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Philippines' Duterte: UN pull-out threat a 'joke'

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte has said his threat to pull the Philippines out of the United Nations for criticising his deadly crime war was just a "joke", while attempting a light-hearted wordplay on genocide.

Pacquiao finds time to train early for the Nov. 5 Vargas fight

Despite his busy schedules in the ongoing sessions of the Philippine senate where he is serving as a neophyte senator, Manny Pacquiao finds time to train for his next fight against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Sunday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising his bloody war on crime.

UN rights investigator seeks Philippines visit, is rebuffed

Manila - The UN human rights investigator has told AFP she hopes to visit the Philippines to probe alleged extrajudicial killings, but President Rodrigo Duterte's government bluntly declared she was unwelcome.

Philippine rebels in 7-day truce for Norway talks

Manila - Philippine communist guerrillas will observe a seven-day truce from Sunday to bolster upcoming peace talks hosted by Norway, the rebels said, urging the Manila government to also order a ceasefire.

Philippines releases communist rebels before Norway peace talks

Manila - Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte came to power not only on a promise to wage a war against drug trafficking but also to negotiate an end to five decades of conflict with the Maoist New Peoples Army (NPA) that has killed more than 40,000.

Philippines to UN: Duterte not committing crime

Manila - The Philippine government on Friday criticised as "baseless and reckless" a UN statement that President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs amounted to a crime under international law.

Op-Ed: Floyd Mayweather gauging public pulse on possible comeback fight

Unbeaten boxing champ Floyd Mayweather isn't just known for his skill and talent in the sport but he is also noted for being a marketing wizard more specifically in promoting sports events in general and boxing fights in particular.

Op-Ed: Why Nietes' Flyweight debut crucial in quest for lucrative fight

Longest reigning Filipino world champion Donnie Nietes has just relinquished his Junior Flyweight title to move up to full 112 pounds Flyweight limit as he prepares for his crucial fight against ex-world champion Edgar Sosa of Mexico on Sept. 24.

Philippines' Duterte slams 'stupid' UN criticism

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday hit out at "stupid" United Nations' criticism of his controversial crime war that has claimed 1,000 lives, warning the global body not to interfere.

Bryan Viloria not done with boxing, plans comeback late this year

Former WBO and WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria is eyeing a comeback fight after close to 10 months of inactivity following his knockout loss to Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez in October last year at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Distractions to bother Pacquiao during training for Vargas bout

Manny Pacquiao has been struggling with training distractions in many of his major fights and in most cases he managed to live with it but in his upcoming fight against Jessie Vargas, he will have to deal with it seriously to stay fit for the fight

Donnie Nietes joins Casimero, Viloria at 112 pounds limit

Longest reigning Filipino world boxing champion Donnie Nietes is moving up to the full flyweight limit of 112 pounds after dominating challengers in the Junior Flyweight with his first upcoming bout against former world champion Edgar Sosa on Sept. 24.

Five dead, tens of thousands flee Philippine floods

Manila - Five people have been killed in the Philippines and tens of thousands have fled from floods caused by days of unrelenting rain, rescuers said Sunday.

Marcos 'hero' burial plan sparks Philippines protests

Manila - Protests took place Sunday in Manila over Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's plans to honour the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos with a state burial.

Drug killings to be investigated, Philippines tells US

Manila - The Philippines has vowed to investigate reports of a wave of extrajudicial killings, the government said Sunday, after Washington warned military aid to its Asian ally was dependent on respect for human rights.

Op-Ed: Arum-HBO fallout could lead to Money-Pacman rematch on Showtime

Boxing fans may no longer see or watch Manny Pacquiao live on HBO pay-per-view after promoter Bob Arum said earlier this week that the Pacquiao-Vargas fight won't be shown on HBO without giving much details about his sudden decision.

Philippines eyes 'two-track' talks with China: envoy

Manila - The Philippines and China discussed setting up a "two-track" system that would allow them to cooperate in some areas while separately handling "contentious issues" such as their South China Sea territorial dispute, a Manila envoy said Saturday.

Johnriel Casimero lucky to be part of Golovkin-Brook fight card

IBF Flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero is lucky to have been chosen as part of the highly anticipated title fight between Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook on Sept. 10 at The O2 Arena, London, England and to defend his title against UK's Charlie Edwards.

Philippine judge threatens to send Pokemon Go players to jail

Cebu City - A judge in the central Philippine city of Cebu has warned Pokemon Go enthusiasts not to play in her courtroom otherwise they will end up in prison.
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