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PI delegation might include Pacquiao

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - A delegation of Filipino congressional leaders will head to Guam next week to talk about the visa waiver program, strengthening relationships with the territory and basketball, as part of the 2011 Guam Philippine Legislators Celebrity Shootout. 

The delegation may include world-famous boxer and Filipino congressman Manny Pacquiao, who is currently training for his next fight. The Filipino delegation will go against a group of former and current senators as well as members of Eddie Calvo's cabinet.

Former senator and legislative minority legal counsel Jim Espaldon said, "Upon my visit to the Philippine Congress. I was invited to practice with them and apparently they are practicing two to three times a week so I'm hoping and I've told our team out there, don't eat too much spam, don't eat too much food and let's at least get into running shape and let's have a good game."

The Celebrity Shootout will be held next Saturday, March 26 at the Okkodo High School Gym at 6:30pm.  Event organizer Ron Ravala says they'll be accepting donations at the door.

The proceeds will go to the Japan tsunami relief efforts.

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