Pacquiao: Tacloban City to rise again

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Filipino boxing icon and Saranggani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao on Monday expressed belief that Tacloban City will rise from the pummeling its received from Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last November 8.

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The boxing champ made this statement during the Tacloban City flag-raising ceremony around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

“We will fight and rise again,” Pacquiao said in Filipino to his audience who flocked by the thousands just to see him.

He also stressed that he will do everything in his authority to ensure that Tacloban City will be rebuilt and restored to its former prosperity.

“I will do everything to see to it that you (Tacloban City residents) will get back to your feet again,” he added.

Pacquiao also prayed and called for God to bless the city even as he extended his condolences to the families who suffered death and destruction during “Yolanda’s” onslaught.

“Tindog Tacloban,” Pacquiao said three times before leaving for another relief run at the Tacloban City Convention Center aboard a black van. PNA

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