Change of religion altered Manny's boxing fate- Mommy Dionisia
Dionisia Pacquiao, mother of Manny Pacquiao, had some harsh words for her son's new-found faith, stating that it was his Catholic past that brought him his past championships.
"Ang nakapagchampion sa anak ko, ang dati niyang relihiyon na pinanggalingan niya," said the Pacquiao matriarch in an interview with GMA News TV's Mark Salazar.
Dionisia started the interview expressing that she is against her son fighting again:
"Sabihin ko kay [Top Rank CEO and Pacquiao promoter] Bob Arum, stop na. Hindi hayop ang anak ko; tao siya. Ayoko na. Ang trabaho niya focus na lang sa pulitika. Iwanan na lang niya ang pag-boxing."
But when asked about whether his son follows her advice or not, Dionisia's let out a tirade against the "pastors" that surround Manny:
"Makinig man. May sikreto na itong anak ko kasi makulit ang mga pastor talaga sa kanya. Hindi ako matakot kahit sino pa sila, harapin ko sila. Magulo ang mga pastor dito sa bahay ni Manny. Magulo. Bakit kunin niya ang anak ko eh tahimik siya? Yan ang nakapagchampion sa anak ko, ang dati niyang relihiyon na pinanggalingan niya."
Dionisia did not stop there, expressing her disapproval of Manny Pacquiao and family's departure from Catholicism.
"Sinabi ko na wag kayo maglipat. Jinky, wag kayong maglipat," said Pacquiao's mother.
Pastor Jeric Soriano, Pacquiao's spriritual advisor, comes from the Alabang New Life Christian Center in Muntinlupa. He has been visible in many of Pacquiao's training camps. Pacquiao, in turn, was also at the pastor's ordination earlier this January. - RAF, GMA News