Sogod ma makes green decor

CONCERN for the environment raises the need for sustainable materials, even in Christmas décor. But Christmas décors from recycled materials can be expensive, and making your own from recyclable materials can be a hassle. A 50-year-old mother of 10 in Sogod, Cebu provides a solution or several solutions. Marina Ayuda makes Christmas décors—parol, the nativity

Typhoon survivors in Tacloban cheer Pacquiao triumph

TACLOBAN CITY — Thousands of survivors of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) erupted into wild cheers Sunday to celebrate Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s victory, giving them a brief respite from the enormous destruction that the storm brought to the Philippines. “It felt like I got my house back,” said street sweeper Ardel Nebasa, who lost his […]

Pacman is back

Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao made a very impressive comeback Sunday when he made mincemeat of Brandon Rios and scored a convincing unanimous-decision victory before a sell-out 13,100 crowd at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in the Chinese Administrative Region of Macau. Pacquiao, reeling from two consecutive setbacks – the latest at the hands of […]

Pacquiao eager to punish Rios camp for mocking coach

Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said the boxer will use Sunday’s fight against Brandon Rios to punish members of the Rios camp who mocked Roach’s speech, which is affected by Parkinson’s disease. The fallout from Wednesday’s physical confrontation between Roach and the Rios camp continued Thursday, with Roach saying Pacquiao had watched video of the […]

Pacquiao, Rios camps come to blows in Macau

MACAU (Updated) – Manny Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach was involved in a physical altercation with the entourage of opponent Brandon Rios on Wednesday, four days out from their fight. Roach approached Rios trainer Robert Garcia in the gym both camps are sharing at The Venetian casino on Macau’s Cotai Strip, saying they had gone past their […]

Ariza kicks Roach in scuffle over gym time

TEAM Pacquiao and Team Rios couldn’t wait until Sunday, as some members of both teams got in a scuffle yesterday in Macau. TV reports say the encounter started when Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao’s head trainer, asked Robert Garcia and his team to leave the gym because their time was up. [READ MORE]

Rios: Nobody’s tune-up fight

IF MANNY Pacquiao thinks that he will be in for an easy fight, he should think again. That is what Brandon Rios warned the Filipino superstar and his team just a few days away before their fight in Macau. “They’re treating me like I’m some sort of joke and that I’m just showing up to […]

Roach: Pacquiao to KO Rios in 6 rounds

Not a few boxing experts have said that Manny Pacquiao’s career is in its twilight stage although the eight-division world champion thinks otherwise. Even famed septuagenarian boxing promoter Bob Arum has said that Pacquiao’s fight with Brandon” Bam Bam” Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) in Macau on November 24 at the Venetian Macao resort and hotel […]

Pacquiao could consider retirement after Rios bout

BANGKOK — Manny Pacquiao’s trainer said the Filipino boxer will contemplate retirement if he fails to perform well against Brandon Rios this month. Freddie Roach said if the Rios fight “does not go well, we will seriously talk about his retirement,” but that Pacquiao was training as well as ever for the Nov. 24 bout […]