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Monday, 15 February 2016

World Boxing Champ, Manny Pacquiao Builds Housing Estate For Homeless Families

World Boxing Champion, Emmanuel "MannyDapidran Pacquiao, sure have another side so many people haven't known and that's his undying love for humanity. The professional boxer of international repute was the talk of the town in his country, Philippines where he just completed a housing estate meant for thousands of homeless citizens in his native town, Sarangani Province.

The housing project which was built to serve the genuinely homeless people was officially launched on Valentine's Day, February 14th, 2016 to honour the spirit of love and giving for his people.

In a public message to the people of his constituency during the official tape cutting of the housing project, the 37 years old Manny Pacquiao who was elected to the Philippines House of Representatives when he was 32 have this to say, '' I'm so happy giving these houses free to my constituents in Sarangani Province from my own pocket, more than thousand families are the beneficiaries and I'm still building more because I always believe what the Bible says; 1 Peter 4:8-10 NIV
[8] Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. [9] Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. [10] Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. Thank you Lord for everything even some people are criticizing me but I'm still happy because you live in me'', his words.

Born December 17, 1978), Manny Pacquaio is a Filipino world champion professional boxer. At 32 he was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives in the 15th Congress of the Philippines, representing the province of Sarangani. He was re-elected again in 2013 to the 16th Congress of the Philippines. He has also been involved in basketballacting, and singing.

He is the first and only eight-division world champion in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. According to Forbes, he was the 2nd highest paid athlete in the world as of 2015.
He was named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 2000s (decade) by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO). He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA "Fighter of the Year," winning the award in 2006, 2008, and 2009, and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009 and 2011.
He is currently ranked number seven on the Ring and the longest reigning top-10 on the pound-for-pound list. BoxRec ranks him as the greatest Asian fighter of all-time.
He was long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, includingESPNSports IllustratedSporting LifeYahoo! SportsAbout.comBoxRec and The Ring from his climb to Lightweight until his losses in 2012.

Pacquiao, while mostly focused on being a boxer and a congressman, is listed as the head coach of the basketball team Mahindra Enforcers. He was also drafted onto the team as 11th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 PBA draft, making him the oldest rookie drafted as well as the shortest player and the first dual-sport athlete in the Philippine Basketball Association. He played 7 minutes of one of the team's games. Pacquiao also owns a team in the PBA Developmental League (PBA D-League), the MP Hotel Warriors, and partnered with Powervit, a Filipino vitamin brand, to form a team in the ASEAN Basketball League, the Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas, which is named after him. However, Pacquiao reportedly stopped giving support to the Aguilas and left the team ownership solely to the former team co-owner Dick Balajadia, and so the team was renamed Pilipinas MX3 Kings.

By Blessing Okeke

Pacquuiao knotting his dad's tie on Val's Day

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