THE city government of Makati will honor Manny Pacquaio with a hero’s welcome at the City Hall Quadrangle today.
Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay will lead city residents and workers in welcoming Pacquiao who will be making a courtesy call to the mayor at around 9 a.m.
Following the courtesy call, a victory parade at 10 a.m. will be held along Ayala Avenue up to the InterCon Hotel, where a press conference will be held.
Binay said Makati residents and workers are excited to show their support for Pacquiao who brought pride and honor to the nation anew after successfully defending his WBO welterweight title against Chris Algieri on November 23 in Macau.
“Makati is proud of Manny Pacquiao for consistently bringing glory to the Philippines. He has inspired millions of people around the world, including the people of Makati, with his indomitable spirit and extraordinary boxing skills,” Binay said.
The Makati Public Safety Department enforcers will provide traffic assistance, as well as escort those joining the parade. Fernan Marasigan