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PNoy receives Manny Pacquiao

MALACANANG, Philippines – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao paid President Benigno S. Aquino III a courtesy call on Wednesday, following his May 2 fight with American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pacquiao arrived at the Palace at about 3 p.m.
Also present during the courtesy call were Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., Solar Sports President and Chief Executive Officer Wilson Tieng, and Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz.
Pacquiao, who lost the fight against Mayweather via a unanimous decision, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Los Angeles, California at about 3:46 a.m. on Wednesday.
He told reporters shortly after his arrival that he has accepted his defeat and that he would focus on recovering from his shoulder injury, spending time with his family, and fulfilling his role as a public servant.
The surgery, which was done in the United States, went well and his shoulder will be back to 100 percent normal in six months, he added.
Pacquaio serves as representative of Sarangani province.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.