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  • Pacquiao Watch:  Of bouncers, ampaws and national anthem  

    By Nov 22, 2014

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    MACAU, China – By just hanging around the large Filipino contingent that is here to support and watch Manny Pacquiao goes up against Argentine-American Chris Algieri, one can get very good laughs if not grin impishly. Like overhearing Filipino staff at the media center in The Venetian.  With assurancse that his name will not be

  • Algieri 0.2 lbs over the limit for Pacquiao fight

    By Nov 22, 2014

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    Algieri 0.2 lbs over the limit for Pacquiao fight

      COTAI ARENA, Macau – New Yorker Chris Algieri was 0.2 pounds over the limit the second time around the scales and was given 2 hours to trim excess poundage or face sanctions for his fight against Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao who tipped in 143.8 lbs for their fight scheduled at the 144-lb limit.

  • Philippines tuna industry hopeful on inclusion in EU GSP+

    By Nov 13, 2014

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    Workers in a Philippine tuna canning plant

    A possible inclusion in the European Union generalized system of preferences plus (GSP+) will provide the Philippine tuna industry a much-needed shot in the arm, according to the Department of Agriculture. Inclusion in the list of GSP+ countries will mean the lifting of the tariffs on hundreds of export products from the Philippines, including canned tuna.

  • Pacquiao Watch: People to miss Macau

    By Nov 07, 2014

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    Somebody took this image of us three:  Manong Hermie (left) and Ka Recah (right).

    Three longtime fixtures in Manny Pacquiao fights will be sorely missed on November 23 in Macau. Eminent boxing guru Hermie Rivera says he is skipping this fight in view of advice from his doctors to refrain from strenuous activities. A 13-hour or so flight from LA to Hong Kong or Macau indeed will be stressful

  • Philippines: NPA rebels suffer heavy losses in Sarangani

    By Nov 06, 2014

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    NPA rebels belonging to the Far South Mindanao Regional command.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Successive losses in the battlefield have put the New People’s Army (NPA) on the defensive as three more communist rebels were slain in Maasim, Sarangani Wednesday, November 5.

  • Pacquiao Watch: Will Manny pay tribute to massacre victims?

    By Nov 06, 2014

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    Pacquiao Watch:  Will Manny pay tribute to massacre victims?

    Two significant events will happen on November 23. It will be D-day for eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao as he tries to re-stock himself for a possible clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr in his last few remaining fights. Pacquiao returns to the scene where he picked up the pieces after his shock defeat to nemesis

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