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Booming Philippine Markets Pin Hopes on Duterte for Next Rally

(Bloomberg) - When President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his annual speech to the nation on Monday, hell have plenty to brag about. The Philippine economy is among the fastest-growing in the world and ma.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: News35 min. ago Related News

Danny Kingad doesn t want to face teammate Geje Eustaquio, not even for a title shot

No amount money or negotiations can make Danny "The King" Kingad step inside the Circle against his teammate Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio. The 23-year-old from Baguio City will lock horns with former ONE Bantamweight World Title challengerReece "Lightning" McLaren in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix semi-finals at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES on 2 August at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. On the other hand, the former ONE Flyweight World Champion Eustaquio will also appear on the same card when he takes on Yuya "Little Piranha" Wakamatsu in a ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix alternate bout. A win from "Gravity" that evening would give him a guaranteed slot in the Grand Prix if any athletes withdraw from the tournament - meaning a Team Lakay versus Team Lakay matchup could be on the horizon. “If it was up to me, I really don’t want it,” Kingad said. “But that’s if it’s up to me. I just don’t want to split our team on the premise of a World Title shot.”  The young phenom, however, understands that at the end of the day - it’s the higher ups of ONE Championship that have the final say on their potential clash.  “If they really want it, they’ll have to give us a raise,” Kingad said with a laugh. "Maybe they should just visit us in the gym to watch us spar. There we grind everyday.”  Jokes aside, Kingad said he does not see himself competing against a fellow martial artist from Team Lakay.  He would rather step down and give any of his teammates the opportunity to vie for a World Title, citing that the renowned stable is too invested in its tight-knit brotherhood for him to even entertain the thought of standing across the Circle against a family member. And maybe that is what makes Team Lakay special.  “Maybe I would just beg off and give the opportunity to them,” said Kingad. “We’re brothers and we’re a family. I don’t want to do anything that could affect that.” .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports1 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

ONE Championship: Eddie Alvarez in for a tough test against Eduard Folayang

American mixed martial arts veteran Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez will get a shot at redemption when he takes on local hero Eduard “Landslide” Folayang at ONE: Dawn Of Heroes on 2 August at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.    Alvarez made his ONE Championship debut at ONE: A NEW ERA, but it didn’t exactly go as he had imagined. The multiple-time World Champion succumbed to Timofey Nastyukhin via shock first-round knockout. Still, Alvarez remains unfazed and as determined as ever to restart his journey towards the ONE World Title.   “Look, I got the first one out of the way. I lost, no problem. I did the same thing in the UFC [against Donald Cerrone] and I honestly almost did the same thing in my debut in Bellator. I got dropped terribly. My debut in Bellator against an Irish kid (Greg Loughran) that no one knew. I got caught pretty clean.    “I bounced back and got the win, but I’m not a big fan of my debuts, put it that way. So I got it out of the way, got it past me, and now I can go full-on, go undefeated straight to the belt,” said Alvarez.   “I go out there and I’ve given my all every time, but I think at every once in a while it’s good to take a loss and put the fire back in your belly, and I think it’s a good time to have that. Sometimes you need that fire to burn long enough to get to that World Title.”       For this upcoming bout, Alvarez will face another tough and exciting foe in Folayang, the former ONE Lightweight World Champion who has seen his fair share of success against formidable opponents and will be competing in his homeland.   “He’s incredibly tough, incredibly durable. I understand the power of Wushu, because the guys I train with, Zabit [Magomedsharipov] and a lot of the Russians that come over to spar with us in [New] Jersey, they’re all from a Wushu background,” shared Alvarez.    “So the art is for real, it applies very well to MMA. And I’m looking forward to the toughest Eduard Folayang.   “It’s in his hometown. So I’m looking forward to a tough opponent and I’m viewing the fight as one that I absolutely have to finish. I am not coming in for a decision. I expect to lose if it goes to a decision. So I have every intention to finish.”   As an exemplary athlete and mixed martial artist, Alvarez wants to show fans what he is capable of, especially against Folayang who has a ton of championship experience under his belt and will draw from the cheers of the hometown crowd.   “I’m excited. This match-up in particular, I feel like this guy’s such a hard-nosed, tough fighter. This could be a Fight of the Year. Just my attitude and my mentality going into the fight, I like to feel that my back’s against the wall. I do really well there. I don’t like to feel respected. I like when people think a certain way, whether it’s negatively or whatever, and then I get an opportunity to shock them all,” Alvarez said.   “I never want an easy fight. My only desire is for the ONE Championship title. And this guy’s held it not once, but twice already.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports1 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

