Like there’s an inkling of doubt which side we at UniteAsia.org stand on. Since this is probably one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of this century – not understating that by the least bit – we thought it’d be interesting to get the thoughts of our Filipino brethren involved in the punk/hardcore community from around the world.
While collecting their stories – our bro Joey of Badburn took this photo for us…I’m pretty sure this scene will be similar THROUGHOUT the Philippines!
Hear what they have to say:
“Honestly bro I am here at my boss’ house and waiting for the fight to start via pay per view. I would say yes it is historic, and I really really really wish that Manny beats the shit out of Mayweather! hahaha…” – Jay Yator – bassist of The Boxers
“I’m pretty excited about the fight. Been looking forward to it for quite a while now. I’m betting pacman like most people do. But to be honest, I’m not a hundred percent sure who’s gonna win. Both fighters have their own strategies to win.” – Ferbie Valaco – guitarist of DOA
“Kinda excited and proud of our Pambansang Kamao, that’s what he is called in our country which means national fist. I think most of my fellow country men feel the same way, and there is even a joke in the Philippines. Every time he fights it’s like a public holiday in the Philippines. Everyone stays home and everybody stops what they are doing just to see the fight.” – Ralph Quinlan Hung – bartender at RED Hong Kong/hardcore kid
“First time to watch any event live in our community event’s hall. That’s how excited I am! 🙂 The community event hall is called The Tent here at Acacia Estates in Taguig where i resides bro. They’ve set up 4 big screens for the residents! I think it will be an epic fight! Everyone’s looking forward to this! I can imagine what EDSA is going to look like today. No traffic, just like holy week! Hahaha! Zero crime today in the Philippines bro!!!” – Joey Valverde – drummer of Badburn
“I’m pretty excited about this fight. This is beyond one person’s fame and fortune. A Pacquiao fight, and hopefully a win, always lifts up the morale of a country. The Philippines doesn’t have a lot as a country, our economy isn’t the greatest, our goverment is absolute shit, poverty is all around but a Pacman fight gives people something to be proud of. Go Manny!” Joe Calixto – singer of Ordinary Neighbors
“PACMAN WILL KICK MAYWEATHER’S ASS! GO PHILIPPINES!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHH!” – Glenn Bogador – guitarist of Shepherds the Weak
“Being a Filipino and a boxing fanatic I’m rooting for Pacquiao. The guy’s got his head screwed on right and I believe he’s going in with a full heart and hunger for greatness. The whole country will stop upon the ring of the bell. It’s so quiet outside it’s almost like the apocalypse every time Manny goes to fight. If there’s one thing that unifies the Philippines even for 30 minutes it’s gonna be him. So there, Manny is my guy. I’ll be glad to be around my grandchildren one day and say it was during my era when that historic fight happened.” Albert Allan Ascona – guitarist/singer for Communion