Press Release
November 14, 2010

Statement of Sen. Manuel Villar on Pacquiao's win over Margarito

Once again, the country stands proud of displaying to the world the undying Filipino spirit as shown by the winning punches of world boxing sensation and our very own, Rep. Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao is now the only living fighter in history to win eight titles in various weight divisions.

Indeed, he's a fighting machine that brought honor not for himself but for the millions of Filipinos all over the world.

I, therefore, join our countrymen in congratulating Pacquiao in his latest conquest. Today, we rooted as one nation, we cheered under one flag and we celebrated at the global stage our being a Filipino. No travel advisories, no threats of volcanic eruptions, floods or super typhoons could knock out our national resolve to rise from every challenges and emerge as victorious like what Manny did today.

Thank you, Manny, our fellow Nacionalista, for allowing Juan de la Cruz walk head to head with the 'giants.'

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