din ang mga top Army brass sa publicity di ba? Payong kapatid Pacman, mahal ka ng mga Pinoy kaya kung ayaw mong ahitin ang buhok mo sa mukha i-trim mo man lang para naman medyo presentable.

    • Anonymous

      Tama ka kabayan, parang lumalabas na komedyante sa Paquioa sa ayos niya. E ta-tatlo lang naman ang buhok ng kanyang balbas. Di ba niya alam na pangit tingnan yun para sa kanya. Tumingin sana siya sa salamin paminsan-minsan. Ano ba hindi na yata pinapansin ng asawa yan dahil nagmuk-mukha na fake e sa dami ng make-up. Medyo sabgano tingnan kasi si Paquioa sa ayos niya. Di na bale kong pogi siya at bagay ang balkbas maski tatlo lang ang buhok. E di naman pogi e. Alam ko pogi ang bulsa niya.

  • Anonymous

    yaan ang sabi kissing my what……kawawa ang mga Army personnel na hirap tumaas ang Rank at and suweldo. Ngayon si pacman talagang pacman lahat kinakain hindi na mahiya talaga. Kaya ako I hate him since the beginning because his not doing anything for the poor only for his own greed and pa pogi points para sya iboto ng mga mamamayan.

  • Anonymous

    Unit-unti pataas ang ranko ni Manny para ibang bayad na naman pagpromoted siya sa Col. at general. Mautak talaga itong si Maj. Harold CABULOC. Halatang halatan naman, Harold.

    Correction: SenaTONG nga pala si Punasan at THrillanes. Nagpapasarap lang sa senado. No accomplishments. Yan ang nakukuha ng idiot voters na bumoto sa kanila. Pinagtatawanan lang kayo nitong dalawang gagong PMA graduates daw.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

    I don’t think it is right to condemn the Philippine Army regarding the rank of Pacquiao. For all you know, as what Maj. Cabunoc said, Pacquiao was commissioned as a reserve officer under Section 44 of Republic Act 7077. It must be understood that it is not a promotion, it is a commission. Nobody becomes an officer from being an enlistedman without meeting all the required qualifications. Pag di niyo naintindihan ito, I surmise hindi kayo nag ROTC. LFS o CWTS ang tinapos niyo! Hahaha! At palagay ko naman hindi bobo ang mga taga army, AFP, DND at ang Executive Secretary ni PNoy who has the authority to commission individuals to become officers. Kayo nga na bumabatikos kay Pacquiao lalo na sa kanyang edukasyon, marami sa inyo hindi marunong gumawa ng simple grammar sa wikang Ingles.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TZCGDEQRZZPUM7BIION2RFFI5M Azkal

      sabi sa article “maybe commissioned”. di ba mismong awards committee ang nag-voice out na kulang sa requirements si paquiao. ngayon, ginawan nila ng palusot ng panibagong interpretasyon ng rules and regulations nila… kung para sa elected officials yan, bakit parang pili lang ang binibigyan… pag nag-retiro si paquiao tapos na ang boxing nya, tapos na rin ang awarding…

    • Anonymous

      meritorious argument

    • Anonymous

      It’s not a promotion and it’s not commission, actually it should be a coronation.
       King Pacquiao…….

  • Anonymous

    When MP has a fight, it is a day without a Filipino dying from another Filipino, from the hills to the cities.  He trades a piece of his life for Alzheimer’s in his old age.

    How many of the anti-MP can do that?

  • Anonymous

    the appointing authority have the power to create a position and designate title and rank to the “annointed one”
    my concern, is: what is the safeguard that the authority and power woon’t be abused?
    i have a curious query though:
    what if a war ensued and the Philippines has to summon her reserve forces. if Manny
    holds the rank of a Lt Col, would he be entrusted to command a battalion size armed
    troops?

    • Anonymous

      Military authority comes from two things, one is position.  The hardest is leadership, for which they have medals and promotions for exemplary conduct during fighting.

