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1-Pacman solons urge Congress to pass PH Boxing Commission Act to honor Pacman

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With another world boxing title secured via a split decision victory, Sen. Manny Pacquiao also secured for himself an honored place in the pantheon of sports heroes, according to 1-Pacman Representatives Mike Romero and Enrico Pineda.

“In the same way that Manny seized the many opportunities to land all those punches that defeated another world class champion, the taller and much younger Keith “One Time” Thurman, I now take this opportunity to go for victory on behalf of former, current, and most importantly, the future Filipino boxers,” the representatives said in a statement.

Romero and Pineda said the best way Congress and the executive branch could honor Pacquiao was to enact into law and implement effectively the Philippine Boxing Commission Act.

House Bill 8883, as filed in the 17th Congress, is “intended to keep the Filipinos among the ranks of the best boxers in the world and to genuinely express the gratitude of the nation by seeing to it our boxers live in dignity when their boxing days are done,” they said.

In the 18th Congress, 1-Pacman said it will refile the version that was already approved by the House committees on government reorganization, games and amusement, and appropriations in the 17th Congress.

“Long after the accolades and applause, this piece of legislation will honor what Manny represents: the indomitable spirit of the Filipino winning over adversities by sheer will and ability,” Romero and Pineda said.

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