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Pacquiao Vs Rios Fight To Be Telecast On GMA 7

The Pacquiao vs Rios boxing match is set to be telecast in the Philippines on GMA-7.

Dubbed "Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao vs. Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios, The Clash in Cotai," the 12-round bout will be aired via satellite on the Kapuso network on Sunday, November 24 at 11 AM after "Ang Bagong Hamon: Pacquiao-Rios Primer."

A live blow-by-blow account of the action will also be airing on GMA’s flagship AM station dzBB 594, FM station Barangay LS 97.1 and all RGMA stations nationwide starting at 9 AM.

Pacquiao and Rio's WBO International Welterweight title match will be taking place at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau.

The Filipino boxing champ, 37, is holding more experience under his belt with a 54-5 record including 38 KOs and 2 draws. His American foe, on the other hand, has 31 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw to his name.

Who do you think will win in the highly anticipated Pacquiao vs Rios fight? Feel free to comment below.

Manny Pacquiao Bankrupt? Pacman Lists LA Mansion For Sale

Manny Pacquiao is rumored to be in debt and bankrupt as he has listed his Los Angeles mansion for sale.

Boxing promoter and a close friend of the pound-for-pound king, Wakee Salud, was asked regarding the issue by a local news reporter, Erwin Lirazan. According to Salud, Pacquiao has lost his money because he has been very generous. He said that the boxer could not say “no” to his kin and to those who would ask for help.

Roger “Haplas” Fernandez, Pacquiao’s top aide, argued that the two-storey house is being sold since it is being used only when Pacman visits the US which he rarely does as he is residing in his hometown in the Philippines, serving as a public official.

Pacquiao also set the record straight as he denied in a recent interview with Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN News that he is losing money.

The said Mediterranean-inspired house, which was featured on “MTV Cribs” in 2010, has 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, a gourmet kitchen with a built-in coffee bar, an indoor pool, a spa, a fire …

Manny Pacquiao Tops 'Rated K's' List Of Richest Pinoy Celebrities Under 40

Manny Pacquiao is the richest Noypi celebrity who is still below 40 years old, according to the Korina Sanchez-hosted magazine show "Rated K."

The popular Sunday program named the Top 5 richest Filipino stars under 40 in its July 14, 2013 episode. The names of the celebs are as follows:

1. Manny Pacquiao
2. Piolo Pascual
3. Kim Chiu
4. Ryan Agoncillo
5. John Lloyd Cruz

Although the show cited the tax the said personalities paid in 2011, it must have considered some other factors as well since Pascual and Chiu paid more than the pound-for-pound king did and Kapatid actor Derek Ramsay paid the highest tax among celebs who are under 40 years of age in the said year.

Based on a datum from the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the local celebrities who paid the most tax in 2011 are Kris Aquino (49.8 Million), Vic Sotto (P14.7 Million), Charo Santos (10.5 Million), Derek Ramsay (P7.07 Million), Piolo Pascual (P6.98 Million), Kim Chiu (P6.71 Million), Manny Pacquiao (P6.1 Million), Micha…

Pacquiao Decision Can't Be Overturned, WBO Says

The controversial Pacquiao-Bradley split decision cannot be reversed per rules despite five judges concurring the fight was won by Pacquiao following a review, the WBO said.

"We can’t change the result but we did this review for two reasons," WBO president Francisco Valcarcel told ESPN.com. "If they want to make a rematch, we will approve the rematch and if they don’t we will order one. Also, we wanted to show (the Nevada State Athletic Commission) that they could bring in other officials from outside of Nevada who can also do a fine job judging fights. It’s good to have different officials."

After reviewing the controversial Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley, Jr. fight, a panel of five WBO judges unanimously scored it 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113 in favor of Pacquiao.

A rematch clause is included in Pacquiao's fight contract with Bradley, should the American pull off the upset. But Top Rank promoter Bob Arum sai…

Pacquiao Decision: WBO Panel Says Pacman Defeated Bradley

The controversial Bradley - Pacquiao decision can't be overturned but a WBO panel says Pacquiao won the fight.

After reviewing the controversial Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley, Jr. fight, a panel of five WBO judges unanimously scored it 117-111, 117-111, 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113 in favor of Pacquiao.

