You may not agree with the sport of boxing, what with folks pummelling each others brains out until some of them retire with permanent cranial damage, but hey, it’s still legal… And for some reason, Filipinos along with Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and other previous Spanish colonies with traditionally high birth rates seem to excel at it… So CONGRATULATIONS Manny Pacquiao on your stunning win over Oscar de la Hoya (who made twice as much money?), you are a very bright light in a relatively dim year. Your incredible dedication to excellence in your chosen field is something all Filipinos should aspire to. Bravo!
But really, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, did you really have to go replace the birth day of Jesus with Manny on your front page photo/headline combination? Am I the only one who flinched when I got the paper this morning? Or am I reading too much into this, double entendre of photo with arms in the air and headline combined? Or have I still not recovered from an equally inappropriate recent headline of the Inquirer that read “A Black in the White House”…???