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DOT eyes Pacman fight in PHL

MANILA (PNA) – Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo has expressed optimism that Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao might be able to stage a boxing bout in the Philippines, which will be a big boost to the country’s sports tourism. With the signing […]
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Pacquiao to PSC: Nurture our athletes’ talents; end corruption

By Azer N. Parrocha MANILA  (PNA) – On his first committee hearing as Chairman, Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao on Tuesday urged the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to nurture the talents of Filipino athletes and end corruption within the committee. Pacquiao, […]
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Palace congratulates Filipina lifter for silver medal finish in Rio Olympics

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Malacañang on Monday joined the Filipino nation in congratulating President Rodrigo Duterte’s fellow Mindanaoan Hidilyn Diaz for ending the Philippines’ 20-year medal drought in Olympics in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. ”On behalf of a proud […]
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Pacquiao ‘50-50’ but vows to retire

by Rob Woollard Las Vegas, United States | AFP |   – Manny Pacquiao admitted he was “50-50” about retirement after bidding farewell to boxing Saturday with a vintage performance to defeat long-time rival Tim Bradley. The 37-year-old had promised to deliver an explosive display...
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LA to host All-Star Game for record sixth time in 2018

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Los Angeles was named by the NBA on Tuesday as the host city for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, the record sixth time the Southern California metropolis will stage the event. The 67th showdown between elite […]
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Pacquiao would love to fight for PHL at Rio Olympics

Manila, Philippines | AFP   – Boxing great Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday it would be an honour to fight for the Philippines at this year’s Rio Olympics, where professional fighters could be allowed to compete for the first time. The eight-time […]
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Pacquiao ‘not bothered’ by DQ threat

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Jabbed by possible disqualification in the May senatorial race, and swarmed by global outrage at his LGBT comments, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao still appears unperturbed. “I’m not bothered, that’s the world. I mean, Jesus lives in me […]
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LA 2024 bid unveils Olympic logo, sunny slogan

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid chiefs unveiled an official logo of an angel basking in rays of Californian sunshine on Tuesday as the city cranked up its campaign to stage the games for a third time. […]
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Pacquiao to fight Bradley in April: Arum

By Rebecca Bryan Los Angeles, United States | AFP | – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring on April 9 in Las Vegas to take on Timothy Bradley for a third time, promoter Bob Arum said Wednesday. Top Rank promotions […]
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Pacquiao names four possible opponents for farewell fight

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite claiming that there are ongoing negotiations for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao did not mention the brash American as a possible opponent for his farewell fight. Pacquiao, 36, also trimmed down his choices to […]