Manny Pacquiao’s Birthday Message

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao delivered a thanksgiving message during his 32nd Birthday Celebration on December 17, 2010 at the KCC Events & Convention Center in General Santos City. Here are excerpts from his speech.

“GOD HAS GIVEN ME 32 YEARS OF LEARNING AND GROWING, OF STRUGGLING AND WINNING. MY LIFE WAS INITIALLY MARKED WITH POVERTY AND NOW IT IS LAVISHED WITH VICTORY.

2010 IS MEMORABLE BECAUSE THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO DISCOURAGED ME FROM RUNNING AGAIN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. HINDI DAW AKO BAGAY MAGING CONGRESSMAN. SABI NILA, HINDI DAW AKO MAGALING MAGSALITA AT WALA AKONG BINATBAT. SABI NILA, MALAKAS LANG DAW AKO SA LOOB NG RING. MABUTI NA LANG HINDI AKO NAKINIG SA KANILA.

I AM MUCH BETTER TODAY THAN I WAS IN THE PAST. GOOD THING I MADE A DECISION TO BELIEVE.

FIRST AND FOREMOST I BELIEVE IN GOD. GOD FORMED ME IN MY MOMMY DIONISIA’S WOMB. HE FORMED ME FROM NOTHING INTO SOMETHING. HE KNOWS EVERY BONE IN MY BODY; HE KNOWS EXACTLY HOW I WAS MADE, BIT BY BIT, BODY AND SOUL, I AM MARVELOUSLY MADE! GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT ME. THANKS BE TO GOD!

IN MY STORY OF HOPE,RESILIENCE, AND NEVER-SAY-NEVER DETERMINATION, I HAVE EXPERIENCED THAT IF YOU SEEK FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, ALL OF THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU.

MAY MAG-UNDER-ESTIMATE MAN SA AKIN, SIGURADO NAMAN AKO KUNG GAANO AKO KAMAHAL NG DIYOS.LAHAT NG MAYROON AKO, REGALO AT BONUS LAHAT YAN NG DIYOS! KAYA HINDI AKO MAGSASAWANG MAGPASALAMAT SA KANYA!

Everyone listened as the Pacman delivered his birthday message.

I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE HERE ON EARTH FOR A PURPOSE. WE HAVE A MISSION TO FULFILL. AS AN ATHLETE, I DO NOT FIGHT JUST FOR THE BELT AND THE TITLE. AS A CHILD OF GOD, I AM AFTER ONE THAT IS ETERNAL AND NOT JUST TEMPORAL. AS A ROLE MODEL, I AM STAYING ALERT AND IN TOP CONDITION. AS A WORLD CLASS BOXER AND A SERVANT LEADER,I AM GIVING THE WORLD EVERYTHING I’VE GOT. ONE DAY, I WANT TO HEAR GOD SAY,“WELL DONE, PACMAN, YOU ARE A GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.”

MY FRIENDS, JUST LIKE ME,YOU CAN ALSO GIVE YOUR BEST IN EVERYTHING YOU DO AND GLORIFY GOD IN EVERY DETAIL OF YOUR LIFE. I LOOK AT ALL OF YOU AND I AM REMINDED OF GOD’S BLESSINGS! TONIGHT, I AM SO THANKFUL TO BE SURROUNDED WITH PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN ME.

  • MY WIFE JINKEE AND CHILDREN MICHAEL, JIMWELL,  PRINCESS AND QUEEN ELIZABETH, YOU ARE MY HEART BEAT.
  • MY PARENTS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, PATI PARENTS-IN-LAW AT BROTHERS AND SISTERS-IN-LAW.
  • MY PROMOTER AND FRIEND, MR. BOB ARUM, YOU ARE MY FIRM BELIEVER AND DEFENDER.
  • MY TRAINER,  FREDDIE ROACH,  YOU ARE MY TEACHER INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE RING. FOR ME, YOU ARE THE WORLD’S GREATEST COACH
  • MGA KAPWA SARANGAN AT LAHAT NG MGA KABABAYAN  THE COUNTLESS FILIPINOS ALL OVER THE WORLD, YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION!

TOGETHER, WE HAVE PROVEN THAT WITH HOPE, RESILIENCE, AND NEVER-SAY-NEVER DETERMINATION, WE CAN RISE ABOVE OUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND SHOW THE WHOLE WORLD THAT FILIPINOS ARE MEN AND WOMEN OF DESTINY.

SO HERE I AM-

  • A GROWING LEADER,
  • A LOVING HUSBAND AND A LOVING FATHER,
  • A SUPPORTIVE SON AND BROTHER,
  • A STRONGER BOXER,
  • A PERSISTENT WINNER,
  • A PASSIONATE MAN FOR OTHERS.

NGAYONG GABI, NAG-UUMAPAW ANG AKING PASASALAMAT. PINAPAHALAGAHAN KO ANG INYONG PAGDALO SA AKING KAARAWAN. HANDOG KO AY HINDI LAMANG ISANG HANDAAN KUNDI ISANG BAGONG-BAGONG SASAKYAN AT ISANG MILYONG PISO!”

Note: After giving his birthday message, the PACMAN raffled one brand new car and 1-Million Pesos in cash. More stories in my next post…

 


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One thought on “Manny Pacquiao’s Birthday Message

  1. hamel says:

    keep it up!…don’t expect for return, just share your blessings with open heart and open mind…i like his message since he emphasized God’s essence to humanity.

    MABUHAY ka MAnny!..

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