Daily News Highlights – May 3, 2015 Edition


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  1. Mayweather defeats Pacquiao

    Floyd Mayweather was too fast and too skillful for Manny Pacquiao as he boxed his way to a unanimous decision victory on Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The scores were 118-110 on Dave Moretti’s card and 116-112 on the cards of Burt Clements and Glenn Feldman.

    Mayweather (48-0, 26 knockouts) who unified the WBC, WBA and WBO welterweight titles, came out aggressively in the first three rounds as Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) struggled to break through the defense and jab of the Grand Rapids, Mich. native.

    Read more on Rappler, and relive the fight via our Highlights page.

  2. #MayPac memes: See the online reactions before, during and after

    Social media’s been on overdrive since the long-awaited fight between star boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao was announced, and it’s been a great gauge for how the #MayPac saga evolved over the months. 

    To give you an idea of how things went down, here are the best memes from before the actual fight, during the fight, and once Floyd Mayweather Jr was announced the victor.

    Read more on Rappler.

  3. Pacquiao inspires wounded soldiers

    Wounded soldiers of the Philippine Army confined at the Army General Hospital inside Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City are able to watch live the historic fight between Filipino boxing icon Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao and American boxing champ Floyd Mayweather on Sunday, May 3.

    Pacquiao is an Army reserve officer with the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel.

    Watch our interview with some of the wounded soldiers.

  4. William & Kate welcome little princess

    Prince William’s wife Kate gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday, May 2, sparking celebrations in Britain for the royal family’s new fourth in line to the throne.

    The beaming couple left the hospital carrying the newborn princess in front of hundreds of screaming well-wishers and amid a flurry of flashes from the assembled crowd of photographers.

    Read more on Rappler.

  5. ‘Everyone did their part’ in saving Mary Jane, says Palace

    As the nation debated on who deserves credit for the temporary reprieve granted to Filipino death convict Mary Jane Veloso, Malacañang on Saturday, May 2, offered an answer that everyone can agree on.

    “Indeed, everyone did their part,” Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said in her opening statement in an interview on state-run Radyo ng Bayan. Valte added, “The whole nation united in prayer and concern, together with people of good will from around the world, made possible this reprieve for Ms Veloso.”

    Read more on Rappler.

  6. Soon: A battery to power your home

    Electric car pioneer Tesla Motors unveiled a “home battery” Thursday, April 30, which its founder Elon Musk said would help change the “entire energy infrastructure of the world.” The Tesla Powerwall can store power from solar panels, from the electricity grid at night when it is typically cheaper, and provide a secure backup in the case of a power outage.

    “The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world, to completely sustainable zero carbon,” Musk told reporters shortly before unveiling the Powerwall in a warehouse outside Los Angeles.

    Read more on Rappler.

  7. High-tech farming: A look at the farm of the future


    If Philippine farms were optimized to increase the income of rice farmers and improve productivity using new technology, how would they look like?

    In a 5-hectare plot of land in Maligaya village, Nueva Ecija, such a farm exists.

    Learn more on Rappler.

  8. Workers across Asia push for more rights

    Workers around Asia commemorated Labor Day on Friday, May 1, with protest rallies seeking to push for greater rights. 

    South Korean workers vowed to wage an  “all-out general strike” if the government pushes through with planned labor reforms. Elsewhere in Asia, dozens of protesters in Taiwan threw smoke bombs near the presidential office during a workers’ rally, while in Hong Kong domestic helpers were out in force to seek greater rights.

    Hundreds gathered in downtown Manila to press for higher wages and more job opportunities at home, to prevent so many Filipinos heading overseas, often into vulnerable situations or outright danger.

    Read more on Rappler.

  9. Authorities extend Baltimore curfew

    Authorities extended a curfew in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2, on the heels of a week or rioting and unrest linked to the death in police custody of a young African American man.

    The curfew is from 10:00 pm to 5 am. Many businesses such as bars and restaurants have complained the regulation has been disastrous financially.

    The Maryland National Guard said on Twitter it had nearly 3,000 soldiers and airmen ready to help “keep the peace” in the port city, where many residents bristled at the sustained presence.

    Read more on Rappler.

  10. Spotted: PH, global celebs at May-Pac fight

    As expected, celebrities of all stripes, and from all corners of the globe, were spotted at the Vegas megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweathwer Jr.

    Hollywood celebrities were at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the highly anticipated bout, while dozens of Filipino celebrities flew in just for the big event.

    See more Philippine and Hollywood celebs at the fight, on Rappler.

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