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article imagePacquiao earns praises for support to Nepal earthquake victims

By Leo Reyes     Apr 26, 2015 in Sports
WBO welterweight champion and Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao earned praise from the people of Nepal for his message of sympathy and support as they struggle to rise from the rubble of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday.
Pacquiao, who is on his last day of training at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, posted a message of sympathy and prayers on his Facebook page to the victims of the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake.
In his message of sympathy and prayers, Pacquiao together with wife Jinkee told the earthquake victims that they are not alone and his family will continue to pray for their safety.
“Our hearts go out to our brothers and sisters who are suffering from the recent earthquake in Nepal,”
In the video message, Pacquiao quoted a Bible verse from Joshua 1:9: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
“You are not alone Nepal. My family and I pray for your safety and deliverance. God bless you all.” Pacquiao said.
As of 10:15 a.m. Monday, the video has generated 156,008 likes, 1, 538,353 views and thousands of comments from around the world.
Here are some comments from the viewers:
Niraj Shrestha: Manny Thank you for your love and support for Nepal on this painful moment. God bless you your family and Philippines .. Amen!!
Raju Katwal: what a word of solidarity from the champ at this hour of time. Sportsman and a great human who knows things outside the world behind sports. Thank you Pacman. And may 2nd we all the people from Nepal are with you.
Raaz Bm: I'm a #Nepalese and huge fan of you #MannyPacquiao. simply, you are a true champion of People. I'm so inspired from your humble, loyalty, spiritual and courageous. Thank you for your thoughts and pray for #Nepal in this difficulty time. Nepal Wish you. All the best for your upcoming fight. God bless you.
Matthew Storm: I think its actually impossible not to love this guy!!Manny you are a champion of life!!
Uddhav Singh Kunwar: Thanks for your prayer people's champ, all the best for your upcoming fight.
Based on CNN update on Monday, more than 2,500 people were reported killed following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal resulting in massive avalanche from Mt. Everest.
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