      The question you posed is based on position.  Well, even irate Germans in WWII and a few Americans in Vietnam threw grenades at their rank commanders.

      The up-ended question is, would battalion-sized armed troops follow Manny?  I think so, bawi-bawi lang for the extra day of life their fellows got during boxing days.

      • Anonymous

        Baka pag dinala si Paquioa sa gubat ay tumakbo siya ng mabilis na pababa dahil nakita sa gubat ng tikbalang o kaya ng kapre…Paano pa kong isabak mo siya kay Kato, baka tumakbo din yan dahil si Kato ay mukhang hindi pahuhuli ng buhay. Para bang mukhang aswang yon kumakain ng tao. Kaya seguro takot sa kanya ang Army natin. Sabi patay na daw, pero kabayan ang palagay ay natutulog lang iyon dahil nabusog na sa dogo ng mga sundalong kanyang piunugutan ng leeg. Lalabas din yun pag gutom na.

    • Anonymous

      He will be far from the heat of war surrounded by his body guards,  Atienza and Javit Singson at his side to cater to all his needs.

      • Anonymous

        saan ba sina Atienza at si Sabit Singson when Manny was yet a struggling boxer?
        sumabit sila nang nanalo na si Manny. at si Atienza ay mayor ng Manila, while Sabit was the governor of Ilocos.
        but when Manny was just a totoy in boxing, wala namang tulong na naibigay ‘yang dalawa

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FN3D4W6RMVV7LI6ORL3YUZOBSY Vincent

    facepalm… only in the philippines

  • Anonymous

    Army Generals does not have the authority to commission Paquioa as officer in the Armed Forces Reserve. That Authority lies within the responsibility of the Secretary of the Department of National Defense, authority given by the President. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

      Mali ka WAJ. It is the President who commissions individuals to become officers of the AFP.

  • Anonymous

    Offcer ranks are supposed to be positions of leadership. What leadership qualities does the Hon. and Lt. Col. have that the public is not aware of? Maj. Harold CABULOC, we need your response.
    You are an expert in twisting facts to suit your needs. You are a disgrace to the AFP.

  • Anonymous

    ANG GALING TALAGA NI PAKYAW. KONTI NA ANG,PRESIDENTE KA NA BAY.

  • Anonymous

    In other words,

    The AFP promoted Manny and demoted the public’s image of the AFP.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

      Hindi nga promotion, commission ang tawag niyan mangtom. Akala ko may dunong ka. Wala naman pala e.

  • Anonymous

    This promotion is again a display of a corrupt institution (AFP)  that will do anything to promote itself at the expense of a famous boxer. Why not make Pacquiao  king and save the rest of us from  watching this kind of demagoguery or read about it. 

  • Anonymous

    Brando, ikaw siguro ay isang officer din na gaya ni Pacquiao. Saludo ako sa iyo-ha,ha, ha. Pareho kayo ng talino Suko ako sa inyo. Ako ay “graduate” lang ng PMT.

    It does not matter if the issue is promotion, commission or whatever you want to call it. It is the same banana. No matter how you slice a baloney, it is still a baloney. Comprende, Brando?

    Medio may pagkukulang ang talino mo, anak. You have a long way to go, my boy.

  • Michael Mendoza

    he knows nothing about the military and he gets promoted before the privates and corporals who are risking their life fighting insurgency. BIG SLAP IN THE FACE BELOW THE CHAIN….. it’s like the 2011 captain america where steve rogers playing in broadway with a bunch of women in cabaret pleasing the public(but when it comes to pleasing the soldiers in the trenches……), the only difference is steve didn’t get promoted, how ironic…hahahaha..

    he knows nothing about politics. plain simple. black and white……

    What happens in the Philippines, is stuck in the Philippines

    kapeesh?

  • Michael Mendoza

    basically he’s playing captain america on our soldiers and in our faces

  • Anonymous

    pacman for 2013 and 2016 haha goodluck nalang sa ating lahat…

  • Anonymous

    This action may be legal, but it is immoral. Aba, baka pwede na ring tumalon ng heneral sila jinggoy, lito at bong. Parang showbiz na ang afp, kaya laging naiisahan ng abusayaf/milf. Attention !

