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Lessons from the Pacman
Manila Standard Today, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
Like many of you, I eagerly awaited the results of “The Battle.” Manny Pacquiao had come to symbolize the hopes of a nation. For us in Taguig, the fight was even more special. We owe Manny a lot. He helped put our city on the map with the “Yanig sa Taguig” bout, his tune-up b Read Full Story >>>
Makati dismayed over Manny’s ‘no-show’
Manila Standard Today, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
Makati City residents and officials expressed dismay over the “no-show” of Manny Pacquiao’s parade in the city’s main thoroughfares and business district, especially along Ayala Avenue.
The city government had been receiving inquiries as early as Tuesday from Makati-based Read Full Story >>>
Grotesque display of political opportunism
The Manila Times, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
FORGET the limp assertion of Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye that among those who attended the Malaca?ang-assembled Council of State meeting, there was a “ratio of 4:1” against the idea of the 2007 election being scrapped (the Zimbabwe model?).
Or even the bolder claim of the increasi Read Full Story >>>
By Eric F. Mallonga, The Manila Times, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO is now the country’s greatest boxing champion, eclipsing other Filipino sports legends. He is a fearless fighter expected to make many other exciting conquests in the years to come. Today, however, Pacquiao takes on a formidable challenge: he wants to unite the Philippines. Unit Read Full Story >>>
You don’t like Manny Pacquiao?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
LOS ANGELES, California -- There was this fellow, a former close-in driver of Manny Pacquiao around here, who told me how close the boxing hero had moved to death when he fought Mexico’s Erik Morales.
Greg Asuncion, who works in the staff of the Sheriff’s Office here, swore he had see Read Full Story >>>
Kasama’s tagumpay ko
By Aveen Acuna-Gulo, MindaNews, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
COTABATO CITY -- That phrase is how Manny “The People’s Champ” Pacquiao speaks of a muscle-pain medication he endorses on the radio. Good for Pacman, he physically exerts his muscles every day probably enough to squeeze all synthetic elements from his cells and pass it out through Read Full Story >>>
Nation still poor after Pacquiao
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
SUCH A BOXING EVENT CAN BLOW STRAIGHT at the face.
Of the millions of Filipinos who were enthralled by the fight between our very own Manny Pacquiao and Mexico’s Erik Morales, 17 percent were hungry, 12.9 percent were jobless, 26.1 percent were underemployed and a whopping 57 percent felt t Read Full Story >>>
BF bigo kay Pacman
Journal Group, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
NILINAW kahapon ni Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Bayani Fernando na walang katotohanan ang napaulat na kabilang siya sa mga opisyal ng gobyerno na nanood sa laban nina Manny Pacquiao at Erik Morales sa Las Vegas USA.
Gayunman, aminado si Fernando na nasa Las Vegas siya at as Read Full Story >>>
MAYOL TKO'S MORALES PROTEGE IN WBC ELIMINATOR
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
Undefeated Filipino Rodel "Batang Mandaue" Mayol yesterday annexed the chance to vie for the WBC minimumweight title after he scored a spectacular fourth-round technical knockout win over Erik Morales-managed Lorenzo Trejo at the Plaza de Toros, a bullring in Cancun, Mexico.
The fight was one of Read Full Story >>>
By James Smith, FightNews.com, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
At some point in every great fighter’s career there are no more bullets left in the chambers. This appears to be the case for Erik Morales, as after a two or 3 rounds with Manny Pacquiao this past Saturday night he was firing blanks. Remember last week, I reluctantly picked Morales to win if h Read Full Story >>>
Let’s protect Pacquiao
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
HOME is the hero.
What’s he supposed to do now that he’s back?
If I were Manny Pacquiao, I’ll lie low. No public appearances. N’yet. Just sleep, eat, sleep, eat. Romp with my two sons. Watch movies on DVDs at home. Walk within the confines of home, in the backyard, for Read Full Story >>>
Pacman the greatest, says Freddie Roach
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
LOS ANGELES, California—He did not promise another classic win to lift the Filipino people again but trainer Freddie Roach yesterday said greater things are in store for Manny Pacquiao.
“He’s still young, very dedicated, he’s great but will be even greater,” said Roa Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: the trade in images
By Randy David, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
THE word “pakyaw’ appears in many of our dialects. It means “wholesale,” though it’s rarely used as a family name. The family of Manny, our boxing champion, spells it “Pacquiao,” the Latin/Italian form that the 16th century voyager Pigafetta rendered the wor Read Full Story >>>
‘One nation in jubilation’
By Isagani Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
THE Inquirer headline couldn’t have put it better: One nation in jubilation. The whole country was celebrating the victory of Manny Pacquiao over his formidable rival, the Mexican knock-out artist, who went down a battered and emasculated fighter who knew that he was licked. And by a TKO! Ther Read Full Story >>>
Rebel without a clue : Knock out
By Patricia Evangelista, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
MUCH has been said about Manny Pacquiao. His children have been interviewed at a rate more frequent than Thalia of teleserye fame was during her publicity tour; and his hapless mother has been repeatedly interrogated on the secrets of successful parenthood: “Suportahan ninyo anak ninyo kung sa Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to earn P318M from PPV
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
MANNY Pacquiao is a millionaire many times over, but this latest news will further fatten his bank account into stratospheric dimensions.
According to boxing website Boxingtalk which interviewed PPV guru Mark Taffet, the latest Pacquiao-Morales rematch generated some 350,000 pay-per-view buys, an Read Full Story >>>
Manny's mom, dad are together again
By Gerry Ramos, Journal Group, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
MANNY Pacquiao not only brought together a divided country on that memorable Sunday when he gave Erik Morales a severe beating during their blockbuster super-featherweight rematch in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He also united a long lost couple—her parents.
It's been a common knowledge that Ma Read Full Story >>>
A myth is born
By Mayette Q. Tabada, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
Before Manny Pacquiao nearly sent Erik Morales crawling back to where he came from, the rather obvious answer to that question would have been: do something heroic.
This answer is unacceptable not only because it violates my grade 1 language teacher’s rule: don’t define by restating. Read Full Story >>>
'We need more Pacquiaos': sports exec
Sun.Star Manila, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
WANTED more Manny Pacquiaos.
The Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (Abap) is looking for more boxing superstars following the success of Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao in his bout against Mexican boxing legend Erik Morales in Las Vegas last week.
Abap president Manny Lop Read Full Story >>>
And now, show biz
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 29 Jan 2006
FIRST, THE BOXING ring. Now, the boob tube.
Manny Pacquiao has added TV host to his show biz resum?—after movie actor, recording artist and product endorser.
The boxing champ will soon be seen on Channel 13 hosting “Sports Idol” with Champagne Morales, Grand Champion of the 1 Read Full Story >>>