Bradley was proclaimed the winner via a controversial split decision during the boxers' World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title match last June 9th.

Judge Jerry Roth (115-113) awarded the fight to Pacquiao while C.J. Ross (115-113) and Duane Ford (115-113) gave it to Bradley.

Despite the result of the WBO review, the fight’s original split decision will apparently stay as is.

"We can’t change the result but we did this review for two reasons," WBO president Francisco Valcarcel told ESPN.com. "If they want to make a rematch, we will approve the rematch and if they don’t we will order one. Also, we wanted to show (the Nevada St…

Pacquiao Investigation: Arum Wants Pacquiao-Bradley Bout Investigated

Promoter Bob Arum is asking an investigation on the controversial result of Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr.'s megafight over the weekend.

Pacquiao landed more punches throughout the 12-round WBO welterweight title match but Bradley was surprisingly declared the winner via split decision.

"We’re gonna ask the Attorney General to investigate the entire situation. What happened last night in Las Vegas was an absolute outrage, and we have to have a complete investigation to determine how something like this could happen and who is responsible," Arum said in an interview with ABS-CBN on Monday.

Judge Jerry Roth (115-113) awarded the fight to Pacquiao while C.J. Ross (115-113) and Duane Ford (115-113) gave it to Bradley.

In the press conference after the fight, Arum called the judges the three blind mice and said the decision was a “death knell” for boxing.

"You have these old (expletive) who don’t know what the hell they’re looking at. It’s incompetence.…

Pacquiao Investigation: 'Public Has The Right To Know What Happened,' Says Arum

The controversial Pacquiao vs Bradley bout should undergo an investigation to "restore fans' confidence in boxing," promoter Bob Arum said.

Arum formally filed a request with the Nevada State Attorney General (AG) for an investigation of the boxing fight between Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and undefeated American Timothy Bradley held last Saturday.

The Top Rank Promotions chief executive is asking for a "full and complete inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the scoring" of the boxers World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title match which ended in a shocking split decision favoring Bradley.

"The public has a right to know what happened. The fighters have a right to know," Arum said in a statement. "The only way to restore fans' confidence in boxing is by letting an independent body investigate every detail of the fight, no matter how big or small."

Judge Jerry Roth (115-113) awarded the fight to Pacquiao while C.J. Ros…

Pacquiao Vs Bradley Free Screening Venues In Manila

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, undoubtedly two of the greatest boxers we have today, are going to be the stars in the much-awaited boxing match to be held on Saturday evening (Sunday morning in Manila) at the famed MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

If you're a Noypi fan of Pacquiao (and/or Bradley), you would not miss to watch this mega fight for sure unless otherwise you lack resources. But that's not a problem if you are in Manila.

The local government is giving a free screening of the Pacquiao vs Bradley fight in various venues across the metro.

An official has announced that the Pacquiao vs Bradley live streaming will be held in sports centers in the six districts of Manila on Sunday, June 10, 2012.

They are Tondo Sports Complex (near Sto. Niño De Tondo Church)District I, Patricia Sports Complex (Flora Street, Gagalangin, Tondo) District II, Rasac Covered Court (Alvarez Street corner Rizal Avenue) District III, Dapitan Sports Complex (Instruccion Street, Sampa…

Pacquiao On Obama's Gay Marriage Stance: 'God Only Expects Man And Woman To Be Together'

Filipino boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquaio voiced out his opposition on U.S. President Barrack Obama's stance on gay marriage.

In a recent interview with the National Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao insisted that people should always put God's word first.

"God's words first... obey God's law first before considering the laws of man," Pacquiao said. "God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other."

Obama declared his support for gay marriage last week, which was praised by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and rights advocates.

While Pacman said he respects Obama, he told the Examiner that Obama should read the bible or "manual of life" to better society.

Previously perceived as a womanizer, a gambler and a heavy drinker,  Pacquiao announced in January that he had become a changed man after his religious vision.

Manny Pacquiao, 4th most influential athlete in America - survey

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao is the fourth most influential athlete in the United States, according to a 2012 survey by Nielsen and E-Poll.

The Filipino pound-for-pound king is listed just behind Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and ahead of another NFL player Tom Brady.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson tops the list for second straight year. He is closely followed by New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.