LOOK: Meeting Manny Pacquiao puts a smile on Fun Guy Kawhi Leonard s face

As we have seen throughout his career, Kawhi Leonard is one of the most enigmatic personalities in the NBA today.  The self-proclaimed 'Fun Guy' isn't too big on talking, or even emotions for that matter.  The usually-stoic swing man usually just gets on the court, gets things done, and then leaves. That's pretty much what he did last season.  After being traded to the Toronto Raptors, Leonard got the job done by helping The North to their first ever-NBA championship, and then left in the postseason to go home and play for the Los Angeles Clippers.  Winning a championship, the second of his career, as well as winning his second Finals MVP plum was enough to put a smile on Kawhi's face, and let's face it, there isn't much that can 'The Klaw" to flash his pearly-whites.  One other thing that apparently can get Kawhi to smile is meeting boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.  The NBA star was in attendance at the Pacquiao-Keith Thurman welterweight title bout in Las Vegas over the weekend, and while he seemed to less than psyched while watching the action, he did seem to be quite happy to see the "Pacman" backstage, and a photo is circulating social media.  I wonder if Kawhi flashed this smile at any time during the fight ???? Mr. Fun Guy and Mr. Pacman (Not my photo - floating around Twitterverse) pic.twitter.com/gCq2E5qf0V — TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) July 22, 2019 To be fair, getting a photo opportunity with a living legend like Manny Pacquiao, especially after he turned in yet another masterful performance, will make anyone grin.  The 40-year old Pacquiao defeated Thurman by split decision to become the new WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion.  Congratulations to Manny Pacquiao, and congratulations to Fun Guy Kawhi for the title, the new team, and the big payday! .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports1 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

Pacquiao to miss Duterte SONA

LAS VEGAS, Nevada: Newly-crowned World Boxing Association welterweight super champion Manny Pacquiao will miss President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) upon his doctor’s advice after his…READ The post Pacquiao to miss Duterte SONA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News3 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

PH Food Products Wow with USD22.7M Export Sales at the 29th Taipei International Food Show

Philippine food products at the recently concluded Taipei International Food Show (TIFS) held at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) in Taiwan last 19-22 June 2019 proved lucrative as the country’s delegation raked in almost 23 million US dollars in export sales. Organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the export […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News4 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

LOOK: Pacquiao-Thurman memes flood the Internet

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The legend never gets old! Filipinos all over the world once again rejoiced after Senator Manny Pacquiao won the WBA welterweight title against unbeaten champion Keith Thurman via split decision on Saturday, July 20, 2019, (Sunday, July 21, 2019, Philippine Time) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Read more: 40-year-old Pacquiao […] The post LOOK: Pacquiao-Thurman memes flood the Internet appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News5 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

Manny bibili ng team sa NBA

TAPOS dispatsahin ni 8-time world boxing champ Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao si ‘One Time’ Keith Fitzgerald Thurman Jr. ng Estados Unidos nitong Sabado nang gabi (Linggo nng umaga sa Maynila) sa MGM Grand Garden Las Vegas, Nevada , naiisip ng senador na bumili ng isang team sa National Basketball Association bago magretiro bilang isang professional boxer.The post Manny bibili ng team sa NBA appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: News9 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

