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Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

Filipinos watch a live satellite feed of the welterweight title fight between Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. during a free public viewing in downtown Manila, Philippines on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Mayweather Jr. won the match. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao’s defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero.

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Filipinos urged to turn off appliances during Pacquiao fight

In this March 25, 2010 file photo, a staff member of the People's Champ Movement shows campaign posters of Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao at his office in General Santos city southern Philippines. Pacquiao has been an inspiration for millions of Filipinos not just as a boxer, but as a philanthropist. As a politician, not so much. The country’s biggest individual taxpayer in 2013, Pacquiao has often shared his wealth with the poor in his home province of Sarangani, where he has been elected and re-elected to Congress on waves of adoration. Win or lose in his May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao is a lock to keep his seat for a third and final term, unless he decides to run for another office such as senator. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An officer at a Philippine electric company has urged customers to turn off major appliances to help prevent outages that have recently plagued his province so people can watch the much-awaited fight between Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.

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Filipino boxers try to follow Pacquiao’s path out of poverty

In this April 21, 2015, photo, Filipino boxer, Joemarie Noynay, 19, poses inside a boxing gym in suburban Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines. Noynay, who has won eight fights in the super bantamweight division, said, “I sometimes think of the hardships, but I tell myself, if Pacquiao can do it, I can do it, too.... I just need to train hard and pray to the Lord to realize my dreams and the dreams of my family.” Manny Pacquiao's rise from crushing poverty to global fame and fortune has inspired a whole generation of Filipino fighters, who look up to his legend as their dream and boxing as a ticket out of harsh lives and uncertainties. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao’s rise from crushing poverty to global fame and fortune has inspired a whole generation of Filipino fighters, who look up to his legend as their dream and boxing as a ticket out of harsh lives and uncertainties.

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