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Sarangani incumbents file COCs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 16 Oct) – Top incumbent officials of Sarangani Province filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) on Tuesday afternoon under the ruling local political party People’s Champ Movement. Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon, accompanied by his wife Michelle, filed his candidacy past 2 pm before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial office […]

Pacman’s sister-in-law running for GenSan vice mayor

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 15 Oct) – Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s local political party, People’s Champ Movement (PCM), fielded his sister-in-law Lorelei on Monday as candidate for vice mayor here. Lorelei, who represents the Liga ng mga Barangay in the city council, filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections here past […]

Duterte on Pacquiao: “not just a public servant but one of the greatest boxers of all time”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 15 July) -– Boxing icon and public servant Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao won Sunday’s “Fight of the Champions” in Kuala Lumpur, with President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the ringside. In a statement, Duterte said the Filipino boxer and politician gave the country pride and brought the Filipino nation […]

Duterte and Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad (left) and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte emerge from the suite room where they were holed up after the sensational knockout victory of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao over Argentinian Lucas Matthysse held at the Axiata Arena here in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, 15 July 2015. They fielded questions from the […]

Duterte at Pacquiao fight ringside; Mahathir invited

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews / 15 July) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is among the very important personalities who will be at the ringside when Manny Pacquiao, a senator in his home country, tries to wrest the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown from Argentinian champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday. Fight time is around 11:15 a.m. […]


Senator Manny Pacquiao flashes his famous grin ahead of his world title fight versus defending World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Mathysse on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Kuala Lumpur.  Pacquiao (left) weighed an even 146 pound to Mathysse’s 146.7 lbs (right).Photo by Edwin Espejo

BODY AND SOLE: Faded glory

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 27 May) – In years past when he took the sporting world by storm by defeating boxing greats, including Golden Boy Oscar de la Hoya, Manny Pacquiao always kept the Filipinos glued to their TV screens every time he went up the ring. Waiting for his fight was like anticipating the […]

Pacman visits Marawi troops

Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao visited the 103rd Brigade headquarters in Camp Ranao Saturday morning, 29 July 2017 and urged troops not to give up because if this fight against the Maute Group and its allies were a boxing match, “we’re on our last three rounds and it will soon be over.” Wearing a Special Forces uniform, […]

Bakwit fans

Bakwit fans of eight-division boxing world champion Emmanuel Pacquiao watch the “Battle of Brisbane”  inside the Balo-i evacuation center before his final bout. Public viewing was later transferred to the gymnasium to give way to resting mothers and children.  Australian boxer Jeff Horn won the match by unanimous decision. Video grab from Studio 911   […]

Pacquiao makes weight easily, Horn a pound heavier

BRISBANE, Australia (MindaNews / 01 July) — Defending World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao breezed past the weighing scale on his first try a pound lighter than his challenger at 146 pounds during the weigh in early Saturday morning for the “Battle of Brisbane.” Australian Jeff Horn checked in at the 147-lb limit […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Pacquiao’s birthday celebration. 17 Dec 2016

Note from MindaNews: this is the official transcript released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk MESSAGE OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE 38TH BIRTHDAY PARTY OF SEN. MANNY PACQUIAO [Delivered at the KCC Convention and Events Center, General Santos City | 17 December 2016] […]

“President to be”

President Rodrigo RoaDuterte sits beside Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao during the latter’s 38th birthday celebration at the KCC Mall  Events & Convention Center in General Santos City on December 17, 2016. Duterte refered to Pacquiao as “President to be.” KARL ALONZO/Presidential Photo

Pacquiao’s new role

Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao sits between Chief Insp. Arnold Ongachen (L) and PO1 Michael Grande (R) who were turned over by the New People’s Army Friday (August 26, 2016) to the Senator in Barangay Kalapaga, Lupon, Davao Oriental. Ongachen, police chief of Governor Generoso town was seized by the NPA during a raid on May 29 […]