Grab Philippines and ONE Championship celebrated the Philippines’ National Heroes Day together on August 26, 2019. Held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, the event also served as a tribute to boxing legend Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, 40.
Team Lakay head coach Mark “The Machine” Sangiao, 39, graced the event with his proteges, ONE Championship athletes Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 30, and reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 23. ONE Championship senior executive Victor Cui, 48, was also present along with Grab Philippines community members.
A beautifully-framed ONE Championship world title belt was presented to Pacquiao as a commemorative token for being a national hero. Cui, Sangiao, Folayang, Eustaquio and Pacio helped present the token to the boxing legend.
To celebrate National Heroes Day, Grab Philippines invited Grab drivers and their families for a day of fun in an event that celebrated Grab’s Everyday Heroes on the road at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Featuring performances by music and dance acts Shanti Dope, Rocksteddy and the SexBomb Girls, the event drew a huge crowd with entertainment and raffles.
Fans and Grab drivers who all came out to see Pacquiao, as well as members of the famed Team Lakay of Baguio City, were treated to a world-class evening program.
Pacquiao took the time to make a sizable donation to the Jinkee and Manny Heart Foundation, which gives free heart care for children in the Philippines. He also donated 1,000 pesos to every grab driver in attendance, which ended up totaling 1 million pesos overall.
Pacquiao is a winner of multiple boxing world titles across eight different weight divisions. He is the only man in the history of the sport to achieve such a feat but for the most part, he has stayed within the sport of boxing for the majority of his career.
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