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Pacquiao gets call from three world champs for unification fight

With Errol Spence's victory over Kell Brook Saturday at the Bramall Lane, Sheffield in the UK, at least three world champions are now seeking a lucrative fight against Manny Pacquiao but first the fighting senator needs to beat Jeff Horn on July 2.

2,000 trapped as fighting rages in Philippine city: govt

Marawi - Two thousand fearful civilians were trapped on Sunday inside a southern Philippine city where troops are battling Islamist militants, authorities said, as the death toll from almost a week of fighting neared 100.

Islamist militants kill 19 in south Philippines: army

Marawi - Islamist militants locked in street-to-street battles with security forces in a southern Philippine city have killed 19 civilians, the military said Sunday, bringing the official death toll from nearly a week of fighting to at least 85.

Op-Ed: Why Freddie Roach needs to revise Pacquaio's training schedule

In the light of prevailing situation in Mindanao where Freddie Roach is set to move the Pacquiao training camp in the next two weeks, it would be better for him and the camp to stay where they are now at the Elorde Gym in Pasay City, Philippines.

Philippines' Duterte under fire over 'sickening' rape joke

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte came under fire Saturday for making a second joke about rape, with Chelsea Clinton leading online outrage and a rights group branding his sense of humour "sickening".

Troubled Philippine south burns again: What we know

Manila - Militants fighting under the black flag of the Islamic State group have turned a southern city into a battleground, and triggered warnings by President Rodrigo Duterte of a potential IS caliphate.

Philippine military bomb Islamist militants in urban battle

Marawi - Philippine security forces dropped more bombs Saturday on a southern city where they have been battling Islamist militants for five days, vowing no let up despite the start of Ramadan.

Milan Melindo eyes unification match against Japanese titlists Special

It's too early to tell who is next for Milan Melindo's next fight but a unification match against one of the three Japanese light flyweight titlists looms after Melindo rejected a fight offer from compatriot Randy Petalcorin.

Pacquiao likely to extend training schedule in Manila

Phl Senator Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fly to General Santos City after the last session day of the Philippine senate to start the second leg of training for his upcoming fight against Jeff Horn on July 2 at the Suncorp Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Philippines' Duterte makes rape joke for martial law troops

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte joked Friday that soldiers could rape up to three women, as he reassured them of his full support under his newly imposed regional martial law.

Foreign militants in deadly Philippine urban battle: govt

Marawi - Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as soldiers tore down black IS flags in retaken districts and the reported death toll climbed to 46.

Foreigners involved in deadly Philippine urban battle: govt

Marawi - Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbed to 46.

Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in city

Marawi - Philippine security forces bombed residential areas in a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians.

Philippines' Duterte mulls imposing martial law nationwide

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he may impose martial law throughout the nation, after declaring military rule in the southern third the cof ountry to combat Islamist militants.

Philippine Islamists beheaded local police chief, Duterte says

Manila - Islamist militants rampaging through a southern Philippine city beheaded a local police chief, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday.

Gunmen in Philippines take hostages, including priest: Church

Manila - Islamist militants battling security forces in a southern Philippine city have taken hostages, including a local priest, the Catholic Church said Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law to combat the gunmen.

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao lags behind in training for the Horn fight

Manny Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach could not hide his disappointment over the slow pace of Pacquiao's ongoing training for his upcoming fight against Jeff Horn on July 2 at the Suncorp Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism, after Islamist militants beheaded a policeman and took Catholic hostages while rampaging through a southern city.

Martial law in southern Philippines could last a year: Duterte

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday martial law in the southern region of Mindanao could last a year, as he vowed it would be similar to the late Ferdinand Marcos's dictatorship.

Duterte declares martial law in southern Philippines

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law Tuesday across the southern third of the country, after deadly clashes between security forces and Islamic State group-linked militants in a major city.
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