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World Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao Is Habitat Hero Ambassador

June 9th, 2011

Boxer, Who Is Also Congressman, To Donate Land To Habitat For Building Homes

 

06_09_2011_Philippine_Boxing_Champ_Is_HaTo boxing champ and congressman Manny Pacquiao, poverty is an even more formidable opponent than those who he faced in the boxing ring.

MANILA, 9th June 2011: The best boxer in the world is supporting Habitat for Humanity.

WBO welterweight Super Champion and currently rated the world’s number one pound-for-pound boxer Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao has been named a Habitat Hero Ambassador for HFH Philippines.

The honor was unveiled at a private dinner hosted by Fernando Zobel de Ayala, a member of the Habitat for Humanity International board.

Pacquiao, who has won ten world titles at eight different weights, is also a congressman representing Saranggani province on Mindanao island, in the southern Philippines.

He considered poverty to be an even greater opponent to those whom he faced in the boxing ring.

Pacquiao’s first gesture of support was to donate a 3.5 hectare plot of land in Saranggani which will enable 200 to 250 homes to be built.