GenSan mayor warns vs namedropping

General Santos City — Mayor Lorelie Pacquiao has given a stern warning against people who are using her name just to skip traffic violations. In a message to DAILY TRIBUNE, the lady mayor has expressed concern and disappointment to some people who allegedly used her name when being flagged down due to traffic violations. The relentless traffic operation by the Traffic Enforcement Unit headed by P/Lt. Col. Oliver Pauya being broadcasted live in social media has gathered mixed reactions among netizens. One instance was a motorcycle rider was flagged down and in the audio was overheard saying “for mayor, sir,” and the audio suddenly was muted. “There will be no sacred cows. It has been my battle cry ever since I became the Liga president and now I’m mayor not to use my name for the advancement of interests of some people,” Pacquiao said. She also reiterated her order to the traffic enforcers to apprehend all violators even if they are associated with her and working in the city hall. “I will never allow people to use my name in their advantage. I really hate that,” added the lady mayor. Meanwhile, Pacquiao also said that it already reached her office that a job order employee of the City Health Office has been nabbed for allegedly selling health cards, stressing that heads will roll and the city will fully implement the law against erring officials and employees. The post GenSan mayor warns vs namedropping appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2023Related News

Pacman pursues Olympic dream

Conquering Paris for an Olympic gold is the next potential mission for Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who looks forward to seizing the last piece of the puzzle of his legendary boxing career......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 16th, 2023Related News

Manny Pacquiao reiterates desire to fight in Paris Olympics: It’s my dream

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao reiterated his desire to represent the Philippines in the Paris 2024 Olympics in a bid to fulfill a lifelong dream. Philippine Olympic Committee president Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino first bared last August 30 that Pacquiao is interested in a shot at an Olympic medal in Paris next year. The eight-division World champion doubled.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsSep 15th, 2023Related News

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Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 15th, 2023Related News

ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES — Mananquil emerges as Phl boxing’s top power broker

When boxing promoter-manager Jim Claude Mananquil is not attending to his stable of fighters, he can be seen just before daybreak minding his family’s tuna export business in General Santos City. “This is what keeps my boxing promotion going,” said the 29-year-old Mananquil, who started promoting at the tender age of 15. Of course, Mananquil didn’t have the proper license to put up fights owing to his being a minor and somebody with a license had to pose as the promoter-on-record. But it was he who assembled all the fighters and took care of the finances, quite a feat for someone whose main weapon for staging a card was his unparalleled love for the fight game. Instead of celebrating, Mananquil had to endure 16 straight losses as most of his boxers — though solidly built — were all as raw and green as a harvested broccoli. “We got kids who had muscular bodies thinking that they would do well in the ring. But everyone lost and I was devastated,” recalled Mananquil, who manages two-belt world super-bantamweight Marlon Tapales. Born and bred in General Santos City, Mananquil fell in love with the fight game at an early age. “I looked up to, of course, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather and Zab Judah,” he said. Mananquil didn’t just like boxing. He was so obsessed with the sport that he even wanted to proceed with a professional career after a triumphant debut in 2018. “But my mom objected and told me to just get involved in boxing as long as I don’t fight.” Mananquil was already busy promoting even before he turned 20 and in just a few years he was crisscrossing the United States accompanying his boxers signed up to see action under different promoters. At one time, his boxers set up camp in Miami under a Florida-based Cuban trainer but soon found himself relocating to southern California and Las Vegas with influential American fight guy Sean Gibbons lending a hand. Just a few months ago, Mananquil had two reigning world champions: Tapales and Melvin Jerusalem. But Jerusalem’s reign as World Boxing Organization minimumweight titlist was short-lived. After winning the World Boxing Organization 105-lb title in Tokyo in January, he surrendered the championship in Indio, California, several months later. Following Jerusalem’s loss, Mananquil is now left with Tapales, who is being groomed to figure in a megabuck matchup with Japanese Naoya “Monster” Inoue sometime in December. “My responsibility is to give Marlon the very best preparation so he can win this very important fight,” Mananquil said. The odds are stacked against the southpaw but Mananquil swears nothing is impossible.   ‘It’s a tough decision but I really love boxing.’   Whether that multi-million dollar showdown happens or not will be known in the coming days and weeks as both camps are going to hold another round of talks very soon in the hopes of putting a deal in place. The youngest of three kids, Mananquil admits he is torn between the family business and boxing. And if somebody’s going to put a gun to his head, Mananquil would not hesitate to make his choice. “It’s a tough decision but I really love boxing.” Coming from a well-to-do family, Mananquil went to five schools during college. Once, he tried studying in America but went home after just a few weeks, saying his heart was not there. Back in the Philippines, Mananquil enrolled at Ateneo de Davao University, Enderun College and even tried schooling in a small college in General Santos City. Likewise, he went to school at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig but wound up backing out for the nth time and returned to General Santos City. He was always on-the-go. But one thing’s clear, though. Mananquil insists his first and only love is boxing. And if that big fight down the road happens in Tokyo before the end of the year, Mananquil says that would end up becoming the highlight of his young career provided his fighter emerges victorious. But in the meantime, Mananquil will continue to look after the tuna business in the morning to assure that boxing gets the sustenance it badly needs. Right now, Mananquil is rolling with the punches as the family business and boxing seem to be blending well. And if things fall into place, there could come a time when Mananquil won’t even have to be forced to sacrifice one but winds up mastering both. The post ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES — Mananquil emerges as Phl boxing’s top power broker appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2023Related News

