On the taping of the Valentine’s Day episode of Manny Pacquiao’s new show Para Sa ‘Yo Ang Laban Na To, the boxing star admitted that he has apologized to his wife, Jinkee, for hurting her several times in the past.

“Before that, I always think how to gratify the desires of the flesh. 'Yung ma-satisfy yung sarili ko,' yung gusto ko (I wanted to satisfy myself, to get what I want.),” he was quoted by PEP.ph as saying. “May nabubuong pride din sa sarili ko…‘ako si Manny Pacquiao, ba’t ako [magpapakumbaba] sa asawa ko (I also became proud…‘I’m Manny Pacquiao, why should I apologize to my wife?)?’”

“Ilang beses akong humingi ng tawad sa asawa ko,” he continued. "Sabi ko, ‘Patawarin mo ako. Magbago na talaga ako.' Pero laging bigo dahil siyempre ang daming mga nasa paligid. Kumbaga sa ano, kung anong gusto ko, nakukuha ko (I apologized several times. I said, ‘Please forgive me. I’ll really change this time.’ But it was always in vain because of course, I was surrounded by temptations. I was always able to get what I wanted.).”

Pero sa totoo lang, habang kapiling ko 'yung iba, ang nasa puso at isipan ko, pamilya ko,” he admitted. “Ang sabi ko, ‘Ano itong ginagawa ko? Ang pamilya ko, kawawa naman sila. Laging iniisip ako at umiiyak sila. Ako nandito nagpapasarap (But the truth is, while I was with other people, I still thought of my family. I asked myself, ‘What am I doing? My poor family--they’re always thinking of me and weeping for me while I’m here enjoying myself.).'”

The boxer also revealed that his return to the Lord was instrumental in his reformation. “
Sabi ko, ‘Babe, this time, hindi ako mangangako sa iyo. Hindi ako sa ‘yo mangangako kundi sa Panginoon ako mangangako (I said, Babe, this time, I wouldn’t make promises to you, but to the Lord.).’”

'Kung anuman ang mangyari, na sa ‘yo... kung tanggapin mo ako ulit. Pero ako, nandito akong nagpapakumbaba, humihingi ng tawad kung anuman ang nagawa kong kasalanan… na hindi ka dapat magsakripisyo nang ganito.' Ako ang may kasalanan ng lahat. Tanggap ko 'yan. Basta okay na sa 'kin na mapatawad mo ako kahit hindi mo ako tanggapin. 'Maluwag lang sa kalooban ko na nakahingi ako ng tawad sa ‘yo at sa Panginoon (That is, if you would still take me back. But I’m here, humbling myself in front of you, asking you to forgive me for whatever mistake I made…because you shouldn’t be hurting like this. I’m the one responsible for all of this, and I’ve already accepted that. It’s okay if you don’t take me back, just as long as you forgive me. It’ll make me feel better if I’ve asked for forgiveness from both you and from the Lord.).”

(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)

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