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Lawmakers will skip Pacquiao Vegas fight

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Manny Pacquiao. INQUIRER file photo

Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — It looks like many lawmakers will not be trooping to Las Vegas, Nevada to personally witness boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s upcoming bout with Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8.

Manila Representative Amado Bagatsing, chairman of the House committee on games and amusement, told reporters on Thursday that many lawmakers were already too busy preparing for the midterm elections in 2013. He said many of them would probably be busy working in their districts by then.

According to Bagatsing, he might not be able to personally show his support for Pacquiao in the US but was quick to add that the fight would no doubt be worth watching.

Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo and Quezon City Representative Bolet Banal echoed this stand, pointing out that they wanted to have perfect attendance at the House of Representatives.

Even Negros Occidental Representative Albee Benitez, a known supporter of the boxing champion, said that he had to be in his district during the boxing match.


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  • Ozamis7

    Tamang tama yan para sa early campaign strategy, ang mga Tongresman mag palabas ng libreng pacquiao fight sa halip na may advertisement, sila na ang mambobola sa mga nanood ng laban. mas nakakamura pa sila at tyak na maraming pupunta. Nice Idea….good luck sa mga mabobola… 

  • calipso_2100

    “He said many of them would probably be busy working in their districts by then.”

    Translation: Kelangan naming magpapogi.

  • w33k3nd3r

    Ang kakapal ng mukha niyong gawing baliota pa ito! Mag si trabaho kayo mga trapong tamad!!!

  • MULEN

    The writing is on the wall, so to speak. When Pac was at his prime and on a roll, these congressmen would be trooping to Vegas to personally watch Pacquiao’s fights. Parang naging publicity coup in aid of election pag nakita sila on TV sa Vegas. Pero iba na ngayon. Palaos na kasi.

    • huseng_batute

      If they go to Vegas and watch the fight, their opponents will use it against them during the campaign period.

      Kaya ayaw nilang manood.

  • boypalaban

    suggestion lang mga tongressmen at senatongs at corrupt public officials: MAGPAKAMATAY NA LANG KAYO AT ISAMA NIYO NA BUONG PAMILYA NINYONG BALAHURA…MGA SINUMPA!

  • UrHONOR

    SIGURO ayaw lang nilang makitang MATALO na naman si ambisyosong Pak na lahat na lang gustong pasukan.

    • dkgboy

       Or baka may laban na naman ang Boston Celtics sa date na iyon,they worry na magalit na naman ang judges ng boxing fight dahil maghihihntay na naman sila bago lumabas si Manny to fight dahil tatapusin muna ang NBA game.

      • UrHONOR

        Ha ha ha…pwedi din!  Kung maaari nga lamang, e, mag-tr-try out sa NBA si Pak para maging basketbolista na din PRO.  Meron talagang ganyan….gustong maging kanya ang lahat na.  Hello Marcos herd, Estrada horde, and Macapagal-Arroyo nest.

  • fiveoclock

    hindi kasi nabigyan ng RELO ni pakman kaya yan ayaw sumama sa Vegas….masama loob at baka naka pusta pa sa kalaban….hahahahaha…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6H5DZKUQTUASP4S6CGTK7B3E4 kevin

    Pakman would get knock-out,that’s why they are not so curious watching…..

  • marionics

    e boring naman kasi ang pacquiao-marquez e. kupal naman kasi si gayweather ayaw lumaban e

  • tukmoldinako

    Salamat naman at tinamaan narin ng hiya ang mga lawmakers na mga ito, magsugal sa las vegas lang ata ang mga gustong gawin ng mga iyan, attendance sa congress e wala rin daw, anu na kaya ginagawa nila 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

       Hindi rin tol, eto dahilan kaya di sila manonood sa Vegas:

      -“that many lawmakers were already too busy preparing for the midterm
      elections in 2013. He said many of them would probably be busy working
      in their districts by then”
       
      Kitam? kaya di totoong dahil sa hiya ang dahilan. Mas malaki kasi mawawala sa kanila pag nanood sila he he he::>
      .

      • tukmoldinako

        agree ako sa iyo, they are preparing for election, at busy nga working in their district, mangampanya na pala, hindi para mag servisyo.

        trabaho daw nila mag palaro ng basketball at miss gay, he he he

        anong enact a law?. lokohan lang yun di ba? thanks

  • bugoybanggers

    Natatakot na sila at nag aalangan sa labang ito. Naku PM ingat ha, nakasalalay ang karangalan ng PANGALAN mo. Sige ka pag bumagsak ka sa 1 round, adios patria adorada ang kinalabasan mo ngayon sa buong BAYAN ng PILIPINAS.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    “…pointing out that they wanted to have perfect attendance at the House of Representatives.”

