Philippine Sport Stars
Philippine Sports is not as bizarre as Philippine Showbiz and the limelight is not always focus on one sports athlete but shifting from one athlete into another depending on a phenomenal victory an athlete have won. But how come some Philippine sports athlete becomes a Philippine showbiz personality like Philippine basketball superstar Alvin Patrimonio. However, his showbiz career is short-lived, perhaps because he is not an opportunist one. But currently there is a Philippine sports icon who grabs every opportunity, who else but the seven time world boxing champion Manny Pacquio. Since his arousal from his not famous amateur boxing state into now mega sports superstar condition and multi-millionaire celebrity state, he has eclipsed all known past kings of Philippine sports, grabbing the sports icon limelight from others into him. Of all the Philippine sports icons, he has the most publicity and of course the most showbiz celebrity-like sports career.
Take for examples, his controversial link to Philippine showbiz star Ms. Ara Mina; his roller coaster ride shifting of TV contracts from the two giant Philippine TV stations : from ABS-CBN Channel 2 to GMA Channel 7 and from GMA Channel 7 back into ABS-CBN Channel 2 again and from ABS-CBN Channel 2 into GMA Channel 7 again; his multiple commercial sponsorship and even his wife and aged-mother grab the limelight to be included on his commercial flicks; his two films which flop on the box-office; his TV shows on GMA Channel 7 ; his online public forum; his ambition to run for a political position but now recently he has won a congressional seat; and other opportunities which he grabs along his way.
Truly, he does not spare but always grab every offer that comes along his way. There is no Philippine sports icon in the Philippine that have an immense popularity like him, indeed.