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Daily News Highlights – May 4, 2015 Edition

CJ Maglunog

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  1. Blame Pacquiao’s ‘incompetent team’

    The former conditioning coach of Manny Pacquiao said the boxer was not the same fighter he worked with some years ago, but emphasized it was not Pacquiao’s fault but the fault of his team. “I think the old Manny is still there he just needs a better team that can bring that out in him. I just think those people are not competent enough to do that.” Alex Ariza conditioned Pacquiao for many of his top fights for 5 years starting 2008, during the years Pacquiao rose up to different weight classes. In 2013, Ariza had a falling out with Pacquiao’s longtime trainer Freddie Roach, who ousted him for Pacquiao’s persistent calf problems, accusing Ariza of trying to do everyone’s job in camp. Ariza said Pacquiao deserved a better trainer.

    Read the full story on Rappler.

  2. Mayweather-Pacquaio match underwhelms fans

    The much anticipated match between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao failed to thrill many boxing fans. To most international sports analysts, it was a decisive victory for Mayweather who managed to maintain his record for being undefeated. But after the American boxer was announced winner, there were cheers but many in the arena were either silent or booing. Some fans said Pacquiao could have been more aggressive. Those who paid to watch the match on pay per view complained on Twitter that the unprecedented sum of $100 that they had to pay to watch the match was not worth it.

    Read the full story on Rappler.

    Read more on Washington Post.

    Read more on on New York Times.

  3. Top PH terrorist killed


    It took a fellow rebel from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to kill him. Most wanted Filipino bombmaker Abdul Basit Usman and several members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were killed in a firefight on May 3 in the village of Mote in Guindulungan town of Maguindanao. Usman was killed in the same area where breakaway BIFF founder Ameril Umbra Kato sought refuge until he died of a heart attack last month. The BIFF is opposed to the peace talks between the government and the MILF. It is a breakaway group of the MILF, the largest Muslim rebel group in the southern Philippines.

    Read the full story on Rappler.

  4. 5,800 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

    The number rescued this weekend – 5,800 – was one of the highest recorded in recent years, raising fears that the tide of people risking their lives to reach Europe from Africa and the Middle East has not been slowed by recent disasters. They tried to cross the Mediterranean on rickety boats, more than 2,150 of them on May 3, the Italian coastguard said. Not all those trying to reach Europe made it, as the bodies of 8 migrants were found on board two of the vessels May 3. Two other people drowned after they jumped into the sea to rush towards the rescue teams.

    Read the full story on Rappler.

  5. 2015 national games kick off in Tagum City


    Palarong Pambansa 2015 officially kicked off in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte on Sunday, May 3. But before the formal ceremonies, the entire Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex witnessed the long-awaited bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao. After watching the match, the young athletes immediately shifted focus to the competition they have to take part in. One of the events that started early is Athletics. Delegates from 17 regions of the country who are set to compete in the national games. Days before the opening, they were asked to contribute to the local community by planting trees and collecting plastic containers in their respective billeting areas. Some volunteered to do extra charity work as they sacrificed their meriendas to feed local children.

    Read more on Rappler.

  6. 101-year-old rescued from ruins


    A week after Nepal’s earthquake that claimed at least 7,200 lives, rescuers have pulled a 101-year-old man alive from his ruined home with only minor injuries to his ankle and hand. Funchu Tamang was rescued from the rubble of his house and brought to the district hospital in a helicopter. Police also pulled 3 women alive from under rubble on May 3 in Sindhupalchowk, one of the worst-hit districts, although it was not immediately clear how long they had been trapped.

    Read the full story on Rappler.




  7. Husband of Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg dies


    David Goldberg, the chief executive of online polling firm SurveyMonkey died suddenly late May 1. His brother, Robert Goldberg shared the news over the weekend via a Facebook post. SurveyMonkey, which is known for its web-based survey technology, confirmed Goldberg’s demise but did not disclose the cause of death. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook and a friend of the family, however said it occurred while Goldberg was on vacation abroad with wife Sheryl Sandberg. Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook. Goldberg, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist, lived with his wife in Menlo Park, California. They have two children.

    Read the full story on Rappler.

    See related stories on The Guardian.

  8. How the new royal baby changes the British line of succession

    Even if she gets any baby brothers in the future, Britain’s new royal baby, the first daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, will no longer be overtaken in the line of succession. She is the first major royal who will be affected by recent changes to the monarchy’s rules to remove gender bias. The new princess is now the 4th in line to the throne after big brother Prince George. Her uncle, Prince Harry, the brother of Prince William, becomes 5th in line and and a number of cousins, uncles and aunts go further down.

    Read the full story on the Telegraph and BBC.

     Read a related story on Rappler.


  9. PH celebrities compete in 2015 Star Magic Games


    Artists of Star Magic Talent Center gathered together on May 3 for the 2015 Star Magic Games held at La Salle Greenhills. The annual event promotes wellness and an active lifestyle. Among those present at the event were Kim Chiu, Liza Soberano, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and Janella Salvador. Piolo Pascual opened the event, and Gerald Anderson led the oath-taking. Joseph Marco recited the invocation.

    Read more on Rappler.

  10. Nancy Drew now a gamer at 85

     Nancy Dre 85th anniversary | Photo courtesy of Her Interactive

    Remember Nancy Drew? Eighty-five years after her debut in 1930, the fearless 19th year-old amateur detective whose series of mystery-solving adventures captured the imagination of many young girls worldwide is now the star of an award-winning game. Produced by Her Interactive, a video game company based in Bellevue, Washington, the Nancy Drew games which is designed for girls of all ages, puts the player in the shoes of Nancy Drew as she stumbles upon complex mysteries. The games debuted in December of 1998 with “Secrets Can Kill.” Since then the games have sold more than 9 million copies. The most popular game is “Shadow at Water’s Edge,” in which Nancy seeks out what is haunting an inn in Kyoto, Japan.

    Read more on the Washington Post

    Read more on The Daily Beast.

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CJ Maglunog

CJ Maglunog has been a content strategist for Rappler since 2015. Her work includes optimizing stories for various platforms. She’s a journalism graduate from Centro Escolar University.