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New WBC Superfeatherweight Champ Pacquiao arrives in Gensan to Hero’s Welcome

Manny “Pacman” Paquiao, the new WBC Super Featherweight Champion arrived in his hometown Gen. Santos City today, March 26, 2008 on board a PAL airbus from Manila. He was met at the GenSan International Airport runway by his former political foes, GenSan City Mayor Jun Acharon and Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio of the 1st District of South Cotabato. They later joined him at the motorcade through the city’s major thoroughfares arranged by the local government.

As promised, here are some of the pictures I took of the arrival and the motorcade…

Pacquiao & city officials at airport

Pacman poses with (from L-R) GenSan Mayor Jun Acharon, Miss Gensan Jen Cachuela, Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio, Mother Dionisia Pacquiao, Ernie Nanali of City Sports Development Office, Apopong Barangay Captain Rommel Pacquiao)


Motorcade Car with manny

Pacman at the motorcade vehicle with his parents Rosalio and Dionisia (extreme left & right) and Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio. Behind them is GenSan City Mayor Jun Acharon.

Elorde AwardsMary Divine Grace PacquiaoOnboard the motorcade carBarangay CalumpangWelcome StreamerBarangay Labangal - Pacman's homeAfter the Silway BridgeSilway MainPublic Market, P. Acharon BoulevardSun Trading Building, Santiago BoulevardCorner Santiago-Magsaysay AvenueSouth Elementary School kidsPioneer AvenuePendatun AvenuePress Con at oval court

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  1. sunshine says:

    i really hope when i get home.. i will have the chance to see manny… nice pix huh.. jinky getting prettier.. good for her… buti ka pa sawa na ay pacman..hahaha me super longing ever..

  2. bariles says:

    Sure shine… if we get past his cordon sanitaire…. (joke).

  3. sunshine says:

    i miss darlene… still pretty as ever… very simple.

  4. sunshine says:

    siguro naman sa lakas ng powers mo waz na cordon oi… hehehe gosh times like this i miss gensan…

  5. JAs says:

    hindi po PAL airbus ang sinakyan ni manny pabalik ng gensan, it is PAL Jumbo jet Boeing 747-400. I miss Gensan.

  6. glengonz says:

    keep it cumming vel, lol! nice shots…. sana starring ako next time… joke!

  7. bariles says:

    Jas, thanks. Yan kasi sinabi ng airport control tower officer sa akin..Airbus raw. 🙂

    Hi Glen! dont worry, malapit na ang iyong sariling post…about your kingdom. 🙂

    Shine, kelan ba uwi mo? Badminton raw kayo ni congresswoman Darlene. Wala syang kalaro rito eh.

  8. Dominique says:

    Okay na ba sila ni Darlene Antonino?

  9. bariles says:

    Hi Dom. I think they’re ok na. If not, Darlene wouldnt be joining him during the 2-hour motorcade. Ever since naman, she has been vocal about being a Pacman fan. I just hope Manny doesnt run again so that they could all work together for the betterment of their city. (wishful thinking ba?)

  10. georgE says:

    nice pictures avel hope that when i get home next year(hopefully) MANNY WILL STILL BE THE CHAMP!! HEHEHEHE regards to ALL!!!

  11. sunshine says:

    i’ll be home on may 23 till month end… ikaw? when ka visit ulit?

  12. Bambi says:

    Vel thanks for the updates ha, now atleast di na ako nalulungkot masyado kasi updated na ako about gensan. I always check my emails, excited to see something new from you, alam mo naman buhay here always kayod (miss you all). Again maraming salamat, -dami ka na utang sa inaanak mo hehehehe.

  13. […] is an initiative of the Representative of the 1st Congressional District of South Cotabato, Honorable Darlene Antonino-Custodio in coordination with the City Mayor’s Office of GenSan […]

  14. […] while being interviewed by GMA Reporter.  Beside him is First Lady Dr. Rose. The mayor announced a HERO’S WELCOME for the champ when he comes home to […]

  15. leianne says:

    ei! magandang gensan! juz came across ds pic..d 1 u named as miss gensan in ds article isnt d 1… dats ms. gensan 2007 clover esteban in d pic. she’s way far too better dan d 1 u nymd sir..

    hopi’n pacquiao cud win agnst dela hoya 2m! 🙂

    godbless manny, godbless gensan! mabuhay philippines..!


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