VIENNA, Austria - Filipinos in Austria joined millions of Pinoys who celebrated Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto in the bout held last Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rene Nunez said Pacquiao’s victory proved once again that the Filipinos can excel in any endeavor, and be a source of national pride and unity.
“Manny Pacquiao has always been, and is the pride of the Philippines. His win proves to the world that Filipinos can excel in any endeavor, whether it is in the field of politics, public service, sports, or entertainment. Manny proves to us that no fighter coming from the West or from the East can stand in his way to promote goodwill for the Filipino people,” Nunez said.
Ramon Reyes of the Circulo Caviteno said the victory of Pacquiao against the Puerto Rican fighter brought yet another achievement which the Filipinos can emulate to overcome the challenges facing the country.
“The Filipino once again emerged victorious in a battle of strength and wit. Manny Pacquiao has brought yet another proud achievement for the whole Filipino nation as he triumphed over Miguel Cotto,” Reyes said.
Ronnie Castillo of the Marriage Spirituality in Vienna described Pacquiao as “truly the pride” of the Philippines. He added that Pacquiao’s discipline and good work ethic “is something that we must emulate in order to gloriously over the challenges that come before us.”
Larry Subido of the Royal Salute club in Austria has all praises for Pacquaio, whom he said remains humble.
“Since his early days in boxing he never brags about his achievements. His love for our country and his fellow Filipinos are his priorities. Manny has all the money he could ever dream of but he always never fails to share with the poor,” Subido said.