Located in the Ernita district is the Manila Bay Café that is ripe with anticipation on the Sunday morning of May 8, 2011. The district was a popular red-light area that has seen tremendous upliftment by Mayor Alfred Lim. Formerly known as the LA Café; the bar comprises numerous bars, a stage for live bands playing, and billiard tables on two floors. The bar was shut down due to under-age dancers but was reopened as a sports bar. Therefore, the new renovated bar is the perfect setting for a game of boxing between Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley.
Most Filipinos believe that Pacquiao is more than God for their country. The Philippines is known for the four “Bs”, boxing, billiards, bowling, and basketball. Boxing was never the foremost sport in the country especially during the time of bowling legend Rafael Nepomuceno and billiard player Elfren Reyes. However, when Manny Pacquiao started playing boxing, the game was elevated to the number one sport in the country. His success and charm has given most of his countrymen to believe that he can succeed in anything he tries. Most Filipinos believe him to be the one who shall bring their country out of its poverty and corruption. Many believe that Pacquiao will become the President of their country in the near future. Most individuals present at the bar on this Sunday morning are indifferent to whether Pacquiao wins the mathc or not. They are present to see their hero and support him as they believe him to be their savoir.
Pacquiao ready for his new role
As more individuals consider Pacquiao as the messiah for the eliminating economic poverty marking their country, the boxer is also ready to take on new responsibilities and save his nation. The fighter is taking on his new role as the one who shall free Phillipines from the numerous government officials who are corrupt and taking up office only to make themselves rich. The newest and the richest elected national Congressman, Manny Pacquiao at a press conference on Wednesday mentioned that the bigger fight of his life was to rid his country from the poverty that plagues it.