Sunday, November 15, 2009

Manny Pacquiao on Fire



Manny Pacquiao comes out on top again with another spectacular victory over Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto--a true welterweight who has fought against elite opposition and is in his prime. His win, I'm sure, is another bullet through the hearts of his detractors and unbelievers--including the arrogant Mayweather clan, bitter De La Hoya, and whoever else who predicted/wished for his loss.



Manny is definitely close to his peak at the moment. His iconic status in the Philippines has transcended international barriers, as his prominence is now felt throughout the world--TIME magazine's front cover feature on him a manifestation of this.

I am one of the millions in adoration of the status he has achieved. Not necessarily because of his rags to riches story or the power, wealth, and fame he has attained in mega proportions--but for the pride, energy, and glory he brings to the Philippines and people all over the world.

In terms of boxing history, he has cemented his place among the boxing greats--even being called as the greatest fighter of this era. He has always faced and beaten the very best. And in the process, he has achieved a historic feat by accumulating seven world titles in seven different weight classes--one equaled by no other fighter.

Even more amazing, Manny has accomplished all of this despite the distractions all around him. With needy politicians tugging at him, having to carry the hearts of the Filipino masses on his shoulders, answering his family's needs, dealing with boxing camp in-fighting drama, taking on showbiz and political commitments, keeping up with his various side-businesses, etc., the maintenance of Manny's focus is a feat in itself.

Manny takes it all in stride and just keeps on going. It appears as though he plans on continuing his career in boxing and also getting involved in politics if he wins his bid for a Philippine congressional seat. I expect he will win--in fact, I expect he could even win if he ran for the presidency, which he may eventually do. Is it a good idea? No one can say for sure, but it appears that Pacquiao's humble beginnings and good heart would make him a better candidate than most politicians. If he should ever run for president and win, his performance will likely boil down to the politicians and advisers he chooses to listen to and place around himself. That is a very difficult task in itself, especially in the circus-like masquerade of Philippine politics and based on my belief that any politician is corrupt until proven otherwise.

However, in the more immediate future, promoter Bob Arum is still planning and negotiating for Manny's next handful of fights. There is Yuri Foreman, the not-so-heavy puncher and newly crowned Super Welterweight Champion who is an attractive opponent in case Manny decides to move up yet again in weight and beat his own record and make it eight world titles in eight different weight classes. There is still Juan Manuel Marquez who the Pacquiao camp wants to silence once and for all by beating him more decisively. And, of course, there is Floyd Mayweather, Jr., which is the match-up the public wants the most. However, if I were in Pacquiao's shoes, I would not accept the latter fight unless he is able to dictate the terms and get a larger share--or 50/50, at the very least.

Until something materializes, as he said in his Cotto post-fight interview, he plans on taking a break, getting some rest, and having some fun. I guess I would assume that this would involve time with his family and also time with his reportedly new flame--Krista Ranillo. To me, I can empathize with Manny regarding this issue, and I think that as long as he takes care of his responsibilities then he should not be restricted of his liberties. I find the situation quite natural and the instinct innate in the human male. I believe that it gives Manny added inspiration, motivation, and/or pleasure in his life, which is something that we all need in life to keep going. Thus, I feel that the media should just let it be.

Indeed, Manny's life is full of drama and chaos--perhaps as unconventional as his boxing style and his being. Yet somehow, in all of its complexity, enjambment, and pandemonium, it all seems to come together and just work phenomenally--producing a spectacular rarity that comes perhaps even more infrequently than once in a lifetime.

I've made a follow-up to this post here: http://coconuter.blogspot.com/2009/11/anomalous.html

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

astig 'tong article pre! ang galing mo magsulat!

Anonymous said...

"To me, I can empathize with Manny regarding this issue, and I think that as long as he takes care of his responsibilities then he should not be restricted of his liberties. I find the situation quite natural and the instinct innate in the human male. I believe that it gives Manny added inspiration, motivation, and/or pleasure in his life, which is something that we all need in life to keep going."

Parang nagpapaliwanag ka na dito sa mga kabulastogan mo. Wag mong gamitin si Pacquiao para i voice out mo twisted mo na values (if they are values at all).

Anonymous said...