GenSan fishermen seek fuel subsidies

General Santos City — The last Tuna Congress here has urged the city government to hear the plea of local fisherfolks to grant them fuel subsidies amid rising petrol prices. City administrator, Atty. Franklin Gacal, said that Mayor Loemrelie Pacquiao is still looking at the finances, savings, programmed projects, and other possible sources of funds to determine if the city has the capacity to fund the fuel subsidy. The National Tuna Congress said costly fuel should not stop the fishing sector from operating as that would impact not only its members’ livelihoods but food security as well. “Honestly, it is a bit of a heavy request. The land transportation sector will follow suit for sure. We have to look into the capacity of our city coffers,” Gacal said in an interview. He revealed that Gensan is still hard-pressed financially. Department of Energy data showed that petrol products have had year-to-date increases of P14.80 per liter of gasoline, P9.50 per liter for diesel, and P6.64 per liter for kerosene. The Tuna Congress presented 25 resolutions aimed at addressing pressing global challenges faced by the tuna industry and promoting sustainable fishing practices. The post GenSan fishermen seek fuel subsidies appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 9th, 2023Related News

GenSan LGU enforces rice price cap

General Santos City — The local government here on Monday announced that it has released a memorandum which will implement the mandated price ceiling of rice as ordered by Executive Order 29 of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. The memo — released by the Office of the City Administrator — orders a mandated price ceiling of regular-milled rice to P41 per kilo and P45 for the well-milled rice variety. City Administrator Franklin Gacal said that the GenSan LGU also directed City Administrator for Public Market Lito Esclamado and Business Permits and Licensing Division head Geraldine Zamora to implement such order in the areas of responsibility of the LGU. Gacal added that Mayor Lorelie Pacquiao has instructed her to strictly enforce such Memorandum effective 5 September 2023. Those businesses who will found out to be violating such order will be ordered closed by the city government. “As such, you shall strictly oversee that all business establishment within the jurisdiction of General Santos City engaged in the selling of rice shall comply with this order under pain of penalty. You shall immediately issue a cease and desist order against any erring establishment,” the order said. The post GenSan LGU enforces rice price cap appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2023Related News

Italy coach offers huge win to Pacquiao

Italy head coach Gianmarco Pozzecco said he is dedicating their comeback win against Serbia in the FIBA World Cup to Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2023Related News

Ruffa and fam’s groufie with Klay Thompson

Movie actress Ruffa Gutierrez and family had a chance to take their photos with NBA star Klay Thompson at the Forbes Park mansion of former senator and world boxing champ Manny Pacquiao. The actress said they were having dinner while watching the FIBA World Cup with Manny and her wife Jinkee when suddenly the Golden State Warriors' cager casually walked into the dining room. "Suddenly, the quiet room got super chaotic!" Ruffa exclaimed on social media. "Venice had the biggest smile on her face (crush niya si Klay) while Mom was the funniest," the actress added. “Dong Manny, Dong Manny sino yan? Pa picture na rin ako!” Ruffa's mom, Annabelle Rama, interjected. The post Ruffa and fam’s groufie with Klay Thompson appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 1st, 2023Related News

Italy coach finally gets wish with Pacquiao meeting

After continuously asking, Italy head coach Gianmarco Pozzecco has finally met the one and only Manny Pacquiao......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 1st, 2023Related News

