Monday, Nov 14, 2011 8:55 AM
Posted By Lester V Ledesma
Be it in the neighborhood shed overflowing with onlookers
or at a classy hotel ballroom filled with paying guests:
Santa Maria I Ballroom, Radisson Blue Hotel Cebu:
Nothing beats watching a Manny Pacquiao boxing match in the Philippines. Just yesterday morning the whole country stood still as the Pacquiao-Marquez III bout unfolded in the US of faraway A. I was lucky to be in Cebu, just in time to see the empty roads, the closed stores and the quiet markets. I followed the first 7 rounds on the radio, then caught the last 5 rounds on the big screen. Everyone was glued to the fight, of course - so rarely was the country as unified as this!