YouBeenBlinded.com takes us today to perhaps the only land not enraptured by the infidelity of Tiger Woods: The Philippines. Why? Well, because Filipinos are following media coverage detailing the repeated alleged infidelity of national boxing hero Manny Pacquiao.
(More pics, video @ YBB, your one-stop shop for Filipino boxing gossip)
The Filipino media has been hounding the married Pacquiao, who has previously admitted to an affair, over alleged trysts with actress Krista Ranillo.
(Wait, there’s a Zales in Manila?)
They’ve even got video of Pacquiao’s wife Jinkee crying at a Thanksgiving religious service supposedly over rumors the boxer was shacking up with Ranillo in Vegas before Pacquiao’s recent match with Miguel Cotto.
Pacquiao and Ranillo, who reportedly met when they co-starred in a blockbuster Filipino feature film (of course!), have denied the affair. But in a stunning coincidence, Pacquiao recently gave wife Jinkee (I just love writing that name) a KobeVanessa-esque five-carat diamond ring.
YBB also notes that the Filipino media has reported,
*Manny and Krista allegedly took the same flight to Hong Kong in September.
*Manny and a woman covering her face drove away in Manny’s Benz after his November Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance.
*Krista’s family stayed at the Luxor Hotel where Manny and his entourage also stayed for his fight with Miguel Cotto.
But wait, there’s more!: “Pacquiao’s 2006 admission to an affair with Joanna Rose Bascoa, with whom he allegedly has a child.”
Wildly entertaining stuff. But why do I have a feeling that the population in The Philippines will cut Pacquaio a wee more slack than those of us stateside following Tiger Woods’ humiliation of his family and business partners?