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Filipinos watching a Manny Pacquiao match

Filipinos watching a Manny Pacquiao match is considered a big national event in the Philippines. I never had a serious attempt in documenting this event, but this time (Pacquiao vs Marquez Part IV) around I made sure I was able to. It is almost like a national holiday in the Philippines whenever there is a Pacquiao match. Gymnasiums, basketball courts, plazas or any of those houses and shanties that have a TV with a live broadcast will be quickly filled, Filipinos of all ages eagerly flock around and watch the fight. Unfortunately, for the Philippines, Pacquiao suffered a knock down loss to Marquez in the 6th round. I immediately noticed the sadness that was left in the people’s eyes after seeing their hero fall down to the canvas, people started to leave the place with frustration even if the live coverage wasn’t over yet… and the mood was surely felt in the warm atmosphere of that Sunday afternoon. For many of the Filipino fans, Pacquiao is still their idol and champion.

Filipinos watching "Pacquiao vs Marquez" match

Filipinos watching “Pacquiao vs Marquez” match

Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH

 

Filipinos watching "Pacquiao vs Marquez" match

Filipinos watching “Pacquiao vs Marquez” match

Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/125, ISO 500, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH

 

Filipinos watching "Pacquiao vs Marquez" match

Filipinos watching “Pacquiao vs Marquez” match

Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/750, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH

 

Filipinos watching "Pacquiao vs Marquez" match

Filipinos watching “Pacquiao vs Marquez” match

Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/1500, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH

 

Filipinos watching "Pacquiao vs Marquez" match

Filipinos watching “Pacquiao vs Marquez” match

Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/350, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH

 

Filipinos watching "Pacquiao vs Marquez" match

Filipinos watching “Pacquiao vs Marquez” match

Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/125, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH

 

Filipinos watching "Pacquiao vs Marquez" match

Filipinos watching “Pacquiao vs Marquez” match

Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/750, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH

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