Manny Pacquiao was awarded Man of the Decade by People Asia during the People of the Year 2011-2012 ceremony held last night at the Dusit Thani Manila.
In his speech, Pacquiao thanked God for giving him Jinkee who is strong in facing the trials that come their way.
Eleven outstanding individuals were awarded the People of the Year recognition. They were:
- Shamcey Supsup- 3rd Runner Up Miss Universe 2011
- Gwendoline Ruais- 1st Runner Up Miss World 2011
- Senator Edgardo Angara - politician
- Senator Miriam Santiago - politician
- Henry Sy, Jr. – business tycoon
- Ben Cabrera - painter
- Louie Ocampo - musician
- Ted Failon – newscaster
- Mel Tiangco - newscaster
- Jun De Leon - photographer
- Evelyn Singson – hotelier