If you happened to be very observant three weeks ago, you must have noticed some American television reporters and their Pinoy staff going around General Santos City. Actually two separate crews from HBO and ESPN, they were here to film the places that World Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao used to frequent and interview his mother and some people who were instrumental in his current success.
I was even at the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish Church that time when they were shooting Pacquiao’s mother Dionisia who was inside attending the mass, following her while she was receiving communion until the time she lighted candles at the candelaria.
All these were for their television specials which will be shown later on American television to create more interest for the coming Pacquiao-Dela Hoya Fight on December 2008.
Finally, last October 28, a 10-minute TV special for the Son of GenSan was finally shown on ESPN America.
And for the good news, here is that whole segment on Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, entitled, “THRILLA” brought to you by the worldwide TV broadcasting leader on Sports, ESPN and by General Santos City’s top online magazine, Bariles Republic. Hehehe!