This photo was taken in Candau-ay, Dumaguete City. The smoke brought by the dumpsite has been an issue for three weeks now. It started the last time it rained. We even sought help from the fire station five times to extinguish the fire. We’ve contacted Cenro, the local officials, the city administrator and even aired our sentiments over the radio but to no avail. They said they are trying to find ways to resolve the dumpsite issues in the area. I understand that it is impossible for the dumpsite to close the soonest.
Ang sa amin lang naman, ma extinguish muna ang usok na non-stop naming hinihinga for several days now! (Contributed by Melody C. Prado)
UNLIKE in the olden days, boxing today is all about business. In his heyday, Gabriel “Flash” Elorde won several fights here and abroad but he never made it to the very rich status of the present crop of boxers like Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. In the more recent fight, while he was magnanimous in accepting defeat [...]
THE nation greatly anticipated Sunday’s bout. What it did not anticipate was the decision. Manny was gracious enough in the loss that you suddenly ask yourself if this is a new side to him or, here goes the conspiracy theorist once more, was the loss something favorable that would enable two more bouts in the [...]
I HAVE been watching boxing fights for more than 50 years. I thought a hometown decision in a title fight can only happen in a rural area and not in metropolitan Las Vegas. From the first round of the fight between Many Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, I had been trying to pinpoint where Bradley clearly [...]
THE loud boos said it all: it was a “robbery” in Las Vegas — though it happens all the time in the casinos – as Manny Pacquiao’s winning streak ended in a controversial split decision in his bout against American Timothy Bradley. It is by far the most questionable conclusion in boxing history, even as [...]
DUANE Ford, one of two judges who voted for Timothy Bradley Jr. in Sunday’s fight with Manny Pacquiao, said that if it were “American Idol,” the Filipino boxing champ would’ve won, “but it was not.” Fans were angry: Pacquiao was robbed, they said. Manny said he believed he won. (more)
THE shock defeat of Manny Pacquiao in the hands of Timothy Bradley Jr. also exposed an inadequacy in the English language. It has no equivalent to the Visayan word that best describes the decision. “Travesty” or “rip-off” is close but it is not as colorful as, nor does it capture the nuance or essence of, [...]
WHERE is Manny Pacquiao?” “Ang tagal naman.” “Pacman! Pacman! Showtime!” These were the impatient Twitter messages before the fight. The reason Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao lost in his fight Sunday was because he let the judges wait for close to 20 minutes before he climbed up the ring. He came on the so-called Filipino [...]
I HAD it 117-111 for Manny Pacquiao. I have scored hundreds of fights-not officially of course, but more often than not, I am corroborated and sustained by better analysts/ writers. In this case, the Associated Press shared my tally. But admittedly, scoring rounds is a subjective activity and so it could perhaps be reasonably argued [...]
A POPULAR sports quotation says, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Don’t tell that to Filipino boxing champ (Yes, he’s still a champ to his fans) Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, who lost in a controversial split decision in his latest fight with Timothy Bradley Jr. (more)
WE watched Manny Pacquiao’s bout with American Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, Nevada on pay-per-view last Sunday in the comfort of our home. One thing good with PPV is that the coverage of the event is continuous. That gave me and my wife Edizza a chance to observe without distraction Pacman’s demeanor when he entered [...]
At least 480 people march in Madison Avenue, New York City at PIDCI’s Philippine Independence Day Parade on June 3 to form the first marching Philippine human flag, aiming to raise funds for 6,000 families affected by Typhoon Sendong, the worst calamity that hit the Philippines in 2011.
Organized by Gawad Kalinga-USA, the human flag is comprised of various Filipino and Filipino-American organizations and individuals.
GK-USA aims to break the world record on the biggest marching human flag in the next three years. (Contributed photo by Lester Echem)