Pacquiao Keeps Streets Of Manila Free From Crime

Heading into his big fight against Oscar de la Hoya this Saturday night, you might have heard that Manny Pacquiao is a hero in his homeland of the Philippines. In case you had any doubts, THE PHILIPPINE STAR has this proof: police officials anticipate a zero percent crime rate in the greater Manila area while everyone - criminals included - takes time out to watch the fight.

Oscar de la Hoya vs Manny Pacquiao

You hear apocryphal stories about this happening during massive events such as the first Moon Landing, but for a boxing match? Yeesh. Officials also anticipate a 30 percent reduction in traffic in Manila during the fight.

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