  • Anonymous

    FUCHQUIAO-should go now now in Mindanao muslim or NPA in SAMAR to fight. He can now lead a Battalion Coy. How come a congresmann doing a show buz at the same time Profesional boxer? How about those soldier in the field for over 10 years and still with the Rank of Staff Sergent?

  • Anonymous

    People should understand between a army reserve which Pacquiao is in and a regular active soldiers. So don’t get too much hype on these promotion, it is for the good of the country and like the  general said, it is good for recruitment. In America , they use beautiful ladies…..Being on reserve, they are on standby mode just in case the regulars are depleted, they are backup in case of war or national security.

    • Anonymous

      “in america, they use beautiful ladies”…i am guessing what service.

      as far as i know, reserves are also well trained military personnel, did several days of military duties, know about military rules and responsibility. LT COL usually led a battallion or several hundreds of men, they even go to warfare training

      • Anonymous

        Obviously, you are clueless about the armed services in America, They have been using beautiful ladies for advertising their services for getting the youth to sign up for service. Even reserves I guess you are still not much acquainted with it. Many will join reserves instead of the regular active personnel. They will be issued uniforms and will have drills or practice or like an apprenticeship scheduled maybe once a month for the life of their enlistment. There are other types of reserves like the so called weekend warrior and active reserves. In Pacquiao case, he is deemed like a weekend warrior where he only goes on training on scheduled basis only. So there is really not a big deal if he is promoted, the army is using him for advertising the army for recruitment and he will get trained as needed. The other personnel that your mentioning, person who got out of the armed services after his enlistment expires, he opted to join the reserves instead of continuing his active service. Not all reserves are like what you said. In America they use all kinds of advertising including ladies from USO to entice young people to enlist. If these are not enough for you to understand, then enlist in America so you’ll understand.

      • Anonymous

        no dispute if the purpose is to campaign for brilliant Filipino young men and women to join the Armed Forces.
        but your concept do not apply in the Philippines.
        there is no need to advertise. deluge of applicants are forming a line to apply for military and police service for obvious reason: employment
        if only for the reason of “advertisement”, Manny could be “promoted” from a non-commission officer to the rank of 2nd louie or repeating myself as captain.
        it is demoralizing to the junior officers who are really battle tested that they have difficulty getting a promotion even one rank higher.

      • Anonymous

        now you’re forgetting one thing, battle tested are active personnel while Pacquiao is just a reserve. Don’t compare apple to oranges please. The problem we have in the Philippines is, there are too many jealous and envious people and use crab mentality. Pacquiao is being honored by your armed forces for bringing much needed honor for the Philippines internationally. So why be jealous of someone who has accomplished much for the glory of the country abroad. Pacquiao the Philippines on the map of the world.

  • Anonymous

    I always thought such entertainment is exclusive to the Philippine political pit. Now AFP joined into the fray. Pretty soon we have a general molded out of the various boxings arenas but not via the halls of Fort Del Pilar.

  • Anonymous

    Wala bang ibang magawang matino itong si Major General Bautista? Di ako taga-militar pero bilang ordinaryong mamamayang Filipino, (gusto kong isipin) kung sasaludo ako ay doon sa karapat-dapat na opisyal. Ano mang palusot ang sabihin nang militar, hindi kailanman magiging qualified na Lt. Colonel itong si Pacquiao. Kaduda-duda ang kakayahan niyang gumawa nang maayos na report lalo na para gampanan ang ano mang tungkuling pang Lt. Colonel. Ang problema dito kay Pacquiao lahat nang parangal ay tinatanggap niya kahit na di dapat. Sa tingin ko, kung gagawin siyang Presidente nang America, tatanggapin din niya. Hanga ko kay Pacquiao bilang boksingero pero sa bagay na ito, hindi ako saludo sa kanya.