GenSan kicks off 25th Tunafest

General Santos City — The local government here has launched the 25th Tuna Festival 2023 — an annual event dedicated to honor the tuna industry of the city that will once again showcase the bounty of the seas and give vast opportunities in the fishing sector of the city. This year’s theme, Adapting Strategies Responsive to Global Change,” will focus more on gathering innovative ideas, generate tangible solutions that will have a lasting positive impact on the future of tuna fishing. The SOCCSKSARGEN Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries Inc. — which organized the event — aimed to address the dwindling situation of the fishing industry particularly the tuna production of the city being dubbed as the “Tuna Capital of the Philippines.” SAFFII will also hold the Tuna Congress 2023 together with different stakeholders to obtain possible long-term solution to the fishing sector. To recall, former Sarangani province Governor Miguel Rene Dominguez even disclosed to the Sangguniang Panlungsod that the fishing in the city is already a sunset industry. This year’s festival has earmarked at least P9 million as funds for the duration of the activities that will culminate on 5 September 2023. General Santos City Mayor Lorelie Pacquiao said that the city will be fully supporting the tuna industry especially the small fisherfolks that are greatly affected with the problems haunting the sector. “We will give utmost importance to the small fishermen who are greatly affected. Our city shall never cease to find solution for the betterment of the industry,” Pacquiao said. Activities are already prepared and will be mostly happening at the General Santos City Fishport Complex. The Fish Fest and the heaviest catch tuna will be among the highlights of the activities. The volume of caught tuna suffered when Indonesia no longer continued the bilateral agreement with the Philippines. The post GenSan kicks off 25th Tunafest appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleAug 31st, 2023Related News

Under new CEO, sports betting firm and MPBL chief backer OKBet renews ties with Pacquiao 

Leading online betting platform OKBet made a significant move to underscore its commitment in promoting responsible gaming and supporting the local sports community by again teaming up with boxing icon Manny Pacquiao......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 31st, 2023Related News

Manny Pacquiao wants to fight in Paris Olympics

MANILA, Philippines –Manny Pacquiao has a huge trophy room filled with championship belts, medals, and an assortment of boxing accolades in a career masterpiece spanning over three decades. But if you look closely at the considerable stockpile of awards that the Filipino boxing icon had collected, one prominent piece of hardware most fighters dream about The post Manny Pacquiao wants to fight in Paris Olympics appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsAug 30th, 2023Related News

Pacquiao wants to fight in Paris

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao wants to extend his legendary boxing career with a shot at an Olympic medal in Paris next year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 30th, 2023Related News

Still no Pacman for Pozzecco

Meeting his idol Manny Pacquiao will have to wait a little longer for Italy mentor Gianmarco Pozzecco......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 30th, 2023Related News

Towns wins Pacquiao lottery

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Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 28th, 2023Related News

DoT funds P106-M Sarangani beach tourism project

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The Department of Tourism through the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority has allotted P106 million to fund  the Ladol Beach Tourism Development Project in Alabel town in Sarangani province. DoT-12 Director Nelia Arina, Governor Rogelio D. Pacquiao, Congressman Steve Chiongbian Solon and Alabel Mayor Vic Paul Salarda formally led the groundbreaking of the project on Tuesday. Salarda said TIEZA approved P106 million for the Ladol tourism development project which will feature 10 units of small open cottages, three units of medium open cottages, three units of large open cottages, kainan sa bahay, a restaurant a function hall and a mangrove area. It will also have  a  grilling area, watch tower, powerhouse, cesspool, water tank and a sewage treatment facility, the mayor said   Criteria met The site was identified by TIEZA after meeting all its criteria which includes being a tourism destination in Region 12 with excellent potential to generate  livelihood for the community, he said. “We are very grateful to DoT 12 Director Nelia Arina, the Province of Sarangani, and our partners in the municipality of Alabel because the project is expected to  generate livelihood and economic development in our city,” Salarda said. Governor Pacquiao said, “This project is more than just a construction venture, it is a catalyst for economic growth, local empowerment and social upliftment.” “Let us remember that progress is not measured only in terms of infrastructure and revenue, it is measured in the smiles of our people, in the pride they take in their community, and in the shared memories that will remain forever in the very soul of this place,” Pacquiao added. For his part, Rep. Solon commended the booming economy of Alabel and pledged to provide more support to sustain economic progress in the town. The Ladol Beach Tourism Development Project is expected to be completed within 300 calendar days. The post DoT funds P106-M Sarangani beach tourism project appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 25th, 2023Related News

Pacquiao, Gibbons upbeat on Marcial s Paris Olympic gold chances

International matchmaker Sean Gibbons believes that Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Eumir Marcial could qualify for his second straight Olympics and that this time, he will take home the gold......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 25th, 2023Related News

GenSan council blasts mayor

General Santos City — It seemed that the tug of war of the General Santos City Council and the Office of the City Mayor is not yet over as opposition councilor Jane Rivera lambasted the office of City Mayor Lorelie Pacquiao over the vetoing of the Expanded  Edukar Gensan Scholarship Ordinance. In the recently concluded Sangguniang Panlungsod session, Rivera stressed that Pacquiao did not understand the legislative intent of the proposed ordinance. She pointed out that the Expanded Edukar ordinance shall have a budget of P220 million as compared to the current P100-million allocation. The vetoed ordinance will also now include students from the elementary, high school, college, post graduates and even college of medicine. The old ordinance did not cater elementary pupils, post graduate studies and the college of medicine. The post GenSan council blasts mayor appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 23rd, 2023Related News