MANILA - Manila Mayor Isko Moreno congratulated Sen. Manny Pacquiao after he defeated Keith Thurman in their World Boxing Association welterweight championship bout on Sunday.
Moreno joined other political leaders in hailing Pacquiao's victory and held him as an example for others to overcome poverty through hard work.
“Tulad ng aking mga kapwa Batang Maynila, si Pacman ay galing sa hirap at nagsumikap sa maraming aspeto ng buhay, mapa-pulitikal man o sa larangan ng boksing,” Moreno said in a statement.
The Manila chief executive said Pacquiao displayed the skill that has made him renowned all over the world.
“Hindi mapapantayan ang ipinamalas na husay at galing ni Pacman na marami nang beses na kinilala sa iba’t ibang dako ng mundo,” he said.
Like Moreno, Pacquiao also struggled with poverty growing up before finding success later in life.