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Last Sunday (January 22) the whole Philippines stopped to watch Pacquiao’s fight against Mexico’s Eric “El Terrible” Morales. At a time when the country was looking for a hero – Pacquiao certainly did not disappoint.

I am not a boxing aficionado nor am I well-versed in the technicalities of the sport, but what I saw and felt on that ring inspired me – it was sheer will power, discipline and pure heart. And for that instant, a country wrought with political divisiveness¬† united in support of the people’s champ. I was one of them. I was one of the faceless individuals who have watched, cheered and felt every blow received and given. I have witnessed Pacquiao’s look of triumph and Morales’ defeat. I empathized and I rejoiced.

Today, I can go out and talk to anyone to total strangers and be one of them. Today – men and women, young and old, rich, poor, middle class – there’s only one topic in everyone’s mind and in everyone’s lips – Pacquiao’s Fight.

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At the end of the fight I can no longer look at Morales. His once handsome face had been severely beaten. I can only imagine the feeling of defeat that he had felt. I know it’s a competition and someone has to lose and since I’m supporting Pacquiao my wish is for him to defeat Morales. Still, it doesn’t change the pain and pity one feels when you see someone beaten.

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