Tuesday, June 16, 2009
If you trace the life of Manny Pacquiao, it would be like this:
“From a poor family with humble beginnings and considered to be at the low side of the totem pole of society, where nobody may even want to know about ……. To becoming a great number one pound-for-pound boxer in the world whose honor, greatness and popularity, majority if not everybody, would want to know about and ride on.”
And how did Manny Pacquiao achieve this greatness? Is he a Superman? No. Does he have extraordinary or magical powers? No also. Does he have the so called “Anting – Anting” or some call it “Dagon” in his homeland. Yes!!!
By the way what is an “Anting –Anting” or a “Dagon”?
In the Philippines, an Anting-Anting or a Dagon is something, be a tiny non-living thing to be kept in the body, a tiny living thing to be hidden secretly, a picture to be kept in a personal and most secret way or words to a few sentences to be uttered during important competitions to give the one who possesses it, extra power and advantage to win.
I am sure that many, including the great coach and trainer Fredie Roach, will laugh at this statement. They will say that Manny’s accomplishment and greatness cannot be attributed to a “Dagon” or “Anting-Anting”, but mainly due to the excellent work ethics, strong determination and continual improvement attitude that he has.
I don’t disagree with you in your ideas, but, I am sure many will be with me if I would reveal the “Anting-Anting” or “Dagon” of Manny Pacquiao.
Are you ready to know what is the Dagon or Anting-Anting of Manny Pacquiao? The source of his power?...........
Manny Pacquiao’s Anting-Anting is: “HIS STRONG FAITH IN GOD” which he wears and carries everywhere, anywhere and anytime. And also the “PRAYERS” that he utters before and after fights.
Pacman could not do the things he have accomplished without God’s intervention. With God at your side, “NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE”. It was God who guides Manny to go to the Wild Card Gym and submit to the greatest coach and trainer Fredie Roach and not to Floyd Mayweather Snr. or anybody else. Because of his strong faith in God, he was graced with an excellent work ethics, strong and unwavering determination, continuous improvement attitude, the ability to quickly adjust to situations during fights and the incredible speed and punching power which he carry even at higher weights. The Prayers he utters before and after fights are the words which persuade God to give him that extra power and speed during fights which make his opponents look like grade school boxers. His strong faith in God makes him very humble even in victory which made him popular and lovable to majority, if not all people.
So, are you convinced now my friends?