Congratulations to Manny Pacquiao on winning his fight against Miguel Cotto a few hours ago… After all of the bad news that has befallen the Philippines in recent months, finally an incredible day of national pride as Filipinos at home and around the globe watched Manny pummel and outwit his opponent. Boohoo for Puerto Rico. :) Yehey for the Philippines, at least this time around. He’s probably going to walk away with close to a billion pesos in prize money, endorsements, cable TV revenues and if I were him, I would retire having been the only boxer in the history of the sport to win in seven different weight divisions. But then again, I suppose he will be doing at least one more fight with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. if only to bank another billion plus pesos more, win or lose on that one. CONGRATULATIONS, MANNY PACQUIAO!!! Oh, and my favorite of the insufferable advertisements that played for hours during the fight on local television, the San Miguel ad where Manny is reading the menu, and orders some “Roasted Highland Legumes” and what arrives at the table is described as “isang platitong mani” (a dish of salted peanuts). Hahahaha.