You have absolutely no clear concept of marriage and commitment.
1. A married person’s set of RESPONSIBILITIES includes being genuinely faithful to his/her spouse.
2. Being married doesn’t give you THAT LIBERTY you’re talking about.
3. Marriage does entail RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESTRICTIONS. If you can’t handle them, then don’t get married. If you’re already married, you must do everything in your power to fulfill your responsibilities and live with the restrictions.
4. The arguement about the NATURE AND INSTINCT INNATE IN THE HUMAN MALE is so primitive!!! Ano ka? Hayop? Your commitment to God, to marriage and your family should be stronger than your cock! If your cock rules over your mind, heart and soul, then don’t make any commitments. Spare your potential wife and your future children from the emotional and psychological damages brought about by a cheating father.
5. Whatever and whoever it is that give a person inspiration, motivation and/or pleasure in his/her life should not be at the expense of your family.
6. The measure of a good father, a good man doesn’t only require him to love his children and provide for them. It starts with showing his children that he genuinely loves and RESPECTS their mother.
I’m just curious. Have the women in your family read this entry? Do you have a girlfriend or wife? Has she read this entry?

---Cristina

Anonymous said...

"I think that as long as he takes care of his responsibilities then he should not be restricted of his liberties. I find the situation quite natural and the instinct innate in the human male."

...douchebag

Anonymous said...

Coconuter, you have some twisted values, do you have parents? You fucking dimwqitted shit know how it's like to see your mo nbeing cheated on by your father?

YOU FUCKING KNOW WHAT YOU'RE FUCKING TALKING ABOUT HYPERINFLATED EGO MAN??

read comments on chuvaness.com here's a fucking sample for your fucking brain asshole


nakakatawa namang ethics yan. the person is dabbling in a conceptual area he has little learning. when a person pukes out pseudo-intellectual statements, you have the genetics of a sociopath.

the statement "I think that as long as he takes care of his responsibilities then he should not be restricted of his liberties. I find the situation quite natural and the instinct innate in the human male"

the logic is severely flawed and ill-educated.
1. Isn't sticking with Jinky alone part of his responsibilities?

2. Liberties have boundaries. There is no such thing as boundless liberty. The locus of this argument is the place of sociopaths.

3. If it is "natural" as the imprudent says it is, then his ethics is based on sensuality.

4. If the basis of "natural" is the "innate...instinct" then this person doesn't have a right to refute me because it is also natural for me to refute a sociopath like him/her.

I just hope this person goes back to school and redirect his career to reading on making a dialectic between Kant's deontological vs existential ethics. That is where the balance should be struck -- not on his/her sensuality vs. natural (coz there's no opposition there), which fits more like his/her excuse to his/her own unethical actions rather than a justification of Manny's predicament.

And one more thing: sociopath!

PinoyApache said...

A very good post-fight write-up. Nicely worded.

Anonymous said...

"and based on my belief that any politician is corrupt until proven otherwise.

and I think that as long as he takes care of his responsibilities then he should not be restricted of his liberties. I find the situation quite natural and the instinct innate in the human male. I believe that it gives Manny added inspiration, motivation, and/or pleasure in his life, which is something that we all need in life to keep going."

- egotistical & chauvanist. Yup, the world isn't black or white for you --- it's majorly grey and twisted, spinning it's way back to the dark ages where human decency was irrelevant

Girlie said...

You masochist. There is no excuse for cheating. You better brush up on your values education, fella. Cos you don't have any.

Kim said...

While I don't necessarily agree to what you said, I think this was a great article.

bert said...

this is a brilliant article dave! don't mind the "hatred"... it's only denial on their part.

Anonymous said...

Good follow-up posts with "Desiccating" and "Human Nature." Stand your ground. I admire your guts for speaking the truth young man.

magdalo said...

mukhang may guerra na.. have you checked that chuvaness blog? everyone there is hating on u. pero dont worry we are behind you all the way coconuter!

KIRBY said...

YOU REALLY HAVE A GIFT IN WRITING, and your philosophical wisdom is penetrating,, makes me think twice about how things really are,,, and come to think of it, you are just describing the reality that no one else wants to face.. kudos to you^^!!

liane said...

I pity his children, who are probably most affected by people like you who condone Manny's actions.

des said...

