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Pacquiao Watch: The taxman cometh

By Wed, Dec 11, 2013 9:05AM UTC 7 Comments Manny Pacquiao. Pic: AP.

Is the glass tower slowly crumbling? A report is out that the Internal Revenue Service of the US is after all after Manny Pacquiao for tax deficiency to the tune of US$18.3 million covering the period between 2006 and 2010. The IRS is the counterpart of the Philippines’ revenue body – the Bureau of Internal...

Pacquiao Watch: Honeymoon over as ‘taxman’ comes knocking

By Sun, Dec 01, 2013 3:25PM UTC 8 Comments Not even his rousing victory in Macau could insulate him from the bad press he is getting from his BIR imbroglio.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Is his honeymoon with the Philippine press over? Barely has Manny Pacquiao savored his sweet return to boxing spotlight with a masterful win over Brandon Rios in Macau, and he is now finding himself up against one of life’s inevitabilities – the taxman.  Or the tax woman in this case. Just a couple of days...

Filipino typhoon survivors cheer Pacquiao triumph

By Mon, Nov 25, 2013 9:53AM UTC Comments Off Typhoon survivors cheer following an announcement of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao's unanimous win over American Brandon Rios Sunday. Pic: AP.

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Thousands of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan erupted into wild cheers Sunday to celebrate the victory of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, bringing back laughter and revelry briefly to a central Philippine region that was turned into a corpse-strewn wasteland by the powerful storm. Pacquiao’s triumph over American Brandon Rios in Macau...

Pacquiao overcomes demons, humbles tough Rios

By Sun, Nov 24, 2013 5:28PM UTC 2 Comments Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, lands a right to Brandon Rios of the United States during their WBO international welterweight title fight Sunday. Pic: AP.

MACAU – Manny Pacquiao took a big leap forward when he scored a  convincing and well-earned 12-round unanimous victory over tough Brandon Rios Sunday afternoon at the Cotai Arena With the win, he left behind him the demons of his two losses last year – the knockout defeat to arch nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez the...

Pacquiao beats Rios in unanimous decision

By Sun, Nov 24, 2013 1:57PM UTC Comments Off Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines wears the champion's belt after defeating Brandon Rios of the United States in their WBO international welterweight title fight Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Macau. Pic: AP.

MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision on Sunday to take the WBO international welterweight title and return to his accustomed winning ways after successive defeats. Returning to the ring after almost a year’s absence, Pacquiao wore Rios down with his trademark combination punching and won 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 on...

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