In the wave of the controversial bout of pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, another sports competition is happening on the South East side of the globe. Currently happening in Indonesia is the 26th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG).
But despite the event being an international event, a lot more politicians, especially members of the Philippine Congress showed support for the pound-for-pound king than the 512 Filipino athletes competing in Indonesia.
As reported in the local news, 60 Filipino congressmen were in Las Vegas to watch Pacquiao’s fight wherein Pacquiao even said that they should do a “roll call”, a process done in Congress, since there were a lot of representatives in Vegas. Among the congressmen spotted in Las Vegas were Pangasinan Representative, Gina De Venecia and Manila Representative, Amado Bagatsing.
Meanwhile, not a single congressman has been cheering or showing support for the national athletes. The games is now on its 6th day wherein the Philippines is placing 6th with 14 gold, 22 silver and 28 bronze medals. The most gold medals won by the country was yesterday or Day 5 of the SEAG. The Philippines won a total of 6 models bringing the total gold count to 14.