And yet if a successful woman, like say, Ivana Trump or Maria Sharapova (hypothetical lang ha, as an example only; I'm not starting a rumor!), cheated on her husband -- even if she "fulfils her responsibilities" -- you and other guys would just think she was an immoral B****. No question.

This is my main problem with what you just posted above. And you have to face the consequences of this disrespectful post.

It's disrespectful to women, including your mother and your wife/girlfriend.

Just because Manny is a man, that's all the excuse he needs?

Is your opinion of MEN really that low?

And where does it end, really? If Manny murdered someone, as long as he keeps on winning bouts, should we all just let him be?

If he's above morality, then there's no end to what he can do without social and legal consequences.

If, as you say, cheating is "human nature" for men, then why is cheating still so hurtful and damaging to families and society in general?

You imply that philandering is a natural instinct for men -- meaning you've done it as well or you WOULD do it if you were successful like Manny?

I refuse to live in the kind of world you think you live in.

Anonymous said...

"I believe that it gives Manny added inspiration, motivation, and/or pleasure in his life, which is something that we all need in life to keep going. Thus, I feel that the media should just let it be. "

"I believe" and "I feel" - That's just you. why the massive hatred? when you simply put into writing what you believe and feel? talk about the right to express one's opinion.

Let alone.

Anonymous said...

i'm on coconuter's side on this one. first of all, there's really nothing wrong with what coco said... he technically never said that it is right to "cheat". he just said that what manny is feeling is instinctive, what manny is doing is a liberty of his, and if it gives manny inspiration/motivation (etc) then that's his business and people should let him be. i mean, who knows if he is no longer happy with jinkee?? who are we to meddle... alam niyo, KAYO mga haters ang mali eh, because you are dictating/shouting what is right and what is wrong, when coconuter is simply just saying what he feels and believes, placing no pressure whatsoever on what you all believe... KAYO ANG MGA HITLER NG MUNDO

REIGN said...

UNBELIEVABLE REACTIONS to this post!! forget about them David, just concentrate on your trip back to the Philippines this December, inaabangan na namin ang mga bago mong adventures!! -reign

pinkbutterfly said...

wow, i just read some of the comments above. grabe yung mga sinabi, as in grabe talaga. the things they call you david............ we know you are a good person........... you have nothing to prove, don't waste your time on MONSTERS like them

Anonymous said...

Casual fling, let whatever happen happen, follow the heart's desires?

I don't know David, he has a family & responsibility (not to mention the tattoo of his wife's name on his world-famous shoulder) but if his wife Jinkee is a nutcase then yeah I'd understand too, but the grass isn't necessarily greener on the other side either.

Pacquiao is now a world great; he's no longer just 'ours' anymore, he's the world's.. just unbelievable.

I think he got hurt though, could be serious (right ear area).

Efren Reyes/ Django Bustamante/ Marlon Manalo (billiards) and Wesley So (chess) are heroes too, let's not forget about them :)

kp

crazylawrenz said...

"Until something materializes, as he said in his Cotto post-fight interview, he plans on taking a break, getting some rest, and having some fun. I guess I would assume that this would involve time with his family and also time with his reportedly new flame--Krista Ranillo. To me, I can empathize with Manny regarding this issue, and I think that as long as he takes care of his responsibilities then he should not be restricted of his liberties. I find the situation quite natural and the instinct innate in the human male. I believe that it gives Manny added inspiration, motivation, and/or pleasure in his life, which is something that we all need in life to keep going. Thus, I feel that the media should just let it be."

Man.....
you have your own opinion based on what on your observation, and you feel that your opinion is instinct of a man nature... i suggest to u that u should put yourself in to the feet of a woman so that u can also understand how a woman feels about ur opinion.

Summary: Moral Issue

Anonymous said...

eeeeeewwwww! i hate this blog...it is written by an asshole who think of women as sex objects

Anonymous said...

By reading this, I can assume that Coconuter and Krista Ranillo are aiming for the same thing: stick with Manny and enjoy the "blessings" of doing so, hahaha!

Well Coconuter, if Manny gets to read your blog, i hope he won't use it as a justification to his "hormonal" issues right now, that would definitely affect his LONG-TERM happiness in being with his FAMILY (wife & kids), when all the glitz-and-glory, and all the gold-digger bitches hoarding around him are gone. Fame and money really is blinding.

