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Manny Pacquiao says age no barrier in bout vs Lucas Matthysse

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:42 PM

‘It's not about a number, it depends on discipline,’ says the Filipino boxing superstar

READY FOR MORE. Manny Pacquiao says there’s more fight in him even after his July 15 bout versus Luca Matthyse.Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Cayetano on China, LTFRB on Hype and Hirna, Pacquiao on Matthysse | Midday wRap

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:53 PM

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Pacquiao’s assistant trainer not seeking to replace 'legendary' Freddie Roach

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Buboy Fernandez only filling in Roach's spot as Pacquiao still undecided on cornerman against Lucas Matthysse

TAKING OVER. Buboy Fernandez will act as Manny Pacquiao's trainer for the meantime for the Filipino boxing star's July 15 bout against Argentinian Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Delfin Dioquino


Matthysse thinks Pacquiao 'not the same fighter' since KO to Marquez

Apr 18, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Argentinian Lucas Matthysse says he will fight 'to the death’ to defend his WBA regular welterweight title against the Filipino champion

READY FOR BLOODSHED. Lucas Matthysse says he will fight to the "death" to defend his WBA regular welterweight title against Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


Manny Pacquiao on bout vs Lucas Matthysse: 'My time is not done yet'

Apr 18, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The Filipino boxing superstar believes he will win against Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in their fight for the WBA regular welterweight title

MAKING A STATEMENT. Manny Pacquiao wants to make a statement that his time in boxing is not done yet when he faces Argentinian Lucas Matthysse for the WBA regular welterweight title. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler


PES official barred from entering PH, Dela Rosa bids goodbye to PNP, Roach on Pacquiao | Midday wRap

Apr 16, 2018 - 12:18 PM

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Manny Pacquiao: 'No decision' on trainer after reports Freddie Roach ditched

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:30 AM

The Filipino boxing superstar will decide this week whether his long-time trainer will be back in his corner

Photos by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Trainer Roach 'hurt' by Pacquiao snub after split

Apr 14, 2018 - 9:14 AM

Manny Pacquiao splits with his trainer of 15 years, Freddie Roach

SPLIT. Freddie Roach (left) is no longer Manny Pacquiao's trainer. File photo shows Pacquiao training with Roach as he prepares for a fight against Floyd Mayweather in 2015. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

It's Muntinlupa vs Batangas City in MPBL Rajah Cup finals

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:20 PM

Dhon Reverente delivers from the bench with a double-double output for Muntinlupa Cagers

FINALS. Felix Apreku of Muntinlupa celebrates after helping the Cagers to a come-from-behind win 81-70 triumph over the Paranaque Patriots. Photo by MPBL Images.

Kia Picanto rebrands as Columbian Dyip for PBA Commissioner's Cup

Apr 03, 2018 - 7:14 PM

Columbian Dyip is the 6th name change of the 4-year-old PBA franchise

NEW NAME. Kia Picanto undergoes another name change for the coming PBA Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Eager Pacquiao 'can't wait' to take Matthysse world title

Apr 03, 2018 - 4:36 PM

'I'm the underdog in this fight but I'm used to it. It serves as a big motivation for me to train and fight hard to win the crown,' says Pacquaio

#PACMANISBACK. Manny Pacquiao responds to De La Hoya that he 'can't wait' to be back in the ring to challenge Lucas Matthyse. File photo by Wendell Alinea

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 3, 2018

Apr 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday

This picture taken on March 29, 2018, shows the dust storm in Khartoum A thick sandstorm engulfed the Sudanese capital on Thursday, forcing authorities to cancel flights and shut schools in Khartoum and other nearby towns. / AFP PHOTO / ASHRAF SHAZLY

Zuckerberg on Facebook, Lorenzana and Dela Rosa on tattoos, Pacquiao to fight Matthysse | Midday wRap

Apr 03, 2018 - 11:44 AM

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De La Hoya confirms Pacquiao-Matthysse for Malaysia in July

Apr 03, 2018 - 10:16 AM

In a statement on Twitter, boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya says the fight is now confirmed

PACQUIAO VS MATTHYSSE. Argentina's World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse will defend his title against Manny Pacquiao in Malaysia this July. Pacquiao photo from official Twitter account; Matthysse photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America/AFP

[OPINION] Unpacking Pacquiao’s involvement with ComicCon Asia

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:27 PM

Should one support ComicCon, given Pacquiao’s role as the country’s bigoted uncle?

