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Secretary Del Rosario, Pacquiao no-show at Carlos P. Romulo Awards

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Manny Pacquiao (Inquirer file photo) and Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario (AFP file photo)

In behalf of President Benigno Aquino III, Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras lauded Tuesday the recipients of General Carlos P. Romulo Award for “showing strength, resilience and love for country.”

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Did drugs nearly kill Pacquiao?

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Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez, Kenny Bayless

Recently, in the Oprah Winfrey Show, Lance Armstrong, the incredible seven time winner of the Tour de France cycling tournament, the most grueling competition in the sports world – shocked millions by confessing publicly that he used an array of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) in winning all seven events. Previously, he had repeatedly denied doping allegations.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Knockouts in December, the Philippines in 2030

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It’s turned out to be a December to remember, a month of tragedy and defeat, but also of triumph and promise.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Pacquiao’s new religion and the national anguish over Marquez victory

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The defeat of Pacquiao in the fight against Timothy Bradley was not really painful. Like the 80 out of 81 international boxing judges, Filipinos knew in their minds and hearts that their idol did not really lose that fight.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Pacquiao grants cancer-stricken fan’s wish

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Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao took time out from his hectic training schedule to visit an American teenager who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US envoy holds auction for fight vs abuses

PACQUIAO’S gloves were among a trove of items that US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. put up for auction on Nov. 26 for the benefit of a Baguio group combating violence against women. VINCENT CABREZA/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Autographed boxing gloves of Manny Pacquiao and two basketballs bearing the signature of Miami Heat’s Filipino-American coach, Erik Spoelstra, raised funds in an auction on Nov. 26 that US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas Jr. sponsored for a Baguio group fighting domestic violence.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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Was Pacquiao involved in the ‘fix’?

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“Sometimes scorers of fights are incompetent. Sometimes they are more than incompetent, they are corrupt…..The bottom line is if you are an honest man…Pacquiao won that fight….It’s an injustice to the sport, it’s an injustice to the fighters and an injustice to the fan base,” commented well respected ESPN boxing commentator Teddy Atlas.

Posted: June 12th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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A Filipino parent’s guide to dealing with Pacquiao’s loss

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Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines concentrates during his  WBO welterweight title match  against Timothy Bradley of the US at the MGM Grand Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In what is being viewed as a highly controversial outcome, unbeaten Bradley ended Pacquiao's long unbeaten run with a split decision victory over the Filipino ring icon.     AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR

“Pacquiao lost?” my son asked, a look of disbelief on his face. Now, my panganay is not really boxing fan. His reaction was based not so much on disappointment, but surprise.

Posted: June 11th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gay activists reach out to Pacquiao

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Asian gay and lesbian leaders have reached out to Filipino pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao in an effort to foster positive relationships.

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

101-year-old fan of Pacquiao killed by 91-year-old driver in US

A memorial to Otto Jensen, a 101-year-old man who was struck and killed by a car driven by 91-year-old woman Tuesday, showing him as a 19-year-old boxer in 1930, and other photos, is seen just outside Jensen's photography studio on Olive Avenue in Burbank, California, Thursday. AP

Even at 101 years old, Otto Jensen showed little sign of slowing down. The former boxer from Denmark, an avid fan of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, still ran a photography studio and often could be seen crossing the street in front of it to get to a senior center he frequented.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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