Makati FC gains respect in Gothia Cup

Makati FC has gained respect playing against the best youth football clubs in the world in the recently-concluded Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News10 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

I will be back, says Thurman after first career loss

    LAS VEGAS, USA – Keith Thurman may have lost the battle against Manny Pacquiao, but he’s not about to surrender. With his 0 and World Boxing Association welterweight crown gone, Thurman intends to regain the top spot in the loaded division soon. And he could take solace from ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News18 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

Jolted by many head punches, Pacquiao won t fly home yet

    LAS VEGAS, USA – For now, the private jet chartered by Manny Pacquiao is on standby here. Fresh off a bruising, exhausting slugfest against Keith Thurman, it’s unlikely the new World Boxing Association “super” welterweight king will be cleared to leave on time for him to make it to the State of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News18 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

LOOK: Pacquiao gets Fun Guy Kawhi to smile

MANILA, Philippines – Kawhi Leonard rarely shows his emotions, but with Manny Pacquiao by his side, he could not help but flash a smile. The Los Angeles Clippers superstar was at ringside at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas when Pacquiao wrested the World Boxing Association super welterweight belt from Keith Thurman on Saturday, July ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News18 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

Africa poses critical challenge for World Bank, IMF

WASHINGTON, USA – Global heat maps of extreme poverty show Africa in deep red.  And the problem will only accelerate as population on the continent grows in coming decades. "The problems are very real and are large," newly installed World Bank President David Malpass told Agence France-Presse in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News18 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

Pacquiao wagi via split decision kontra Thurman

PINATAHIMIK ni Manny Pacquiao si Keith Thurman matapos itala ang split decision panalo sa kanilang World Boxing Association welterweight title fight na ginanap Linggo (PH time) sa MGM Grand Arena sa Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Nakuha ni Pacquiao ang 115-112 iskor mula sa dalawang hurado na sina Dave Moretti at Tim Cheatham habang ang judge […] The post Pacquiao wagi via split decision kontra Thurman appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News20 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

Pacquiao beats Thurman

WORLD boxing icon Manny Pacquiao beat Keith Thurman for the WBA welterweight super champion in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila). Loading... The post Pacquiao beats Thurman appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News22 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

WHO: Baby foods contain too much sugar

    COPENHAGEN — Baby foods on market generally contain too much sugar, posing a source of health concern, a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The United Nations specialized agency on public health based the conclusion on an examination by its European office of about 8,000 baby food products on shelf […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJul 21st, 2019Related News

