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Everybody is 'searching' for Manny
Journal Group, 27 Jan 2006
MANNY Pacquiao's popularity soared to new heights following his sensational technical knockout win over Erik Morales.
Proof of it was his inclusion in the top five most searched name in sports in the top web searches of Yahoo!
The keyword 'Manny Pacquiao' in the Yahoo search engine jumped to Read Full Story >>>
Nation to give a hero’s welcome for Pacquiao today
The Manila Bulletin, 27 Jan 2006
The nation, led by the City of Manila, has prepared an unprecedented welcome today for boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.
Manila Mayor Lito Atienza said hundreds of thousands of fans and supporters are expected to line the route of a scheduled ticker-tape parade around the city, passing Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao returns today
By Tito Talao, Tempo, 27 Jan 2006
Nobody else does it better. For sheer bombast and pompous preparation, leave it to Filipinos to outdo any other race in the whole world.
But with the much-awaited return today of boxing hero Manny Pacquiao – a triumphant homecoming expected to touch off the wildest celebration ever acco Read Full Story >>>
3,500 cops to secure Pacquiao
Tempo, 27 Jan 2006
All is set for the arrival of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao today as at least 3,500 policemen, 550 of them from the Manila Police District, will be deployed to secure the hero's welcome that awaits him following his victory over Mexican Erik Morales.
The National Capital Region Pol Read Full Story >>>
How many heroes do we need?
By Egay Serrano, Journal Group, 27 Jan 2006
Lapu-lapu startled the whole European world when he defeated and killed Ferdinand Magellan in the Island of Mactan. Magellan became the first famous explorer that perished in the hands of an Asian; while Lapu-lapu showed the New World our love for freedom and became the first Filipino hero in our re Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao back today, gets hero’s welcome
Manila Standard Today, 27 Jan 2006
MALACAÑANG and the city government of Manila have prepared a grand celebration for returning boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who arrives today after knocking out Mexican ring legend Erik Morales in Las Vegas last Sunday.
However, Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said President Gloria Macapagal Arr Read Full Story >>>
Police all set for Pacquiao homecoming
By Joel Francis Guinto, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 27 Jan 2006
CLOSE to 4,000 policemen will be deployed to secure boxing champion Manny Pacquiao when he comes home to a hero's welcome on Friday, Metro Manila's police chief said Thursday.
Troops from Task Force Pacquiao will secure the routes of the ticker tape parade, which will pass through Manila and Quezon Read Full Story >>>
A 'Cinderella moment': Pacquiao and Filipino pride
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 27 Jan 2006
DESPITE the Filipinos' own long love affair with boxing, it had to come from Hollywood. The late Fernando Poe Jr. did come up with a blockbuster hit with himself depicting the role of the man in the cordoned ring, but it was "Cinderella Man," starring Russel Crowe, that gave it heart, packed it with Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, celebrities eyed for Charter change drive
By Jerry E. Esplanada, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 27 Jan 2006
IMAGINE the likes of Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao and Miss International Lara Quigaman joining other sports luminaries and movie and TV stars in rooting for constitutional reform?
"But first things first," said Mayor Edward Hagedorn of Puerto Princesa City. Are Pacquiao and other pop icons Read Full Story >>>
El Terrible definitely on the decline
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, 26 Jan 2006
Where else to start out but with Manny Pacquiao's brilliant demolition of Erik Morales last week in Las Vegas?
Going in, Pacquiao was the favorite. But who would have thought the fabulous Filipino would take apart one of the greatest fighters of this generation like that?
A slugfest turned int Read Full Story >>>
Morales' time may be up
SGVTribune.com, 26 Jan 2006
Erik Morales has been in a lot of ring wars. And at 29, he is getting somewhat old for a man fighting in the lower weights.
After being stopped by Manny Pacquiao in the 10th round of a thriller Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Morales was taken to Valley Hospital for precautionary me Read Full Story >>>
Erik Morales confirma su presencia en Cancún
BoxLatino.com, 26 Jan 2006
El tijuanense Erik Morales estará presente en la Cena de Campeones programada en Cancún del 28 al 31 del presente mes, en la cual recibirá un trofeo junto a grandes figuras del boxeo mundial.
El "Terrible" Read Full Story >>>
Filipino struggle for excellence
PIA Information Service, 26 Jan 2006
Baguio City (26 January) -- With the arrival of Manny Pacquiao and his visit to the Palace today, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo again join the people's champ as they reiterate their call for unity among Filipinos. His triumph exemplifies the strong fighting spirit of the Filipino not just in the Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao breaks into the world's most searched name on the Internet!
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Jan 2006
Jan 26, 2006 -- Search engine giant Yahoo! today announce that Manny Pacquiao has cracked into the top five most searched name in sports on the Yahoo! search engine.
Yahoo! prominently reported on its main page and with a picture Read Full Story >>>
Is Pacquiao Afraid of Facing the Best?
By Esteban Rodriguez, EastSideBoxing.com, 26 Jan 2006
Immediately following Pacquiao’s 10-round destruction of Erik Morales on Saturday night, speculation started on who would be Pacquiao’s next opponent. He expressed interest in either fighting Morales, once again, or Marc Read Full Story >>>
For lying, El Terible terribly mauled
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 26 Jan 2006
LOS ANGELES, California -- When Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach did a duet in Las Vegas last week to admit mistakes, one grizzled boxing expert listened in amusement and great concern.
That listener was Larry Merchant, the familiar gray-haired figure left with the task of quietly debatin Read Full Story >>>
Greatness awaits Pacquiao
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 26 Jan 2006
PEOPLE, especially our grizzled pundits that I love to be with mostly all these years (Rene Jose of RMN 558 is one of them of course), have started comparing Manny Pacquiao with Gabriel “Flash” Elorde. Pancho Villa, too.
I have seen glimpses of Elorde, the poor, shoeshine kid from Bog Read Full Story >>>
“Encuentro sa Pebrero” on Feb. 11 in Kidapawan
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Jan 2006
DAVAO City -- Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) No. 6 junior featherweight contender Rolan Estancia of Compostela Valley Province will fight former RP no. 1 Jaime Aserda of Bukidnon on Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Kidapawan gym in Kidapawan City.
The Estancia-Aserda 10-rounder topbills the “E Read Full Story >>>
Boxing columnist running out of time?
By Matthew Aguilar, The Sweet Science, 26 Jan 2006
You can imagine the response when, on the day a certain Filipino fighter made the transition from good to great, a story appeared on The Sweet Science with the headline, "Manny Pacquiao running out of time."
The story went on and on about how Pacquiao had failed to live up to the promise of the Read Full Story >>>
Exclusive; Barrera Wants Seven More - Including Pacquiao
By James Blears, BoxinScene.com, 26 Jan 2006
WBC and IBF Super Featherweight Champ Marco Antonio Barrera wants seven more fights before finally hanging up his gloves, and one of them will definitely be a re-match against his Filipino nemesis magnificent Manny Pacquiao.
Mar Read Full Story >>>