Saturday, June 27, 2009

Boxing champ Donaire now Aklan’s adopted son

The province of Aklan welcomed its newly adopted son, world flyweight boxing champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr., last Friday afternoon. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Aklan passed a resolution this year adopting the popular boxing figure from Talibon, Bohol.

“Donaire has shown pride and belongingness to Aklanons by publicly declaring in local radio interviews about the family roots of his Filipino-American wife Rachel,” the resolution said.

“It is but fitting for Aklan and her people to give due honor to the sports heroics of the Donaire couple being one of our own and must share the pride and honors that both brought to the Filipino people and prominently to Aklanons,” the SP resolution No. 2009-103 stressed.

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