ABS-CBN launches National Cheer campaign during Pacquiao fight

One nation, one voice, one cheer. ABS-CBN launches a song in celebration of the string of victories that Filipinos have achieved in the international arena, showing the greatness of our people to the world. Entitled “Galing Natin Ito!” and sang by 29 Kapamilya artists, the song highlights the heart, wisdom, and strength of Filipinos that enable them to triumph over challenges in life. The song’s recording music video premiered during the fight of Sen. Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman that exclusively aired on ABS-CBN platforms including Channel 2, SKY Sports PPV, S+A, and iWant. It features Angeline Quinto, Bamboo, Billy Crawford, Daniel Padilla, Darren Espanto, Erik Santos, Gary Valenciano, Gloc 9, Iñigo Pascual, Jason Dy, Jed Madela, Kyla, KZ Tandingan, Martin Nievera, Moira Dela Torre, Morissette Amon, Ogie Alcasid, Piolo Pascual, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Sarah Geronimo, Shanti Dope, Toni Gonzaga, TNT Boys Mackie Empuerto, Francis Concepcion, at Keifer Sanchez, Yeng Constantino and ZsaZsa Padilla. “Galing Natin Ito!” aims to unite Filipinos in showing support to our fellowmen who are raising the flag of the Philippines and bringing glory to the country in their respective fields and professions. They include athletes like Pacquiao, who continues to make history in boxing, beauty queens like Pia Wurtzbach and Catriona Gray who were named Miss Universe because of their beauty, wit, and advocacy, and thousands other of Filipinos making their mark around the globe. The song is the official theme of ABS-CBN’s National Cheer Campaign that celebrates the success of Filipinos to inspire the nation to unite and help unleash each other’s potential for greatness. With its catchy lyrics and melody, “Galing Natin Ito!” can be used to cheer on Filipinos during international competitions to boost their morale and make our presence felt in the world just like how it is done in basketball, volleyball, boxing, and football events. A full music video will be released soon featuring more cheerleading and dancing from the JRU Pep Squad, Mapua Cheerping Cardinals, Arellano Chief Squad, UPHSD Altas Perpsquad, and the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe, and dance crews Precom, Aces PH, and Prime, which are all performing together for the first time. The song’s lyrics were written by Jerome Clavio, Jan Dormyl Espinosa, and Tiny Corpuz from the ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management, with Gloc-9 and Shanti Dope, while the music was composed by Thyro Alfaro. Behind the music videos are directors Paolo Ramos, Peewee Gonzales, and Lorenz Morales as directors with Elirose Borja and Patrick de Leon as creative directors, DJ San Jose, Jerome Clavio, and Lara Allardo as producers and Ruf Rosario as choreographer. Watch the “Galing Natin Ito!” recording music video on the official account of ABS-CBN on Facebook and ABS-CBN Entertainment on YouTube. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit abs-cbn.com/newsroom......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 21st, 2019Related News

Manny Pacquiao landed less punches in win over Keith Thurman

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao was once again victorious on the big stage as he edged out erstwhile-undefeated American Keith "One Time" Thurman via split decision to capture the WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship, Saturday evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Pacquiao was the more dominant fighter over the course of the 12-round contest, setting the tone with an early knockdown in the first round before landing a solid body shot in the tenth round that visibily had Thurman hurt and backing up.  While Pacquiao landed the more effective punches, according to the stats, it was Thurman who was more active in terms of punches thrown.  Thurman, 30, landed 210 punches out of 571 thrown, compared to Pacquiao's 195 out of 686. It was the most against Pacquiao since Antonio Margarito's 229 punches back in 2010.  Thurman was also more accurate with a 37% clip, which was the most against Pacquiao in more than a decade.  In terms of power punches, Thurman landed 192 out of 443 for an impressive 43.2%. Pacquiao, meanwhile, landed 113 out of 340 for 33.2% Pacquiao, for his part, was also more active compared to his past few outings, with his 195 out of 686 punches landed to thrown being the most he's ever recorded since his 2013 bout against Brandon Rios wherein he threw 790 punches and landed 281.    (stats via CompuBox).....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 21st, 2019Related News

Manny Pacquiao outpoints Keith Thurman to capture WBA Super World Championshp

Eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao adds another world title to his collection as he defeats Keith "One Time" Thurman via split decision to become the new WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time).  Thurman started off aggressive, but it was Pacquiao who made an impact early, connecting on a solid hook to put the American down in the late moments of the first round.  The two welterweight stars battled back and forth in the succeeding rounds, before Pacquiao again turned the tide with a body shot that hurt Thurman in the tenth frame.  After 12 rounds, two of the three judges saw the bout in favor of Pacquiao, 113-114, 115-112, 115-112 for the split decision victory.  The Filipino boxing icon improves to 62-7-2 in his professional career, while Thurman absorbs the first loss of his professional career. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 21st, 2019Related News

Pacquiao battles Thurman in Legend vs Undefeated

      LAS VEGAS, USA – A living legend defying aging against an unbeaten champion seeking recognition. An All-Time great against a One Time would-be great. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, a 40-year-old eight-division world champion, versus Keith “One Time” Thurman, a 30-year-old knockout exponent, presents an intriguing storyline. Representing different generations, Pacquiao and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 21st, 2019Related News