As world boxing icon Manny Pacquiao defeated Timothy Bradley on their third and final bout on Sunday, April 16 (Philippine time), Filipinos were all over Twitter praising the man called “Pambansang Kamao” (National Fist).
Below are their tweets:
— Angelica Sanchez (@iimjelay) April 10, 2016
— Patty (@iampattysexyy) April 10, 2016
Pacquiao still got it despite Senate, Mayweather loss, heavy criticisms and other distractions. Congrats Pacman! #PacBradley
— AL CHRISTINE ♕ (@iamalchristine) April 10, 2016
A few others were more interested in the faceoff between Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University on their UAAP match this afternoon.
— Sam Yunono™ ♫ (@SamYunono) March 21, 2016
There were others, however, who could not shake off recent controversies that have hounded Pacquiao and his plans to run for senator in the upcoming elections.
#PacBradley he may have won today’s match but he aint winning a seat in the senate
— j (@jessmoontrees) April 10, 2016
Several boxing trophies won’t deny the fact that you’re still a bigot. #PacBradley
— Gretseh Wieners (@JETTYFIERCE) April 10, 2016
— ZEL♕ (@gcllagrisola) April 10, 2016
Congrats Manny. Pero di po porket nanalo sa ring, pati sa senado ha — K (@AgentKristelle) April 10, 2016
But of course, social media wouldn’t be complete without reactions that have turned perfectly timed photos of the fight into well-thought memes.
— jaymar aquino (@jaymarluise) April 10, 2016
— Mike Villagracia (@tripperhappie) April 10, 2016