PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
The Philippines’ battlecry: #GoManny
GMA supports Pacquiao with Laban para sa Pilipino #GoManny campaign
With the whole world waiting with bated breath for the historic face-off between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on May 2 (May 3 in the Philippines), GMA Network is one at heart with Filipinos across the globe in rallying behind the Pambansang Kamao as they cry “Laban para sa Pilipino #GoManny!”
After years of speculation and clamor from boxing fans around the world, Pacquiao, the only eight division world champion, goes against his greatest rival in the most-awaited fight in recent history for the unified WBC World Welterweight, WBO World Welterweight, and WBA Super World Welterweight titles.
In salute to one of the nation’s greatest modern-day heroes, GMA launches the Laban para sa Pilipino #GoManny campaign, anchored on his new single “Lalaban Ako Para sa Pilipino” made especially for the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.
A countdown to the day of the battle, as well as the latest news on Pacquiao, and updates on his fight preparation are available on www.gmanews.tv/gomanny.
With the hashtag #GoManny, Filipinos around the world have also been posting their messages of support for the boxer, who has served as an inspiration to those who are facing various challenges in life.
In its continued support for its champ, Manny Pacquiao, the Kapuso Network, in partnership with Solar Entertainment Corporation, will air the blow-by-blow exclusive live coverage of the fight dubbed Battle for Greatness on May 3 via Super Radyo DZBB, Barangay LS and all RGMA stations nationwide.
Meanwhile, the delayed telecast will be brought to Kapuso viewers across the country on GMA-7.
Pacquiao is grateful for the support he has received from his countrymen and dedicates the fight to them. “Maraming maraming salamat po mga Kapuso, sa inyong walang sawang pagsuporta at dasal. Lalaban ako para sa Pilipino. Alay ko sa inyo ang laban na ‘to,” he says.
Fighting for Filipino pride, Pacquiao is the embodiment of a true Kapuso who has shown heart, courage and loyalty to his country and its people.
In a self-directed music video for his single “Lalaban Ako Para sa Pilipino,” Pacquiao sings of nationalism and sacrifice as clips from his training as well as his past victories to remind viewers of the road he has travelled to becoming one of the world’s greatest boxers, a journey which he shared with all Filipinos.
Performed by the boxing legend himself and composed by novelty hitmaker Lito Camo, the song will be played as Pacquiao enters the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The full music video may be seen on GMA-7, GMA News TV and online via the GMA Network portal www.gmanetwork.com. “Lalaban Ako Para sa Pilipino” can also be heard on DZBB, Barangay LS and all RGMA stations nationwide.
Support the People’s Champ by using the hashtag #GoManny in your online posts, photos and tweets.
For more updates on Manny Pacquiao and his fight preparation, visit the website www.gmanews.tv/gomanny.