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General Miguel Malvar's descendants divided over movie starring Pacquiao

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Was Pacquiao the right choice for the role?

Davao del Norte information officer hurt in ambush

Oct 11, 2019 - 12:35 PM

(UPDATED) Pat Pacquiao, who hosts a daily radio program at a station in Tagum City, is attacked by motorcycle-riding men outside his house

ATTACKED. Davao del Norte information officer Pat Pacquiao. Photo from Pat Pacquiao's Facebook page

Pacquiao fires 42 as MPBL execs exact revenge on Dubai All Stars

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao showcases his basketball wares in a Dubai exhibition match

ON FIRE. Manny Pacquiao unloads 6 triples in a 42-point performance. Photo from MPBL

Fight Mayweather or retire, Arum tells Pacquiao

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:52 AM

Veteran promoter Bob Arum says it's 'not worth it' for Manny Pacquiao to continue boxing unless he gets Floyd Mayweather next

ALL TALK. There may been rematch teasers for years, but there’s still no Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight plans on the table. Photo by Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images

Pacquiao appointed as PDP-Laban 'Senate leader'

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Meanwhile, 'speaker-in-waiting' Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco is appointed as the leader of PDP-Laban House lawmakers

PRESIDENT. Senator Manny Pacquiao is new PDP-Laban president. Photo from Pacquiao's Facebook page

Filipino boxers get big break from MP Promotions

Aug 13, 2019 - 10:54 PM

Johnriel Casimero, Samuel Salva, and Pedro Taduran are among the Filipino pugs who have upcoming world title bouts in the next two months

BIG BREAK. Johnriel Casimero is off to defend his IBF bantamweight title against Mexican Cesar Ramirez on August 24 in San Andres Sports Complex in Manila. File photo from Alvin S. Go/Rappler

No rematch as Pacquiao's legacy drives Mayweather 'bonkers'

Aug 13, 2019 - 2:26 PM

Manny Pacquiao's recent victories are becoming a threat to Floyd Mayweather, according to MP Promotions president Sean Gibbons

NO REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao (left) continues to shine in his boxing career as Floyd Mayweather looks to stay retired. File photo by Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images

Pimentel on his way out? 'About time' PDP-Laban elects new leaders, senator says

Aug 08, 2019 - 1:00 AM

'We will call for a national assembly. We will listen to the voice of the members kung sino ang gusto nila (who they want). Definitely, there will be some changes,' says party president Aquilino Pimentel III

PATIENCE. PDP-Laban president and Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III asks his partymates to be patient. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pacquiao: Trust Supreme Court justices in deciding death penalty cases

Aug 06, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says: 'In this imperfect world, death can be imposed. And this imposition of death penalty is irrevocable because you can't bring back the life.'

DEATH PENALTY. Senator Manny Pacquiao, a Born-again Christian, gives a privilege speech on his proposal to reimposition of death penalty for high-level drug traffickers. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pacquiao, Mayweather trade barbs, fuel rematch talks

Jul 24, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Manny Pacquiao says that if Floyd Mayweather wants be relevant again, then they should fight in a rematch

REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather could end up facing again. Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images


Pacquiao wants death penalty by firing squad for drug traffickers

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Meanwhile, evangelical Senator Manny Pacquiao supports inclusion of plunder for crimes punishable under the proposed death penalty bill

BACK TO WORK. Senator Manny Pacquiao returns to the Senate on July 23, 2019, 3 days after winning the WBA superwelterweight from undeafeated champion Keith Thurman. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Buboy: 'Don’t rule out Pacquiao fight in December'

Jul 23, 2019 - 5:26 PM

Pacquiao's chief trainer Buboy Fernandez says that the team has to assess the situation first before making a decision

STILL STRONG. Manny Pacquiao dethrones Keith Thurman for the WBA super welterweight belt. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Roach hints it's time for Pacquiao to retire

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Freddie Roach says he will sit down with Manny Pacquiao to talk about what's next

AGE JUST A NUMBER. Manny Pacquiao delivers another thrilling performance even at 40. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Pacquiao makes case for Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year

Jul 22, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Stalling aging once again, the 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao continues to grow his legend with a convincing beating of Keith Thurman

LIKE A TEACHER. Manny Pacquiao schools the significantly younger Keith Thurman. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Pacquiao mulls future after title stunner

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Manny Pacquiao may not fight again this year even after proving he can still pack a punch following his world title victory over Keith Thurman

STILL GOT IT. Manny Pacquiao defies age and odds to regain relevancy in the welterweight division. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP


