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DU30 to watch Pacman fight, meet Mahathir

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to fly to Malaysia this weekend to watch the title fight of boxing icon and Senator Manny Pacquiao and meet with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque revealed Duterte’s July 15-16 trip on Monday night following the Chief Executive’s phone conversation with Mahathir.….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJul 10th, 2018

Duterte arrives in Malaysia for PM Mahathir meet, Pacquiao fight

President Rodrigo Duterte has arrived in Malaysia to watch Senator Manny Pacquiao's fight and to meet with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Source link link: Duterte arrives in Malaysia for PM Mahathir meet, Pacquiao fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Duterte, Mahathir to discuss insurgency, ISIS threat at Malaysia meeting

      Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad wanted to discuss with President Rodrigo Duterte the issue of insurgency in Mindanao and the threat of Islamic terrorists in the region, Malacaangsaid on Tuesday.   Duterte and Mahathir had a brief phone conversation on Monday afternoon ang agreed to meet in Malaysia on July 16. READ: Duterte to watch Pacquiao-Matthysse fight in KL, meet with PM Mahathir     "The President said Mr. Mahathir wanted to discuss with him the issue of the insurgency in Mindanao as well as the issue of ISIS in the region," Roque said in a press briefing in Indang, Cavit...Keep on reading: Duterte, Mahathir to discuss insurgency, ISIS threat at Malaysia meeting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Duterte to watch Pacquiao fight in Malaysia, meet Mahathir

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is off to Malaysia this month to mix work with play.  If all goes smoothly, he'll be able to catch Senator Manny Pacquiao's fight with Argentine boxer Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur and meet with Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Duterte himself spoke of these ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Duterte starts private Malaysia trip

President Duterte is heading to Malaysia for a two-day private trip to watch the boxing match of Senator Manny Pacquiao and to meet with newly-elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Presidential.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Man vs Machine

KUALA LUMPUR---For so long, Manny Pacquiao has been The Man in boxing circles. And nowadays, he may be very well compared to an ageing rockstar on a greatest hits tour.   Lucas Matthysse, however, refuses to be a mere spliced footage in the Pacman's career highlight reel.   On the tailend of a long, glorious boxing career marked by fame, big money and extravagance, Pacquiao has reached a point where he has to implore boxing fans to watch his fight and make pleading guarantees that there will be a lot of thrill and excitement.   "I hope all Filipinos will watch the fight," said the 39-year-old Pacquiao on the eve of his WBA welterweight title fight aga...Keep on reading: Man vs Machine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Duterte to watch Pacquiao-Matthysse bout

MALACAÑANG on Tuesday confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte would fly to Malaysia next Monday to watch the boxing match between Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao and Argentine welterweight champ Lucas Matthysse. In a news briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the President would also meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday after the [...] The post Duterte to watch Pacquiao-Matthysse bout appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Team Pacquiao happy as Manny goes hard in training

With less than two weeks to go before fight night, it looks like Manny Pacquiao is coming along nicely in training.  Tuesday afternoon in fact, the 39-year old former eight division boxing world champion went hard for sparring day, as he gets ready to challenge reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse at Fight of Champions in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.  Pacquiao went for eight rounds of sparring Tuesday, five against Australian training partner George Kambosos Jr. and five against Pinoy Jheritz Chavez at the Wild Card Gym in Pacquiao's hometown of General Santos City.  Gloves up and helmets on !for @mannypacquiao ‘s sparring session 👍🏻#PacquaioxMatthysseKL pic.twitter.com/bAyOMBzIBz — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 3, 2018 @mannypacquiao unleashing more into the heavy bag right after sparring session. #PacquaioxMatthysseKL pic.twitter.com/aUI1d3fk25 — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 3, 2018 Pacquiao after 8 rds of sparring this afternoon . Strong 5 with aussie george kombosos and 3 with Pinoy jheritz chavez . Team Pac very happy #PacquaioxMatthysseKL pic.twitter.com/MJvsgDnkmR — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 3, 2018 After getting his reps inside the ring, Manny cooled down for a bit before hitting the bag and the speedball.  Pacquiao done from some rounds of sparring. pic.twitter.com/joi5qIiy1G — Karl Cedrick Basco (@cedrickkbasco) July 3, 2018 Pacman showing power of his punches during his training at Wild Card Gym here in GenSan. pic.twitter.com/2yywDTXqnm — Karl Cedrick Basco (@cedrickkbasco) July 3, 2018 WATCH: Manny Pacquiao during his training at Wild Card Gym in GenSan. pic.twitter.com/gVEY142PuV — Karl Cedrick Basco (@cedrickkbasco) July 3, 2018 Phone’s camera having trouble keeping up with @mannypacquiao ‘s speed 😅😂 #speedball #PacquaioxMatthysseKL pic.twitter.com/gMnXyHGtEH — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 3, 2018   Catch Fight of Champions: Pacquiao versus Matthysse at 10:00 AM on ABS-CBN channel 2! Replay at 7:00 PM on S+A channel 23. You can catch the whole card LIVE on SkyCable Pay-Per-View. CLICK HERE for more information!  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Crawford scores TKO over Horn, wins WBO welterweight title

