Amb. Manuel M. Lopez, Maritess L. Lopez (seated, 4th and 5th from left) and the embassy staff share a light moment with Manny Pacquiao (seated, center) and spouse Jinkee (2nd from right)Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez and Maritess L. Lopez recently welcomed Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee to the Philippine embassy and later introduced them to the staff and to the Filipino community at the multipurpose hall.
During a forum at the embassy, Pacquiao, an eightdivision world boxing champion, discussed the attention he has given to congressional bills on sports, education and the welfare of women and children. He also reminded the Filipinos of the value of giving back to their country and people the benefits and blessings they earned while working and living in Japan. Pacquiao was in Tokyo as part of the delegation that presented the Philippines’ bid for the FIBA Basketball World Cup.(Excerpted from tokyo.philembassy.net)