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Thanksgiving NO HOLDS BARRED Armida Siguion-Reyna 11/26/2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving

NO HOLDS BARRED
Armida Siguion-Reyna
11/26/2010
Getting Thanksgiving greetings in yesterday’s e-mail reminded me how much the day stands as arguably the most important of holidays in the United States, from when it was first celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Native American Indians up to the present. We don’t celebrate it here in the Philippines, and perhaps this is where we are wrong. For however the going gets rough, we, each of us, have reasons to be grateful. Make your own list, here’s mine.

1) First I’m thankful we have a new president. I have a more than fair idea of what’s being said for and against the new kid on the block, but hey. The one before him was far worse, she left crap for her successor to deal with, and you know what I mean, when I say this. It’s said that the man is indecisive, takes his time doing this and that. But he’s not a thief, and this means much to me.

2) I’m glad we have Manny Pacquiao. I will admit I wasn’t enamored with him during his early years as champion. He appeared to me as a willing poster boy for Gloria Arroyo, after his hard training and grueling bouts partying with the chu-chuwas of the previous administration. The way he is feted now by fellow congressmen, I see it clearly. There’s nothing wrong with him as what’s wrong is with the sipsep surrounding him.

Siya mismo, well, he is the first to win 10 world titles in eight different weight divisions, the WBC Super Welterweight World Champion and WBO Welterweight World Champion, the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, et cetera, but what I like about him has nothing to do with his titles. It’s his humility..... MORE

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