Manny Pacquiao's drubbing of Oscar dela Hoya is an ego-booster for Filipinos. It shows that Pinoys can excel in a field given that everything is equal. His fight last Sunday was a respite from the everyday problems encountered by the average Juan. By bringing joy to the people, Pacman can be considered a hero in his own right.
Having said that, what is it with senator Migz Zubiri? ABS-CBN says in its report:
Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri filed a proposed Senate resolution Monday commending the victorious Manny Pacquiao by declaring the fighter as the "Greatest Filipino Boxer of Our Time."
Zubiri said he hopes that proposed Senate Resolution No. 792 would be approved by Tuesday in time for Pacquiao’s expected arrival in Manila the next day.
Zubiri said the resolution will serve as the Senate’s “gift” to Pacquiao for his magnificent win over 10-time world boxing champion Oscar de la Hoya, whom the Filipino fighter defeated in eight rounds.
I have a few questions regarding the good senator's proposal.
First, do we really need a senate resolution for that? Isn't it the job of sports analysts to annoint which boxer is the greatest of all time?
Second, doesn't Zubiri have anything better to do in the senate? You know, like drafting meaningful laws and stuff like that?
Third, I'm not saying at all that Zubiri is an opportunist, but is the senator just riding Manny's jock to gain free publicity?
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