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Pacquiao issues call for unity
The Philippine Star, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
The Philippines? boxing sensation Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao appealed to the nation for unity yesterday after arriving home to a huge and chaotic hero?s welcome following his victory over Mexico?s Erik Morales in Las Vegas last week. President Arroyo sang Pacquiao?s now famous song "Para Sa ?Yo (For  Read Full Story >>>

Politicians ride on Pacquiao mania
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
FOR a moment yesterday, President Macapagal-Arroyo and Manny Pacquiao seemed to have reversed their roles, he sounding like a politician and she acting like a boxing sensation. Indeed, Malaca?ang turned into a unique arena where the worlds of boxing and politics met. The occasion was Ms Arroyo  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera to fight Chavez
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
MARCO Antonio Barrera is dodging Manny Pacquiao as of the moment as he is instead fighting International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight champion Jesus Chavez on March 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Barrera, who lost to Pacquiao via an 11th-round TKO in 2003, is attempting to   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao gets bonus upon return: Mom, dad reunited after 15-year split
Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
MANILA ? For a country known for its tightly-knit families, it was a heartwarming sight. Aside from getting a grand reception from his countrymen yesterday, boxing hero Manny Pacquiao had his wish granted when he was reunited with his estranged father after 15 years. Paquiao, who defeated Mexi  Read Full Story >>>

?No politics?
Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
Filipino world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was given a hero?s welcome during a motorcade around Manila and Quezon cities yesterday, hours after he arrived from Los Angeles, California. Pacquiao also dodged some controversy as he defended those politicians who were in Las Vegas, Nevada to watch  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao not amazed at ?new self?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
LOS ANGELES, California ? His transformation, from slugger to complete boxer, was phenomenal but Manny Pacquiao claimed there was nothing truly amazing behind the shift in his fighting style. Short of swearing that a winner can?t rest on his laurels, Pacquiao bared the main factor behind his triu  Read Full Story >>>

Tempo, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who arrived home yesterday to a rousing welcome, called on the Filipino people to unite for the sake of the country's peace and harmony. Pacquiao made the call during a hero's welcome prepared for him in Malaca?ang where supporters and fans, including President Arroyo   Read Full Story >>>

Mabuhay ka, Manny!
Tempo, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
Ang mumunting daigdig ng bayang karerista ay nagdiriwang din sa iyong nagniningning na tagumpay over Mexican legend Eric ?El Terrible? Morales whom you knocked down twice forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight in two minutes and 33 seconds of the tenth round to save him from farther harm.  Read Full Story >>>

Nation gives Manny Pacquiao a rousing welcome
The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
It might have rained on his parade, but the weather hardly dampened the enthusiasm of thousands of fans who celebrated the return of Manny Pacquiao yesterday with a ticker tape welcome that hailed him as the "People?s Champion." In a motorcade that crawled for nearly six hours, fans blocked roads  Read Full Story >>>

Makati fumes after Pacquiao ?snub?
By Jeffery Damicog, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
As Manila and Quezon City celebrated the return of Manny Pacquiao with a parade around their streets, Makati City was sulking over why the boxing champ?s motorcade skipped a traditional hero?s parade along Ayala Avenue. Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay blamed the Palace for having deprived Makati resid  Read Full Story >>>

A welcome fit for a king
Manila Standard Today, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
ON the day of ?The Battle? on Jan. 22 (Jan. 21 in Las Vegas), Metro Manila turned into a virtual ghost town, as people either stayed at home or were at the malls to watch Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao maul Mexican icon Erik ?El Terrible? Morales en route to a spectacular 10th-round stoppage.   Read Full Story >>>

Malaca?ang serves up Pacquiao empanada
The Manila Times, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
Boxing idol Manny Pacquiao had empanada shaped like gloves for breakfast at Malaca?ang on Friday. Pacquiao called on President Arroyo right after he arrived at Manila?s international airport. The delicacy, aptly named Pacquiao empanada, was the concoction of the Palace chef, Babes Austria.   Read Full Story >>>

Our natural icons
By Anabelle E. Plantilla, The Manila Times, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
OUR country?s pride and sports icon, Manny Pacquiao, fought the fight of his life against the Mexican Erik Morales last week. We are all rejoicing over his victory and the mark that he has made in the boxing world for our country. We did not waver on our support for our hero, our icon. The ente  Read Full Story >>>

Home is the hero
The Manila Times, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
Thousands lined the streets of Manila and Quezon City on Friday to cheer boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on his triumphant return after defeating his Mexican nemesis Erik Morales. Pacquiao stopped Morales with a flurry of punches in the 10th round of their 12-round World Boxing Council super-featherw  Read Full Story >>>

Arroyo sings, pays tribute to Pacquiao
Sun.Star Manila, Sat, 28 Jan 2006
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Friday showed off her singing prowess during the "Tagumpay ng Pinoy" program at the Rahaj Sulayman Park in Manila late Friday afternoon, where a tribute was accorded boxer Manny Paqcuiao. Arroyo, who initially played co-host to Manila Mayor Lito Atienza and Pacqu  Read Full Story >>>

Manila fetes Pacquiao on triumphant return
By Reuters, Yahoo! News, Fri, 27 Jan 2006

MANILA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Traffic came to a standstill and cheering fans lined the streets of Manila on Friday to mark the return of local boxer Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao beat Erik Mo  
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Pacquiao defends politicians who watched Las Vegas fight
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 27 Jan 2006
WORLD boxing champion Manny "the Pacman" Pacquiao defended the politicians who watched his fight in Las Vegas last January 22. "Naniniwala po ako na ang pagpunta nila sa Las Vegas ay di para sa pulitika kundi pagsuporta sa kanilang kababayan [I believe they went there not for politics but to show s  Read Full Story >>>

Arroyo breakfasts with Pacquiao on glove-shaped chicken pies
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 27 Jan 2006
UPDATE) PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo welcomed boxing champion Manny Pacquiao in Malaca?ang on Friday with a hearty and creative breakfast -- chicken empanadas (pies) shaped like boxing gloves. "I know you have not had the chance to eat properly in the plane, so we prepared breakfast," Arroyo s  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, Arroyo belt out song before ecstatic crowd
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 27 Jan 2006
IN A RARE display of her singing prowess, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gamely joined Manny Pacquiao in belting out "Para sa Iyo" (For You), the song written and sang by the boxing sensation before he left Manila for a rematch with Mexican Erik Morales in Las Vegas, Nevada. Holding the song?s l  Read Full Story >>>

Walk the new walk with Erik Morales
By Bill Knight, The Sweet Science, Fri, 27 Jan 2006
He sat on the edge of the ring that summer afternoon, talking softly and easily, speaking of his career ? past and present. "My country (Mexico) seems to have a sad history of fighters ending up broke," he said in his soft spoken voice. Smiling slightly, he added, "That is not my goal. And I a  Read Full Story >>>

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