LOOK: Pacquiao gets 'Fun Guy' Kawhi to smile

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Kawhi Leonard simply just can't keep a straight face as he shares a photo with Manny Pacquiao

FUN GUY. Kawhi Leonard makes his offseason well-spent by watching a Manny Pacquiao fight. Photo from Twitter/@Raptors


Jolted by many head punches, Pacquiao won't fly home yet

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Shaken by Keith Thurman’s solid punches, Manny Pacquiao may not get medical clearance to travel early

EXPLOSIVE. Keith Thurman proves to be the high-caliber opponent that Manny Pacquiao expected. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Thurman's a heavy puncher – Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Manny Pacquiao credits Keith Thurman as one of the hardest punchers he has ever faced

POWERHOUSE. Manny Pacquiao thinks Keith Thurman has more to show in future fights. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

'I will be back,' says Thurman after first career loss

Jul 21, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Keith Thurman intends to regain the top spot in the loaded welterweight division after yielding his crown to Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) heads to a neutral corner as US boxer Keith Thurman struggles to get up after being knocked down during the first round of their WBA super world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Pacquiao won a 12 round split decision. (Photo by John Gurzinski / AFP)

Philippines goes wild for 'force at 40' Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 5:06 PM

Manny Pacquiao fans get all thrilled seeing the brash Keith Thurman eat his words

Filipino fans watch Philippines' Manny Pacquiao fight agains Keith Thurman from the US, at a covered basketball court in Manila on July 21, 2019, during their world welterweight boxing championship in Las Vegas. - Pacquiao rolled back the years with a vintage display to defeat reigning WBA welterweight champion Thurman by split decision in a thrilling 12-round battle. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP)

LOOK: Kawhi still emotionless in intense Pacquiao-Thurman bout

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Even as a sports spectator, Kawhi Leonard manages to keep a straight face

FUN GUY. Kawhi Leonard enjoys a part of the offseason by watching the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman bout. File photo from Twitter/@nbastats


Malacañang: Pacquiao's win shows Filipino spirit a 'fighter'

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:34 PM

'Pacquiao's victory is not on his, but of the entire nation.... The Palace is one in rejoicing with the Filipino people as the Pambansang Kamao once again puts the flag above the pedestal with his display of tenacy and courage,' says Malacañang

WINNER. Boxing icon Senator Manny Pacquiao snatches the super welterweight title from American boxer Keith Thurman. MP Promotions photo

WATCH: Catriona Gray proudly waves PH flag in Pacquiao fight

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray takes her role of flag-bearer for the Manny Pacquiao camp to heart

ICONS. Catriona Gray gives Manny Pacquiao full support in his bout against Keith Thurman. Photo from Instagram/@catriona_gray


Lawmakers on Pacquiao boxing win: 'Age doesn't matter'

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Talagang 40s is the new 30s,' says Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco on Senator Manny Pacquiao's win over Keith Thurman for the World Boxing Association super welterweight title

VICTORY. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa rejoices as Senator Manny Pacquiao wins his fight against Keith Thurman. Photo from Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pacquiao romps as oldest welterweight champ in history

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:23 PM

At 40 years old, Manny Pacquiao deals Keith Thurman his first career-loss to wrest the WBA super welterweight crown

MAJOR PLAYER. Manny Pacquiao proves once again that he’s nowhere near retirement. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao dethrones Thurman for WBA super welter crown

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Manny Pacquiao proves he can still go toe-to-toe with the best the division has to offer at 40 years old by handing Keith Thurman his first loss

EVERGREEN. Manny Pacquiao shows he still got it. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP


LOOK: Catriona Gray is in Las Vegas to support Manny Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Catriona flies to Las Vegas to support the boxer turned senator

Lipinets drops substitute Inson in 2nd round

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Filipino fighter Jayar Inson suffers a TKO loss to Kazakh Sergey Lipinets in the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Libranza scores TKO win, makes it 2-for-2 for Pinoy pugs

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Top Filipino prospect Genisis Libranza stops American Carlos Maldonado in the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

ON A ROLL. Agusan del Sur native Genisis Libranza ups his record to 19-1. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Unbeaten Pinoy Dato stops Lopez in 5th round

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Filipino boxer John Leo Dato knocks out Mexican Juan Antonio Lopez in the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

STREAK. La Union-born John Leo Dato extends his win run to 12. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao battles Thurman in Legend vs Undefeated

Jul 21, 2019 - 12:44 AM

The welterweight showdown is on between the Filipino living legend and the unbeaten American vying for recognition

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Buboy Fernandez to unleash Pacquiao’s full fury

Jul 20, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Unlike in the Broner fight, lead trainer Buboy Fernandez says he’ll let Manny Pacquiao pounce on Keith Thurman