Anonymous said...

I am with you in honoring Manny's latest victory. He's larger than life and it's like everything stops when he's inside the ring. He's really someone to look up to.

However I feel sad for you on your comment on his alleged new flame. Regardless of his achievements (which I'm also grateful by the way) he still has no right to turn his back on his wife. She was at his side when "this" started. It's not fair that now when he's reaping all the benefits, he would leave his commitments and promises to this person hanging in the air and pretend that her sacrifices meant nothing.

I hope Manny comes to his senses. Karma's a bitch. It would only be a matter of time before this is all over. I guess he just needs to be "guided" again. I pray that everything works out for him.

Thanks for the interesting article. All the best.

Anonymous said...

"i'm on coconuter's side on this one. first of all, there's really nothing wrong with what coco said... he technically never said that it is right to "cheat". he just said that what manny is feeling is instinctive, what manny is doing is a liberty of his, and if it gives manny inspiration/motivation (etc) then that's his business and people should let him be. i mean, who knows if he is no longer happy with jinkee?? who are we to meddle... alam niyo, KAYO mga haters ang mali eh, because you are dictating/shouting what is right and what is wrong, when coconuter is simply just saying what he feels and believes, placing no pressure whatsoever on what you all believe... KAYO ANG MGA HITLER NG MUNDO"

justify all you want. the fact that many people have reacted with such abhorrence shows that there must be something wrong with coconuter's views. what motivation/inspiration are you talking about? can't he be motivated enough with the thought that he's carrying his country's name? are his kids not enough inspiration? what does he need a querrida for? that liberty talk, that's BS. if everyone has this kind of liberty of wandering and being unfaithful, then i don't get why people get hurt along the way. why the heck should people just let him be? because he's a boxing superstar? just because he's an amazing fighter, doesn't mean he should be afforded the right to get away with everything he does. i can take his awful singing and acting, but womanizing is a whole different story.

kung kami ang hitler ng mundo, dapat kami ang kinasusuklaman. dapat intindihin niyo din na owning your own piece of cyberspace should not be mistaken for a safety net against other people’s points of view, especially if yours exhibit a questionable degree of morality. you can't just shrug off our violent reactions as a sign of denial. YOU are in denial for thinking that it's alright to cheat. human nature my a$s. you lose your humanity little by little once you believe that it's okay to hurt other people as long is it's for your own "liberty" and "happiness".

we are a catholic nation for crying out loud and by conveying moral aberrations to the public, you are quite simply begging for people to eat you up. if you don’t want other people to react violently to the twisted views that you have, then by all means write in a notebook type, lock-enabled diary, not in a public domain like the world wide web. everyone must keep in mind that they are always held accountable for everything they do or say.

Kaye said...

IT WOULD BE REALLY FAIR IF YOUR GIRLFRIEND/WIFE CHEATS ON YOU BECAUSE IT'S HER...OH LET ME SEE...INSTINCT!

THAT WOULD BE FITTING FOR AN ILL-INFORMED MORON LIKE YOU WHO THINKS THAT JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS ACHIEVED SOME LEVEL OF FAME AND FORTUNE, THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHEAT ON THEIR WIVES/PARTNERS.

MIND YOU, THERE ARE COUNTLESS OTHER ATHLETES WHO ARE MORE FAMOUS AND RICHER AND ACCOMPLISHED AND **GOOD LOOKING** THAN PACQUIAO BUT DO NOT GO ABOUT AS IF THEY HAD THE GOD-GIVEN RIGHT TO SLEEP AROUND.

THE MOST TERRIBLE PART ABOUT THIS IS THAT THIS MANNY EVEN HAS THE GALL TO CALL HIMSELF A DEVOUT CATHOLIC, MAKE A SIGN OF THE CROSS PRE- AND POST-FIGHT, THANKD GOD BLAH-BLAH-BLAH. WTF?! I DON'T REMEMBER JESUS CONDONING CHEATING IN MARRIAGE (OR ANY KIND OF CHEATING, FOR THAT MATTER).