  • Anonymous

    I hope Pacman will realize how unbecoming he looks like in Pershing Cap with very long hair and tutsang. (I’ve said before hindi bigote yon dahil tatatlo, bali pa yong isa). Or, if not somebody just remind him of how to properly act and carry himself while in uniform if he really wants to be conferred that reserve commission. If I am the one who will inspect his dress and personality decorum, just by looking at the picture, he will recieve more than fifty demerits from me. I know you are very rich, Pacman, but please act accordingly. Dahil sa popularidad mo parang property ka na ng mga Pinoy kaya medyo konting ayos naman. I think 95% of active military officers or enlisted men in the AFP will be dismayed of how you look in the picture. I know you do not have any military background, pero at least nagtanong ka lang sana muna sa advisers mo bago ka nakaisip mag uniporme. Siguro naman marami ka ng enkwentro at mga kaibigan na military officers at karamihan sa kanila ay PMayers pa. Tingnan mo na lang sila kung paano umayos at kumilos. Alam ng mga Pinoy na malaki ang ambisyon mo para maging Presidente balang araw, at kasama dyan ang kung paano mo dalahin ang sarili mo hindi lang sa kagandahan ng ugali na alam namin na nasa katauhan mo. Mahal ka ng mga Pinoy dahil sa mga nagawa mo at marami ang nasa likuran mo sa future ambitions mo, but please be presentable.

    • Anonymous

      Tama ka kabayandinako…

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Babe. How about the underarm smooch?

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Babe. How about the underarm smooch?

  • Anonymous

    Next promotion ni Manny pagumarte na naman si Maj. Harold CaBULOK ay itong bagong military rank created just for their idol: Commander-in-CHEAP. I recommend BANDO as his “caddy”, baka namang mabigyan siya ng malaking tip. Tip yan pero siguro malaki gaya ng isang car, pero kailangang mag-aral kang magdrive, BANDO o BANDIDO ba?

  • Anonymous

    Bando, a.k.a., Bandido, turuan kitang magdrive. Libre. Professional taxi driver ako. Walang biro ito. Hindi kita sisingilin kasi wala ka namang ibayad kahit gusto kitang singilin, Awa ko  na lang sa iyo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LILBHPK4SWJ55TRDT466HIT7BM guardian

    ang dami paring inggit at insecure na pinoy nu? haysss..

  • Anonymous

    as far as i know, reserves are also well trained military personnel, did several days of military duties, know about military rules and responsibility. LT COL usually led a battallion or several hundreds of men, they even go to warfare training. so how about pacman, physical training ang gagawin nya, kahit LT or Capt pede na nilang hawakan ang physical training ng buong camp or base. e pano pala kung namatay siya, full military honor din kaya?

  • Anonymous

    Did you see that shabby boxer promoted to Lt. Col. by the nincompoop military? He was not even advised to have a haircut! WTF!

    • Anonymous

      he cant even salute properly, poor guy

      • Anonymous

        ‘yan din ang una kong napansin from the picture. his manner of rendering a military salute

    • Anonymous

      no haircut….baka ang assignment ni Manny as a reserve Lt Col in the Phil Army is military intelligence that he is to walk incognito among the Moslem rebels, NPA insurgents, and to other numerious enemies of the State?

  • Anonymous

    Common Philippine Army bigshots. When is a grade 3 guy be a Lt. Col or for that matter a congressman. Pacquiao is the greatest boxer of all time on this earth greater than Cassius Clay AKA Muhamad Ali. Please don;t insult him (unless he is shameless) or don;t downgrade us Filipinos so much. 

    • Anonymous

      nakaka walang gana ba?

  • Anonymous

    Guardian, you don’t get it. Anong klaseng guardian ka? A fake guardian. Yan ang tunay na sagut.

