Celebrities react to Pacman’s win over Thurman Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - July 22, 2019 - 11:47am MANILA, Philippines — Celebrities turned to their social media accounts following Manny Pacquiao’s victory over Keith Thurman after 12 rounds, enabling Pacman to capture the World Boxing Association “super” welterweight title in a thrilling split decision on Sunday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez posted a video of Manny in his Instagram account. “Congratulations to the legendary Manny Pacquiao! The best Filipino fighter the Philippines ever had. Maraming Salamat sa tagumpay!” Richard captioned his post. Former “It’s Showtime” host Eruption posted a photo of Manny hitting Keith with a heavy right hand. “WHAT AN INSPIRATION AND EXAMPLE TO US ALL!! @mannypacquiao Still at 40 years old dominating and … [Read more...] about Celebrities react to Pacman’s win over Thurman
Thurman to Pacman: It's game over! Dino Maragay (Philstar.com) - July 17, 2019 - 9:53am LAS VEGAS — Keith Thurman strode into the makeshift stage at the lobby of the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) sporting a black t-shirt with the words “GAMEOVER” printed in the front. At the back of Thurman’s shirt, the words “CONTINUE? YES NO” are emblazoned, with an emphasis on “NO”. It is the classic dot-matrix text which players of early video games get presented whenever they fail at any point of a game they’re playing. Just a few days away from his clash with Manny Pacquiao, Thurman’s confidence remains sky-high, and the unbeaten fighter again emphasized that the Pacquiao era is about to end. “I ain't changing my motto. It's game over, baby!” the reigning WBA “super” welterweight champion told to the sizable crowd that … [Read more...] about Thurman to Pacman: It’s game over!
Pacman skips gym work, opts to rest Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am HOLLYWOOD – Manny Pacquiao skipped his afternoon session at the Wild Card Gym here Friday, opting to stay home and give his 40-year-old body enough time to rest and recover. “We go home,” blurted trainer Buboy Fernandez after officially getting word that Pacquiao had decided to skip the gym session. It was around 4 p.m. His team members and mediamen had been at the gym for two hours. Fans had waited longer outside. “Grabe kasi ang training sa Griffith kanina (He trained so hard at Griffith earlier),” said Fernandez of the seven-mile road work up and down the mountains of Griffith Park. Pacquiao did eight rounds of heavy sparring last Thursday, just enough to impress American trainer Freddie Roach, and those who had the privilege to watch. Roach didn’t mind Pacquiao not showing up at the … [Read more...] about Pacman skips gym work, opts to rest
Brunei, Malaysian royalty competing Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) - May 8, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — If things fall into place, the sport of kings, polo, may assure host Philippines of its first medal in the 30th SEA Games from Nov. 30 to Dec. 10. Team captain Mikee Romero said two gold medals will be staked in the sport that will lure royalty from Brunei, Malaysia and Thailand. “We’ll be happy with one of the two golds,” said the sportsman and incumbent congressman with Party List 1-Pacman. Romero is hoping that the SEA Games Federation will approve a higher handicap of seven goals instead of six. “If we can get seven, we can field our top player based in the US. He has a four-goal handicap (the highest being 10). Otherwise, we cannot field him,” said Romero. However, Romero, 47, assured their readiness. “We will do our best – as hosts, as competitors,” … [Read more...] about Brunei, Malaysian royalty competing
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang is leaving the decision on the pay hike petitions submitted by labor groups to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo yesterday noted that the decision on whether to increase workers’ pay would depend on the prevailing conditions in each region. “The wage boards will determine whether (the wage hike) is needed. It depends on the circumstances surrounding whatever petition they have in mind,” he added. The administration is also unfazed about plans of militant groups to stage Labor Day rallies. “It’s their right to protest. You can even join them,” Panelo said. President Duterte is expected to lead Labor Day events today in San Fernando, Pampanga while thousands of workers are staging simultaneous protests nationwide. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said the President is attending the groundbreaking ceremony of … [Read more...] about Palace: Wage hike up to regional boards