Also in the list are NFL players Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and NBA player Jeremy Lin.

The survey had 1,100 adult respondents who were asked to measure the likeability and whether they consider an athlete "influential." The list of athletes was limited to professionals who are currently active and who score at least 20 percent "awareness" with the general public.

Check out "America's 10 Most Influential Athletes" for 2012 below:

1. Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR driver
2. T…

Manny Pacquiao Tax Case: Pacman requests for more time to present documents

Boxing champ and Sarangani Congressman Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is asking the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to give him more time to present his tax records after the agency filed contempt charges against him for failing to submit the documents despite three notices and a subpoena.

In an interview with GMA-7, Pacquiao said a miscommunication or an honest error could have been committed by his staff and stressed he has no intention of violating any BIR regulation.

"I already sent a staff member to the BIR office. But if they (BIR officials) saw something wrong, I wish they would give us enough time to correct it," the lawmaker said.

According to BIR Commissioner Kim Henares, Pacquiao  is being sued for violation of Article 266 of the National Internal Revenue Code because the boxing champ continued to ignore the BIR's requests for his contracts.

He, however, clarified that Pacman is facing contempt charges, not tax evasion charges.

"We haven't re…

Manny Pacquiao Day in Honolulu, Hawaii this November 19

On November 19, 2011, pound-for-pound king Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao will be honored at Aloha Stadium in a special ceremony which will take place before the University of Hawaii football game against Fresno State.

To be held at mid-field, the ceremony will start at approximately 5:40 p.m., prior to the introduction of the Warrior football team.

Mayor Peter Carlisle, Governor Neil Abercrombie, UH Athletics Director Jim Donovan, and Bennette Misalucha, the Past President of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce, will be heading the ceremony. On the same event, the Mayor will be proclaiming November 19, 2011, as "Manny Pacquiao Day" in Honolulu.

Pacquiao will also be gracing the Shane Victorino's VIP Party Friday night in Maui. And on Monday night he will be at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki for a series of activities which include an auction and autograph-signing.

The eight-division world champion is also tentatively scheduled for meet-and-greet with troops retu…

Pacquiao vs Marquez IV in May 2012?

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has defeated Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez anew and once again it was a controversial decision.

After witnessing the crowd's disappointment on the outcome of the WBC Welterweight Championship fight between Pacquiao and Marquez over the weekend, boxing promoter Bob Arum said he is ready to set-up another Pacquiao-Marquez match.

“It was a great, great fight. I had Manny, but it was close, so why not bring them together again in May? It makes a lot of sense to do that,” Arum told Yahoo! Sports.

Prior to their sold-out fight over the weekend at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the two boxers had fought twice in the ring. The first one ended in a draw while Pacquiao won the second fight by a single point.

Pacquiao vs Marquez III, meanwhile, was scored by the judges 114-114, 115-113, and 116-112 in favor of Pacman.

Manny Pacquiao Billiards Trick Shot Video

What do we know about our Noypi Pride Congressman Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao? He is one of, if not the greatest boxer of our time; he can sing; he can play basketball and he is an actor as well. But did you know that he is good at billiards, too?
A recently uploaded video on the popular video sharing site Youtube shows the pound-for-pound king doing a pool trick shot. Check it out below:



Manny Pacquiao Billiards Trick Shot Video
The manner Pacquiao held the billiards stick was no amateur at all and knowing a trick shot like that suggests that he has been playing the sports for quite a while now. Hmmmmm... It would be nice to see him play pool with Efren "Bata" or Django one of these days.

Manny Pacquiao 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' 2011 Guesting (Videos)

Manny Pacquiao has once again charmed U.S. TV viewers with his latest "Jimmy Kimmel Live" appearance.
During the show, the humble eight-division world champion and host Jimmy Kimmel talked about Marquez's claim that he won against Pacquiao twice, Pacman's new produce line and the highly anticipated Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

As in previous appearances of the boxing champ on the late-night show, Pacquiao also sang after his interview. Together with Kimmel, Pacquiao performed Bee Gees’ 1977 hit "How Deep Is Your Love."