    • Anonymous

      inis na si Mang Tom…hehehe

  • Anonymous

    congratulations!!!!  before the end of next year, i will promote you four ranks ahead again of what was bestowed to you today…..this will make you a 4-star general…..that will really ticked off your critics….by 2013, you will become a senator, and by 2016, you will be running the republic of the philippines, mr. president……suddenly, by instinct, i slapped my left cheek as i felt something bit it….AND THAT’S WHEN I WOKE UP!!!!…..I TOOK A DEEP BREATHE, AND AM GLAD IT WAS JUST A……DREAM!!!!!……

    • Anonymous

      hehehe…dream, or hidieous nightmare

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A2HSKX2V5IC6BKDTKKSNTPS3DE Sun

    “He can also help in the recruitment of patriotic Filipinos to join the PA Reserve Force as we endeavor to build the force into one great component of a world-class Army that is a source of national pride,” Bautista added.

    As usual, big words to justify the action. Diyan naman magaling ang ating mga kagalang-galang na public officals.They use big words and motherhood statements to make them sound like they have the brightest ideas….always for the good of the nation, blah blah. But have we made any real progress?

    • Anonymous

      national pride…? hindi naman naki pag boxing si Manny under the banner of the Philippine Flag, say, he competed in Olympic boxing. personal na hanapbuhay ni Manny ang pagka boksingero.
      ang kumikita ay ang promoter nia, ang mga alalay niang pumupusta sa kalaban ni Manny na kung matalo si Manny ito ang halaga na bayaran nila, etecetera..

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXU2XGAHFDYLAQULE3TMTR6SWU Brando

        Hahaha! Pataka lang ka doy! Hindi nakipaglaban si Pacman sa Olympics. Hay naku, puro tiktik ang binabasa mo e.  Mabuti pa si Manny dahil gustong magreservist. Kayo? Pag pumutok at nagkaguerra tayo with other nation, sino sa inyo ang magvolunteer to join the army? Puro kayo salita. Si Manny I am sure sasama. Gustong gusto maging sundalo e. Ni hindi nga kayo nag ROTC, mag army pa! Hahaha! Hanggang puna lang kayo…batikos. Ni hindi ninyo mabatikos ang mga sarili niyo na wala kayong ginagawa para sa bayan.Pag nagkaguerra nga sigurado ako iwanan niyo ang mga pamilya niyo at una kayong magtago sa takot. Hahaha!

      • Anonymous

        Brando, your repartee, is at best uninformed. You speak of ROTC training, you speak of waging war, you speak about soldiery and engaging in war.
        Now, my turn to inform you: I got a perfect score in Escape and Evasion Course when I had my military training. I was a firearms instructor to trainees how to operate and dismantle various firearms of different calibers, e.g., BAR, Cal 50 MG, M14, Cal .45.
        I used to chase cattle rustlers in the middle of the night. I patrol the seas to chase away sea pirates that victimizes unarmed firshermen.

        When I decided to turn entrepreneur, I started promoting boxing. Navarette was once my protege. But later, I move into ordnance contracts. I supply the Armed Forces with war materials.

        Regarding my reading materials, I heard about Tiktik. But I never got hold of that trash. But this Tiktik is your reading daily morning papers. No wonder, you are clueless about strategic thinking and the implication of promoting a person who never had an active duty in the military service be promoted to a senior field rank. If you read my other postings, I am for the recognition of Manny of his prowess in boxing. Perhaps, it is appropriate to promote him from a non-commissioned officer to the rank of 1Lieutenant, or even up to Captain, but to a senior field rank of Lieutenant Colonel is outlandish.

        Le me say, Brando, you are clueless of the nuances of the deeper implication if one is wearing the military rank of Lt Col. You don’t even have an idea what the Olympic Games is.

        I pity you, buddy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQBHSHS22G65Z6V5Z64XBRCIZQ simon

    Manny deserved it. Manny is a world class personality. aywan ko ba bakit marami ang kontra. Manny will difinitely increase the moral of the AFP.

    • Anonymous

      because being a commision officer needs to have the brains and leadership skills

      • Anonymous

        ‘yan ang bottom line plus battle tested field experience

    • Anonymous

      increase moral? did you count? with his “promotion”, he may be the youngest Lieutenant Colonel in the Armed Forces. but boost morale, i doubt.
      Manny deserved recognition. but it is a sort of recognition that is not outlandish. perhaps, if he was promoted from Sergeant to the junior rank of 1Lieutenant or even Captain, it is appropriate. but as Lt Colonel is a stretch too much.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O343AT2PRTOYL5SRGBVQA3MO7U james

    whats wrong with this country?