By W.G. RAMIREZ LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terence Crawford threw a bevy of punches toward the end of the ninth round to stop Jeff Horn and win the WBO welterweight title Saturday night. After dropping Horn with 50 seconds left in the ninth round, Crawford unleashed a slew of punches that sent the former champion into the ropes, prompting referee Robert Byrd to stop the fight with 28 seconds left in the round. Crawford (33-0, 24 knockouts) moved up to the 147-pound division and became the sixth fighter in boxing history to win titles at lightweight, junior welterweight and welterweight. Considered by many as boxing’s best pound-for-pound fighter, Crawford relinquished the four major belts he held in the junior welterweight division to move up to a stacked welterweight division. The 30-year-old from Omaha, Nebraska, improved to 11-0 (eight knockouts) in world title fights, the most wins by an active American fighter. The 30-year-old Horn (18-0-1, 12 knockouts) struggled to make weight one day prior to the bout, hitting 148 pounds on his first try at the weigh-in Friday. He originally won the belt by decision from Manny Pacquiao last July in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia. He fought once since, stopping Gary Corcoran in Brisbane in December to retain his title. He wasn’t so fortunate against Crawford, who out-landed Horn 155-58, according to CompuBox. Crawford, a traditional right-hander who fought southpaw most of the bout, dominated from the start, using both hands to pepper Horn. A big left in the second round by Crawford got things going, while an impressive right cross to Horn’s left temple in the third round showed his keen ability as a tactician. Crawford’s skills came to life in the eighth round, as he went upstairs-downstairs near the end of the round, working the head and the body before closing the round with a monster right that staggered Horn. The two fighters were originally scheduled to meet April 14, but Crawford injured a hand in training, which resulted in the fight being postponed. Though it’s been close to one year since Crawford has been in the ring, when he fought at 140 pounds, he looked every bit the part of a hard-hitting welterweight. The fight marked the first attempt to attract boxing fans to ESPN’s new $4.99 per month app, which allowed them to watch the bout from the MGM Grand Garden. In the co-main event, Jose Pedraza defeated Antonio Moran by unanimous decision for a regional lightweight title. With the win, it opened the door for Pedraza to challenge WBO lightweight world champion Ray Beltran in August......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