Can Senate stop PH's withdrawal from ICC? Pacquiao blocked the resolution

Mar 14, 2018 - 7:01 PM

In February 2017, neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao blocked the resolution that would have created the Senate's legal position that its concurrence is needed in all treaty withdrawals

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

'Underdog' Pacquiao announces Matthysse fight in June

Mar 09, 2018 - 2:02 PM

'This is going to be a tough fight. Matthysse is also a knockout artist. But I'm excited to fight and be a world champion again,' says Manny Pacquiao

BACK AT IT. Manny Pacquiao will be facing Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in June. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler


Pacquiao confirms he will fight in June in Kuala Lumpur

Mar 07, 2018 - 1:34 PM

There is greater possibility that Pacquiao's opponent will be WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse

JUGGLER. Senator Manny Pacquiao during a senate session on September 27, 2017. File photo by Joseph Vidal

CA confirms Alvarez, 6 other Duterte allies as colonels in AFP reserve corps

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'These are the best and brightest that the august chamber can offer the Philippines,' says Commission on Appointments vice chair and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora

Deliberation on the ad interim appointments and nominations of Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Senate on March 7, 2018. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Pacquiao eyes next fight in Malaysia in May or June

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:19 PM

'Definitely, Malaysia is where we will fight. If not May, this coming June, maybe third week of June, so the preparation will not conflict with my work,' says Pacquiao

HELLO. Senator Manny Pacquiao in the file photo enters the Batasang Pambansa last year. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Ruling PDP-Laban celebrates 36th anniversary

Feb 27, 2018 - 10:29 PM

Officials from China sit at the main table as the ruling party celebrates its anniversary; the party also features the launch of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s book

ANNIVERSARY. Top officials from the Philippine Congress, as well as officials from China, lead the anniversary of the Philippines' ruling party. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

Trillanes calls on Senate to defend De Lima, press freedom, right to life

Feb 21, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senator Manny Pacquiao question the claims of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as they defend President Rodrigo Duterte

File photo by Rappler

Senate to probe death of OFW in Kuwait

Feb 13, 2018 - 8:07 PM

The hearing is set February 21 says Senate labor committee chair Joel Villanueva

PROBE. Senator Manny Pacquiao seeks a probe into the deaths of Overseas Filipino Workers abroad, following the death of 29-year-old Joanna Demafelis in Kuwait.

Senate approves bill seeking to abolish 'corrupt' Road Board

Feb 12, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The Commission on Audit has found the agency misappropriated P90.7 billion in road user's tax

Motorcyle riders navigating along Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City on Friday. The MMDA will strictly enforce motorcycle lane policy along EDSA, C-5, Macapagal Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue starting Nov 14 . MMDA data shows out of the 265 vehicular accidents daily in Metro Manila, 30 involve motorcycle riders. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA/RAPPLER

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 29-February 3, 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

Must-watch videos this week

Jerwin Ancajas debuts in U.S. to defend IBF jr bantamweight belt

Feb 02, 2018 - 3:50 PM

It is new territory for the 26-year-old from Panabo City and he hopes to live up to expectations of fans looking for the next great Filipino fighter

CHAMP. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas IBF junior bantamweight champ finally debuts in the US. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pacquiao wants gov't to license bloggers, 'control' media

Jan 30, 2018 - 2:29 PM

'We know that in our Constitution, there is freedom of expression but because of this freedom of expression, naabuso na kasi,' says Senator Manny Pacquiao

REWARD. Senator Manny Pacquiao is set to give financial incentive to Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for winning silver in the Olympics. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Pacquiao confronts Lorraine Badoy for spreading fake news vs him

Jan 30, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy apologizes to Senator Manny Pacquiao for her malicious post against him during the 2016 polls, and tells him that she too has been on the 'receiving end of lies and inaccuracies'

Lomachenko’s manager says Pacquiao fight not happening: ‘He’s an old man’

Jan 18, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'Lomachenko beating him takes him nowhere,' says Egis Klimas

NOT INTERESTED. Lomachenko's manager thinks Pacquiao should fight guys closer to his own weight. Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Jinkee Pacquiao and sister Janet celebrate birthday in Sarangani

Jan 17, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The twin sisters celebrate their 38th birthday

#PugadBaboy: Change of Mind is Coming

Dec 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The next Manny Pacquiao? No, he's the first Jerwin Ancajas

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:45 AM

Jerwin Ancajas admits feeling pressured to live up to the 'next Manny Pacquiao' tag, but he's focused on making his own legacy

PROTÉGÉ. There are some similarities between Jerwin Ancajas and Manny Pacquiao, but Ancajas is focused on building his own identity as a champion. Photo from Pacquiao's Facebook page

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

WATCH: Manny Pacquiao to appear in Korean show 'Infinite Challenge'

