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Filipinos hail Pacquiao win but many feared result

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    Filipinos use their plastic chairs as umbrellas during a slight rainfall as they watch the live satellite broadcast at Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines, the WBO welterweight boxing bout between Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and Mexican challenger Juan Manuel Marquez Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Pacquiao retained his title via majority decision. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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    Juan Manuel Marquez, left, lands a punch against Manny Pacquiao during the fifth round during a WBO welterweight title fight, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won by majority decision. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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    Juan Manuel Marquez, left, and Manny Pacquiao exchanges punches round during a WBO welterweight title fight, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won by majority decision. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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    Filipinos watch the live satellite broadcast at Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines the WBO welterweight boxing bout between Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and Mexican challenger Juan Manuel Marquez Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Pacquiao retained his title via majority decision. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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    Filipinos watch the live satellite broadcast at Marikina city east of Manila, Philippines, the WBO welterweight boxing title fight between Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and Mexican challenger Juan Manuel Marquez Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Pacquiao retained his title via majority decision. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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    Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines celebrates after his victory over Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez during a WBO welterweight title fight Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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MANILA, Philippines >> Manny Pacquiao’s supporters in the Philippines are rejoicing over his latest victory, though many feared the worst before the contentious points decision was announced.

Unlike in his past 14 straight victories, many watching in Pacquiao’s home country fell silent at the end of his bout against Mexican challenger Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas.

They erupted in cheers when Pacquiao’s arms were raised in triumph after two of the three judges ruled in his favor despite a strong finish by Marquez.

Philippines President Benigno Aquino III praised Pacquiao’s determination. The country’s military chief Gen. Eduardo Oban also praised the 32-year-old Pacquiao — but said he expected a better ending.

 

 

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