Friday, November 11, 2011

Pacquiao Fights: A Business event?

Today, one day before the trilogy fight of Pacquiao and Marquez, all the news on TV in the Philippines are focused on  Manny's. As usual, during preparation, actual and post fights of Manny, all eyes (of the Filipinos) are on him (pakyaw nya lahat ang balita) . According to police reports on past Manny Pacquiao fights, crime rate is lessened during these times. When you see the streets, there are only a few people walking around, all are watching the big event of the nation.

A Manny Pacquiao fight in the Philippines is also a great opportunity for businessmen to have pay-per-view promos in their establishments. Most restaurants, fast food chains, movie houses and hotels take advantage of this event to promote their products and to have more income. Well, your money is worth it, if you watch the fight with free food and drinks (sulit talaga!).

But if you don't have enough budget, might as well look for a barangay or the city hall's free pay-per-view viewing if any. In General Santos City, Manny's hometown , there is a free pay-per-view and you only need to get a ticket, and I think its really hard to grab one ticket.

No matter what you prefer in watching Manny's fight live, you can still watch the fight on TV via GMA 7. It's free, no hustle, because you are in the comforts of your home, but just be patient in a long line of commercials (very frustrating!). Its  okay because its free, Filipinos are fond of freebies anyway (heheheh).

Well, for now the nation is praying for Manny Pacquiao's victory. Its hard to predict who will win because both of them are great fighters and Marquez is not an easy opponent. ITAAS ANG BANDILA NG PILIPINAS, MANNY!

1 comment:

  1. Really, I saw the news earlier about the free viewing of Pacquiao's fight. Good luck Pacquiao and good luck Philippines! :)