Manny Pacquiao was a former bread vendor and a garlic and onion vendor. He knows how to live a life of poverty. He did everything for his Mama and little brother. His father abandoned them when he was still small. His life is full of sufferings and pains. Now that he’s rich and he’s living the life of an elite he never stops showing his sympathy and empathy to the poor people in the Philippines. He is a congressman and a world champion boxer. He is in a perfect situation to help his poor countrymen. If you don’t know his political background, he is a close disciple of the former president of the Philippines, the late Cory Aquino. Ma’am Cory loved to wear color yellow as a symbol of her search for unity and justice in the Philippines. Manny has inherited that advocacy. That was the reason why he wore a yellow colored pair of gloves in his fight against Mosley last May 8, 2011. He won that match via unanimous decision and he brought home half a million pesos. He said:
“I believe the biggest fight of my life is not in boxing. The biggest fight in my life is how to end poverty in my country. I will be wearing yellow gloves into the ring as a symbol of unity in the fight against poverty.”
Also, he wore yellow gloves to show his support to Gawad Kalinga’ mission to provide shelter for the poor communities in Metro Manila.
“When I started fighting professionally, every time I saw poor people sleeping in the streets, it made me think that one day I hoped I could help them.”