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Pacquiao reportedly took all kinds of drugs before becoming champ

Eight division world boxing champion and freshman Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao in an apparent effort to help in the country's anti-drugs campaign admitted he took all kinds of drugs before becoming a world champion.

Drug lords killed, injured in Philippine jail

Manila - A man accused by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of being the nation's top drug trafficker was injured and a gang member killed during jailhouse knife attacks on Wednesday, authorities said.

Pacquiao-Vargas clash is fight between 'A' and 'triple A' boxers

WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas isn't on Manny Pacquiao's level yet although he is an "A" fighter being a reigning champion but on Nov. 5 he will be facing a "Tripple A" fighter and he may not get past six rounds with Pacquiao.

Floyd, Sr. disputes Pacquiao's loss to son due to shoulder injury

Floyd Mayweather, Sr. disputed claims that Manny Pacquiao lost to his son Floyd Mayweather, Jr. due to shoulder injury saying his son clearly beat Pacquiao and if they fight in a possible rematch his shoulder will be hurt again.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao likely to go for 1st KO win in 7 years against Vargas

Eight-division world boxing champion and freshman Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao has not won a fight by way of knockout in the last seven years since his TKO victory over Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico in 2009

After the Bradley fight, Pacquiao is now faster and stronger

If Manny Pacquiao's strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune is right with his observation that Pacquiao is now stronger and faster than he was in the last Bradley fight, expect him to improve even more with five more weeks before fight night.

UN rights expert plans to probe Philippine killings

Manila - A United Nations rights rapporteur told AFP on Monday she intended to visit the Philippines to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on crime, but was seeking security guarantees for people she planned to speak with.

Donnie Nietes secures UD win over Edgar Sosa in 112 pounds debut

Philippines' longest reigning world champion Donnie Nietes schooled veteran Mexican fighter Edgar Sosa Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson,California to win the WBO International flyweight title.

Arthur Villanueva gets second chance to validate win over Jimenez

WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight titlist "King" Arthur Villanueva welcomes the opportunity to validate his controversial win over Juan Jimenez of Mexico during their first encounter last May at the La Salle Coliseum, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Mark Magsayo gears up for 15th straight win Saturday night

Rising Filipino boxing sensation Mark Magsayo is set to wrap up his 15th straight victory since turning pro in 2013 when he collides with late replacement foe Ramiro Robles at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Philippines' Duterte invites UN chief to probe killings

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday invited the United Nations' chief and international human rights experts to investigate allegations of widespread extrajudicial killings, but insisted they also face him in a public debate.

Pacquiao intensifies training ahead of Roach's arrival in Manila

Eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has intensified training for his upcoming fight against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada

Philippines' Duterte gives middle finger to EU

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-filled tirade against the European Union, in his latest riposte to international criticism of the rising death toll in his brutal crackdown on crime.

Op-Ed: Nietes needs to dispose Sosa for shot at Chocolatito or Estrada

Donnie Nietes' debut at 112 pounds flyweight limit against Edgar Sosa of Mexico this Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California is crucial in his search for more lucrative fights as he prepares to wind down his long-running boxing career.

Saudia pilot triggers false hijack alarm in Philippines

Manila - A pilot of a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight accidentally pressed a hijack alarm, triggering a major security response at Manila airport on Tuesday, authorities said.

Sen. Pacquiao earns praises for action that ousted fellow senator

Neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao has earned praises for his recent action in a senate session that triggered the ouster of fellow senator Leila de Lima as chairperson of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Pacquiao targets fifth world championship belt for Philippines

The Philippines will likely bag its fifth world boxing championship title if Filipino boxing star and neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao wins against reigning WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Philippine militants got ransom for Norwegian, say analysts

Manila - A notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines enjoyed another lucrative payday when it released a Norwegian hostage after a year in captivity, analysts said Monday.

Norwegian hostage freed by Philippine militants 'lucky to be alive'

Indanan - A freed Norwegian hostage said he was "lucky to be alive" Sunday, after being kidnapped by Islamic militants and held in the southern Philippine jungle for more than a year.

Pacquiao needs to surpass Bradley fight to win over Vargas

Filipino boxing star and neophyte Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao will likely win over WBO welterweight titlist Jessie Vargas if he can surpass his performance over Timothy Bradley in their trilogy fight last April 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.
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