Filipinos are strong in many ways. In the powerful patriotism of Jose Rizal into the strong athleticism of Filipino sportsmen today, the independence we Filipinos are enjoying is buttressed by the strength of our motto. To be able to build a solid Filipino nation, there has to be a powerful people united as one to stand out from any component that imperils the country. Many Filipino sportsmen at present have shown the world how strong Filipinos are. Boxers Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr., wrestler Batista as well as the soccer team, the Azkals, have produced the Filipinos pleased for their victory in the sports stadium.See our show on Pinoy Tambayan free.
A century later, following Manny Pacquaio’s 52 boxing wins, Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Oscar de la Hoya, Miguel Cotto, along with Antonio Margarito will all agree that los filipinos no boy indolentes, the Filipinos aren’t indolent. Another Filipino fighter believed to be following the continuation of the eight-world branch winner, Pacquiao, is your three-world division champion, Nonito Donaire, Jr., who’s now the WBC and WBO Bantamweight World Champion. In the previous decade, Pacquiao together with Donaire has proven the power of the Filipino fist.
In the wrestling ring, among those honored superstars is Batista, a Filipino. Even though Jose Rizal might not recommend tattoos, he certainly would commend Batista’s patriotism. This five-time world heavyweight wrestling champion himself is a fan of Manny Pacqiuao and his Filipino grandfather who served in the army. Afterward, in 2011, the Philippines made a title in the football arena for the first time. As a result of the Philippine national football team most commonly known as the Azkals.
It may no longer sensible for all of us to die for our nation just as how Jose Rizal failed as there aren’t any more tyrannical conquerors. But to build a solid Filipino nation, we can show the world how strong Filipinos are, just as how Pacquiao, Donaire, Batista and the Azkals fought in the sports stadium to display the ability of the Filipino people. This 2011, let us honor the strength of the OFWs since the modern heroes while we commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of our national hero.