"My way to the top is a result of hard work, hard work, hard work and a lot of blood spilled from my past battles in the ring..." - Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer, Ranked #1 Pound for Pound Boxer in the World
First ever post on Manila Pop Hits! Many, many more to come! If there's anything which would describe Filipinos all over the world, we are an extremely hard working bunch. It never ceases to amaze me how many of us work double and triple jobs just to make ends meet, perhaps earn a little extra to enjoy the finer things in life, and provide for those who matter to us. Manny Pacquiao, the most visible Filipino at the global stage for his successes in the boxing now earns tens of millions of dollars to practice his craft and practically endorses commercially almost every product known to man. Years ago, he was once living in the streets of the southern Philippines and worked as a doughnut vendor, construction worker, and other temporary jobs as he trained as young boxer. He's come a long way since. ~ Marck S.