Several bishops applauded boxing legend Manny Pacquiao for winning his fight with Mexican boxer Antonio Margarito in a full-packed stadium in Dallas, Texas, Sunday morning (Manila Time).
Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo not only commended the pound-for-pound boxer but also his family and the whole nation as well for their support.
“My congratulations to Manny Pacquaio extended to Aling Dionesia, (Manny’s mother) and his family as well as to our countrymen. I hope we bring equal honor and pride to our country in more important issues and concerns as we go back to work this Monday,” he said in an interview over Radio Veritas 846.
For Antipolo auxiliary Bishop Francis de Leon since Pacquiao has won his eight title, he should retire and focus on being the Representative of Saranggani province in Congress.
“Congrats! Now that you won, it is time retire and focus on your district,” he said in a separate radio interview.
Marbel Bishop Dinauldo Gutierrez and Kalookan Bishop Deogracias Iniguez also congratulated the first termer Congressman from Mindanao.
“ Thanks God, Pacquiao won. He should now choose his priority,” Gutierrez said.