Pacquiao forced to ride MRT to reach ABS-CBN

By Dennis Gasgonia,

Posted at Sep 10 2013 08:27 PM | Updated as of Sep 11 2013 11:25 PM

Pacquiao forced to ride MRT to reach ABS-CBN 1Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is forced to take the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) on Tuesday night after heavy rains stalled traffic along EDSA. -- Video grab

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) -- Not even the rains, flood and traffic could stop Manny Pacquiao from attending a Christian fellowship.

The fighting congressman was forced to take the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) to attend a Christian gathering at the Dolphy Theater in the ABS-CBN Compound on Tuesday evening.

“Sobrang traffic, so naglakad kaming puntang MRT,” Pacquiao said after the fellowship.

“Bumaba kami sa Kamuning, tapos naglakad kami papunta dito.”

Pacquiao and his bodyguards were supposed to pass through EDSA but could not due to traffic and floods.

He boarded the MRT from the Ayala station to Kamuning station.

From Kamuning station, Pacquiao's party could not get a ride to take them ABS-CBN, so Pacquiao and his group walked along Sgt. Esguerra Avenue until they reached the network.

ABS-CBN reporter Dyan Castillejo said she tried to have Pacquiao fetched from Kamuning.

“’Yung driver ko [naman] hindi naabutan, so naglakad siya (Pacquiao) tuloy papunta dito,” she said.

The boxer said he didn’t mind walking.

“Anything, basta Word of God,” said Pacquiao.

Pacquiao is set for a November 24 clash against Brandon Rios.

Pacquiao forced to ride MRT to reach ABS-CBN 2Boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao was guest of the ABS-CBN Fellowship held at the Dolphy Theater on Tuesday night. He talked about his triumphs, his defeats, and rise back on his feet during the Christian gathering. -- Photo by Dennis Gasgonia,