LOOK: Six must-see matches at 2018 World Cup

By James Ellingworth, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Next year's World Cup sees an old rivalry revived as Spain and Portugal meet in the group stage. Defeat for either 2010 World Cup winner Spain or reigning European champion Portugal means they would need to be careful against fellow Group B nations Morocco and Iran to avoid early elimination. Meanwhile, reigning champion Germany starts its defense against Mexico at Moscow's vast Luzhniki stadium in another centerpiece game. Here are six World Cup group stage games to watch: ___ RUSSIA vs. SAUDI ARABIA June 14, Moscow It may look more like a friendly than a show-stopping World Cup opener, but the first game of the tournament is always special. Ranked 63rd and 65th in the world respectively, the Saudis and Russians are the worst teams in the tournament according to FIFA. At least they're evenly matched, which could make for an exciting spectacle. Saudi Arabia won their only previous meeting 4-2 in a 1993 friendly. ___ PORTUGAL vs. SPAIN June 15, Sochi For many, this will be the game that really kicks off the World Cup in style — Cristiano Ronaldo against Andres Iniesta, the reigning European champion against the 2010 World Cup winner. Spain beat Portugal at the 2010 World Cup, and again in the semifinals of the 2012 European Championship, going on to win the tournament both times. Their World Cup meeting on the Black Sea coast may not be a thriller, though — the 2010 games finished 1-0, and the second was a goalless draw decided on penalties. ___ ICELAND vs. ARGENTINA June 16, Moscow The smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup has a huge reward. Lionel Messi's Argentina risks becoming the latest victim of the Icelanders, who beat England and drew with Portugal at last year's European Championship, winning the hearts of neutral fans across the continent along the way. If Argentina drops points, it will be under more pressure to beat tenacious Croatia and Nigeria in its next games. The stadium in Moscow has a capacity of 45,000 — or more than 10 percent of Iceland's population of around 330,000. If last year is anything to go by, there will be a huge exodus of Icelanders heading to Russia. ___ GERMANY vs. MEXICO June 17, Moscow The title defense begins here for Joachim Loew and Germany. The venue — Moscow's 81,000-capacity Luzhniki — befits a world champion, while Mexico brings quality opponents like forward Javier Hernandez and midfielder Giovani dos Santos. Anything less than a win will be a disappointment for Germany, which beat Mexico 4-1 in the Confederations Cup semifinals in June. Germany showed its immense strength in depth by winning that tournament with an experimental team lacking some of its biggest stars. Sweden and South Korea are on hand in Group F to take advantage of any dropped points. ___ SERBIA vs. SWITZERLAND June 22, Kaliningrad Switzerland is a long way from the Balkans, but there could be a Yugoslavian rivalry in Group E. The Swiss have several players of Kosovan and Albanian heritage in their squad, such as midfielders Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri, while the coach is Vladimir Petkovic, who comes from a Bosnian Croat background. That won't escape the attention of the Serbian fans, whose games against other Balkan nations routinely require heavy security because of the region's long-running rivalries between ethnic groups. With Brazil the heavyweight in Group E, both teams will likely fight for second place, with Costa Rica also in the mix. ___ ENGLAND vs. BELGIUM June 28, Kaliningrad It's almost an English Premier League game when England meets Belgium in their final group stage game. England coach Gareth Southgate predicts "banter" at various Premier League clubs, thanks to Belgium's Premier League stars like Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Romelu Lukaku. Belgium's coach Roberto Martinez is a Premier League fixture too from his time with Everton and Wigan. If both England and Belgium have won their preceding games against Panama and Tunisia, the meeting could lose its edge — but if either team risks elimination it will be a crucial fixture......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Trump’s transgender military ban ‘not worked out yet’ – BBC News

