MANILA, Philippines – Following her call for her son Manny Pacquiao to retire from boxing, Dionesia Pacquiao, or Mommy D to many, revealed that she is now preparing for her upcoming concert with veteran singer Imelda Papin.
Speaking to radio dzMM after Pacquiao’s loss to Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez on Sunday, Mommy D said she is doing her best to keep her figure for her show.
“Nag-e-exercise ako parati pero kain ako ng kain. Pag-iingatan ko na ito, malapit na ang concert namin ni Imelda,” she said.
Mommy D said the concert will already be in January and that's why she continues to dance to burn extra calories in her body.
Meanwhile, Mommy D said Filipinos should not be saddened over the loss of her son.
“Sa lahat ng kababayan, wag kayong mabigo, ganyan talaga ang buhay may panalo, may talo. Akong nanay, natanggap ko. Dapat matanggap niyong lahat mga fans ni Manny,” she said.
Mommy D said if the last word only belongs to her, she would want her son to just focus on his duties as Sarangani congressman.
“Kung ako magdedesisyon, gusto ko magpahinga na si Manny, relax na lang siya. Politician ang anak ko, doon na lang siya magserbisyo,” she said.
“Hindi naman ako masyado nasaktan. Hiningi ko na sa Diyos na ‘Lord tulungan niyo ako mag-stop na si Manny,’” she added.