Wednesday, 13 May 2009


The headline of Friday's Philippine Daily Inquirer read: Pacquiao Defies WHO - Ring legend due Friday amid A(H1N1) alert

OK, the guy is a great boxer. And he's had to defy incredible odds just growing up here in the Philippines to get where he is today. But the headline is rather ridiculous. There were, after all, several hundred other passengers aboard the plane he boarded to return to the Philippines. Weren't they defying the WHO as well?

Tens of thousands of people arrive in the Philippines every day, but from the headline you'd think he was the only one. Why don't they just announce his return free of contrived drama?

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