The White House has not yet decided how it will implement the president's ban on transgender people serving in the US military. Mr Trump's surprise Twitter announcement on Wednesday has been met with criticism from rights groups. Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the administration would work alongside the Pentagon to decide how to proceed. It is not yet clear how the announcement will affect current transgender service personnel. &'8220;The United States government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military,&'8221; Donald Trump tweeted. &'8220;Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.&'8221; Asked at a press briefing if troops on battlefields would be immediately sent back, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the policy had yet to be worked out. &'8220;The decision is based on a military decision. It's not meant to be anything more than that,&'8221; she said. However, some US media outlets questioned the spending justification. The Washington Post drew attention to an analysis that the US military spends almost $42m (£32m) a year on the erectile dysfunction medication Viagra &'' several times the total estimated cost of transgender medical support. Meanwhile, Politico reports that the move was prompted by threats from Republican hardliners over a spending bill which would provide funding for Mr Trump's promised military spending and border wall plans. One Republican lawmaker had already tabled an amendment to the spending bill to prevent the military paying for transgender surgical procedures. The timing of this transgender ban is almost as interesting as the move itself. Why now? With the Trump administration being buffeted by the Jeff Sessions political death watch, the ongoing multi-prong investigation into the Trump campaign, the healthcare drama in the Senate and the impending Russian sanctions bill, perhaps the administration decided this was a good time to change the subject and rally conservative forces to his side. Republicans have long used cultural issues as a wedge to divide Democrats and energise evangelicals. As one White House insider acknowledged, this is straight out of that playbook. While Mr Trump campaigned as sympathetic to LGBT rights, he needs the traditional religious conservatives to stay loyal to him now, more than ever. The president's action will create a furore among liberals and the media commentators whose disdain for the current administration is not a new development. This is a fight the White House will welcome. The decision to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military was made by the Obama administration last year, with a one-year review period allowed for its implementation. The policy included a provision for the military to provide medical help for service members wanting to change gender. But in June, Defence Secretary James Mattis agreed to a further six-month delay. In 2016, the independent Rand Corporation estimated that about 4,000 US active-duty and reserve service members are transgender, although some campaigners put the figure higher than 10,000. Rand also predicted that the inclusion of transgender people in the military would cause a 0.13% increase in healthcare spending (approximately $8.4m). Kristin Beck, a retired elite Navy SEAL, issued a challenge to President Trump in an interview with Business Insider: &'8220;Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy.&'8221; She said that during her decorated military career, she had been &'8220;defending individual liberty&'8221;. &'8220;Being transgender doesn't affect anyone else,&'8221; she said. &'8220;We are liberty's light. If you can't defend that for everyone that's an American citizen, that's not right.&'8221; Army reservist Rudy Akbarian, in Los Angeles, said: &'8220;My heart dropped a little bit, you know. It hurt.&'8221; &'8220;Not everyone responded well after learning I was transitioning,&'8221; he said. &'8220;But after spending time on missions and realising we all share the same love for the country, we worked together and got the job done. &'8220;The discrimination I'm facing now is from those outside the military &'' not the people who work with me.&'8221; Mr Trump said his decision was based on consultation with his generals, but there has been a mixed reaction. Former Defence Secretary Ash Carter, who lifted the ban last year under President Obama, said: &'8220;To choose service members on other grounds than military qualifications is social policy and has no place in our military.&'8221; Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican John McCain, said major policy announcements should not be made via Twitter. &'8220;Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving,&'8221; he added. Several British military generals also condemned Mr Trump's decision, including the commander of the UK Maritime Forces, Rear Admiral Alex Burton, who said &'8220;I am so glad we are not going this way.&'8221; &'8220;Each dollar needs to be spent to address threats facing our nation,&'8221; Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, a long-time opponent of the Obama administration's position, said in a statement. &'8220;The costs incurred by funding transgender surgeries and the required additional care it demands should not be the focus of our military resources,&'8221; she said. Trump supporter and political commentator Scott Presler is among those who disagree with the military carrying the cost of such interventions. While disagreeing with the ban, he added that &'8220;generals know more about war than I do.&'8221; &'8220;I don't think this is an attack on the LGBT community &' I'm mixed, but I have confidence in the guidance that President [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

Berna finds ally in COA to fight corruption in DOT

I finally got to sit down for a long one-on-one with newly minted Tourism Secretary Bernadette "Berna" Romulo- Puyat. (Watch the full video of our interview online on Tuesday in ManilaSpeak.com.)   I am happy to observe she remains the vibrant, enthusiastic, grounded Agriculture Undersecretary the food industry got to know during the three years of Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM), where she was hands on in showcasing Filipino products.   Here are some things we can be proud of in the less than two months she has been in office:   MFM 2019 is definitely pushing through   The gastronomy congress, though canceled this year, will have two more edi...Keep on reading: Berna finds ally in COA to fight corruption in DOT.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News8 hr. 3 min. ago

