Pacquiao gives mom P7-M 'dream mansion'

Posted at 02/20/10 11:07 PM

Dionisia Pacquiao's 'dream mansion'

MANILA, Philippines -- The new house of 'Mommy' Dionisia Pacquiao in General Santos City has become a tourist attraction to the Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao's legion of fans.

The 300-square-meter mansion, a gift from the 7-division world champion, is just a stone’s throw away from her old house.

The P7-million mansion was just recently blessed. It has four big bedrooms complete with expensive furniture, including a P700,000 dining set bought in Italy.

Aside from her pink bed, Mommy Dionisia's color of choice, she also got her own prayer room.

Outside the house, there is also a grotto.

“Ang saya ko. Bata pa ako, ito na ang dream house ko,” she said.

When ABS-CBN News paid her a visit, Mommy Dionisia was clad in a red gown and was entertaining guests. Some of them came from as far as the United States.

“Ang swerte ni Nanay Dionesia. Talagang pinasyalan namin ito,” said Pinky Waga, a tourist from Manila.

“I’m so happy to meet her. I will tell this to my friends,” said Mary Rose Tan, who came from New Jersey, USA.

After the house blessing, Mommy Dionisia treated her guests to sumptuous food--plus a series of songs. – With a report from Anne Santos, ABS-CBN Soksargen