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‘Mayweather ruled the fight, Pacquiao won our hearts’

By: Elyrose S. Naorbe

FLOYD Mayweather Jr. may have earned the judges' nods but Manny Pacquiao won the respect and hearts of everyone else.

This was the common reaction on the streets and the online world after Mayweather’s unanimous victory over Pacquiao in their “Fight of the Century” at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, USA Sunday (PHL time).

Mayweather got all three ringside judges to his side – two jurors scored the fight 116-112, while another judged it 118-110.

With his 48th straight win, Mayweather retained the WBC and the WBA welterweight championships, while also annexing Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title. It also cemented his claim as the best ever, pound-for-pound king in the boxing world.

Pacquiao tried to show that he still has the old fire and aggression but it was not enough to break the defensive (and evasive) stance of Mayweather.

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Hugs, mafia blamed for Pacman’s loss

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Mayor Monico Puentevella said the so-called “Vegas mafia” was behind the disappointing loss of People’s Champ Manny Pacquaio to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last Sunday.

Others made fun of Mayweather’s propensity to hug the Filipino champion when trapped in the corner.

“Horrible. The world must insist on a rematch. I think Mayweather came here as a ballroom dancer again. We know he’s a good dancer,” Puentevella said in a text message to The Daily Guardian.

Puentevella, who was also in Las Vegas to watch the much ballyhooed Fight of the Century, said he is still proud of Pacquiao.

Rep. Alfredo Benitez (3rd district, Negros Occidental) described the match as “a hit and run fight”.

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Two more APEC meetings in Iloilo

By: Louine Hope Conserva

ILOILO CITY is eyed to host two more Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings this year.

Junel Ann Divinagracia, executive director of the APEC Iloilo Organizing Committee, said they have confirmed that the city will host the Senior Disaster Management Officials Forum (SDMOF) on September 22-23.

“It will be hosted by the Office of Civil Defense and is scheduled on September 22-23. Expected delegates are about 300,” said Divinagracia.

Divinagracia said Ambassador Angie Sta. Catalina, APEC-NOC deputy director general, confirmed the assignment of the SDMOF meeting to Iloilo when they met in Bacolod City.

Iloilo City is a recipient of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the community-based adaptation and resilience against disasters (CBARAD) project of the CITYNET Yokohama Project Office.

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Based on the BIR’s investigation, the PNP paid RJP International a total of P77.25 million in 2007 for the services and parts of the armored vehicles.

RJP International, however, only declared sales and service revenues of P10.82 million for 2007.

The BIR computed RJP International’s total deficiency tax at P46.33 million for 2007, including taxes and surcharge.

The BIR also filed two counts of attempting to evade and defeat taxes and eight counts of wilful failure to supply the bureau with correct and accurate information against the Quezon City-based Temps and Staffers Inc. and its responsible officers, Arturo C. Guerrero III (president and chairman) and Vivian A. Guerrero (treasurer and chief operations officer).

Temps and Staffers Inc. has among its clients Samsung, BDO Insurance and Globe Telecom Inc. Based on the BIR’s investigation, Temps and Staffers Inc. supplied services worth P135.4 million to Samsung, BDO Insurance and Globe Telecom. The company, however, declared only P72.6 million for an underdeclaration of P52.43 million.

The BIR computed Temps and Staffers Inc.’s total deficiency tax at P42.65 million, including surcharge and interest, that can be broken down into P29.98m in deficiency income tax and P12.67m in deficiency value added tax.

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Saving the water

May 04, 2015 04:12 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THE METRO Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry identified two major needs of this province – water and electricity. With the expected increase in the number of power and water guzzlers in the province, all must work to insure that these two basic needs of huge malls, hotels, convention centers, townships, condominiums and commercial establishments are met. Read more...

When charity can look like hypocrisy

May 04, 2015 04:08 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

CHARITY can certainly, at least on some occasions, look and feel like hypocrisy. But we should not worry too much about that. That’s simply because charity often demands or even pressures us to appear or even to do something opposed to what we feel inside.

The plight of Mary Jane Veloso

May 04, 2015 04:08 AM

By: Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr.

WE SHOULD all be proud and thankful that President Benigno C Aquino III played a key role towards the grant of a last minute reprieve to Mary Jane Veloso who would have been executed together with 7 other drug smugglers on April 29, 2015. Read more...

Be grateful

May 04, 2015 04:06 AM

By: Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino

I WAS aghast at the news that, upon deplaning, Mary Jane Veloso's sister seemed to downplay the President's role in saving Mary Jane from the firing squad.  "Taumbayan ang tumulong," she reportedly said, leaving hardly any doubt that she did not think her family owed PNoy gratitude at all. Read more...

Labor day

May 04, 2015 04:04 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

THE GOVERNMENT propaganda machine put out a press release a few days ago boasting that the labor front has calmed down during the Aquino presidency, saying the period was marked by a significant decline in strikes, and suggesting that this is indication that things are perking up for the economy. Read more...

Move on. Next

May 04, 2015 04:02 AM

WE PRAYED, cheered and jeered; only to be disappointed in the end.

It’s natural if most of us feel that way after Manny Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. After all, it was a fight not just for money and fame, it was the match of the century, battle for greatness. Read more...

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