Senate resolution congratulating Pacquiao filed
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has filed a Senate resolution congratulating and commending Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao for his victory over erstwhile undefeated American Keith Thurman in their World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.
“His victory is the victory of the whole nation. His life story, hard work and dedication to serve God and the People is an inspiration to all Filipinos,” Go said in a statement on Tuesday.
“His victory is the victory of the whole nation. His life story, hard work and dedication to serve God and the People is an inspiration to all Filipinos,” he added.
In filing Senate Resolution No. 20, Go said Pacquiao has “continually brought immense pride and joy to all Filipinos through his accomplishments in his professional boxing career.”
“Over the course of his long and decorated career, Senator Manny Pacquiao has managed to accomplish what no other boxer in history has accomplished,” Go’s resolution, which was filed on Monday, read.
“He has captured twelve world-titles in eight separate weight divisions, marking an unprecedented ascent up the scales,” the resolution further stated.
Go also recounted the boxing champion-turned-senator’s boxing journey from Pacquiao’s win over flyweight lineal champion Chachai Sasakul of Thailand at 112 pounds, to his victory over Antonio Margarito of Mexico to capture the super welterweight title at 154 points.
In a Las Vegas match on Sunday (local time), Pacquiao, the regular welterweight titlist, defeated Thurman, the reigning WBA super welterweight champion.
“Muli mo na namang naipakita sa buong mundo ang galing ng Pinoy sa larangan ng sports. Maraming salamat sa patuloy na pagbibigay mo ng karangalan sa bansa. Mabuhay ka, Pambansang Kamao!” Go said. /gsg
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