Judging from ABS-CBN reports, Filipinos everywhere crowded in homes, public venues and outdoor TV projections as did our family who crowded in my brother-in-law's home theater. Sports fanatics and sports illiterates alike watched and cheered. Filipino military and law enforcement agencies also took time off to watch the fight. Violence halted. Philippine news reports even point out that crime took a holiday. There was no crime committed during that period as law breakers also took time to watch the fight.
No other person in Philippine history has united the Filipino nation and Filipinos everywhere if only for too short a period of time. Pacquiao continues to make his country proud.