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!
I really love the video clip from ESPN.. go manny.. ur the best… i was just bothered of how ESPN portrayed Mindanao specifically GENERAL SANOTS CITY… makalagot.. pataka lang silag kyaw kyaw… na porket delikado or daghang bomba…. pataka lang jud sila….. pagpangutana kay pacman about living daw sa dangerous place… murag naulaw gud xa na murag wala xa kabalo unsa ingnon.. ana na lang xa na na xay 30 body guards…. naglagot ko sa espn…. haay…. mali jud ilang perception… mao na im so UP and happy of this blogsite…. let’s continue to uplift the profile of our city.. god bless us all!
wow! i appreciate that 10 minute video presentation.. i love what manny said that he loves the place where he was born. it just makes me so proud to be one of the generals!
one thing unacceptable about the clip is the way they picture out gensan as a “dangerous place”. this is not true! i have dwell in this city for 22 years now, and i can prove them wrong. i guess showing the humble begginings of manny is ok, but not to the expense of making an image of the place ugly. and besides why have they (ESPN) chosen to put the clips of rural areas (it not even in gensan city) there are much better views to see in the city. we live in a modern place(not what was shown in the clip). its definately unfair!
paki post naman po ng results ng E-business and E-competitions….
Be amazed of Generals who showcase their talents and skills in IT Industry….
nice feature. like it or not ganun ang impression ng kano sa mindanao. paki ko? dito naman nanggaling ang best fighter of his time eh. thanks ter for posting this.
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kinda negative lang yung ipinapakitang image ng mindanao… but overall, the feature is good… maybe one day, somebody would do a similar feature on you… hehehe… 🙂
Ang galing mo. updated. keep it up. Behind the scene is the fact that HBO and ESPN crew were here. That in itself proves that GenSan is a safe place. They presence here prove the misconception wrong. I love Gensan. . . MAGANDANG GENSAN!
Actually, whole mindanao ang misconception ng mga hindi tagadito na dangerous daw, hindi gensan lang. Ung mga features na gaya nito just adds fire to it. Sana hindi na isali ang ganung tag sa mga ganitong features.
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very nice video, impressive “galing talaga”
sikat na talaga ang GenSan nyan! (^_^)
I never thought that Manny have mini army too (^_^)
wow, nice post! well researched yung presentation nila pero sana hinabaan nila yung portion showcasing mindanao/gensan as manny’s home.
woah! i should keep myself updated na about manny. funny, a lot of my friends here keep asking what’s new with pacman and i don’t know a thing about him. maybe i should update them about this. yeye.
hi kuya avel! i changed my blog site! 😀
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Oh wow! naa ta pictures diha sa balay ni Pacquiao. Galinga ni Avel oy na-post man dayon. Thanks for sharing! Ugh! naa na sad tong label na “dangerous place” sa Gensan. Haaay! We need to post more about Gen Santos and Mindanao positively. by the way, some of my pics at Pacquiao’s house kay nakapost na..just click on my name to get there.
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Nice feature! Thanks for sharing, avel. 🙂
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Good for Manny. Pero looy kayo mga taga Gen. Santos perting picture out gyud nga dangerous place daw. tsk tsk…
Thanks rye. Ok no? 🙂
galing ng post ni KUYA AVEL!!! 🙂
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