Manny Pacquiao, World Boxing Council international superfeatherweight champion, on Saturday launched the first Manny Pacquiao Cup Level 2 National Shooting Competition in General Santos City. Pacquiao sponsored the competition, held at the Rajah Buayan Shooting Range. Participating shooters came from all over the country. "Marami ang sumali, mga 265 ang nagpa-register. (A lot of people joined, over 265 people have registered), Pacquiao said. According to the Philippine Practical Shooters Association, this is the highest registration count it has reached for a Level 2 competition. Five major awards and twenty nine category awards were up for grabs. Pacquiao himself participated, finishing Stage 1 of the event in just a few seconds He advised gun owners to take full responsibility for their firearms, "Dapat maging responsible owner tayo ng mga baril. (We should be responsible owners of guns), he said. He added that this will be his last major activity for the year. He expects to have a relaxing weekend at home with his family as they welcome the New Year on Sunday.