By Rebelander Basilan
TERESITA Castro flew to Dubai in March 2013 to work as a domestic helper, but a road accident left her paralyzed less than a month later.
For almost two years, the 43-year-old Asturias, Cebu native stayed in a hospital under the care of Filipino nurses, unable to talk and walk.
She was flown back to Cebu yesterday with the help of a group of professionals from Asturias who are working in the Philippines and abroad. (MORE)
Three major broadcast companies set aside rivalry for the moment to air for free the much-anticipated fight of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao against American rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. In a press conference on Thursday, Solar Entertainment’s Wilson Tieng said that ABS-CBN, GMA and TV5 will air the boxing match, dubbed as “Battle for Greatness,” on […]
The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day. New estimates show Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s payoff for fighting Manny Pacquiao could easily be $180 million, up substantially from earlier predictions of $120 million. Pacquiao gets the short end of the purse, but even […]
Manny Pacquiao welcomed a high-profile visitor to his training camp Saturday with ties to his native Philippines: Tim Tebow. Pacquiao is preparing for his much-anticipated fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 in Las Vegas. The Heisman Trophy-winning former Florida QB posted photos on Instagram of the two together in Pacquiao’s gym in Los […]
I HAVE often been asked by fellow followers of the “Sweet Science” about the implications of that no-rematch clause in the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight. We all know that Floyd pretty much calls the shots in this fight, and that includes the stipulations and nuances in the contract. We also know how obsessed he is […]
A top anti-doping official says Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao face far more severe penalties for a prefight positive test for a banned substance than a $5 million fine unsuccessfully pushed by a Pacquiao adviser. Travis Tygart, the chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, said a positive test would kill the May […]
MANNY Pacquiao has had two doping tests already in two weeks. Fine by me. Even if they do it everyday, no worries. As Pacquiao himself said the second time drug agents came to him, “It’s OK with me. I heartily welcome this so that we will know who is really clean.” (Read more)
MANNY Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. came face to face Wednesday for the first time since their May 2 mega-fight was announced, as Hollywood rolled out the red carpet for the richest bout in history. “It’s been a long road but we’re here now,” said the unbeaten Mayweather, as the countdown began to an eagerly […]
LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting. But it didn’t take long Wednesday for Mayweather to put the fight into perspective in a way that only a fighter […]
MANNY Pacquiao is considered one of best southpaws in boxing history. If he beats Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2, he may arguably hailed as the greatest lefty of all time. Southpaws are the bane and the kryptonite of orthodox fighters and Manny’s obstreperous boxing combinations that few trainers can prepare against, only takes it […]