    • Anonymous

      my query too

  • ben Hernandez

    what a joke

    • Anonymous

      hindi ko nga rin maarok eh

  • Anonymous

    thanks, Bro, for the input.
    the apt described “up-ended question” you cited proceeds from what i understand in the Table of Organization that a battalion size command is lead by an officer with at least a rank of a Lt Colonel.

    of course, it is not automatic that if one holds the rank or was promoted the rank of a Lt Colonel is designated as a battalion commander. BGen Eisenhower was not given a batte command until he proposed a unifified command to defeat the Allied Forces that he was designated as the Supreme Allied Commander for formulating the plan how to topple down the Axis Powers that pervdes Europe. to oblige Marshall Montgomery, who sports four stars on his shoulder laps in order for him to render obeisance to Eisenhower, the rank of five star general was created.

    there are other ways of recognizing the boxing prowess of Manny, not necessarily promoted to Lt Colonel, a giant leap from a non-commission officer rank.  

    Manny, may be the five star general, yes, the Chief-of-Staff, of the boxing branch of sports in his division. but i do not think it is fitting for him to be accorded such field rank when he is clueless about military tactics and operations?

    kung sabagay, if Manny, could transform his boxing knowledge how to wage war if might work. baka nga, tulad nang sinabi mo, bawi-bawi lang…

  • Anonymous

    Lt. Col. Pacquiao is not in compliance with standard army formal dress code. He looked like an officer of one of the banana republics in South America ( long hair,beard and mustache included not even allowed in the ROTC ). The Army Commanding General needs to give Lt. Col. Pacquaio 300 push ups.

  • http://twitter.com/judefawley Jude Fawley

    Even a private soldier who is destined in the jungle of Basilan facing the MILF ay matatawa sa balitang ito.

  • Anonymous

    batangpaslit: nakakahiya ka naman. Ang babaw ng interpretation mo, anak. Where did you get the idea na naiinis ako? Para yan lang? No way na mainis ako, hijo. It takes more than that to inis me. You don’t dig it.

  • Anonymous

    sa ibang bansa ang mga reservist narerecall para makipaggiyera o napupunta sa mga support groups. pede ideploy si pacman, taga entertain ng mga sundalo, gaya ng US.

  • Anonymous

    SANA naman ay ma-iintindihan ni Pacquiao ang ibig sabihin ng pagka Lt.Col…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

      BAKA NGA HINDI ALAM ANG SPELLING NG LTCOL

    • Anonymous

      ‘yon nga eh…

  • Anonymous

    Totoy batangpaslit o batangpansit, he-he-he, ha-ha-ha.

  • Anonymous

    What a palabas? 

  • Anonymous

    kawawa nanaman and pinas sa tingin ng ibang bansa, pati sa pag pomote ng isang tao ay reserve officer ay dinadaan sa pasikatan, imagine apat na laktaw kaagad? wala ng magawa itong mga actice officer dapat dalhin dito sa amin (basilan) mga yan para tugisin ang abusayafn o padala nila si manny baka sumurender ang abu at mi   

  • Anonymous

    Parang nanloloko ang mga ito! Binabastos ang dress code. walang gupit at ahit! nakakahiya kayong lahat!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PJW3LXJGTGMGFSLHSU2W5BZGBM Benjamin Brillantes

    ito ang dahilan bakit nagiging boy scout ang nasa pamunuan ng hukbong sandatahan ng pilipinas, particularly sa army. tag singko na ang promotion ginawa pang ma mera ang ” combat kagitingan badge” hindi si manny entitled dyan. kaming galing sa mindanao ( sulu ) tatlong taon bago ko nakuha yang badge pagkatapos ibibigay lang nyo sa tao ni amoy ng pulbura ay hindi nasinghot.  ano ba yan bote ? lukuhan na ba ang army. kung hindi mo kayang e respeto ang organisasyon…aba hindi ka dapat mamuno sa army, dapat sa boy scout ka lang. pati na ribbon binigyan mo pa si manny. lukuhan na yata yan…nakakasakit sa mga sundalong na nanggaling sa combat..e respeto mo naman KAMI…

