In his upcoming battle against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. this Sunday, May 3, Manny Pacquiao will have in his corner fellow Kapuso stars who, along with millions of Filipinos, have followed his journey to greatness.
His past co-stars have nothing but good words for the man who has shown heart, courage and loyalty in and out of the ring. Despite many years in the spotlight, Manny’s fellow Kapuso artists attest to the man’s humility which has kept this man’s feet planted firmly on the ground.
While Pacquiao is known worldwide as one of the greatest boxers in recent history, in his home country, he is all that and more. Having shown great passion not just for the sport, but the country he represents, Pacquiao has truly proven himself to be a true Kapuso.
And as fight day draws near, various GMA artists voice out their support for their fellow Kapuso, friend and countryman.
Dingdong Dantes: “Isa si Manny sa mga hinahangaan ko di lamang sa kanyang galing sa boxing kundi na rin sa kanyang matatag na pananampalataya at pagmamahal sa bayan. This is one of the biggest highlights not just for Manny’s career but also for the history of the Filipino people. Sabay ng tagumpay ni Pacman ang tagumpay ng bawat Pilipino. You make us proud, Kapuso!”
Marian Rivera: “Hangad ko, kasama ng buong sambayanang Pilipino, ang iyong tagumpay. Nawa’y gabayan ka ng ating Panginoon sa iyong muling pagsampa sa ring at patuloy ka pang maging inspirasyon sa marami.”
Regine Velasquez-Alcasid: “We are praying for your victory. As with all your past fights, we know you’ll make us proud to be Filipino. You have poured your heart in uniting the Filipino people, and for that, we are grateful. To God be the glory!”
Solenn Heussaff: Manny is very easy to work with and treats everyone equally. He’s funny and likes to sing on set. Manny is every Pinoy’s pride and I know he won’t disappoint.”
Lovi Poe: “I have nothing but praises for him. He’s a very successful man who is idolized by almost everybody in the world yet he showed nothing but humility. Go Manny!”
Carla Abellana: “Manny has been such an inspiration to each Filipino. Each time he faces an opponent in the ring, it is not just for a title but also for Filipino pride. We thank you, Manny and we support you all the way!”
Dennis Trillo: “Kasama mo kami, Pacman, at ang buong sambayanang Pilipino sa laban mong ito. Sa bawat suntok at ilag na iaalay mo para sa ating bansa, nais din naming iparating sayo ang aming taos pusong paghanga at pasasalamat. Ipinagmamalaki ka namin, Kapuso!"
Tom Rodriguez: “Nagpapasalamat kami sa ‘yo Manny for all the pride and glory you have given the Filipino people. And once again, we unite as one nation as we pray for you and give our all-out support. The Filipinos are all behind you.”
And on Sunday, as Pacquiao proudly enters the ring to fight for the Filipino people, his fellow Kapuso will all exclaim in unison, “Go Manny!”