CARREO by Rolando S. Luzong
Peoples Tonight (November 14, 2009)
DON’T BLAME THEM FOR
WATCHING THE “FIGHT”
Please stop all these bickering about politicians going to
We should know that every single audience inside the MGM Grand during the fight will be an additional inspiration and encouragement for our hero, especially now that he’s fighting another country’s national hero.
As one cocker put it, “Iba kung nandoon ka mismo. Dito lahat tayo maka-Manny, eh dun pwedeng ang mga katabi mo dun naman kampi sa kalaban”.
And don’t be surprise if you see any of the many presidentiables jumping up and down and be the first to climb up the ring once Cotto is counted out. If any of you would-be-presidents is having second thoughts of going to
LET THE CHILDREN KNOW
As you and your family watch the Pacman-Cotto fight tomorrow, see to it that before the fisticuffs begin, you have explained to your wife, sons and daughters and all the others with you what this particular fight means not only for Manny, but also for the Filipinos and the world of boxing.
Tell them that if Manny wins, he will be the only boxer in the world that has ever won 7 championship titles in 7 different weights divisions. Tell them that once Manny achieved the feat, he will not only be the first boxer to have 7 titles, but maybe the only boxer forever to have done it.
Let them know that Pacquiao grew up without father; that only his mother Aling Dionisia who raised Manny and five other siblings; that Manny and his family was so poor before that there are days when they were only were to eat one meal; tell them that Manny started fighting at the age of 12 just to earn some cash so he can buy rice; that Manny had ambition and he gave and did everything to realize it; that there were times when he suffered defeats but that he stood up and fought again.
Don’t forget to tell them that they should be proud for being a Filipino because Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino, but most of all tell them that Manny has a big faith in God and that Manny said. “Don’t tell God that you have a big problem, but instead, tell your problem that you have a big God”.
SEE YOU AT THE BIG DOME TOMORROW
The first thing that my son asked after scrutinizing my Pacquiao-Cotto Araneta Coliseum tickets was “Papa, why is it that the Patron ticket is cheaper that the Upper A section?”.
I smiled because he had a point. Probably you are wandering too.
Anyway, the reason is, because due to the immense size of the screens, it will be hard for anyone to watch if he is too close. Imagine a 30-foot screen in front of you. Once you’re placed so near the huge screen, you’ll probably be bothered with a painful stiff neck after the fight. Pray that it will not go the distance.
JOB WELL DONE…NELBA
Let me congratulate the North Eastern Luzon Breeders Association with their entry NELBA, which won the UGBA 10-Stag Big Event
Leading the NELBA Team is Thunderbird Winning Team member Cong. Larry Wacnang of Kalinga and Engr. Moises Almuete of Nueva Vizcaya, with Reyton Castillo, Joven Banez, Nelson Uy, Raffy Julito ang Dr. Martin.
The specially prestigious derby has a one-day 10-stag format with an entry fee requirement of P88,000 each.
Sharing the honors as co-champion is the entry Pamaskong Handog Team Supreme owned by Allan Cong & Dalwin Yulangco.
RGBA AWARDS TODAY, CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS
Pros Antonio – 2009 Stag Breeder of the Year and the tandem of Joey & Ariel Alcantara will lead Rizal Gamefowl Breeders Association’s top members as the RGBA honors its best and finest in the RGBA Awarding Ceremony & party to be held at the East Ridge Gold Club from one to four in the afternoon.
Congratulations…to all the awardees.