MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles,Manila Bureau) – Journalists are supposed to be neutral and unbiased, but broadcaster Karen Davila breached that principle when she practically endorsed boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao in his Presidential bid.
In a tweet, Davila said it was time for Pacquiao to “fight other giants outside the boxing ring.”
Surely,, Davila didn’t mean Pacquiao fighting Goliath or Superman, did she?
BARCELONA, Spain (The Adobo Chronicles, Barcelona Bureau) – King Felipe VI of Spain has issued a proclamation making Filipino boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao a “Distinguished Adoptive Son” of his country.
The monarchy issued the order just a day after Pacquiao’s loss to Cuban Yordenis Ugás in their title bout in Las Vegas, Nevada. It follows Pacquiao’s own admission that he is half-Spanish.
King Felipe said that despite his loss to Ugás, Pacquiao has brought pride and honor to the people of Spain.
An order for a Distinguished Adoptive Son grants Pacquiao all the benefits of a full-fledged Spanish citizen and will always be met with a red carpet reception whenever he visits the Spanish Palace.