    • Anonymous

      i read you…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WXD6DEY7XTFX6VAS6QU54ZJIBA tiktik

    halata talagang walang kaalam-alam itong si pacquiao sa military courtesy…..pangit tingnan may bigote mahaba buhok..tsk..tsk..ginawang kenkoy….tsk..tsk

  • Anonymous

    pinaka-corrrupt na sangay ng gobyerno# 1 – AFP

    tapos “sabihin mo pang I Stand Tall”???

    hay pakyut….

    teka bakit wala ang dear mother at loving wife???

    bilhan mo na rin ng promosyon nila…

  • Anonymous

    let all elected legitimately Congressmen be granted the rank of Lt Colone too. the duly legitimately elected Senators be granted the rank of Colonel.
    all bureau directors be granted the rank of general. the Armed Forces, is just a bureau under the Department of National Defense. the head of that bureau, the Chief-of-Staff holds the a star rank of general.

  • Guest

    First thing, my reply to this article is WoW!!! I am not a soldier of Philippines ARMY, but I am a soldier of a different Country who trained in the past with the Philippines ARMY.

    Is that a cross rifle insignia on his left chest? I assume that he was awarded the MOS of INFANTRY. My understanding of what I had read, Mr. MP had not set foot in any basic training at all to learn the very basic fundamental of being a soldier, and or the basic infantry knowledge per the Infantry badge he wears.

    Prior to his promotion from SGM to LTC, what experience(s) does he have as an NCO? I am sure he doesn’t even know how to read a map and Identifiy each terrain features and plot his soldiers in an 8 digit grid. Or conduct occupation of an assembly area,  write a basic OPORDER etc.

    How can he lead and make decisions when given a command of thousand of soldiers in the future and let alone he does not even follow the very basic of ARMY regulations for proper grooming and is the first thing of becoming a soldier to learn as a recruit during the most Honorable service of your life in the Military.

    I can go on and on the responsibility of a soldier and give example of all technical and tactical knowledge of being a soldier based on my years of experience, and also answered the call of duty when my  adopted Country had sent me to protect its freedom overseas. But I just have to say is Wow! Philippines ARMY and my brothers in arms in PA  has lost the HONOR of its uniform service. Reserve or ACTIVE componenet, it does not matter, for its ONE ARMY and that is the Philippines ARMY as a whole.

    LTC is a great responsiblity starting from NCO to Commission Officers. When its time for war, you are responsible for the lives of each and every soldiers you sent to battle to lead and lead by example. Your decision making will be either success or failure. Training and your leaders great decision making are one of the key fundamentals to make it back home alive, complete missions, and the rest are your bothers in arms beside you in the battlefield or the ground to make that happen. Boxing knowledge does not win a fight on the ground when you are on the enemies sights and made contact. Which those battle tested soldiers can attest to.

    Being a soldier is an HONOR and a Priviledge with PRIDE. It is EARNED not given. Just like you as a boxer and a champion. You earned by enduring all the punches you took for years to become who you are. But, as a soldier, You already know the answer to that.

    The one of advantage  about being a commission is you can decommission yourself. Senior NCO (SGM) such as your previous rank have an important role if you were aware of.

    FYI, in the military, rendering salute is a respect for the officer’s rank for it is earned from the day that officer completed his/her Basic Officer Training Course(s). Shaking one hands is the gesture knowing the character of the person. I, and I am sure many filipino descent soldiers around the world do shake your hands for being a great boxer.  

    - Pinoy11B

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7X5DO3WNUK4ORHZCFW4IAYS24 Lloyd

    PACMAN SWAPANG



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