Press Release
June 10, 2012

Sen. Pia commends Pacquiao despite loss

Senator Pia S. Cayetano today commended 'People's Champion' Manny Pacquiao for showing grace and humility following his shocking loss to Timothy Bradley Jr. via a controversial split decision.

"I don't know enough [of boxing rules] to criticize the judges of the Pacquiao fight, but I share the sense of sadness felt by all Filipinos," said Cayetano.

"But as an athlete, I say this to Manny Pacquiao, once a champion, always a champion. Respect and adoration of Filipinos continue," added the lady senator, who is also a triathlete and fitness enthusiast.

"Painful as it is, the champion reveals himself and endears himself even more when he handles his loss with grace and humility. Mabuhay ka, Manny!"

She expressed confidence that Pacquiao will recover and come out a wiser and better fighter following the controversial setback.

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