To Manny: Quit while you’re young
Abdul Basit Usman, a suspected terrorist bomber who had a $1-million prize on his head, was killed by members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in an alleged encounter in Guindulungan town, Maguindanao province.
It was in the MILF’s best interests to kill Usman who had become a burden to them after the massacre of 44 police commandos.
The $1-million prize from the US government is an added bonus.
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Let’s forgive Celia Veloso, mother of condemned woman Mary Jane Veloso, for her apparent ingratitude to President Noynoy who worked for her daughter’s reprieve.
Celia said the President didn’t have a hand in the stay of Mary Jane’s execution.
The condemned woman’s mom may just have been repeating what the President’s detractors were telling her.
It could be that P-Noynoy’s critics wanted her to thank Vice President Jojo Binay.
Binay implied that he saved Mary Jane by talking to Indonesian officials, but who was put to shame when Indonesian President Joko Widodo said it was P-Noynoy who talked him into giving the condemned woman a reprieve.
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We all know our man, Manny Pacquiao, won the fight against Floyd Mayweather.
It was obvious to the naked eye: Pacquiao bringing the fight to Mayweather’s corner and the latter running away in order not to get hurt.
The judges may have scored the fight for Mayweather.
But we, the Filipino people, and others around the world who watched the “Fight of the Century,” have better eyesight than the judges.
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Heartbroken Pinoys turn to humor to ease pain—Yesterday’s Inquirer headline on Page A17.
In every fight there is always a winner and a loser. The following joke is in connection with that truism.
An American tourist went to a restaurant in Madrid which serves, as the specialty of the house, stewed balls from a bull killed by a matador at a nearby bullfighting arena.
The American liked the delicacy so much that in his next visit to Madrid, he went back to the restaurant serving the exotic dish.
When the tourist noticed that the stewed balls were much smaller than those served the last time, he complained to the restaurant owner.
“Ah, amigo, it is not always that the bull is killed and the matador wins!” the restaurant owner said.
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Here’s an unsolicited advice for the People’s Champ: Quit while you’re still young, strong and in excellent health.
Learn a lesson from your coach, Freddie Roach, and former world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali.
Roach and Ali both have Parkinson’s, a disease that affects the nervous system, weakens the muscles and causes the limbs to shake uncontrollably.
Both Ali and Roach got the the ailment from the constant battering they endured in boxing bouts.
Enjoy the fortune you acquired from boxing.
Of what use is your wealth if you’re not healthy?
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