Marcos calls on Filipinos' unity for Pacquiao bout

VICE presidential hopeful Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. called on Saturday all Filipinos to unite behind senatorial aspirant and Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao and pray for his victory in his upcoming fight with American boxer Timothy Bradley.

The two boxers will square off Sunday at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, in what could be the “farewell” fight of Pacquiao before hanging up his gloves.

“At least for a few hours, let us forget politics and rally together in support of our National Fist, Manny Pacquiao,” Marcos said in a statement.

Pacquiao received criticisms after he called people engaged in same-sex relationship as “worse than animals.”

Marcos said that despite Pacquiao’s remark, he still has been able to bring honor and international recognition in our country through his remarkable career that catapulted him to the ranks of boxing greats.

“Manny rekindled our pride as Filipinos and inspired many of us to strive for excellence, even against overwhelming odds. Definitely, Manny deserves the support of the entire Filipino nation in his farewell fight,” the senator said.

While Pacquiao is part of the guest candidate in the senatorial tandem of presidential candidate Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago and Marcos, the latter said his call for support of Pacquiao has nothing to do with politics.

“I’m just a proud Filipino supporting a fellow Filipino who has done so much for all of us, for somebody who had shown us what we can do when we are united," Marcos said. (Sunnex)

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