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Bacolod City, Philippines Saturday, December 8, 2012
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‘Let us support
our adopted son’

This Sunday, Bacoleños will be treated to another Pacquiao fight – the fourth bout between the “Pambansang Kamao”, and Mexico’s Juan Manuel “El Terrible” Marquez, a press release from the City said.

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia is again urging all Bacoleños to support the city’s adopted son, Manny Pacquiao, the World Boxing Organization 8-division world champion and Saranggani Congressman, the press release said.

“Being an adopted son, his triumphs reflect on Bacolod City.His wins are a positive addition to Bacolod’s own ‘collection’ of accolades”, Leonardia said.“It is only fitting that we support someone who is ours,” he added.

Free viewing via pay per view is being made available in nine venues in the city: Sum-ag gym, Tangub gym, Handumanan gym, JR Torres Elementary School gym, Taculing Brgy. Hall, Taculing gym, Granada gym, Brgy. Banago Elementary School 2 gym and the Bacolod Bays Center.

The city government has sponsored the free viewing of Pacquiao fights since 2006 at various venues in the city.

It has given the people, especially the poor, a chance to watch Pacquiao in action – and the champ has never come up short in giving them entertainment and pride in his victories, the press release said.

Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, meanwhile, said “I am of the strong opinion that Manny will win.” He should not give Marquez a chance but should finish him off in the early rounds, he said.*

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