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Home Sections Humor & Satire Did the Pacquiao-Bradley Bout‘s Judges Use the Sorsoganon “Pierde-Gana” Rule &/or Quantum Physics in Scoring It?
Did the Pacquiao-Bradley Bout‘s Judges Use the Sorsoganon “Pierde-Gana” Rule &/or Quantum Physics in Scoring It? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bobby M. Reyes   
Monday, 11 June 2012 10:58


Dateline Sorsogon City, Philippines, June 11, 2012, Coconut News Network (CNN Kuno)


A Satire by Lolo Bobby M. Reyes of Bibingcahan, Sorsogon City


S everal boxing aficionados from Sorsogon Province, Philippines, contacted this writer and inquired if boxing Judges C. J. Ross and Duane Ford used the “Sorsoganon ‘Pierde-Gana’ (P-G) Rule” and/or Quantum Physics in making the now-controversial split decision that awarded the welterweight title to Timothy Bradley? The third judge, Jerry Roth, scored the bout 115-113 for Manny Pacquiao.


To the uninitiated, the “P-G” Rule is taken from the Sorsoganon words, “Pierde” (loss) and “Gana” (win). This means that a loss becomes a win and vice versa, if the protagonists agree in advance of using the said “P-G” Rule. But did Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino boxing icon and defending welterweight champion, agree to the adoption of the “P-G” Rule?


On the other hand, several Sorsoganon readers of this satirist’s writings inquired by e-mail or via Facebook messages if the boxing judges used the theory of Quantum Physics (QP) in casting their scores? The QP theory is known likewise as the “Uncertainty Principle.”  The QP, AKA also as “Quantum Enigma,” states in layman’s terms that “reality is simply a figment of the imagination” insofar as the microscopic world is concerned.


“It is physically impossible to know both the position and the momentum of a particle at the same time. The more precisely one is known, the less precise the measurement of the other is.4” More data about Quantum Physics are found in this hyperlink


Some of the Sorsoganons inquired if boxing Judges Ross and Ford are physicists by education and/or training?


History of the Sorsoganon “Pierde-Gana” Rule


A ccording to legendary sources, the “P-G” Rule was initiated by a Greek member of the Spanish expedition (from 1519 to 1522) that was commanded by Fernando de Magallanes. The Greek supposedly landed in what is now Sorsogon Province’s “Magallanes” town. (Sorsogon’s Magallanes town is only one of two pueblos in the Philippines named after the famous explorer; the other one is in Cavite Province.)


According to legend, the Greek visitor educated Sorsoganons about the Pyrrhic Victory, a victory with such a devastating cost that it carries the implication that another such victory will ultimately lead to defeat.


Thus, Sorsoganons liked so much the Greek story that they came up with the “P-G” Rule. In playing chess or checkers for example, a Sorsoganon who runs out of chess or checkers pieces “wins.” In billiards, under the “P-G” Rule, the first player to put any ball in any of the billiard table’s pockets “loses.”


Then Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo liked so much the “P-G” Rule, as taught to her by her Sorsoganon followers and party members, that she successfully used it in the 2004 and 2007 elections. So she snatched victory from the jaws of an election defeat with the help of several Commission on Elections (COMELEC) commissioners.


Incidentally, the Greek crew member of the Magallanes-led expedition supposedly reached Sorsogon in 1521 as he and his group wanted to avenge the death of their commander at the hands of native warriors led by Lapu Lapu. The Greek thought that Lapu Lapu came from an island, which was then part of Sorsogon. The name of Lapu Lapu island (now part of Albay Province) was supposedly changed by the Japanese invaders during World War II, as they could not pronounce the “L.” The island is now called “Rapu Rapu.”


N ow back to the Pacquiao-Bradley bout. This writer will pass on to another Sorsoganon writer, Joseph G. Lariosa of Chicago, to check with the camps of Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao and the with the said three judges, as well as with the Nevada State Boxing Commission, about the alleged use of the “P-G” Rule and/or Quantum Physics. Mr. Lariosa is the dean of Filipino correspondents in North America. Mr. Lariosa is a superb investigative reporter also. # # #

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Benjamin Franklin said in 1817: In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. But never in his wildest dream did he realize that by 2010, death would be synonymous with taxes~Bobby M. Reyes