HE IS A GIFTED FIGHTER. BUT I'M INCLINED TO MAKE SEPARATE JUDGEMENTS OF THE ATHLETE AND THE MAN. AND THIS STUPID CHAUVINIST BLOGGER.

enigma said...

i can't help not to meddle.

no wonder, mga kakampi sau lalaki din.

palibhasa mga nakakarelate.
double standard pa. agree ako sa isang comment sa taas, what if this happened the other way around? na babae ang nanloko?

ang prblema kasi sainyo ang galing niong magsalita. palibhasa kasi mostly ng mga babae mas faithful kaya kayo mga nagtatake advantage mga tado kau.. pero pag kau ang iniwan o tinu-time dyan akala nio kung sinong kaawa-awa.

kung isang mabuting katwiran/pilosopiya yun para sau, or para sainyo... well, congrats, you've just proven to me that numerous males are WORTHLESS IMMORAL CREATURES.

I hope your mother, sister, wife, wife 1, 2, 3 ... or girlfriend 1, 2, 3 could read your article.

sana makahanap ka ng katapat mo. kudos!

warpig said...

OH SNAP!!! DAVID JUST DROPPED THE BOMB ON ALL YOU HATERS IN HIS ANOMALOUS ARTICLE
http://coconuter.blogspot.com/2009/11/anomalous.html

Anonymous said...

oh my my, the only thing i could not agree was if he run for a president, but thats your opinion and people must respect that,
aside from this is your blog and you have all the right.
di ko nangungunsinte sa mga babaero/lalakero,buhay nila yun at wala kayong pakelam kung anung gusto nilang gawin sa buhay nila.

ang problema sa mga tao e di marunong rumespeto sa opinion ng iba,gumawa kayo ng mga sarili nyong blog at dun kayo magngangawa mga ipokrito/ipokrita.

you people grow up, mind your own business.

from a married woman with children.

powder said...

I'm no fan of monogamy nor claim to be on moral high ground, but I think there should be honesty and equality in a relationship. The thing is Manny vowed to be faithful to his wife. If he changed his mind, he should tell her about it and allow her the same liberties he wants for himself.
Ang tanong, kaya nya ba? Being the typical Pinoy, I'm sure ayaw ni Pacman na may ibang lalakeng gumalaw sa asawa nya. Kaya dapat wag din sya magloko.
And this goes out to all who say that having multiple partners is ok. If you are open to sharing your partner with other men/women, and both parties have agreed on this, then fine, philander all you want. Otherwise, you have no right to say or do that.

powder said...

I'm no fan of monogamy nor claim to be on moral high ground, but I think there should be honesty and equality in a relationship. The thing is Manny vowed to be faithful to his wife. If he changed his mind, he should tell her about it and allow her the same liberties he wants for himself.
Ang tanong, kaya nya ba? Being the typical Pinoy, I'm sure ayaw ni Pacman na may ibang lalakeng gumalaw sa asawa nya. Kaya dapat wag din sya magloko.
And this goes out to all who say that having multiple partners is ok. If you are open to sharing your partner with other men/women, and both parties have agreed on this, then fine, philander all you want. Otherwise, you have no right to say or do that.

Danilo said...

Siguro matatahimik lang ang Pilipinas at mundo kapag may respeto sa opinion ng bawat isa, kanais-nais man o hindi ang dating sa iyo. Wala ako nabasa na sinabi ni Coconuter na "tama" o "mali" ang mga gawain ni Manny. Ang sabi nya, hayaan lamang natin si Manny kung ano ang gusto niyang gawin. Bakit? Kasi meron naman tayong batas na dapat makialam at magsabing "TAMA" o "MALI" ang iyong ginawa. Di ba tama naman? Wala tayong pakialam kung tama o mali ang gawin ni Manny.

Pangalawa, inaatake nyo si Coconuter ng personal. Hidi tama! Atakehin nyo ang article nya at hindi yung tao na nagsulat. PAGUSAPAN / PAGTALUHAN NATIN ANG LAMAN NG ARTICLE...wag nyo na isama ang pangalan ng blogger...

BAKIT? Wala tayo pakialam sa buhay nya. Kung masagasaan ba si Coconuter at kailangan nya ng pera upang gumaling at makapagsulat ulit, TUTULONG KA BA?

