‘Prince of Egypt’ theme set for Pacquiao’s 36th birthday
Milan Ordoñez on Dec 17, 2014 03:30 PM
Photo credit: Jay Dayupay Twitter page
MANILA – Like how it was in the past years, Manny Pacquiao will be celebrating his 36th birthday tonight as a man of faith rather than a superstar prizefighter.
For his 35th birthday last year, Pacquiao hosted a grand dinner party for 1,000 attendees, but instead of a traditional celebration, he held a praise and worship service. He also held a feeding program for students at the Alegria Elementary School in Saranggani.
This year, “Pacman” intends to do uphold this tradition. In a tweet by ABS-CBN Correspondent Jay Dayupay, the same religion-centered theme will be held at the KCC Convention Center in General Santos City. Aptly titled “Emmanuel”, Pacquiao will be hosting the same praise and worship celebration as “The Prince of Egypt.”
The eight-division world champion converted from Catholicism to being a born-again Christian two years ago, and since then he has been highly vocal about his newfound faith. Prayer meetings were made part of his daily life, including his pre and post-fight rituals.
Pacquiao closed his fighting year successfully for 2014. In April, he avenged his 2012 defeat against Timothy Bradley, and was also able to reclaim his WBO welterweight title. In November, he handily defeated former light welterweight champion Chris Algieri, scoring six official knockdowns in the process.
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