Friday, 27th March 2015

Click Icon to Share this post

Share

Arum insists November 10 bout still on

MANILA – There is an ongoing confusion in Manny Pacquiao’s camp regarding his next fight.

Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum insisted that the boxer’s November 10 fight date is still a go, contrary to the statement made by the Filipino’s business adviser, Michael Koncz.

“Don't go overboard on this statement that the fight has to be on December 1st,” Arum told 8 Count News’ Brad Cooney in a short interview.

Arum said they are finalizing the details of the November 10 card and will come out with a formal announcement on Monday next week (Tuesday, Manila time).

“Everything will be decided by the weekend. I have had meetings with everyone and by Monday afternoon we will announce the place, the opponent, and the date,” said the veteran boxing promoter.

Pacquiao is supposed to choose his next opponent among Timothy Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez and Miguel Cotto.

Koncz was earlier quoted as saying that Pacquiao will make his ring return on December 1, instead of November 10.

He said the date had to be moved due to “conflicting schedules with the boxing and Manny’s personal affairs.”

“We’ve informed Top Rank that we cannot go on November 10,” Koncz said. “So (Top Rank chief executive) Bob Arum has moved the date to December 1.”

Arum said the personal affair Koncz was referring to was Pacquiao’s filing of candidacy for the 2013 elections.

The promoter said Pacquiao can authorize a representative to file his candidacy on his behalf.

“The election commission just ruled in the Philippines that Manny can authorize somebody to file for him. He doesn't have to be back in October. Manny can have an authorized representative file his papers for him.”

Pacquiao earlier announced that he will be running for governor of Sarangani province. (ABS-CBNnews.com)

Opinion new Banner
Click image for full view
Boracay

March 27,2015 01:12 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

The first time I set foot on Boracay was August 1985. I was on assignment for Asiaweek Magazine, the Hongkong-based news magazine patterned after Time (it was later acquired by Time). Its editors heard about the grumblings of local residents about “over-development” on the island and sent me to investigate. Read more...

Money, money, money

March 27,2015 01:10 AM

Isn’t there a ditty or song about money making the world go round? But more than the world it infects, money also makes peoples’ heads go round and round. Scenes of humanity’s idolization of money are everywhere. It seems that the more money one has, the better his or her life. That is the delusion we are made to believe. Money becomes a god but as human experience attests, money cannot buy happiness. Oftentimes they make people unhappy, empty and sad. Read more...

What happened to the ‘Triple A’ slaughter house of Iloilo City?

March 27,2015 01:06 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

A READER of this paper was surprised to learn that the Iloilo City slaughter house or abattoir in a 1.1-hectare complex in Barangay Tacas, Jaro is not even accredited.

That story appeared in this paper in its March 17, 2015 issue. Read more...

Iloilo sugar planters should’ve lobbied in congress

March 27,2015 01:04 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“That’s what mayors do. They lobby Congress to provide resources for their city.” – Maxine Waters

TRAFFIC gridlock is worsening in the Bonifacio Drive, City Proper due to the on-going road-widening construction project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) from the foot of Forbes Bridge (the bridge that connects Iloilo City Proper to the districts of La Paz and Jaro across the Iloilo River). Read more...

Offer ‘excess’ classrooms for K to 12 use – study

March 27,2015 01:02 AM

AMID the apprehension of some sectors and leaders over the viability of the K to12, state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) released a timely policy note offering possible solutions to some of the challenges cited by the reform program’s critics. Read more...

Negros News New Banner
Sports News New Banner
Business News New Banner
Community Events new Banner
About Us New banner
order Newspaper New Banner
Order newspaper
interval banner