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Ancajas predicts Pacquiao will stop Thurman

Jul 20, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'He is so focused and intense. Parang may galit sa loob,' IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas says of Manny Pacquiao

Libranza, Dato, Inson fight in Pacquiao-Thurman card

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM

Three Filipino boxers hope to share the spotlight in Las Vegas

UNBEATEN. Filipino flyweight fighter John Leo Dato (left) vies for a 12th victory against Mexican Juan Antonio Lopez. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

HIGHLIGHTS: Pacquiao vs Thurman - WBA Super Welterweight Championship

Jul 20, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman clash in a title unification bout on Saturday, July 20 (Sunday, July 21, Philippine time)

Pacquiao lords it over in weigh-in, betting

Jul 20, 2019 - 1:16 PM

'He’s trying to intimidate me,' Manny Pacquiao on Keith Thurman's trash-talking and throat-slit gestures

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao tells Jinkee to relax; sons predict stoppage win

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Michael and Jimuel Pacquiao expect their father to win by stoppage against Keith Thurman

ALL-OUT SUPPORT. Pacquiao assures his family (from left), sons Michael and Jimuel and wife Jinkee, there’s no need to worry. Photo from Roy Luarca/Rappler

Pacquiao, Thurman face off at weigh-in

Jul 20, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Taking on his most challenging fight since Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao says he wants to 'prove something' against the undefeated Keith Thurman

STAREDOWN. Manny Pacquiao says Keith Thurman’s thrash-talking no longer bothers him. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao ex-rivals pick Manny over Thurman

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Legends Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, along with Shawn Porter, side with Manny Pacquiao as only Winky Wright goes for Keith Thurman

Roach tells Thurman: Run or get knocked out

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:47 PM

‘The pressure is all on Thurman to perform,’ Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach says of the unbeaten American champion

SWAG. Keith Thurman thinks he can easily stop Manny Pacquiao. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Pacquiao in better shape than Broner fight, says Fortune

Jul 19, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune thinks Manny Pacquiao is 'more lethal' than in his January bout with Adrien Broner

ALL SET. Work is done for Manny Pacquiao just a couple of days before his welterweight showdown with Keith Thurman. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao battling age, hungry Thurman in title showdown

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:56 AM

'I would love a collision because Manny will beat him to the punch every time,' trainer Freddie Roach on the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman welterweight duel

STILL PUSHING. Manny Pacquiao doesn’t see himself hanging up the gloves soon, knowing that he can still fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao won’t be super champ, says Thurman

Jul 18, 2019 - 11:08 PM

Keith Thurman hints he might just combine the counterpunching strategies of Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather to stop Manny Pacquiao

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

FALSE: Karen Davila ‘speechless’ after Pacquiao questions her earnings

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The transcript claiming that after being 'insulted in public' for not having a college degree, Pacquiao asked how much Davila has earned is not real

Pacquiao: Killer instinct, fire in my eyes are there

Jul 18, 2019 - 5:14 PM

'He’s not really tall. He’s not really big,' Manny Pacquiao says of undefeated champion Keith Thurman

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao saw 2 weaknesses on Thurman's fight vs Garcia

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Keith Thurman boasts he’s going to trade punches, but Manny Pacquiao doesn’t see it happening

UPPER HAND. A confident Manny Pacquiao says speed will be his key advantage over Keith Thurman. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather 'zero interest' in Pacquiao rematch

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Trainer Freddie Roach hopes Manny Pacquiao gets another crack at Floyd Mayweather, but apparently, there's no luring the American legend out of retirement

BLOCKBUSTER. Even another hefty payday isn’t tempting Floyd Mayweather to go for a rematch against Manny Pacquiao. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

New legends in the making ready to take over – Thurman

Jul 17, 2019 - 3:39 PM

'Pacquiao isn’t that dude anymore,' says unbeaten American Keith Thurman

ACTION-PACKED. Keith Thurman says he's ready to trade punches with Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Technicality gets Dionisia Pacquiao off the hook in P1.39-M tax case

Jul 17, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals says there is no proof that a certain Analyn Abrera was authorized to receive the notice about Dionisia Pacquiao's tax case on her behalf

OFF THE HOOK. Dionisia Pacquaio is off the hook in a P1.39 million tax case. File photo by Josh Villanueva

Betting odds spike Pacquiao’s way upon his Las Vegas arrival

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Ring pundits say the betting gap may get even bigger in the run-up to the Pacquiao-Thurman bout

ADORED. Manny Pacquiao gets a lot of love in his return to Las Vegas. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions