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"Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but I'm not treating my opponent like my enemy. We're doing a job to entertain people."
-Manny Pacquiao

By Alex P. Vidal
WE have no idea if the wishes of Iloilo Governor Arthur "Toto" Defensor Jr. that the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge project be specifically mentioned by President Duterte during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22 was fulfilled.

“In sport, you only see the fighter, but it’s teamwork. Without a good team, you will never be the best. In boxing, you have to work with the best coach, the best lawyer, the best manager, the best doctor. Exactly the same principle applies in politics.”
-Vitali Klitschko

By Alex P. Vidal

SENATOR Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s (62-7-2, 39 KOs) 12-round split decision win over hitherto WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs) on July 20 in Las Vegas was considered to be more glorious and exciting compared to his victories over Lucas Martin Matthysse (TKO7) and Adrien Broner (UD12) combined.

By Alex Vidal , Sportsmanila

NEW YORK - 1 Power: Thurman is clearly the bigger man and a better pure power puncher, thus his "One Time" moniker. The problem, however, has been his inability to sit down on his punches and finish opponents the more he has evolved as a boxer. Not counting fights that were stopped due to cuts or injury, Thurman hasn't recorded a true knockout since 2013.

“We all think we’ve got one more boxing match in us, and that, probably, will be the downfall of Floyd Mayweather, George Foreman, Manny Pacquiao. We’ll overstay our welcome.”
–George Foreman

By Alex P. Vidal

AT five feet and seven inches, Keith “One Time” Thurman Jr. stands only an inch taller than Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, but he looks menacing when he is in front of an opponent while ready to unload his vicious signature hooks.

“Listening to your instincts, while being the easiest, can also be the hardest thing to do.”
-Tena Desae

By Alex P. Vidal

THE biggest stumbling block in Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s presidential ambition is not Davao City mayor Sara Duterte for they both belong in Mindanao.

“Passion helps you in protecting the community, and public service will follow it. That has been my career. It is the passion that drives me to do what I do every day.”
–Catherine Cortez-Masto

“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.”
--Ernest Hemingway

“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” – Pope John XXIII

NEW YORK CITY – Carmen’s search for her biological father began when she was eight years old.

“That was the age when my life started to become hell,” Carmen, who turned 65 last October 27, hissed.

Carmen was eight when her mother, Diosdada, married Arnulfo in Jamindan, Capiz.

Jakarta—For Ernest John Obiena, the seven-month rehabilitation period and the intense training that came after, all come down to this — the Asian Games.

Obiena, fully healed from a torn ACL injury he sustained prior to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, will be hoping to duplicate or surpass his 5.6 meters in the pole vault competitions of the Asian Games here today (Wednesday). 

“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.”
--Lao Tzu

NEW YORK CITY -- From the Iloilo Provincial Capitol where the trial courts were located before the construction of the Iloilo Hall of Justice on Bonifacio Drive, City Proper sometime in August 1990, a human rights lawyer from San Joaquin, Iloilo requested me to escort him to his office located in the YMCA building on Iznart St. which is five minutes away by walk.

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