Pacquiao honored by San Juan City council

Pacquiao honored by San Juan City

SJ resolution extolling Pacquiao proposed

By Jovan Cerda
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 00:39:00 05/05/2009

MANILA, Philippines—A resolution to congratulate the “people’s champ” Manny Pacquiao was pushed yesterday by a San Juan City councilor.

Councilor Dante Santiago introduced Resolution 24 commending Pacquiao for his achievement.

The resolution, a draft of which was sent to reporters, was entitled “A resolution congratulating Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao a.k.a. Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao for his outstanding title-winning victory against Ricky Hatton of Great Britain and extolling the Filipino champion as probably the world’s greatest fighter of all time.”

“It is only befitting that the City of San Juan and its citizens express and convey their heartfelt and sincere congratulations and compliments to a living legend and an icon in world boxing like Manny Pacquiao and be a part of the historic cognizance and celebration of his astonishing feat,” Santiago said in his resolution.

Pacquiao knocked out Hatton in the second round of their bout after flooring him twice in the first round. With the win, he secured the International Boxing Organization’s light welterweight title.