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3 names surface in Arum's shortlist for Pacquiao's next fight

A few days ago promoter Bob Arum has mentioned two possible opponents are in line for Manny Pacquiao's return fight which could happen as early as October this year. Now a new name has been added but Arum is yet to confirm the third guy in the list.

Bob Arum eyeing return fight for Manny Pacquiao in October

Veteran promoter Bob Arum is now looking for Manny Pacquiao's next foe ahead of his impending decision to continue fighting after he gets his job in the senate sorted out to give way for an eight-week training camp to culminate in October planned fight

China using fishing fleets to expand maritime claims: U.S. official

Manila - China is using its fishing fleets with armed escorts to bolster maritime claims in disputed territory, a senior US State Department official warned Wednesday, calling China's behaviour "disturbing".

Op-Ed: Bob Arum compares Lomachenko to Manny Pacquiao - and Muhammad Ali

Bob Arum is getting close to his 85th birthday so perhaps we should excuse him if he embraces hyperbole a little more than even boxing promoters normally do. But comparing a rising fighter, relatively untested professionally, to Muhammad Ali?

Philippine Church alarmed by police killings after election

Manila - Catholic Church leaders in the Philippines expressed alarm Monday at a sharp rise in police killings of suspected criminals since the election of a firebrand president who has vowed a bloody war on crime.

Bob Arum says Lomachenko comparable, maybe better, than Pacquiao

When boxing promoter Bob Arum talks about the sport he loves people tend to listen. The Top Rank promoter continues to represent fighters that win and he thinks a newly crowned champion he has ranks up there with perhaps his greatest boxer.

Op-Ed: If no Mayweather, Lomachenko likely to bag Pacquiao return bout

If Manny Pacquiao finally decides to continue with his boxing career, his decision may not happen within this year as he has to familiarize himself with his new job as member of the Philippine senate starting July 1, 2016.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao, Lomachenko need to make weight changes for planned bout

After watching how his new-found talent Vasyl Lomachenko dismantled Puerto Rican challenger Roman Martinez at the Madison Square Garden last Saturday, Top Rank promotions owner Bob Arum believes the 28-year-old Ukrainian could be his next money maker.

China blamed for ASEAN U-turn on South China Sea

Manila - Chinese pressure was blamed Thursday for a stunning diplomatic U-turn by Southeast Asian Nations that saw them retract a statement sounding alarm over Beijing's island building in the South China Sea.

Philippines' Aquino says aiming to rescue Abu Sayyaf hostages

Manila - Philippine's outgoing President Benigno Aquino insisted Wednesday a Norwegian man and other hostages being held by Islamic extremists on a remote southern island could be rescued, after the militants beheaded a second Canadian captive.

Op-Ed: Why Bob Arum wants Vasyl Lamachenko to face Manny Pacquiao soon

The fastest way for promoter Bob Arum to turn Vasyl Lomachenko into an instant pay-per-view attraction is for him to arrange a HBO pay-per-view (PPV) fight between his new rising star from Ukraine and Filipino PPV star and senator-elect Manny Pacquiao.

Facebook 'declares war' in Philippine flag gaffe

Manila - Facebook has apologised for accidentally declaring the Philippines was in a state of war, in what was meant to be an innocuous flag tribute for Independence Day.

Philippines confirms second Canadian hostage beheaded

Manila - Philippine authorities on Tuesday confirmed that Muslim extremist guerrillas had beheaded a second Canadian hostage, as they defended their inability to save him despite months of pursuit.

Philippine protesters say harassed by Chinese during flag stunt

Manila - Filipino protesters said Monday that Chinese coastguard ships blocked and sprayed them with water as they sailed to a disputed South China Sea shoal to plant a Philippine flag for independence day.

Philippines' Duterte does not endorse summary killings: Spokesman

Manila - Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte does not endorse extrajudicial killings, his spokesman said Saturday after scathing criticism from the UN chief over his plans for thousands of people to die in an unprecedented war on crime.

Manny Pacquiao is Philippines' richest congressman

Incumbent congressman and senator-elect Manny Pacquiao is the richest congressman in the Philippines with a net worth of P3.27 billion based on the Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) report released by the House on Wednesday, June 8.

Philippine militants release four Malaysian sailors: Military

Manila - Four Malaysian sailors held for more than two months by a notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines were released on Wednesday, the Philippine military said.

Philippines' Duterte urges public to kill criminals

Manila - The Philippines' president elect Rodrigo Duterte urged the public to join his anti-crime crackdown, offering people huge bounties for killing drug dealers.

Why Muhammad Ali matters to Filipino boxing fans

The passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali following his long and difficult battle with Parkinson's disease brought sadness to Filipinos in general and Filipino boxing fans in particular as they reminisce on his "Thrilla in Manila" classic fight in 1975.

Duterte fans party after landslide Philippines election win

Davao - The Philippine city of Davao was in party mode on Saturday to celebrate the election of its most famous son, Rodrigo Duterte, as the country's next president.
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