A huge number of Filipinos pack public centres, film houses, eateries and homes of relatives and companions to root for their boxing saint Manny Pacquiao for his bout against giant American Floyd Mayweather.
President Benigno Aquino III says he was certain that Pacquiao will make his nation proud as he has constantly done over the glorious career and expressed gratitude toward the champion for being a motivation to all Filipinos.
Pacquiao has been the most loved child of Filipino and has made whole national pride. He has been an image of solidarity and trust in his country which has been tormented by many corruption scandals, uprising, neediness and also many catastrophic natural disasters.
Thousands gushed into free open review territories, including military and police camps, after authorities opened the gates on what probably could be the biggest day for the country.