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When winning is worse than losing

In any sport, winning is not necessarily everything. In boxing, winning can be worse than losing. “After you win a fight that people think you didn’t deserve, instead of coming out to the public walking tall, you come out with your face down, hoping nobody reminds you of that...
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Pacquiao reclaims WBO welterweight belt, Bradley undefeated no more

By Rod Mijares Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao reclaimed the WBO Welterweight championship belt from American Timothy Bradley in a rematch Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada via a unanimous decision. It was a vindication on Pacquiao as he was able to...
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Pacquaio-Bradley rematch this Saturday

Promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT....
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The Team Pacquiao Guarantee

By Jannelle So “What is more difficult to accept: the loss to Timothy Bradley via controversial decision; or the loss to Juan Manuel Marquez via knock out?” This was the question I asked at the media day of world boxing champion and congressman from the Philippines Manny Pacquiao...
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Of hotdogs, garoupa and foie gras

By Jannelle So MANILA – They sell 1,200 pieces of hotdogs… On a slow day. “On good days, we average a little over 2,000,” said Chef Benedicto “Ben” Bernardo of Franks Craft Beers at Resorts World Manila (RWM) where one can enjoy unique hotdog flavors such as the...
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From picking Oscar winners to frying a tilapia

They agree on who will and who should win an Oscar award this Sunday; but they disagree (and sometimes argue) on how to fry a tilapia. “Our biggest argument was how to fry a tilapia. Two writers attempting to be chefs bring out the worse in us,” said kababayan Hollywood...
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Heavy rain forecast for Southern California areas

SCE Reminds Customers to Stay Away From Downed Power Lines ROSEMEAD, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 — With heavy rains forecast through the weekend in most of the Southland, Southern California Edison (SCE) reminds its customers that outages may occur and to never approach or touch downed...
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LAUSD celebrates the arts

LAUSD Student Inspires First District-wide LAUSD Arts Fest LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is pleased to announce its first LAUSD Arts Fest 2014, a two-week festival celebrating the arts, beginning Saturday, March 1 through Saturday, March 15, 2014....
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Excitement brewing for Hollywood’s ‘Oscar’ Awards

Myrna Aquitana_Lighthouse On a recent dinner with a media colleague near the famous Hollywood landmarks such as the Chinese Mann Theatre, the Max Factor Building, the Wax Museum, the Kodak Theatre and the Egyptian Theatre, we noticed all the barricades now being built around the...
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Manny Pacquiao has two missions in Las Vegas fight

There are two things that 8-division world champion Manny Pacquaio would like to bring with him when he takes to the ring on April 12, 2014 for his rematch against 2-division champion Timothy Bradley. “Nasa kanya kasi ‘yung korona ko e. Gusto ko maibalik ulit,” he said in an...