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Gacal wants Bob Arum to release Manny pacquiao from his current to make the Mayweather fight happen.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Pacquiao lawyer tells Arum: Free Manny for Mayweather fight

By Mon, Jan 06, 2014 8:57AM UTC 42 Comments Gacal wants Bob Arum to release Manny pacquiao from his current to make the Mayweather fight happen.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Lawyer Franklin ‘Jeng’ Gacal Jr on Sunday urged Top Rank’s Bob Arum to make boxing history by freeing Manny Pacquiao from contractual obligations in order for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight to happen. “History is waiting and Bob should free Manny.  That would be Bob’s greatest contribution to boxing history,” Gacal, Pacquiao’s lawyer, said in...

Pacquiao Watch: Manny’s millions and unpaid taxes

By Sun, Dec 29, 2013 5:33PM UTC 12 Comments Pacquiao (middle) with Michael Koncz (right) and Bob Arum during a post-fight presscon after his victory over Brandon Rios in Macau on November 24.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Friends outside his political circle blame his lack of education. Those in his many inner circles said he is simply too trusting to see what was happening around him.  Others say his tolerant attitude and kindheartedness got the better of him. Even worse, some say he is too gullible. Whatever it was or they were,...

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...

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