|Fighting congressman and Bible preacher Manny Pacquiao training in Wild Card Gym
MANILA, Philippines – Fighting congressman and Bible preacher Manny Pacquiao has a piece of advice to the warring camps of Mon Tulfo and showbiz couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto: Love one another.
News of the fistfight between Santiago's group and Tulfo reached Pacquiao’s training camp in Los Angeles, California.
The boxing champion could not help but share his thoughts about the brawl.
“Ang panalangin ko is magkaisa… na magkaunawaan,” he told Chino Trinidad, sports anchor-reporter of GMA Network who is in the US covering the Filipino champion's training.
Pacquiao then quoted a verse from the Book of James.
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this, everyone should take time to listen. ‘Human anger does not accomplish the righteousness of God,’” said the eight-division world champion in a report on GMA's 24 Oras on Thursday.
Santiago, Barretto and friends figured in a free-for-all against Tulfo at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last Sunday.
The scuffle started when Tulfo was seen taking pictures of Barretto, who was berating Cebu Pacific ground personnel over their missing baggage.
Tulfo was badly beaten during the incident after Santiago and friends ganged up on the newspaper columnist, who was held back by NAIA security and police.
The next day, Tulfo’s brothers Raffy, Ben and Erwin threatened over national television to retaliate against the showbiz couple.
But Pacquiao said that is not the way to go.
“Love one another,” was his advice to both parties.
Tulfo's brothers have since apologized for what they said. They have also been suspended by their network.