Sunday, February 14, 2016 4:33 pm
Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, a Filipino world champion professional boxer and House of Representatives member, has donated free houses to his constituents at Sarangani Province. Here is what he put on his Facebook wall:
“I’m so happy giving these houses free to my constituents in Sarangani Province from my own pocket. More than a thousand families are the beneficiaries. And I’m still building more because I always believe what the bible says in 1 Peter 4:8-10 (NIV):
‘Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.’ Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. Thank you Lord for everything even some people are criticizing me but I’m still happy because you live in me.”
This is a lesson to politicians in Nigeria and many African countries who, instead of making life easy for them appropriate their commonwealth! According to Dr Jide Ololajulo of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Ibadan who also shared it on his wall: “Nigerian politicians who distribute bowls of rice to their constituents as dividends of democracy and then build mansions for themselves need to read this…”
Here is the profile of Manny Pacquiao, according to Wikipedia:
“Born Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao on 17 December 1978 in Kibwe, Bukidnon, he is a Filipino world champion professional boxer. At 32 he, was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives. He has also been involved in basketball, acting, and singing.
He is the first and only eight-division world champion, in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. According to Forbes, he was the 2nd highest paid athlete in the world as of 2015.
He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s (decade) by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO). He is also a three-time The Ring and BWAA “Fighter of the Year,” winning the award in 2006, 2008, and 2009, and the Best Fighter ESPY Award in 2009 and 2011.
He is currently ranked number seven on the Ring and the longest reigning top-10 on the pound-for-pound list. BoxRec ranks him as the greatest Asian fighter of all-time.
He was long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting Life, Yahoo! Sports, About.com, BoxRec and The Ring from his climb to Lightweight until his losses in 2012.”