MANILA - Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao approves of the recent trending "Wrecking Ball" number of his mother Dionisia Pacquiao, who is endearingly called in showbiz as Mommy D.
Speaking with ABS-CBN News on Thursday, Pacquiao was asked for his reaction to the popularity of his mom online, following her appearance during his recent fight with Timothy Bradley, and the popular segment on "Gandang Gabi Vice" where she sang the Miley Cyrus hit number.
"Happy naman ako para sa kanya," Pacquiao said. "Siyempre, sa edad niya, kailangan na niyang mag-enjoy at maging masaya sa buhay."
On whether Mommy D's audience can expect her to sing more tunes like "Wrecking Ball," a laughing Pacquiao said, "Ini-encourage ko siyang kumanta ng mga Christian songs!"
Pacquiao also shared his message for Mommy D, as well as his wife, Jinkee, on the occasion of Mother's Day.
"Happy Mother's Day kay Mommy D. Salamat sa pagpapalaki sa amin nang tama," he said. "Salamat sa lahat ng mga mothers nag nag-celebrate ngayon linggo, especially to my wife, Jinkee. I love you very much. I'm very na happy na buo 'yung pamilya namin at masaya kami palagi dahil nandiyan ang Panginoon sa amin."
Last April 27, Pacquiao and Jinkee welcomed their fifth child, Israel, who they only got to bring home last Wednesday. "Si Israel, okay naman. Nasa bahay na. Wala nang kumplikasyon. Lumabas siya kahapon," he said.
Pacquiao praised Jinkee for being a good mother to their five children.
"Para sa asawa kong si Jinkee, salamat sa walang sawang pagmamahal sa amin, sa mga anak niya, at siyempre sa pamilya. Salamat. Kumbaga sa ano, more than a wife, talagang ano siya, walang katulad na mom sa buong mundo!"