Negros officials: Pacquiao still a sports hero

DESPITE the loss of Senator Manny Pacquiao in the WBO welterweight match against Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday, July 2, 2017, he is still a hero, Negrense officials said. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the “Battle Read more »

Slower at 38: ‘Old’ Manny no longer Manny of old

AFTER 22 years and 68 pro fights, it’s about time for legendary Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao to call it a career. Following a unanimous decision loss to younger challenger Jeff Horn yesterday at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, some Read more »

Zero crime in Cebu City as Pacquiao fights in Brisbane battle

THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) recorded a zero crime rate in the city from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the fight of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Jeff Horn in the Battle of Brisbane in Australia on July 2 Read more »

Roach explains why Pacquiao KOs have not been coming

BRISBANE, Australia — Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach’s squirm was barely noticeable after fellow trainer Glenn Rushton boldly predicted the latter’s Australian ward Jeff Horn will stop Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao late in the rounds when the two Read more »

Palace: Pacquiao will remain ‘people’s champ’

SENATOR Manny Pacquiao will remain the “people’s champion” amid his loss in the WBO welterweight match against Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday. This is what Malacañang spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement after the the judges announced Read more »

Promoters say Pacquiao still has edge over Horn

FILIPINO boxing promoters unanimously side with Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao when he defends his World Boxing Organization world welterweight belt against Australian challenger Jeff Horn on Sunday, July 6, at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. The 38-year-old Filipino champion, with 59 Read more »

Free public viewing of Pacquiao-Horn fight set in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA Representative Celso Lobregat (1st district) is sponsoring a free pay-per-view public viewing of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight fight between Manny Pacquiao and Australian Jeff Horn on Sunday, July 2. The live viewing of the Pacquiao-Horn fight will Read more »

Bacolod free live screening venues of Pacquiao-Horn fight

THE City Government of Bacolod is providing three venues for Bacolodnons to enjoy a free live screening of the fight of boxing icon Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao against Australian Jeff “The Hornet” Horn in Australia on Sunday, July 2. These Read more »

Cebu firm transforms mining pit into an attraction

AN OLD mining pit in western Cebu has turned into a popular site for social media-worthy selfies and groufies. Trees dot the slopes of the Biga Pit, providing a refreshing contrast to the barren, rocky slopes of two other open pits within the vast mines of Carmen Copper Corp. in Toledo City, Cebu. Visitors are...

Pacquiao going big or going bust in the Battle of Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia — Freddie Roach is ready to narrow down Manny Pacquiao’s options following the WBO welterweight championship fight against Jeff Horn: Think about another shot at Floyd Mayweather, or think about retirement. The 11-time world champion is putting his Read more »