Tuesday, 5 April 2011

‘The Rock’ takes hat off to Pacquiao’s humility

Posted by chardyboy on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 0 comments


MANILA, Philippines – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has earned admiration from yet another Hollywood celeb: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The wrestler and star of the films “The Scorpion King” and “The Game Plan” cited in an article posted by abs-cbnNEWS.com the “best thing” he admires about the eight-time champ.

“[It’s] his humility… I think for any man who has had that amount of success… he still remains humble,” Johnson enthused.

He also marveled at Pacman’s contributions to his home country.

 “I've seen him in a lot of interviews. I see how he gives back in the Philippines and it's very special and I love that about him,” said he.

Though both a fan of Pacquiao and his upcoming opponent Sugar Shane Mosley, Johnson said, “my nod goes to Pacquiao.”

Johnson joins the long line of A-list personalities who are self-confessed fans of Pacquiao, such as Mark Wahlberg, Beyoncé, and US President Barack Obama.

After getting a seeming knock-out on Twitter from some followers, Pacquiao has resurrected his presence in the social microblogging site via the verified account “@MannyPacquiao.” This the pound for pound king, himself, confirmed to ABS-CBN News.

Although he wanted to update the account himself, Pacquiao said, “Dati gusto ko sana ako… pero siyempre hindi lahat nasisiyahan.”  He has designated his staff to manage the account instead.
Pacquiao, who also serves as congressman in the province of Sarangani, deleted his “@CongMP” account late last month following the flak he received from some followers who were displeased with his responses to queries about his absence in Congress at the peak of the impeachment debates on Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.

"e di mag reklamo ka sa lolo mong panot hahahaha," he posted in jest.
He also received jabs from some Twitter users for his command of the English language, an incident which prompted the boxing champ to almost cancel his account.

Interestingly, the “@MannyPacquiao” account was previously labeled “fake.” Even Pacquiao himself told “24 Oras” in February: "Ay hindi, hindi ko alam [‘yang account na ‘yan].”

It was not specified how Pacquiao got hold of the said “MannyPacquiao” account.

As of this writing, Pacquiao’s new Twitter page has over 25, 300 followers.

In related news, Pacquiao's mother, Dionisia, reportedly lost a decades-old ring worth P180,000 in their hometown in General Santos City last April 1.  In a separate report on abs-cbnNEWS.com, she believes the ring, which is a gift from her son’s wife Jinkee, might’ve slipped from her finger while she was treading along J. Catolico St. in Barangay Lagao.

After failing to find the ring herself, “Mommy D” is said to be willing to offer a reward to the person who can return her prized jewelry.


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