Friday, April 3, 2009

Manny Pacquiao named Sportsman of the Year by FASGI


Los Angeles, California - Pound for Pound King Emmanuel 'Manny' Pacquiao was named "Sportsman of the Year". The award was given by FASGI or Filipino American Service Group Inc., a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, California. Pacquiao failed to attend the awarding ceremony due to intense training in preparation for his upcoming fight with Manchester's boxing pride Ricky Hatton.

According to, other awardees for the 2nd Annual FASGI Fundraising Gala are Greg Macabenta (Community Service Leader of the Year Award); Jess Espanola (American Dream Award); Seafood City (Entrepreneur of the Year Award); Honorable Xavier Becerra (Leader of the Year Award) and Honorable Quentin L. Kopp from California High Speed Rail Authority (Corporate Visionary Leader of the Year Award).

Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao is set to do a Ceremonial First Pitch at AT&T Park on April 21, 2009. The Baseball match is between San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. “It will be Manny Pacquiao’s night with the San Francisco Giants,” says Bob Arum in his Philippine Star interview. "We will fly out of Los Angeles in the afternoon and he attends the game to throw the first pitch as the plane waits for him. Then we fly back to LA the same night,” he added.


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