Memo To: Manny Pacquiao- Think First Before You Speak, you know…
recent days have media a-buzz with manny pacquiao’s announcement he intends to “sabak”/to join politics. 2010 Presidentiables were ambivalent about his plans, to say the least. (read here: http://tinyurl.com/cbnyo8)
it’s either this is a start of something good or something bad for pacquiao. so, this early we would like to issue our “Memo To” to mr. pacquiao.
dear mr. pacquiao:
- most important point – with your announcement of running for public office, your life has changed, both your public and private life. henceforth, anything you say, do and think will be gauged by the public and media from a different and new perspective – that of a politician running for office. each one will be scrutinized and more importantly, anything you say, do or think will be used by the public, voters specifically as basis in deciding if they will vote for you or not. in marketing terms, this means you are building a brand image.
- your statement saying you might sing the national anthem in your next fight given the controversy martin niviera’s off-singing of it is one example where we think you need to exercise this: THINK BEFORE SPEAK.
- as a politician and future elected government official, you need to be aware that the key issue behind nievera’s singing is not really just the singing per se, but the question of patriotism and nationalism. this is on the respect or disrespect of national symbols.
- as a politician, you are better off standing on the side of the law and on the side of patriotism and nationalism. if you run for congress, your role is to write laws and you want the citizens to respect and follow the laws you will write.
- if nievera is your friend and you do not want to offend him, then perhaps you should find a middle ground on what you will say – a place where it will not offend nievera and where you will not sound like you are disrespecting a law.
- better yet, show your statemanship and convince nievera to apologize for his wrong doing. being able to do this will show not only statemanship but also strong leadership. it will also put you on the side of what is right and smart.
we do have another memo coming up for you, but for the meantime, this memo is for your perusal.
you know… yours truly,
read how vitwater made manny pacquiao look bad here: http://the-wawam-file.blogspot.com/search/label/manny%20pacquiao
MANILA Philippines – Next time around, Manny Pacquiao might just sing it himself.
Amid the hullabaloo stirred by what many consider an improper rendition of the national anthem by Martin Nievera before the Pacquiao-Hatton bout last May 3, the Filipino boxing idol said he is willing to sing the national anthem “Lupang Hinirang” in his next fight.
“Pwede naman siguro ‘yun (That’s possible) next time… next fight,” a beaming Pacquiao said.