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Pacquiao to help PSC build new training center »


BIGGER finances mean brighter chances for an Olympic gold medal.   Sen. Manny Pacquiao shared this sentiment with the countrty’s top sports officials yesterday as he vowed to help the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) recover its five-percent share from the gross revenues of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor).   Pacquiao said the additional funds can be used to fund the construction of a modern national training center as broached by PSC Chair…

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POC, PSC urged to settle differences for PH athletes »

Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco. RYAN LEAGOGO/

Without admitting any rifts, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. said he would try to patch things up with the head of Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).   Cojuangco gave this commitment on Tuesday when Senator Manny Pacquiao categorically asked Cojuangco and PSC chairman William Ramirez during a hearing of the Senate committee on sports if they are in good terms.   “May I ask you a hard question? Are you (in…

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POC chief: How can Filipino athletes win if they eat cup noodles? »


How can Filipino athletes win in tournaments when they are being fed with cup noodles?   Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Jose Cojuangco raised this question during a hearing on Tuesday of the Senate committee on sports on several bills seeking the establishment of a national sports training center as well as the creation of the Department of Sports.   “Yung mga atleta natin binibigyan natin ng pera para pagkain nila. Kung minsan, ang…

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So who needs this no-glory Pacquiao fight? »

Manny Pacquiao

QUESTIONS continued to be raised on the relevance of Manny Pacquiao’s fight against the clearly inferior Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas on Nov. 5. The latest one came from Fight Saga, which wondered whether Pacquiao had gone bankrupt. The major boxing online service says Floyd Mayweather Jr. has provided a theory as to why Pacquiao continues to seemingly fight for money over legacy. * * * “It’s all about surrounding yourself with…

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Pacquiao skips UNTV Cup, avoids possible sanction from PBA »

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Senator Manny Pacquiao won't be suiting up in the UNTV Cup for the Senate Defenders after all. Avoiding possible sanctions from the PBA, Pacquiao opted not to pursue playing in the charity basketball league, a move that would violate his Uniform Players Contract (UPC) with the PBA. Mahindra team manager Eric Pineda confirmed Pacquiao's decision Monday. The 37-year-old Pacquiao, who is coming out of retirement from boxing, is currently the Enforcers' playing-coach. He…

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Who cares about Pacquiao vs Vargas? »

WHO THE hell is Jessie Vargas? The sidestreet Pinoy boxing fanatic wants to know the caliber of this fighter whom Manny Pacquiao will meet in a championship duel in Las Vegas on Nov. 5. “Sino ba si Vargas, tindero o sapatero?” wondered Louie Sanyano, shortish, peppery meat-cleaver in the Mandaluyong City wet market. First time he has heard about the Las Vegas-based WBO welterweight champion. Going by what has transpired on the…

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Pacman starts gym work »

Manny Pacquiao. AP FILE PHOTO

MANNY Pacquiao is raring to prove that fighting in the ring again won’t interfere with his legislative duties in the Senate. Stepping up his preparations for his Nov. 5 showdown with World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas, Pacquiao jogged yesterday morning, attended a Senate hearing on extrajudicial killings and then sweated it out at the gym. The tiring grind will be Pacquiao’s routine in the coming days as…

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