Using His Own Prize Money, Boxer Manny Pacquiao Delivers Supplies and Cash to Flood Victims in Philippines
Aimee Herd : Jun 22, 2012 : Christine Thomasos – Christian Post
"I told my children I have to rush home to help the people in my district. This is part of my responsibility as a public servant."
(Philippines)—Amid accusations by some in the boxing realm of the Pacquiao-Bradley fight having been fixed by the promoters, Manny Pacquiao—who lost to Bradley by split decision, kept his faith and then some.
On Father's Day, the champion boxer, who is also a Filipino congressman, cut short a family vacation so he could bring money and food to his constituents who were under a state of calamity from severe flooding in several villages. (Photo: Congressman and former welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao delivers a message in a church pulpit during a mass Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Manila, Philippines/AP Photo/Pat Roque)
"I told my children I have to rush home to help the people in my district," Pacquiao told Inquirer.net. "This is part of my responsibility as a public servant."
Citing the snail-pace of government bureaucracy, Pacquiao himself, along with 20 vehicles distributed rice and his own money to the people.
"All these are coming from my personal pockets," Pacquiao said, according to the Christian Post report. "My gifts for you from the proceeds of my recent fight with Timothy Bradley."
Of the controversial decision in his latest boxing match, Pacquiao said, "The decision has already been done, so you have to give credit to Bradley. I believe I won the fight. We have to respect my opponent also. The decision is done already."
"Thanks to God for everything..." Pacquiao added, according to CP. "I give all thanks to God for keeping me safe and giving me strength. …The best attitude is respect and professionalism in this boxing world."
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