Last December 7 the Filipino nation here and abroad rejoiced anew as Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao won against “The Golden Boy” and Olympic gold medalist Oscar Dela Hoya in a non-title bout dubbed as “The Dream Match”. It was a fight clearly dominated by our Pambansang Kamao, leaving the now obviously weak Oscar surrendering after the eighth round. Victory really spelled that morning with a capital V! Mabuhay ka, Manny! 😉
That same day, while most are still in jubilation, a very sad news broke about the sudden demise of young actor Marky Cielo. Reports said that he was found dead in his room early Sunday morning, but have yet to confirm the exact cause. For weeks, up until now, Marky’s death has been the subject of rumors, speculations and major showbiz controversies. I am not much of a fan of his, but I like this guy. Very talented, with a good and kind heart, hindi mayabang at walang ere, as many observed. Watching the shows paying tribute to him really broke my heart. Not too long ago, two very young cousins close to my heart left us on the same year in a very sudden and yes, tragic, way. That’s why it suddenly felt like two years ago when all of that happened. Wishing I could turn back time. Sighs. Anyway, you’ll be missed, Marky. May you rest in peace with our Creator in heaven.