Palace lauds Gilas Pilipinas for win vs. Japan, hopes for best at finals

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday congratulated Gilas Pilipinas for its victory against Japan, a feat that set up a finals duel for the Philippine team against host China in the FIBA Asia Championship. “Congratulations once again to Gilas Pilipinas for putting...

Aquino hopes Poe, Chiz will still consider ‘unified ticket’ for 2016 polls

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday said he is still hoping for a “unified ticket” in the 2016 polls even after failed attempts to reach a consensus with Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero on plans for the upcoming national elections. “We still want a...

Fil-Ams hail community victory, vow to continue fight for traffic victim Mary Jane Veloso

San Francisco, CA. – Filipino leaders and supporters from across the Bay Area gathered in Bayanihan Center to celebrate halting the scheduled execution of trafficked victim Mary Jane Veloso by the Indonesian government on April 28. Organized by the National Alliance for...

Activists to PNoy: Don’t claim credit for Mary Jane’s reprieve

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A leftist group on Wednesday said President Aquino should not take credit for the reprieve given to Mary Jane Veloso. In a statement, Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said: “BS Aquino has no moral authority to claim this victory as his. We...

Speculations, hype and strategy around Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

For half a decade, fans all over the world eagerly waited for news and confirmation about this much-anticipated battle between the undefeated American boxer who claims he’s “The best ever,” and  the 8-division Filipino boxing champion and congressman whom supporters refer to ...

Mayweather-Pacquiao will be ‘great for the sport’

By Daniel Hicks Macau, Macau |AFP|  -The May 2 superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be great for the sport of boxing, no matter what the outcome, Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said on Friday. Speaking ahead of the weigh-in for his charge Zou Shiming’s...

Resolution commending Pacquiao victory vs. Algieri filed in Senate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A resolution commending the recent victory of Filipino boxing pride Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao against American boxer Chris Algieri was filed in the Senate Tuesday. In Senate Resolution 1028, Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara said Pacquiao further...

Manny Pacquiao on Chris Algieri: ‘Naawa din talaga ako sa kanya’

MACAU (Mabuhay) – A day after carving out an impressive win, Manny Pacquiao admitted feeling a tinge of pity for Chris Algieri. Pacquiao, a seasoned boxer who plucked the crowns in eight different weight classes, revealed that the inexperience of Algieri doomed the American...

Pacquiao dominates Algieri to retain world title

MANILA, Nov 23 (Mabuhay) – Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao fashioned out a masterful unanimous decision, knocking down Chris Algieri six times on Sunday to retain the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title in Macau. Pacquiao got the nod of the judges via scores of...

Remembering our veterans and ‘what it was like to go to war’

On Tuesday, November 11, we will again fly our flag high to honor and remember all our veterans and those who sacrificed their lives for us. In retrospect however, those of us who in one way or another have loved ones who either perished or survived due to war, have always...