Aika said...

would you have the same tune if ur mother or sister is in the same situation? rotten piece of shit

glorien said...

hey.. some comments here is too harsh. for those people (you know who you are), you need to learn what is the meaning to the word RESPECT! try to respect ones opinion! that is why it's called opinion right?

To the author. i think you have written this well. Kudos to you.

MgaLamatngUtak said...

Tama ngang hayaan natin si Manny sa kanyang ginagawa. Matanda na si Manny at dapat alam na niya ang kanyang ginagawa. Ang sabi nga, lokohin mo na ang lahat wag lang ang sarili mo. Pag naintindihan na niya ang ibig sabihin niyan, siguro magiging matahimik na ang kanyang buhay.

Meantime, gawin na niya ang lahat wag lang siya matatalo pag naisipan kong sumugal para sa kanyang panalo.

Amelia said...

Nabasa ko lahat ng comments dto may maganda may pangit naman. sakin lang nakakaawa naman asawa ni pacquiao na andyan talaga sa tabi nya umpisa pa lang. tapos ngayong marami na cyang pera ang dami nading gustong tumikim sa pera nya.tinatapakan nlang ang pinag aralan ng dahil lang sa pera. alam naman ni krista na hindi nya maitatago sa madala ang kalukohan nla ni manny at ang kapal pa ng mukha nya sumonod sa vegas sus maria napakababa naman pala ng pagkababae nya kung cya nga yung nasa vedio ha.kay manny naman dapat isispin nya ang family nya dahil yan c krista na yan at ibang mga babae dyan nag kandarapa sa kanya hindi yan dahil sa mahal cya nla kundi sa dahil mahal nla ang PERA nya at yan ang isipin ni manny.lahat ng mga lalakeng nangangaliwa pag maykasakit or wla ng mapupuntahan dahil ubos na ang pera nya sa babae uwi na agad sa tunay na asawa!!!! yan din ang mangyayari kay manny pag ipagpatuloy pa nya yang kalukohan nya!

Anonymous said...

Despite all the criticism and scrutiny of other readers... I like your article based on how you express your views,thoughts and how you presented it with pride and joy... I like how you described Manny and how he was praised by you... This is actually a masterpiece... but nevertheless I know you do understand how a single word can affect the new Hero we all acknowledge and how these words can affect our views about the situation.. I know you do understand but I guess you do have your own reason which you are entitled to... for that matter I respect you and your opinion I understand the only way to be happy is to allow ourselves to be free... but sometimes we have to measure how it will affect others. I couldn't say I agree with you but nevertheless I don't hate you either... We all commit mistakes no one is pure not even a bit... mistakes is essential in our life for it's the only way to learn...


I just hope you won't stop writing for the sake of the rest of us...

Anonymous said...

When you are already married, It's definitely wrong and there's no excuse why you should do it.

Mon said...

Well it is an evolutionary behavior of men to mate to as many women as possible as 1.) they cannot be sure that the offspring is theirs and 2.) the sperm cells are too many and are very cheap to spend.

On the otherhand, women evolved choosing their partners and remaining loyal because 1.) They only produce a limited number of ova in their lifetime so these ova or egg cells are "expensive" so they need to pair it up with the sperm with the best genes 2.) women need companionship to help raise the child and help through her pregnancy for food.

People can say that this is our nature. To be this way. but then again, we evolved with bigger brain cases and higher intellect and thus culture developed.

anger is an evolutionary behavior that is essential whenever confrontation and danger arise. However, because we have culture we learn to go the other way around. We control ourselves. The same thing with our libido. You should know how to control it as well. And when you cannot, that is when conflict arise.

Manny Pacquiao cannot control his libido (id) so he does what he got to do. lol

I dunno if im making sense. :)

ok, I thought of a better example.

VEGETARIANISM. I strongly oppose to it as it is unnatural. We evolved or created (depending on what you believe in) with 2 pairs of amazing canine teeth meaning we're meant to eat meat. For many of us who love Lechon, eating strictly vegetable forever would be like Manny Pacquiao not bedding with Ranillo girl, clearly it's a hard choice (i bet Pacquiao had a really HARD time with this). LOL

Whether this is ok or not, it depends really with how you perceive the idea. Many strongly advocate vegetarianism, while many more would gladly gulp San Mig light with their balut. lol

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