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Pacquiao, the latest pro athlete to make the triumphant comeback ?>

Pacquiao, the latest pro athlete to make the triumphant comeback

At 37, Manny Pacquiao showed he still has the speed, the sting in his punches and the stamina to last the full round after his unanimous decision against deposed WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas. Some people may not totally agree when he came out of retirement, just months after declaring it’s over for him in boxing. But we can see that Pacquiao hardly lost a beat against Vargas, whom he dominated with his hand speed, while unleashing his trademark lethal punches…

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Manny Pacquiao and the many voices we hear everyday ?>

Manny Pacquiao and the many voices we hear everyday

A year ago, I had a chance to talk with an elderly by the name of Noli Mercado, who, now in his mid-60s, remains employed as a staff at Mandaluyong city hall’s general services. Mercado talked lengthily about Pacquiao’s humble beginnings, back in the mid-1990s when the “Pac-Man” would travel from Tugatog, Malabon to Mandaluyong to train and join the “Blow by Blow” boxing fight that was previously televised at IBC-13.

KG Canaleta talks about his new leadership role with Mahindra ?>

KG Canaleta talks about his new leadership role with Mahindra

After the PBA’s colorful opening rites last Wednesday, I had a chance to talk with Nino Canaleta, Mahindra’s veteran recruit during the offseason. Canaleta, whom I have known since his days with the University of the East, shared that the first 10 years of his PBA career was somewhat like a preparation for the challenge he is now facing with his new team Mahindra. Mahindra is actually Canaleta’s sixth PBA team since joining the pro league as Air21’s sixth overall…

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No-Quit Dehesa And His PBA Journey ?>

No-Quit Dehesa And His PBA Journey

The 2015 PBA Rookie Draft is scheduled two weeks from now and for all the rookie aspirants, that day can serve as a defining moment to their basketball career. For notable names like Moala Tautuaa, Troy Rosario, Chris Newsome, Garvo Lanete, to name a few, the draft is a mere formality for ‘greener pastures’ and a new challenge to face. But for the rest of the rookie aspirants, the draft could either be a fulfillment to their boyhood dream, or…

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After Mayweather Fight, What’s Next For Manny Pacquiao? ?>

After Mayweather Fight, What’s Next For Manny Pacquiao?

After Manny Pacquiao’s unanimous decision loss to American world champion Floyd Mayweather on Sunday (Manila time), the question for the Filipino boxing icon is, ‘what’s next Manny?’ It’s no open secret that Pacquiao will be coming home probably $200M richer (counting all the revenues generated by the so-called ‘Fight of the Century’). But at this point, the more pressing question is, “Is there any more ‘world’ to conquer for Pacquiao?”

Talk About Michael Jordan, Manny Pacquiao and Grace ?>

Talk About Michael Jordan, Manny Pacquiao and Grace

Michael Jordan. Manny Pacquiao. Michael Phelps. Tiger Woods. All these athletes have something in common – they all made a BIG difference in their respective sport. And usually, sports attributes like perseverance, patience, determination, hard work, among others are considered, the marks of success for these athletes. This morning, while having my morning devotion, I was meditating on a passage, 2 Timothy 2:1, which says, “You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” Be strong. Well, everybody…

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Of Basketball Season, Foundations And Marriage ?>

Of Basketball Season, Foundations And Marriage

Basketball season is about to unravel in the coming days. The PBA’s 40th season kicks off on Oct. 19 at the newly-built Philippine Arena in Bulacan, with an explosive header featuring expansion ballclubs KIA Motors and Blackwater pitting skills in the curtain-raiser, followed by the main game between Barangay Ginebra and Talk ‘N Text. Overseas, the NBA opens its 69th season on Oct. 28 (Oct. 29 in Manila) with the San Antonio Spurs defending their title. Over the past months,…

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“Tired” Pacquiao And His Debut In PBA Preseason Game ?>

“Tired” Pacquiao And His Debut In PBA Preseason Game

Every Filipino expects Manny Pacquiao to be in tip-top shape by the time he defends his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against challenger Chris Algieri on Nov. 22. No wonder, netizens wished Pacquiao just stayed in General Santos City to prepare for his highly-anticipated fight in Macau, than play his first official preseason game for Kia against fellow expansion team Blackwater on Saturday (Oct. 4) in Binan. The 5-6 Pacquiao came straight from the airport to join his team, which…

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