Sunday, December 19, 2010

Manila 2010: Pacquiao gives away P1 million, new car in birthday bash

Toyota Vios -- Chiangmai, ThailandImage via WikipediaMANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao celebrated his 32nd birthday in style last Friday, raffling off P1 million and a new Toyota Vios car during a five-hour party at the KCC Convention and Event Center in General Santos City. Pacquiao, clad in a gray business suit, made his grand entrance at half past 7 p.m. and stayed with his guests until past midnight.

More than a thousand guests who included Top Rank President Bob Arum and trainer Freddie Roach were on hand to join an evening of songs and dances.

The entire Pacquiao clan was in attendance, including wife Jinkee and mother Dionisia. Also present were top local politicians and movie celebrities. Comedians Bayani Agbayani and Long Mejia emceed the show.

Pacquiao performed three songs and raffled off appliances, a car, and P1 million. The new car, displayed at the lobby of the venue, was supposed to be the grand prize of the night. But after conferring with Ilocos Sur Gov. Chavit Singson, a close friend, Pacquiao announced that he and Singson have agreed to shell out P500,000 each for the top raffle prize.

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