LGUs in 2 Camarines provinces ready support for Pacquiao’s fight with free public viewing

April 29, 2015 4:41 am 

By John Mark Escandor

NAGA CITY, April 28 (PNA) — A week before Manny Pacquiao meets Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring for the much-awaited fight of the century, several local government units (LGUs) in the two Camarines provinces in Bicol are ready to support the Filipino eight-division-boxing titleholder with free public viewing.

Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte said the provincial government here expresses its full support to Pacquiao with the free viewing of his historical fight with the undefeated American boxer Mayweather Jr.

Villafuerte said the people of Camarines Sur are invited to come to the Camarines Sur Convention Center in the Capitol Complex, Cadlan, Pili, Camarines Sur, where the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight on May 3 will be shown live.

The same for the province of Camarines Norte where Gov. Edgardo A. Tallado is inviting people in the province to watch the fight for free at the Agro-Industrial Center in Daet, Camarines Norte.

Tallado said the free public viewing of the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will not deprive his constituents of the live coverage because of the prohibitive price of the pay-per-view.

He said that in a small way, the provincial government here brings small joy to the constituents and generates support to the international Filipino pugilist champ.

Buhi Mayor Rey Lacoste said they had just got assurance on Monday morning that they could access the live coverage of Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

Lacoste said the live coverage of the fight will be shown for free at the Millennium Center at the back of the municipal building.

At least two LGUs, Ragay and Lupi towns in Camarines Sur province, said they cannot afford to mount free public viewing of Pacquiao’s fight against Mayweather.

In Naga City, Mayor John G. Bongat said Tuesday that the LGU here is still working it out to provide free public viewing of the live coverage of the fight.

Bongat said the price of pay-per-view has become prohibitive, which the former sponsor would not take, unlike the previous fights of Pacquiao which were more affordable. (PNA)

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