Manny tells fans to accept result
Manny Pacquiao was feted on his return to the Philippines on Saturday after losing to Timothy Bradley last weekend.
Pacquiao, who returned to help flood victims in his home province, which he represents in congress, was showered with confetti.
Losing the WBO welterweight belt was "okay", he said. "I am a winner in the hearts of the people and I am a winner in the heart of God," Pacquiao explained at a news conference where men dressed as gladiators lined up as his guards of honour.
"Let us forget what happened. Let us accept it wholeheartedly for God has a plan for us," said Pacquiao.
Later, he told GMA television he had asked supporters to skip the traditional "hero's welcome" and instead focus on helping those affected by the floods. He said he had already sent relief supplies ahead of his return.
Pacquiao went to the Roman Catholic church in Manila's Quiapo district where he addressed worshippers, urging them to accept the judges' decision and shun anger.
Most observers thought Pacquiao had easily retained his title.
His controversial defeat has prompted one of the major sanctioning bodies to review Bradley's victory, the first step toward what promoter Bob Arum hopes will be "clarity" in the judging of the fight.
WBO president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel said in a statement this week the WBO's championship committee would review video footage of the fight. Five "recognised international judges" would make a recommendation.
Pacquiao interrupted his vacation with his family in the United States to help thousands of victims of flash floods that hit his province.
The civil defence office reported on Saturday that flash floods had killed two people in Sarangani and displaced over 8 000. At least 37 villagers and fishermen are still missing and more than 200 homes were damaged or destroyed, the disaster agency said.
At least eight other people have been killed and six others are still missing elsewhere in the country in the wake of the storm and the seasonal monsoon rains exacerbated by a typhoon passing northeast of the country. About 28 000 people also have been displaced.