February, 2015

THE Cebu City Parks and Playground Commission (CPPC) wants the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to update the City Government on the status of the application of permit to earth-ball the trees inside the Tesda compound. The earth-…

February 28th, 2015Column, OpinionThe Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

IN MY last column, we highlighted salient points that could be taken from two of Floyd Mayweather’s most difficult opponents to date: Oscar de la Hoya and Zab Judah. Now let’s conclude with two more. (Read more)

February 28th, 2015Feature, NewsThe Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

IF BOXING icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao would not be taxed on his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., a Palace official wondered if other athletes who are also giving pride to the country would be granted the same exemption. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that it would be up to Congress to […]

February 27th, 2015Column, OpinionThe Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

AGAIN, not to brag but I knew it would happen. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are going to fight as this was, like or not, written in the stars. No one can ever stop it from happening, not even Mayweather. Mayweather had tried his best to stop it—but only for show. (Read more)

February 25th, 2015Newsadmin 0 Comments

WITH a change in policy, the German government opened more ways for Filipino dual citizens, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday. The changes took effect on December 20 last year and are applicable to Filipino children born in Germany after January 1, 2000. “Previously, children born to foreign parents had to face the difficult decision of choosing only one citizenship upon reaching 21. For those who were born…

February 25th, 2015Feature, NewsThe Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

IN RECENT years, boxing has slowly lost the interest of the general public. Unlike its golden age, from 1920s to the 60s, fewer people are paying attention to the sport anymore. The rapid rise of the sport of mixed-martial arts (MMA) also helped in that decline and has lured mostly the younger generation away from […]

February 25th, 2015Column, OpinionThe Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

SEE? What did I tell you? This is not to breast beat but if only to set the record straight: I kept telling people willing to listen that the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will happen. (Read more)

February 24th, 2015NewsThe Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella said yesterday he is glad to be alive to witness a once in a century fight – the Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. clash on May 2 in MGM Grand, Las Vegas. “It’s about time. I thought this would never happen,” he said. “A trilogy in this face-off is what I’m praying […]

February 23rd, 2015Uncategorized 0 Comments

By Princess Dawn H. Felicitas CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama opposed the proposal to reopen a portion of the City Government’s landfill in Barangay Inayawan to serve as a transfer station for garbage. Rama said the landfill should remain closed because its operation would affect the marketability of the 300-hectare South Road Properties (SRP). “I,

February 22nd, 2015Feature, NewsThe Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

Manny Pacquiao slept through the big announcement, secure in knowing that the fight was already made and the questions would finally stop. He campaigned for a shot with Floyd Mayweather Jr. with a tenacity befitting a congressman from the Sarangani Province, making him a winner long before the two step into the ring May 2. […]

February 21st, 2015Announcement, Feature, NewsThe Manny Pacquiao Blog 0 Comments

The fight is finally on. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online. (Read more)

February 21st, 2015News 0 Comments

A SURVEY conducted by animal health researchers revealed that 30 percent of samples collected from complete feed, premix, inorganic minerals and organic minerals available in the Asia Pacific contained heavy metals that are above acceptable levels in t…

GILUTONGAN Elementary School has enough classrooms, but its pupils and teachers would sometimes hold their classes outside, under the shade of a tree. They have computers, but the children rarely get their hands on them. The problem: lack of electricit…

OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs) were urged Friday to save money instead of spending everything on goodies to be sent to their loved ones back home. In a statement, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said OFWs must learn to resist the urge of giving all out, especially on material stuff. “OFWs should not be blinded by the fact that they are earning good money. There are so many stories of OFWs that…

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