By V.P. Vamenta
These eventful days bring to mind a familiar saying, updated to, “Win some, lose some, but actually win more!” When our young Cebuano Pedro Calungsod was canonized last month, we celebrated with the Thanksgiving Mass last Nov. 30 at the South Road Properties. Before that, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle, another youthful Filipino, was elevated to cardinal. Then to top all these, the recent devastating Typhoon Pablo spared us in Cebu. Our joy knew no bonds, realizing that God’s bounty granted us even more!
By Rene Bonsubre Jr.
Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez (54W-6L-1D, 39 KOs) of Mexico has revealed that he is nearing his peak fighting form for his fourth fight against Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (54W-4L-2D, 38 KOs) on Dec. 9 (Philippine Time) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
By Christian V. Esguerra
He may be deep in training in the United States for his fourth bout with Mexican archrival Juan Manuel Marquez in December. But Manny Pacquiao, the congressman, is waging another battle at home.
Undefeated WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) lightweight champion Miguel “Hands of Stone” Antoine (17W-0L-1D, 9KOs) and trainer Samuel Gregory Lane were all smiles when asked about their chances against WBO International light welterweight champion Jason “El Niño” Pagara (29W-2L, 18KOs) of the ALA Boxing Gym of Cebu.
JIMREX Jaca (40W-6L-3D, 20 KOs) may have a shot at the spotlight again.
By Aquiles Zonio
Eight-division boxing champ Manny Pacquiao returned this week to the impoverished Barangay Tango in Glan, Sarangani—the village where he spent his boyhood years—to give free houses and lots to his former neighbors in the shantytown.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Protestant pastors have been coming in droves to Manny Pacquiao’s mansion here. And their number is increasing each day.
HBO played a re-run of the controversial Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley fight last Sunday prior to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s devastating stoppage win over Andy Lee in Texas and did little to end the anguish of millions of boxing fans.
He may have lost his battle inside the ring, but Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao believes he remains a wi nner in the eyes of God and the Filipino people.
LAS VEGAS—Will Manny Pacquiao be a matador tangling with a raging bull? Or, will he be a predator chasing a scampering prey?
PUBLIC service or clever political advertising? Either way, Pacquiao fever was a chance to get some early campaigning done in Cebu City where the Bando Osmena-Pundok Kauswagan is hosting free live telecasts in several barangays today.
By Cathy Yamsuan
Is the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) harassing Saranggani Representative Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao because, unlike 188 of his colleagues in the House of Representatives, he did not sign the articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Renato Corona?
By Cathy Yamsuan
Is the Bureau of Internal Revenue harassing the Pacman because, unlike his 188 colleagues in Congress, he did not sign the articles of impeachment against Chief Justice Renato Corona?