Manila Chooks TM is marching towards Doha with the backing of the biggest Filipino sports icon.
“Manila Chooks TM, good luck sa inyong lahat,” expressed Sen. Manny Pacquiao on Friday evening.
“Ipaglaban niyo ang ating bansa. Dalhin niyo ang karangalan sa ating bansa. Proud kami at nakasuporta kami sa inyo.”
The rechristened Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas team for FIBA 3×3 tournaments will take on the best of the best in the Doha Masters of the 2020 FIBA 3×3 World Tour, beginning November 20.
And so PH no. 1 Joshua Munzon, no. 2 Alvin Pasaol, no. 5 Troy Rike, and no. 6 Santi Santillan — together with head coach Aldin Ayo — welcome the words of encouragement from boxing’s only eight-division world champion hailing from General Santos.
“Nagpapasalamat kami sa inyo, Sen. Pacquiao, for your support,” said Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. president and 3×3 patron Ronald Mascarinas, reacting to the sendoff message just in time for Manila Chooks TM’s departure for Qatar on Sunday.
“Malaking bagay ito sa ating players, ‘yung motivation na binigay ninyo.”
Alongside Pacquiao’s backing, Munzon and co. are headed to Doha with their confidence as high as it has ever been, having conquered all challengers in the 2020 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup powered by TM.