Filipinos Warned Against Shaking Hands with Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Filipino fans of boxing icon and Philippine congressman Manny Pacquiao have been warned against shaking hands with the boxer when he arrives in the country after his controversial fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Those who will meet Pacquiao in the airport have been asked not shake hands with the boxing icon, especially on his right hand as Pacquiao is still reeling from his shoulder operation.

Pacquiao is expected to arrived in Manila Wednesday and will go to General Santos City and Sarangani province on Thursday.

Glenda Narcilla, chief of staff of General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera, has called on local government officials and the general public who want to get near Pacquiao to avoid shaking hands with the boxer.

Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao is now recovering from the shoulder operation conducted at Kerlan Jose Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California.

Pacquiao underwent the operation for his torn right rotator cuff injury, one of the major reasons cited for his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The operation was performed by famous sports surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the same doctor who operated on NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and other top athletes in the United States.

The recovery period for the shoulder operation is expected to last up to six months, depending on the rehabilitation process. –