Crawford feels he should be next in line for Pacman

Unbeaten welterweight champ Terence Crawford can't wait to share the ring with resurgent boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. The 30-year-old pound-for-pound A-lister from Omaha said he should be the top pick among all fighters queued up in the "Pacquiao sweepstakes." In an interview with Los Angeles Times, the 30-year-old Crawford (33-0 with 24 knockouts) said he's been eyeing that fight for three years now. "Like I've said before, I'm not worrying about Pacquiao right now. If the fight presents itself and it comes to fruition, then we'll handle that. But until then I don't feel the need to get into it," Crawford was quoted as saying. "(Top Rank boss Bob) Arum has been trying t...Keep on reading: Crawford feels he should be next in line for Pacman.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

WATCH: Ex-couples meet again in Callalily’s new music video

MANILA, Philippines – More often than not, reuniting with an ex means feelings – whether in the form of high drama, awkward attempts to be friendly, or just a tension in the air so thick you can cut through it with a knife. For Callalily, it also means great music video ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

PH ‘Crimeless’ During Pacquiao-Matthysse Fight

Police authorities recorded a generally peaceful weekend across the country during the bout between Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Argentine boxer Lucas Matthysse. Speaking to newsmen, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde said they only noted a lone incident in the National Capital Region (NCR), when an unidentified man fainted. The PNP […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao beats Lucas Matthysse and Father Time in latest win

The fire is back in the eyes and belly of 39 year old Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao who scored an emphatic knockout victory over Lucas Martin Matthysse to win his 11th world title at 2:43 of the seventh round Sunday afternoon at the Axiata Arena here. Proving his critics wrong, Pacquiao put on a clinic of sorts as he showed facets of his ring brilliance that were missing in his previous fights since 2009 where he last won by knockout. Before a screaming horde of fans led by the heads of state of Malaysia and the Philippines, Pacquiao was brilliant, fast and accurate with his timing and combinations, completely frustrating and flustering the former WBA king. "You have to love what you do in order to do what I still do as a 39-year-old fighter," said Pacquiao, who trained hardest despite his age, pushing himself to the limit. But this time around, his new team of mostly Filipinos led by chief trainer Buboy Fernandez, acknowledged his conditions and custom-fit a new training regimen that brought back the power and the speed, however diminished a bit. "Do I look old,?" asked Pacquiao laughing in front of the members of media at the post-fight press conference. Every masterful stroke dealt by Pacquiao befuddled Matthysse who secretly plotted to retire Pacquiao. "Not today," said Pacquiao, who was cheered on by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte who watched in the presidential suite with new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. "Of course, it was an extra motivational tool for me to fight well and careful." Fernandez warned his ward not to be too confident when he knocked down Matthysse for the second round, the Argentine taking a knee at the end of the fifth round. "It might have been a trick. But we were ready for Matthysse," said a beaming Fernandez, who for the first time, acted as chief trainer aided by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune and assistant Raides "Nonoy" Neri. Cutman Edgardo de la Vega was not much needed as Pacquiao was never in trouble. "We will take a rest for now before we decide what to do next," said Pacquiao, who goes back to work this week as the Philippine Senate opens its sessions. - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

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 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Duterte may not bring up Sabah during meet with Mahathir

"Probably not," presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in a text message when asked if President Duterte would bring up the issue during the bilateral meet with Malaysia's leader......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Elusive man wanted for murder nabbed during Pacquiao fight

A MOST wanted criminal in Marikina City who was accused of killing a man was arrested when he came home to his family to watch the fight of Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse yesterday morning in Rodriguez, Rizal. In a report submitted to Eastern Police District (EPD) director Senior Supt.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

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. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Tagbilaran City residents cheer for Pacquiao

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol --- The world stopped for a while in this city on Sunday as people gathered to watch the fight of Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse in their homes or communities. On Maria Clara Street, at least a hundred men watched the fight on a small TV screen set up outside a business establishment. Since there were no chairs, they had to stand for hours. It also caused light traffic in the area since motorcycles and tricycles came early. The police from the Tagbilaran City Police Station helped ease the traffic flow. Driver Ivan Lim was among those who watched the fight on Maria Clara street.He said he was for Pacquiao but ac...Keep on reading: Tagbilaran City residents cheer for Pacquiao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018