Mom tells Pacquiao: Don’t change religions

Posted at 12/10/2012 10:31 AM
Watch more shows on iWantv or TFC.tv

MANILA, Philippines – The mother of boxing champ Manny Pacquiao on Monday revealed the Virgin Mary appeared to her when she was still pregnant with the future People’s Champ.

Speaking to ABS-CBN’s “Umagang Kay Ganda”, Mommy Dionisia said her son forgot his roots when he left behind his rosary and did not make the sign of the cross before his fight with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. The fight ended after Pacquiao was knocked out in the sixth round.

The Pacmom also revealed that she saw the Virgin Mary when she was 1-3 months pregnant with Manny.

“Manny, nakita kita buntis pa ako sa iyo isang buwan hanggang 3 buwan. Ang Mahal na Birhen ay nagpakita hanggang pagkaanak ko sa iyo. Nakita ko ang Birhen…Ibig sabihin hindi ka pinabayaan ng Jesus at Mama Mary. Hindi tayo mabuhay sa mundo kung walang inay,” she said.

She said Pacquiao falling face down in the sixth round had a deeper meaning.

“Ibig sabihin, Manny, wag mong iwanan ito (It means, Manny, that you should not abandon this),” she said while holding up a rosary.

In the interview, Dionisia admonished her son for removing the figures of saints inside a grotto that he had ordered built. 

She also held up a red, white and blue rosary, which he said Pacquiao purposely left behind before the fight.

She said that despite her recent illness, she still prayed for Manny and had another vision during the fight.

“Dili kayo maniwala sa akin. Ngumiti ang Divine Mercy sa akin. Hindi pa tapos ang laban niyo. Hindi kayo maniwala sa akin, anak. Sabi sa akin ng Jesus, ako na ang magdisiplina sa anak mo. Pahintuin ko na siya pagtapos sa laban na ito,” she said.

(You won’t believe me but the Divine Mercy smiled at me. Your fight wasn’t over then. You don’t believe me son. Jesus told me – I will be the one to discipline your son. I will make him stop after this fight.)

Dionisia appealed to Manny not to change religions, saying that her Catholic faith had helped her through many trials.

“Ang tao iba iba ang religion pero kung ano ang nahawakan ni Manny sa maliit pa, ayaw kong maglipat siya ng ibang sekta kasi sa umpisa yan ang palagi kong hinging panggabay sa kanya. Ang tingin ko lang sa kanya, wag niyang iwanan ito. Sa dami ng trahedya sa buhay ko, ito ang nanlaban sa akin,” she said.

She also blasted a pastor who had said that her son could become a pastor.

“Sabi niya, maigi pa magpastor si Manny kasi magaling siyang magpaliwanag sa tao. Walang religion na makapaligtas ng buhay niyo kundi ng iyong pagkatao,” she said.