Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media

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Dionisia Pacquiao (L), mother of Manny Pacquiao, holds aloft her son’s gloves beside trainer Bouboy Fernandez (R) following Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title fight victory over Timothy Bradley on April 12. AFP

MANILA, Philippines—Her son reclaimed the welterweight throne once again, and she has promptly claimed social media prominence. Heck, she may even be called Queen D.

After Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao won back the World Boxing Organization Welterweight belt against Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Dionisia Pacquiao quickly approached the fallen American.

Mommy D, as she is fondly called, was probably the first to console Bradley from the Pacquiao camp, giving the American some motherly love.

And Mommy D did not disappoint, claiming the 8th spot on the World’s trending topics on Twitter as of 1:30 p.m. (Manila time).

The clip of the 64-year-old Mommy D praying intently has gone viral. But some netizens said that she  looked like she was putting a voodoo spell on Bradley during the fight.

“Mommy D. you’re not supposed to do magic outside Hogwarts! The Ministry will hear about this,” one Twitter user said.

Even British host and journalist Piers Morgan said that he “loves Pacquiao’s mother.”

Another netizen raised the flags of Filipino mothers.

“One thing that Mommy D proved is that you don’t ever mess with a Filipino mom and her son.”

As an act of sportsmanship, Mommy D gave Bradley a tight hug and a motherly kiss.


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  • BCon

    I wont be surprised if Ellen Degeneres invites Mommy D on her show to sing ” Reeking Bull” and dance with her. Ha ha ha ha!

  • valsore

    Is there really such a thing as a “Filipino Curse” in her gestures at https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=BH9Ne4uV_CA ? Where did she learn to use a rosary like that?

  • RedRose_13

    Saludo ako sa iyo Mommy D. You are very natural. Maraming inggit sa iyo huwag mo silang pansinin. Wala silang pera di tulad mo.

  • ramontalban

    Kapag tumakbong senador si Mommy D tiyak iboboto na naman ng mga TANGA na bumoto kela Bong, Jinggoy, Lito Lapid, JV Ejercito, Nancy Binay, Noli de Castro, Bistek, etc…
    Mga TANGA talaga.

    • RedRose_13

      E, kung palibutan siya ng mga expert at dakilang advisers na hindi naghahangad ng salapi kundi sa kaunlaran ng bansa? ano sey mo?

  • beta_walk

    Haay Madir!! Dont forget to take your meds kasiiii…

  • Mark Catacutan

    Itong Dionisia naman ang nagpaniwala sa akin na meron pala talagang mangkukulam. Ang lakas ni Bradley, pero nang mag “pray over” a.k.a. kulam, curse, spell, voodoo si Aling Dionisia, lumambot si Bradley. Nang napagod si Dionisia sa 12th round sa kakaulit ng cursing cursing, lumakas si Bradley.

    • solosaligbat

      Saan ka ba nanood pare, eh sa 12th round atras na ng atras at yakap na lang si Bradley eh anong lumakas si Bradley? Epektibo yang magig ni Mommy hanggang 12 rounds! HEHE
      Buti at di nanood si Mayweather at sana nasama sya sa binigyan ng “spell” ni Mommy D.

  • dagohoy620

    A shameless, class-less clown…

  • junior tulo

    Good job Mommy D for being mangkukulam during the fight.

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    Yahooooo mas sikat na si Mommy D. Mommy D for Senator!

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