Manny Pacquiao celebrates his win against Adrien Broner in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Manila, Philippines — Fellow Senators have congratulated Manny Pacquiao after his unanimous decision victory over American boxer Adrien Broner on Sunday.
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In a statement moments after the fight, Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri hailed Pacquiao’s “superhuman [s]trength and his [s]uper [h]uman [h]eart of [a] true [c]hampion.”
“He is a champion of the ages, winning Championships throughout his two and a half decades of boxing and defying father Time,” Zubiri said. FEATURED STORIES
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“At age 40 he shows us that nothing is impossible with hard work, dedication and love for God. A true inspiration not only to us Filipinos but to people all over the World,” he added.
Meanwhile, Senator Nancy Binay said Pacquiao’s win showed why the boxing champion remains a hero in the hearts of the Filipinos.
“Muli, sa panibagong laban na ito, ipinakita sa atin ni Sen. Manny Pacquiao kung bakit nananatili siyang bayani sa puso ng mga kababayan natin,” she said in a separate statement.
“His prowess inside the ring is matched by his humility, magnanimity, and genuine love for the people,” she added.
Senators Sonny Angara, Joel Villanueva, and Sherwin Gatchalian also hailed their colleague for once again bringing pride to the country through his victory.
Meanwhile, opposition Senator Bam Aquino hoped that Pacquiao’s win would serve as an inspiration to Filipinos to overcome Life’s challenges.
“Saludo kami sa ipinakitang tikas at tapang ng Pambansang Kamao laban sa mas batang katunggali para muling bigyan ng karangalan ang bansa,” Aquino said.
“Magsilbi sanang inspirasyon para sa ating mga Pilipino ang panibagong tagumpay na ito ni Sen. Manny para kayanin ang anumang pagsubok sa buhay,” he added. /je