Philippine President Arroyo honors Pacquiao with a sport and military merit medal

President Gloria Arroyo (L) awards Philippine Legion of Honor for Sport and a military merit medal to World Boxing Council lightweight champion Manny Pacquiao (R) for being an outstanding military athlete, in Camp Aguinalbo in suburban Manila on December 22, 2008. Pacquiao, who beat the golden boy of US boxing, Oscar de la Hoya in a famous Las Vegas welterweight non-title bout on December 6, 2008, is an Reservist master sergeant in the Philippine Army.(Source)

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