Check the videos of Pacquiao's 2011 "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" guesting below:






Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs), who is now on his last few days of intense training, is scheduled to fight Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KOs) for the third time on Saturday, November 12, 2011 (Sunday, November 13, 2011 in the Philippines) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Videos courtesy of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Manny Pacquiao to guest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Thursday

Manny Pacquiao is once again appearing on US late-night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday, November 3, 2011, at 12:05 a.m. ET.


Manny Pacquiao singing in his first "Jummy Kimmel Live!" appearance in 2009
The said guesting marks boxing champ Cong. Manny Pacquiao and host Jimmy Kimmel's 2nd anniversary of knowing each other which started when Pacman first appeared on the latter's show in 2009 where he belted out Dan Hill's "Sometimes When We Touch." The eight-division world champion made three more appearances on the show after that, making Thursday's his fifth.

Just last October 28th, Pacquiao, together with his promoter and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, had also made a talkshow appearance on CNN, on ""Piers Morgan Tonight."

Both appearances are part of Time Warner-HBO's efforts to aggressively promote the upcoming fight of Pacquiao against Juan Manuel Marquez.

Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs), who is now on his last few days o…

Manny Pacquiao is Men's Health Magazine's November 2011 coverguy

Boxing champ and Sarangani Representative Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao is delivering a knockout punch on the cover of the November 2011 issue of Men's Health Magazine Philippines. Check out Ninong Pacman's cover below:
 Manny Pacquiao is currently in his final three weeks of intense training for his fight next month, his defense of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez. The highly anticipated boxing duel will be held on November 12, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Manny Pacquiao, Derek Ramsay and Gerald Anderson | Magazine Covers Roundup (October 2011)

Manny Pacquiao, Derek Ramsay and Gerald Anderson are among the male celebrities this month who are being featured on the covers of magazines distributed locally. Find who covers which magazine below:


Vice President Sarangani Representative and boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is on the cover of the first ever issue of Esquire Magazine in the Philippines. The cover story features the Pac-man phenomenon as told by Pacquiao biographer Gary Andrew Poole, Tina Arceo Dumlao of Inquirer, Oliver X.A. Reyes, Lorely Trinidad, and Patricia Evangelista.

This premiere issue of the men's magazine also showcases a sexy spread of actress Lovi Poe.
One of the hottest Kapamilya actors right now, Derek Ramsay, is gracing the cover of the October 2011 issue of Men's Health Magazine Philippines. Ramsay's movie "No Other Woman" which was released earlier this week, is performing well at the box office. According to an ABS-CBN report, the film which also stars Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes,…

Miss Universe 2011: Manny Pacquiao one of the judges?

There are unverified reports that boxing champ and Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao will be judging the Miss Universe 2011 beauty pageant.

According to forum talks and blog posts, Pacquiao, who is currently on a 4-city global tour promoting his upcoming fight with Juan Manuel Marquez this November, will fly to Sao Paolo after completing his current commitments. However, there has been no official confirmation from the Miss Universe organizers yet.

A list of Miss Universe 2011 judges came out recently and it contains only the names of Helios Castroneves (racing champ), Connie Chung (journalist), Isabeli Fontana (supermodel), Vivica Fox (actress and TV producer), Adrienne Maloof (actress), Lea Salonga (movie and theater actress), and Amelia Vega (beauty queen).

The 2011 Miss Universe Coronation Night is set to be staged at the Credicard Hall in São Paulo, Brazil on Monday, September 12 at 9 p.m. ET (September 13, 9 a.m., Manila Time).

Paris Hilton meets Manny, Jinkee Pacquiao

Paris Hilton who is in a 5-day visit in the country has finally met pound-for-pound boxing king Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee.

Paris Hilton with Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao | A screen grab of Paris Hilton's official website where the photo was posted
Hilton reportedly went to a 6-course dinner hosted by the Pacquioas at a hotel in Makati Tuesday night.

On her blog, Hilton shared she also met Manny's friends and said Jinkee was "stunning" in her Herve Leger dress.

"I am loving the Philippines! Having the best time! Went to dinner with my friends Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao tonight. They had a dinner party for me and introduced me to all their lovely friends. We all had so much fun talking and laughing . The people in the Philippines are so warm, welcoming, genuine and sweet. The Pacquiao's are such a beautiful and amazing couple! Manny is such an incredible boxer and great friend. Jinkee looked so stunning tonight, she had the hottest Herve Leger dress…