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Op-Ed: Mayweather needs to fight trice to make half of Pacquiao revenue

If Floyd Mayweather is indeed coming out of retirement to pursue his stalled boxing career and to replenish his dwindling purse, he needs to fight at least three times to make at least 50 percent of 4.6 million buys he and Manny Pacquiao made last year.

Philippine presidential favourite causing market jitters

Manila - Philippine presidential favourite Rodrigo Duterte's vague economic plans and threats to kill thousands of criminals are spooking the financial markets, with one business leader warning Tuesday the trash-talking politician would bring anarchy.

10 Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines: Police

Zamboanga City - Ten Indonesian sailors held hostage by Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants were freed in the southern Philippines on Sunday, officials said, less than a week after the gunmen beheaded a Canadian captive.

Manny Pacquiao virtually elected as Philippine senator

In the April 18-20 survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) nationwide, incumbent congressman and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao landed in the No.3 spot of the Top 12 list of possible winners in the May 9 general elections.

Pacquiao's effort to save Mary Jane Veloso hampered by slow trial

About year ago today, Manny Pacquiao visited Filipino death row convict Mary Jane Velasco in Indonesia and made an appeal to the country's president Joko Widodo to spare spare the life of the suspected drug mule from execution by firing squad.

Outspoken Philippine presidential frontrunner jokes about penis

Manila - Philippine presidential favourite Rodrigo Duterte joked Wednesday about his penis and vowed to pardon himself for mass murder, as he took his profanity-laced campaign to the nation's business elite.

Philippines' Aquino vows to 'neutralise' Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Manila - Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at "neutralising" Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage and are holding more than 20 other foreigners. "Casualties are to be expected.

Op-Ed: Bob Arum's wish for Manny Pacquiao getting closer to reality

About five years ago, Bob Arum disclosed to media his wish for Manny Pacquiao and if that wish comes true in the future, it will be the biggest achievement of his career as boxing promoter spanning more than 50 years.

Islamists behead Canadian hostage in Philippines

Manila - Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded a Canadian hostage, raising fears for more than 20 other foreigners held captive on remote islands, with troops and police vowing Tuesday to hunt down the extremists.

Op-Ed: Roach's dream of seeing President Pacquiao fight is now possible

Manny Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach must be very happy with the way Manny Pacquiao is performing in his quest for a senate seat in the May 9 elections in the Philippines, where he now ranks No.3 in the Top 12 list of possible winners.

Rape comment Philippine president candidate 'is frontrunner'

Manila - A Philippine presidential candidate whose comments about rape provoked an international outcry has emerged as the "clear frontrunner" in the latest opinion survey, pollsters said Monday.

Manny Pacquiao now ranks 4-6 in latest senatorial poll

Retired boxing star Manny Pacquiao is now ranked 4-6 in the latest senatorial survey conducted by Pulse Asia for ABS-CBN from April 12-17 covering 4,000 respondents nationwide.

Op-Ed: With Frampton moving up, Donaire now likely to face Hugo Ruiz

With Carl Frampton moving up to the featherweight limit of 126 pounds to face WBA featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz of Mexico, Nonito Donaire will likely reopen suspended talks with the camp of WBC world super bantamweight titlist Hugo Ruiz of Mexico.

Nonito Donaire back in the spotlight after KO win over Bedak

It took Nonito Donaire less than three rounds to dispose Hungarian challenger Zsolt Bedak to defend his WBO super bantamweight title by knockout in the third round Saturday night at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu, Philippines.

Mark Magsayo knocks out Chris Avalos in Donaire-Bedak undercard

WBO Youth featherweight titlist Mark Magsayo made his presence felt in the undercard of the Donaire-Bedak title fight with his sixth-round knockout win against Chris Avalos Saturday night at the Cebu Sports Center in Cebu City, Philippines.

Nonito Donaire's popularity soars as fight draws near

At least 30,000 people are expected to watch WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire defends his title against Hungarian challenger Zsolt Bedak Saturday night at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu, Philippines.

Philippine president candidate ready to cut US ties over rape row

Manila - Trash-talking Philippine presidential favourite Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to cut diplomatic ties with the United States and Australia after their envoys criticised his comments about the jailhouse rape of a missionary.

Philippine presidential candidate apologises for rape remark

Manila - Leading Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday finally apologised for his apparent joke about the rape and murder of an Australian missionary after initially sneering at the widespread outrage he sparked.

Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos Jnr defiant on father's legacy

Manila - On the verge of securing his family's biggest victory since their humiliating downfall three decades ago, Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos's son talks confidently about his political ambitions and his father's legacy.

Philippine presidential candidate defiant over rape remarks

Manila - Leading Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte, embroiled in an uproar for his apparent joke about the rape and murder of an Australian woman, came under fire Monday from the church and Canberra's envoy but remained defiant.
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