Filipinos are powerful in various ways. In the powerful patriotism of Jose Rizal to the strong athleticism of Filipino sportsmen today, the independence we Filipinos are appreciating is buttressed by the strength of our motto. In order to construct a strong Filipino nation, there has to be a powerful people united as you can stand out from any component which imperils the nation. Many Filipino sportsmen at present have shown the world how strong Filipinos are. Boxers Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr., wrestler Batista and the soccer team, the Azkals, have produced the Filipinos pleased to their success in the sports stadium.See our show on Pinoy Tambayan free.
Throughout the time of Jose Rizal, Spaniards mentioned about la indolencia de los Filipinos, the indolence of the Filipinos. A century later, following Manny Pacquaio’s 52 boxing wins, Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Oscar de la Hoya, Miguel Cotto, along with Antonio Margarito will all concur that los filipinos no son indolentes, the Filipinos aren’t indolent. Another Filipino fighter believed to be following the continuation of this eight-world branch winner, Pacquiao, is the three-world branch winner, Nonito Donaire, Jr., who is now the WBC and WBO Bantamweight World Champion. In the previous ten years, Pacquiao along with Donaire has proven the power of this Filipino fist.
In the wrestling ring, among the honored superstars is Batista, a Filipino. Although Jose Rizal may not advocate tattoos, he surely would commend Batista’s patriotism. On Batista’s upper left arm is a tattoo which combined the Philippine and Greek flags, as homage to his Filipino father and Greek mother. Afterward, in 2011, the Philippines made a title in the football arena for the first time. Thanks to the Philippine national football team most commonly called the Azkals.
It may no longer practical for us to die to our nation just as how Jose Rizal failed as there are no longer tyrannical conquerors. But to build a strong Filipino country, we could show the world how strong Filipinos are, just as how Pacquiao, Donaire, Batista and the Azkals battled in the sport stadium to show the ability of the Filipino people. This 2011, let us honor the potency of the OFWs since the contemporary heroes while we commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of our national hero.