    Ano? Pakiulit nga po..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E4QT2QOIDHINWJ2CE2WIHNYNIA Shine

    Manila Representative Amado Bagatsing, chairman of the House committee on games and amusement, told reporters on Thursday that many lawmakers were already too busy preparing for the midterm elections in 2013. He said many of them would probably be busy working in their districts by then. ~~Ah kaya naman pala. Sa susunod nalang daw na laban ni Pacquaio sila aattend, pag nanalo na sa eleksiyon at may nabulsa na ulit hihihi

  • Cano Manuel

    “Even Negros Occidental Representative Albee Benitez, a known supporter of the boxing champion, said that he had to be in his district during the boxing match.” 

    HYPOCRITES! Now that election is near, they ought to be with their constituents. 

    That congress if full of sh*t!

  • $26606290

    so ano to? magpapasalamat tayo?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M6UL2UG4OGTMCLSYGB5MVJ7USE InSearchOfTruth

    “He said many of them would probably be busy working in their districts by then.”

    ah so ngayon lang sila magta trabaho para sa districts nila?  ano ang ginawa nila nitong mga nakaraang taon?

  • DondonSantosJr

    ows????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Busy to get commissions and tongpats to finance their campaign.
    Busy to roam around their district and promise everything to get voted. 

  • Brylle Arce

    I think malacanang had something to do of the lawmakers not going to Las Vegas, to support our national fist. As we know , the president and our hero Manny Pacquiao are not in good terms. I’m sure it has something to do with their pork barrel. They don’t want the president to be upset on them and then take hostage of their pork barrel.

    • lanzthirteen

       so si PNoy na naman ang nasisi…UTOT ka talaga!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Sorry Manny at walang utos ang Palasyo na magpunta at panoorin ka.
    Alam mo naman yang mga tutang iyan, hindi kikilos hangga’t walang basbas galing sa taas.
    Malas mo lang na mas matimbang ang pork barrel kumpara sa technomarine na ipinamigay mo.

  • Ramon Antolin

    Cge mnood nlng kau s PPV! Ngaun lng nman kau maabsent eh! Kz bz kau mgpa-cute s mga nsasakupan nu ngaun dhil mg-election! Ngaun lng pla kau mg-full attendance pg mlapit ang election ha? hehe! Buking kau no?

  • tiopaero

    Mabuti naman kasi excess baggage lang kayo ni Pacman mga bwisit kayo !!! sigurado ako convincing ang panalo ni Pacquiao ngayon kasi wala ang mga bwisit at malas sa Las Vegas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dannmariz Danilo Navarro

    he he he..wala na kasing asim sa boksing si pakyaw..osla na…

  • pilosopo4

    Do we really care if these politicians go there or not? They will be busy attending to their own districts for next year’s elections..hahaha..it’s about time they spend their time wisely than to watch their fellow legislator earn a few million dollars and go home after to his TV show!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4565D6LYH2V6QUSDTMN7LE7SRI Earl

    Ang mga salot. di pupunta ng LasVegas. kailangan na kasi nila magtipid kasi mag eelksyon na at kailangan pa nilang kumumbra , 

    di sila pupunta pero puspusta pa rin sila.. hehehe

  • http://www.facebook.com/dannmariz Danilo Navarro

    bilib din ako sa anti PNOY pati sa boksing ni pakyaw at ayaw panuurIn ng mga kongresman kay PNOY SINISISI.WALA DAW BASBAS…

  • cruel168

    hahaha, nakapag isip-isip din sila. sayang lang ang time at gastos sa laban ni pakyaw. niloloko na lang tayo ni arum at pakyaw bweset!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

    Tama huwag nang manood yang mga epal na politiko ma yan, baka kaya minamalas si Pacquiao sa laban dahil sa mga yan eh….he he he!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZZFXKBTEHNSAFPFMIPAOVNIZLM Toring toring Kuan

    Eh papaano nagtitipid na sila kasi sayang ang pamasahe nila pambili na ng maraming boto. Kaya hindi ang pagiging busy ang dahilan. Kundi nagtitipid upang maipon pambili ng BOTO! Yan ang tunay na dahilan. Anyway malayo pa naman ang election tekoff campaign so walang dahilan upang hindi sila maka punta sa America.

  • Luthmar

    Pacquiao is supposedly a govt. representative.  But when does he work?  If he is not training for his fight, he is vacationing somewhere.  When he is in the Phil he is on TV or doing something else.  Does he receive govt. salaries (tax payers money)?  If so, I think he should be kicked out of the govt service.  Ano sya sinuswerte?  Billionaire na may salary pa sa gobyerno for doing nothing.



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