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Lessons a Manny Pacquiao can learn from a non-politician Kuya Daniel Razon

11/23/2009
Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao, world-reknown international Filipino boxer

When and if Manny Pacquiao remains as an ordinary citizen and follows the vision he set for himself to achieve – that is, to help many poor Filipinos out of their miseries, he may have something to be proud of.   And this feat may at least be compared to the way life has been going for Kuya Daniel Razon – best known for his massive public service endeavors, minus a public government office role (even though he won a seat).

Manny Pacquiao’s victory makes every Filipino proud.  He has established a good sportsman’s stature all over the globe.  He has shown his generosity and kindness by sharing some of his take home money to his fellow Filipinos.

However, recent reports have it that he is now inching to earning a place in government, after declaring bid to run as congressman in his hometown.   His plans have divided people, with majority clamoring for him to stay the same man he’s been known by people – a boxer and an  ordinary citizen.

One  internationally-renowned writer, who commented on Manny Pacquiao’s bid to run in the 2010 Elections, calls on the international boxing sensation that being a politician is is not the way to ending our  society’s misery and poverty and to helping many people. That writer is F. Sionil Jose, whose Philippine Star article may be read here.

Kuya Daniel Razon and his advocacy, Isang Araw Lang

Kuya Daniel Razon, best-known for his numerous public service efforts

Like some people with the means and resources to help, Manny thought the key to realizing his dream of rendering true public service is by earning a seat in government.  And this brings to mind what Kuya Daniel Razon once said.  He stressed that a government position is not a prerequisite to do public service.  His advocacy, Isang Araw Lang (Just One Day), proves that there are a million ways to provide assistance for our indigent countrymen.

May sincere public service abound to this blessed country!

(by Alsie Borromeo)

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. mildred dela pena permalink
    11/29/2009 11:42 am

    this is amazing GREAT works !!. i have noticed in their television advertisement eventhough it is not enough to support their charity institution, compare to other giant network (with multiple advertisement) but because of their sincerity and lovingkindness to fellow country they keep on doing this by their own effort ,spending his own salary just to help the needs of others without looking after in return….More Power KUYA!! keep up the GOOD works!! to God be the Glory!!

  2. 11/29/2009 11:17 pm

    Yup, there are a lot of ways to help our countrymen, and for Manny, It is good to maintain his career as the world’s greatest boxer, and not ending it as a puppet government official. They will just flip your head around manny, remember, in the boxing world, no one ever flip your head around. Don’t let it be flipped in the political world by other corrupt officials. Godspeed to you manny! Godspeed to kuya daniel razon!

  3. 12/01/2009 2:28 pm

    The recent massacre that happened in Mindanao is politically motivated.

    In my early growing years, maybe I was 5 – 7 years old, we have in our backyard a chicken farm. They were called layers. Chicken layers. And so, we distributed eggs to the neighboring stores. It was good business, until my father joined the so called Barangay election. He ran for Barangay captain, and the small business that we have was neglected.

    This is just a fraction of the total picture of being in the politics. Unless, you are corrupt, and use your position to enrich yourself, running a seat in the government is more of an advocacy, a duty, an obligation, than making millions out of your power and position.

    My father is a good man. He did not stay long as a Barangay captain, and we lost the chicken farm.

    Is it hard to understand why lives are sacrificed in the name of politics?

    • Joevic Hernandez permalink
      11/16/2010 11:29 pm

      Its a GOD’s gift to us, being concerned, have a conscience and love. you have to be thankful co’z you have a good father, God bless to you and your family

    • Roberto Panganiban Jr. permalink
      06/10/2012 5:56 pm

      politics ruin our lives. politicians are power hungry, they do all kinds of evil things just to remain in power. history tells us about them, eg; hitler, stalin, mao and all dictators are the same. the fear that consumes them, that they kill millions because of paranoia. thanks GOD that we have Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel. They teaches us to be a good citizens morally and spiritually. God bless.

  4. EagerReader permalink*
    12/03/2009 4:19 am

    Manny Pacquiao has already filed his certificate of candidacy as congressman to represent sportsman in the country, we’ll that could be a good way to start – because like him, many promising athletes just need to be represented. I just hope that he’s going to help these people. The salary of a congressman is very small compared with what he’s earning from his international fights, but I just hope he will not end up like other politicians who will then use his power and office as a passport for corruption.

  5. Beiruth Santos Bedro permalink
    01/01/2010 11:10 am

    Gal 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

  6. 11/18/2011 6:49 am

    “is is not the way” nagdouble po yung is :-) Nice blog po love it. go KUYA!!!

  7. jake astudilo permalink
    06/11/2012 4:59 am

    If fairness to Pacquiao who is on your title, you should be writing more about him than the miniscule space you gave him. This is not the proper way to write, you only exploited him for the other. What will happen now? In contrast to your clear motive, people will unnecesarily learn to hate the other as riding on Pacquiao’s popularity!

    • angelaborromeo permalink*
      06/12/2012 1:55 pm

      Thanks be to God Mam Jane. Your point is so clear. That post is way back 2009 and I’m still clueless on how to revise it. May God help me in improving my writing skills.

      I’m poor in writing, but deep inside me I know that I wish to help. I really do. May I find His mercy.

      I’ll try to revise to talk more about Pacman po.

  8. 06/12/2012 4:12 pm

    Kuya Daniel Razon (KDR) is way better than Manny Pacquiao(MP), first KDR is helping people not for publicity but for the uplifting the Christian principles, in contrast to MP helping people (e.g. TV show where he is giving lump sum to our poor fellowmen) is more as a publicity. KDR stands firm into his faith that even he lost his career as a media person he will not neglect his faith and his God. MP is being as a “tool” by politicians and even his own mother! . MP has to learn not only to learn but to grasps firmly from what KDR’s principles and alike! This is not about whether you win or lose. this is more about yourself as an individual how to serve God and to serve others.

  9. 12/09/2012 9:54 pm

    ——It’s very nice to have a Kuya,, like KUYA DANIEL,,i can simply say He’s one in a million,,I really thanks GOD for having him,,and expecting more strength and power most especially in propagating the words of GOD! Keep up the good work Kuya!

  10. 02/20/2016 3:22 am

    Truly servants of the LORD, kuya Daniel Razon and brother Eli Soriano are rendering public service to all whether members of the members Church of God International (MCGI) or not and because of the clean conscience and God’s peace in their hearts, the LORD blesses all their public service activities. Even though financially short they are being helped by the LORD according to the will of God written in the Holy Scriptures/Bible. To God be the glory always and forever!!!

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