09 July 2006
This is a spoof of the Philippine 5-peso bill. The man you see in the money is the boxer Manny Pacquiao. I got this from my blogging friends in BBerk's Cafe courtesy of Ate Sienna.
If we were to consider the amount of fame Pacquiao is getting around here lately, I think he's being elevated to the level of national heroes. I think he is one person who can easily win any national elections, and has the sympathy of warring political factions here in the country. Were he president today, he can easily unite the country.
Boxing is also becoming the most popular sport here, with suggestions that it become a part of the educational curriculum to develop and discover potential boxers. Who cares about the World Cup finals? *LOL* I'm rooting for France. I have nothing against boxing, but to focus on it as part of education? I don't think so. I think those in the education department should still concentrate on developing students adept in science and mathematics if they want the country to move forward in the future.
Written by Dr. Emer at 2:28 PM