Pacquiao as a family man

  • Page Views 3440
  • There, indeed, is a sumptuous buffet of stories revealing some surprising aspects of Manny Pacquiao’s life that inspire parents and fans alike to emulate.

    One is his being a trough and through family man.

    With what he aimed for in his first week of sweating it out already attained, the Filipino ring sensation afforded himself a day off last Saturday to spend two days with his family.

    Pacquiao, who is currently in deep preparation for his coming fight with Austraslian Jeff Horn, called off his training schedule and instead joined wife Jinkee and five children – Jimuel. Michael, Princess, Queenie and Israel in a brief vacation in the world-class Pico de Loro Beach Resort in the coastal town of Nasugbu in Batangas.

    “Jinkee and the children have been in Batangas the past week na at siyempre na-miss ko  na sila,” the reigning three-time World Boxing  Organization welterweight champion told spin.ph in a phone interview that same day.

    Naging maganda naman ang naging training ko the past five days so I decided to call it a day muna today (Saturday),” the eight-division belt-owner reasoned out.

    Pacquiao, the first and only man to capture the world crown in the flyweight, super-bantamweight, featherweight, super-featherweight, lightweight, junior welterweight, welterweight and super-welterweight, added his former Sarangani Vice Gov,. wife and children were actually with him when he flew to Manila from General Santos City two weeks ago when the Philippine Senate resumed session.

    “Isinama na ni Jinkee pagluwas namin kasi school break naman. When I started training, I told them to take a vacation kaya nagkahiwalay na naman  kami,” he explained. “By June pasukan na naman sa school and they’ll back in the province. Malulungkot na naman kami pare-preho. Naisip ko magsama-sama na muna kami habang may panahon pa bago mag-seryoso ang ensayo.”

     Pacquiao’s closest aides were surprised by the sudden change of schedule.

    “Friday evening lang nang mag-decide na pumunta ng Batangas although a few days pa he insinuated to us na baka sumunod nga dahil name-miss na nga daw si Ma’m Jinkee at mga bata,” Choi Garcia, the champ’s executive director in his Senate office said.

    Nagulat nga kami. Naghahanda na kami ni Buboy punta gym nang sabihing sa Batangas kami tutuloy,” assistant trainer Roger “Haplas” Fernandez, for his part narrated. “Ganyan naman talaga sI Bos, kapag naalaala ang mgxa bata, biglang magyaya kahit saan sila nandoon.”

     Chief security officer Caloy Homo wasn’t that surprised though. “Hindi na ako nagulat. Matagal ko nang kasama si Boss at kilala ko na siya na kapag pamilya, unang pag-u-ukulan niya ng pansin. Kahit gaano ka-importnte ang ginagcawa.”

    After Friday’s session, highlighted by 9 rounds of punching the mitts, the former two-term congressman representing the Province of Sarangani, raised his volume in that particular regimen to 37 rounds.

    Counting the 30 more rounds with the heavy bag, double end ball and speed ball, skipping rope and shadow boxing and the Pacman would be heading to the second week of his build up program starting Monday logging 76 rounds in that department.

    The next phase of the program  is to regain his punching power lost in  his six months of ring inactivity following his last fight in November last year.

    By EDDIE G. ALINEA

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 02 March 2021
      7 days ago No comment

      Fraser Health implements enhanced management strategies to help prevent transmission of COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants in our region

      Fraser Health is proactively implementing these new, aggressive actions immediately to protect our communities from COVID-19 and COVID-19 variants. The new actions include: • Effective immediately, we have expanded COVID-19 testing recommendations to include all high-risk contacts of individuals who test positive for COVID-19, regardless of whether they are ...

    • 02 March 2021
      7 days ago No comment

      PM Trudeau welcomes plan to revitalize and expand ties with the United States

        The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today met with the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, during a bilateral meeting. During the meeting, Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden solidified the deep and enduring friendship between Canada and the United States, by committing to ...

    • 25 February 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Pacquiao in jabbing distance of 2022 presidency

      A new poll shows that Filipino boxing icon Emmanuel “Manny” D. Pacquiao has a fighting chance to become the next President of the Philippines. Results of an independent and non-commissioned survey indicate that Pacquiao, currently a Senator, is one of top three choices for president. Pacquiao is also in ...

    • 23 February 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      Air Supply says Iñigo and Moophs’ ‘All Out of Love’ remake has ‘great production, great sound’

      International rock duo Air Supply, composed of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, hailed Iñigo Pascual and Moophs’ remake of their classic hit “All Out of Love” for its “great production and sound.” Iñigo sang parts of the song during Tarsier Records’ “All Out of Love” virtual media conference and ...

    • 20 February 2021
      2 weeks ago No comment

      U.K., California variants combine for first case of hybrid COVID-19

      Media organizations reported Wednesday (February 17) that the homegrown COVID-19 variant sweeping California has combined with the highly-contagious UK variant. The result is yet another mutation, a hybrid virus. This has started to spark fears that the new resulting virus will be more contagious. A sample from California showed ...

    %d bloggers like this: