It has become a tradition for Solar to host a welcome dinner for Manny Pacquiao the moment he arrives in the Philippines after a big fight. It's normally a private dinner with invited guests by the Solar and the Pacquiao families. After the last win against Barrera, the dinner was at The Fireplace at the Hyatt Hotel in Manila. Last Monday, we had it at the Emperor's court inside the Renaissance Hotel in Makati City. Along with the Solar executives, some GMA people were also there along with Manny's high profile friends like Chavit Singson and Lito Atienza. Even Annabelle Rama was part of the GMA guests at the dinner.
It was a nice classy and quiet dinner with good chinese food. All the guests watched once again the video of Manny's split decision win over Marquez (without the commercials of course) while the Champ showed everyone his new Nike commercial which also featured Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, and Roger Federer in the same video. It was inspiring to see our hero be included in the same television spot as the other world class Nike endorsers. Everyone actually clapped after they saw the clip.
We hope for many more of these thanksgiving dinners as our "Pambansang Kamao" continues to inspire the country and make a positive impact in representing the Philippines.