Pacquiao falls in ‘Amir Khan fight’ | Inquirer Opinion

Pacquiao falls in ‘Amir Khan fight’

12:03 AM March 15, 2017

In his column “No contest: Pacquiao a willing victim” (Sports, 3/11/17), Recah Trinidad wrote: “Pacquiao shunned decorum and allowed himself to be blinded by the promise of enormous cash.” Trinidad referred to the reason the much-touted bout between our fighting senator and Amir Khan was not going to happen in April—the prize-fight purse ($38 million) was too good to be true. Promoter Bob Arum saw it was a dud, but Pacquiao was so obsessed with amassing more wealth he ignored him and acted like a fool.

Let’s face it guys, Pacquiao’s life has always been about money, money and more money. He’s got it all already—much, much more than his family can spend in their lifetimes. But he still hankers for more despite his age (of retirement). All that chatter about “spiritual renewal” on his part is nothing but a load of crap. We nearly fell off our seats when he lectured Arturo Lascañas—a hitman testifying at the Senate about the murders he committed on then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s orders—about the true path to righteousness and away from the hypocrisy the latter was said to be meandering along. Seriously?


And by the way, Mr. Senator, please speak in the dialect you are comfortable with. Use translators and interpreters, as former senator Lito Lapid did (of course, at taxpayers’ expense) during his entire term of illiteracy in that so-called “Upper House” of “wiser men and women.”

In Las Vegas or elsewhere in the world, no one cares how badly you mangle the English language. But in the hallowed halls of our Congress, we mind the desecration.


MARCELO “JR” GARCIS, [email protected]

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