June, 2012

This photo was taken in Candau-ay, Dumaguete City. The smoke brought by the dumpsite has been an issue for three weeks now.  It started the last time it rained. We even sought help from the fire station five times to extinguish the fire. We’ve contacted Cenro, the local officials, the city administrator and even aired our […]

June 13th, 2012Opinion 0 Comments

UNLIKE in the olden days, boxing today is all about business. In his heyday, Gabriel “Flash” Elorde won several fights here and abroad but he never made it to the very rich status of the present crop of boxers like Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. In t…

June 12th, 2012Opinion 0 Comments

THE nation greatly anticipated Sunday’s bout. What it did not anticipate was the decision. Manny was gracious enough in the loss that you suddenly ask yourself if this is a new side to him or, here goes the conspiracy theorist once more, was the loss…

June 12th, 2012Opinion 0 Comments

I HAVE been watching boxing fights for more than 50 years. I thought a hometown decision in a title fight can only happen in a rural area and not in metropolitan Las Vegas. From the first round of the fight between Many Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, I …

June 12th, 2012Opinion 0 Comments

THE loud boos said it all: it was a “robbery” in Las Vegas — though it happens all the time in the casinos – as Manny Pacquiao’s winning streak ended in a controversial split decision in his bout against American Timothy Bradley. It is by…

June 11th, 2012Opinion 0 Comments

DUANE Ford, one of two judges who voted for Timothy Bradley Jr. in Sunday’s fight with Manny Pacquiao, said that if it were “American Idol,” the Filipino boxing champ would’ve won, “but it was not.” Fans were angry: Pacquiao was robbed, the…

June 11th, 2012Opinion 0 Comments

THE shock defeat of Manny Pacquiao in the hands of Timothy Bradley Jr. also exposed an inadequacy in the English language. It has no equivalent to the Visayan word that best describes the decision. “Travesty” or “rip-off” is close but it is not…

June 11th, 2012Opinion 0 Comments

WHERE is Manny Pacquiao?” “Ang tagal naman.” “Pacman! Pacman! Showtime!” These were the impatient Twitter messages before the fight. The reason Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao lost in his fight Sunday was because he let the judges wait fo…

June 11th, 2012Opinion 0 Comments

I HAD it 117-111 for Manny Pacquiao. I have scored hundreds of fights-not officially of course, but more often than not, I am corroborated and sustained by better analysts/ writers. In this case, the Associated Press shared my tally. But admittedly, sc…

June 11th, 2012Opinion 0 Comments

A POPULAR sports quotation says, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” Don’t tell that to Filipino boxing champ (Yes, he’s still a champ to his fans) Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, who lost in a controversial split decision in his …

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