Manny Pacquiao and the Filipino Workforce
December 8, 2008
Before anything else — he (and team Pacquiao) did it again! Undoubtedly the no.1 pound-per-pound boxer in the world, congratulations Manny ‘PacMan’ Pacquiao. Another Mexican (American) has fallen, and this time it’s the biggest name in boxing in this generation, the ”Golden Boy” Oscar dela Hoya.
Just a little over 5 months ago i posted ‘ Manny Pacquiao and Technology‘, about broadcasting a spectator sports in different mediums. Fast forward, today another historical achievement was documented, an underdog in after 8 rounds turned to be the AlphaDog! This time let’s set aside the techonology management behind the fight but instead i’d like to correlate the bout to another post ‘Filipinos Global Workforce‘. The parallelism of the boxing match to the current Filipino workforce phenomenon:
- 65%-35% pay split, with the Pacman getting the smaller share. Outsourcing to the Philippines means cheaper workforce. Or professional/OFW abroad are competetively affordable providing quality outputs.
- dela Hoya’s Dream Team amd Pacman’s good ól team. Western enterprises always hires the best money can buy, while a local enterprises normally acquires knowledge transfer from foreign mentors and grow with their contemporaries. In thise case Freddie Roach as the trainer and Buboy as the contemporary. Dela Hoya enlisted hall of famers.
- Big Bear training camp vs. Wild Card Gym. Western counterparts will always get the modern technologies at their disposal to enhance their talents. On the contrary Filipinos will get by with what’s available and use these resources to hone their talents.
- The venue. Since western economies are bigger, Filipinos need to travel to a greener pasteur similar to OFW or professionals seeking opportunites abroad.
These are only simple analysis of what’s quite obvious, it’s also quite interesting to note that once again Pacquiao has proven that nothing is impossible as long as you put your mind into achieving your goals.