“I'm sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals,” Pacquiao wrote. “Please forgive me for those I've hurt. I still stand on my belief that I'm against same sex marriage because of what the Bible says, but I'm not condemning LGBT. I love you all with the love of the Lord. God Bless you all and I'm praying for you.”
Pacquiao also served as a pitchman for Wonderful Pistachios and Nestle, although representatives for both companies said they don’t have him under contract currently.
“Wonderful Pistachios is not currently affiliated with Manny Pacquiao nor do his views align with ours,” Wonderful Pistachios spokesperson Jennifer George told USA TODAY Sports. “Wonderful Pistachios stands firmly for diversity and equality and we proudly support marriage equality and inclusion around the world.”
Like Wonderful Pistachios, Nestle worked with Pacquiao as recently as 2015, according to spokesperson Roz O’Hearn.
A petition was launched on Change.org by Rutgers University graduate student Aries Dela Cruz on Tuesday urged Nike to drop Pacquiao.
“Pacquiao's expressions of homophobia and bigotry disqualifies him from being honored, endorsed and sponsored by one of the world's largest publicly-traded and owned athletic companies, particularly one that is celebrated and well-known for their promotion of sportsmanship and excellence,” Dela Cruz wrote in the petition that had more than 1,600 signatures as of noon Wednesday.
Activists have also attempted to get the #droppacman hashtag to trend on social media.
source : USA TODAY
The 1st Cebu City Triathlon will be held on Sunday January 25, 2015.
The race will be a Sprint distance Triathlon (750 meters swim, 20 kilometers bike and 5 kilometer run) going thru the Sinulog route and along the SRP coastline for the bike portion.
The race will start in The Cebu City Sports Center and will end at the same venue.
Bike Check in will be at 5:30 – 9:00 PM Saturday at Cebu City Sports Center.
There will be no bike check in on Race day.
Awarding will start around 9:00 AM and breakfast for all registrants will be served.
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