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In true MTV "Cribs" fashion, "Mommy" Dionisia Pacquiao, mother of international boxing champ Manny Pacquiao. gave the media a tour of her P7 Million dream house in General Santos City.
She opened her doors on February 18 for the grand blessing of her 800-sq.m Mediterranean-inspired, home. The architecture was influenced by Mommy Dionisia's casual perusing through magazines and TV shows. "Ako ang nagpili. Nanood ako ng... nagtingin ako ng catalog. Ito na ang dream house ko. Maliit pa ang mga anak ko pangarap ko na 'to [I chose the style. I watched shows and looked at catalogs. This has been my dream house ever since my kids were still young]," she said in an interview with Showbiz Central.
Mommy Dionisia said she was always hands-on during the construction. From her music room to her heart-shaped Jacuzzi, she said that everything was made according to her requests. Aside from these, she also insisted that a prayer area be built in her room. The "PacMom" has been known to religiously pray every time her son steps into the ring.
Her house interiors, which reportedly cost around P1 Million, were all shipped from Italy. Those include her crafted wooden chairs, dining room set, and her queen-sized bed.
The master's bedroom was a vision of pink, from the flowers, curtains, and even her floral bed sheets. According to Mommy Dionisia, pink was her favorite color ever since she was a little a girl. She also said that the color denoted love and happily quipped, "Mapagmahal si prinsesa, pero wala si prinsipe. [The princess is very loving, but she doesn't have a prince.]"
The house was said to be a gift from Manny and Jinkee, both absent for the house-blessing because they are in Los Angeles (Jinkee is buying merchandise for her boutique while her husband held an L.A. fans day after watching fellow boxer Nonito Donaire's fight in Las Vegas.) The lot was purchased from the money Mommy Dionisia saved from her endorsement deals. She's one of the faces of Ginebra San Miguel and OsteoGard.