Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Brandon Rios in a welterweight match at the Grand Venetian in Macau on November 23, and a lot is at stake in this match. The Philippines, battered by natural disasters and corruption controversies is desperately in need of heroes. For many years now Manny Pacquiao played that role perfectly. Born in the humblest of circumstances, his rags-to-riches story is a constant source of pride and inspiration to Filipinos. And what a story it has been.