LAS VEGAS, USA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa was Manny Pacquiao's guest of honor at a prayer service at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel on Thursday, November 3, just 2 nights before Pacquiao faces WBO welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas.
Pacquiao, who is on his first term as Philippine senator, did not begin the bible service until Dela Rosa arrived, and then introduced him in front of the crowd before beginning his opening sermon.
After speaking of the emptiness of pursuing happiness in money, Pacquiao took a seat in the front row next to Dela Rosa for the remainder of the procession. (READ: Dela Rosa in U.S. to... watch Pacquiao match)
Dela Rosa has been visible in non-PNP related events – from a quick visit to a popular noontime variety show to judging the 2016 Miss Earth competition to watching a Ginebra game. His high profile has prompted talk of a senatorial run in 2019.
Pacquiao will try to become a 3-time WBO welterweight titleholder when he meets Vargas (27-1, 10 knockouts) on Saturday, November 5 (Sunday Manila time) at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.