Manny “Pacman” Paquiao, the new WBC Super Featherweight Champion arrived in his hometown Gen. Santos City today, March 26, 2008 on board a PAL airbus from Manila. He was met at the GenSan International Airport runway by his former political foes, GenSan City Mayor Jun Acharon and Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio of the 1st District of South Cotabato. They later joined him at the motorcade through the city’s major thoroughfares arranged by the local government.

As promised, here are some of the pictures I took of the arrival and the motorcade…

Pacquiao & city officials at airport

Pacman poses with (from L-R) GenSan Mayor Jun Acharon, Miss Gensan Jen Cachuela, Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio, Mother Dionisia Pacquiao, Ernie Nanali of City Sports Development Office, Apopong Barangay Captain Rommel Pacquiao)


Motorcade Car with manny

Pacman at the motorcade vehicle with his parents Rosalio and Dionisia (extreme left & right) and Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio. Behind them is GenSan City Mayor Jun Acharon.

Elorde AwardsMary Divine Grace PacquiaoOnboard the motorcade carBarangay CalumpangWelcome StreamerBarangay Labangal - Pacman's homeAfter the Silway BridgeSilway MainPublic Market, P. Acharon BoulevardSun Trading Building, Santiago BoulevardCorner Santiago-Magsaysay AvenueSouth Elementary School kidsPioneer AvenuePendatun AvenuePress Con at oval court