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:03 PM

The world boxing champ and Philippine senator is set to appear with Ryan Bang in the pre-New Year episode

McGregor not interested in Pacquiao fight, wants MMA bout next

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:19 AM

'I think a true fight is what I want to do next,' says the MMA fighter turned 0-1 boxer

BACK TO THE CAGE. Asked what is in his immediate future, Conor McGregor said "MMA next." Photo by Paul Faith/AFP

'Mas masaya': Pacquiao favors martial law extension in Mindanao

Dec 11, 2017 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) But Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon opposes it saying it is unconstitutional and has no factual basis

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Ricci Rivero, Alyssa Valdez top 2017 PH most tweeted athletes list

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Athletes from Ateneo and La Salle dominate the list for this year, while #NBAFinals is most tweeted sports-related hashtag in the Philippines

Pacquiao probes P8.7-B GenSan scam, to invite Aquino in-law, Abad, Singson

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:02 PM

The Senate public works committee will conduct a hearing on December 11 on the P8.7-billion alleged payment to fake land owners in General Santos, his home city

New Comelec chief, Maguindanao massacre, Pacquiao and McGregor | Evening wRap

Nov 24, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Pacquiao calls out McGregor for #realboxingmatch

Nov 24, 2017 - 1:43 PM

Manny Pacquiao sends Irish MMA star a Thanksgiving greeting packed with a veiled challenge for a #realboxingmatch #2018

Jeff Horn named Australia's most inspirational athlete

Oct 13, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Jeff Horn earns 'The Don' award after defeating Manny Pacquiao to win the WBO welterweight title

INSPIRATIONAL. Jeff Horn was awarded 'The Don' award, which has been given in the past to golfer Jason Day and last year's recipient jockey Michelle Pay. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Pacquiao wants to increase cigarette tax to P60 per pack

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The neophyte senator is confident he can defend his proposed tax measure in the Senate

EXCISE TAX. Senator Manny Pacquiao files a bill seeking to impose higher tax on cigarattes. Photo by Joseph Vidal

Maasim Mayor, PNP & EJK, Drilon | Evening wRap

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

CA confirms Roy Cimatu as environment secretary

Oct 04, 2017 - 2:19 PM

(UPDATED) The CA approves Cimatu's appointment just 4 months after President Rodrigo Duterte chose him to replace Gina Lopez, who was rejected by the powerful body in May

CONFIRMED. The Commission on Appointments on Wednesday, October 4, confirms the ad interim appointment of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. PRIB Photo by Cesar Tomambo

Mark Anthony Barriga shuts out Thai foe in China, will leap up rankings

Sep 30, 2017 - 12:02 AM

Matchmaker Sean Gibbons expects Mark Anthony Barriga to be a world champion in his next 3 fights

GOING BULILIT. Mark Anthony Barriga, seen with matchmaker Sean Gibbons, IBF junior bantamweight champ Jerwin Ancajas and promoter Manny Pacquiao, shut out his Thai opponent on all 3 scorecards. Photo from Sean Gibbons

Resolution vs killings sent to 5 of 7 senators before filing – Pangilinan's office

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan's chief-of-staff says Senate Resolution 516 was sent to the offices of Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, Senators Richard Gordon, Cynthia Villar, Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Gregorio Honasan, contrary to their claims

Model Arzaylea denies starting a conversation with Manny Pacquiao on Instagram

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:02 AM

Social media star Arzaylea Rodriguez says she did not engage Pacquiao in conversation first during her livestream

WHO STARTED IT? Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao says his comments on social media star Arzaylea Rodriguez's Instagram video were a response to her, but Rodriguez denies engaging him in conversation first. Screengrab from Instagram/arzaylea, photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pacquiao defends 'call me anytime' comment on vlogger's live video

Sep 28, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao says he has already forgiven people putting malice into his comments on women's videos, adding that 'only God can judge them'

COMMENTS. Senator Manny Pacquiao defends his comment once again on a woman's Instagram live video. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Pacquiao says 'no malice' in comments on 22-year-old Arzaylea's live video

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:01 PM

'Lahat naman puwedeng makipag-usap sa amin. Wala namang malisya doon,' says Senator Manny Pacquiao

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Manny Pacquiao challenges Aegis Juris fratmen to a fistfight

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:29 PM

'Alam nyo yung mga ganun, yun ang mga duwag eh. Nambubugbog na walang kalaban laban. Kung hindi lang masama, pwede ko sila hamunin, Mr President,' says the world boxing champion

REWARD. Senator Manny Pacquiao is set to give financial incentive to Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz for winning silver in the Olympics. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler