Philippines, 24 Jul 2019
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Eddie Alinea

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Eddie Alinea


 

So what else is new?: At least 50 lawmakers to watch Pacquiao fight in Texas

By Eddie Alinea
PhilBoxing.com
08 Nov 2010



LOS ANGELES, CA (via Pera Padala) – A lot of seats will be vacant in the House of Representatives when Congress opens its session Monday.

The reason is at least more than 50 members of the Lower House are reportedly in the United States to watch the fight of their fellow lawmaker, seven-division champion Manny Pacquiao against Mexican three-time titlist Antonio Margarito Nov. 13 (Nov. 14 in Manila).

Pacquiao, the World Boxing Organization welterweight titleholder, and Margarito, known in the international boxing world as the “Tijuana Tornado,” dispute the World Boxing Council super-welterweight championship at the huge $1.2 million Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington,Texas.
Sources in Team Pacquiao, who requested anonymity revealed that the number of congressmen presently here in Los Angeles to join their colleague’s group bloated the entourage flying to Arlington Monday and forced Pacquiao to charter a bigger plane going to the site of the bout.

Members of Monday’s entourage, sources said, reached at least 200.

They said they are going on invitation of Pacquiao, who will undertake their plane and hotel expenses.

Members of the country’s rich and powerful as well as national and local government officials, cabinet members and entertainment personalities are also joining the trip.

House top officials disclosed that since Congress is not in session majority of its members have filed requests with the office of Speaker Sonny Belmonte to travel to different international destinations.
They, in fact, feared that Monday’s opening of session might be held without a quorum since most of those who requested travel authorities have yet to report in their offices.

Belmonte himself announced even before the close of the last session that he would watch the Pacquiao fight himself although it was not sure whether he proceeded with the trip.
At least seven members of media covering the House have also been raffled off to join the Texas exodus under the expense of Pacquiao, reports also said.

Lawmakers, including senators and members of the cabinet, their wives and children, have always been a permanent fixtures in all fights whether they be championship or title defenses.
In one of Pacquiao’s fights held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the world pound-for-pound king had reportedly spent more than $650,000.

Members of the Filipino community here, meanwhile, denounce the government officials and even members of the business community and entertainment for joining the trip which they said is proof of their lack of concern for their poor constituents, especially victims of the recent floods that hit Central and Northern Luzon.

Echoing the sentiment expressed by the Pamalakaya fisherfolks in the two regions calling for all government officials concerned instead channel their resources, whether coming from their own pocket or the government to the victims of those calamities.


Back to Eddie Alinea's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Bayless says Manny, Thurman left all in ring
    By Joaquin Henson, 24 Jul 2019
  • Top Rank's Statement on Maxim Dadashev
    By , 24 Jul 2019
  • GOLDEN BOY SIGNS MAJOR TALENT FROM THE SMALLEST AND BIGGEST WEIGHT DIVISIONS IN BOXING
    By , 24 Jul 2019
  • The Welterweight World Title Takeover Continues!
    By , 23 Jul 2019
  • PACQUIAO-THURMAN: THE AFTERMATH
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 23 Jul 2019
  • PACMAN AT “22” AND HIS AGE-DEFYING BOUT VERSUS THURMAN
    By Reni M. Valenzuela, 23 Jul 2019
  • Shame on Feldman
    By Joaquin Henson, 23 Jul 2019
  • No pushovers for Manny
    By Joaquin Henson, 23 Jul 2019
  • “I am always proud to raise the flag of the Philippines. “ - Catriona Gray
    By Rich Mazon , 23 Jul 2019
  • Results: LNK Fight Night 12 in Jurmala, Latvia
    By , 23 Jul 2019
  • Salita Promotions Inks Undefeated UK Super Bantamweight Dynamo Thomas Patrick Ward to a Multi-Fight Promotional Agreement
    By , 23 Jul 2019
  • USA Boxing's Pan American Games Team Departs for Lima, Peru Today
    By , 23 Jul 2019
  • Thurman concedes defeat, eats humble pie
    By Joaquin Henson, 22 Jul 2019
  • Buboy suspects broken rib
    By Joaquin Henson, 22 Jul 2019
  • Pacquiao wins ‘The War of Two Kings’ against Thurman
    By Rich Mazon , 22 Jul 2019
  • PACQUIAO VS. THURMAN FACTS AND FIGURES PART III: MANNY WINS BY SPLIT DECISION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 22 Jul 2019
  • PACQUIAO WATCH: There is no stopping Manny
    By Edwin G. Espejo, 21 Jul 2019
  • PACQUIAO HUMBLES THURMAN; LOOKS FORWARD TO FIGHT SPENCE-PORTER WINNER
    By , 21 Jul 2019
  • Pacquiao Decisions Thurman in a Thriller
    By , 21 Jul 2019
  • Pacquiao Banks on Explosive Start to Beat Thurman Via Split Decision!
    By Reylan Loberternos, 21 Jul 2019





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019 philboxing.com.