Latest Stories

Taxicab drivers, laborers shrug off Pacquiao loss to Marquez, want him to fight Mayweather


MANILA, Philippines — Taxi drivers will not brake for anything less than a Pacquiao-Mayweather match-up.

“Mas importante ang boundary (It’s more important to earn money for the taxi rent),” Jun Sanchez, 52, of Novaliches, Quezon City quipped, choosing to listen to music oldies on the radio instead of the broadcast fight that boxing champ and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao lost to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.

He said that he needed to earn for the Christmas and New Year holidays. “It is his (Pacquiao’s) fourth time with Marquez. I do not think it will be any different from his previous fights,” according to Sanchez.

He told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that if Pacquiao was matching up with Timothy Bradley or Floyd Mayweather Jr, he would have stayed home and watched the bout.

Another cabbie, who likewise chose to listen to music than tune into the fight, remarked that Pacquiao’s matches had lost their appeal to him. Still another commented, “There is nothing new to see. It is all the same.”

By 1:30 pm, when Pacquiao hit the mat, Jun Muyana, 38, a maintenance worker, who watched the bout at a grill in Kamuning, Quezon City, said that the loss was a given. “He fell on the mat in the third round,” he explained, adding that the boxing champ’s habit of fiercely attacking his opponent in the few seconds left of the match proved to be Pacquiao’s downfall.

Another grill patron told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that he thought Pacquiao would win. “Marquez’s face was already swollen from the punches. Pacquiao still looked unhurt. It was really so close, two seconds away from the bell,” he remarked.

Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Mario dela Vega expressed surprise at Pacquiao’s loss and said that Marquez might have been able to study his opponent’s weakness.

“He (Marquez) found an opening between Pacquiao’s one-two punch combination. He jabbed with the right and Marquez managed to sneak in a punch to the chin and blocked Pacquiao’s left,” he said.

The QCPD director Pacquiao gave his all in the fight and he had nothing to be ashamed of his loss. Filipinos, he said, would always be proud of him.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Boxing , boxing fans , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Juan Manuel Marquez , Manny Pacquiao , metro , News , Sports , Timothy Bradley

  • bugoybanggers

    Balik na sa dati ang PILIPINAS. Hintay mo na tayo ng 20 yrs at may sisibol na naman na mashigit pa kay PASTOR Money Pakyaw. Okay atleast napasaya niya ang mga PILIPINO at nai angat natin ang dangal at karangalan ng 8 taon. Sige Pastor Money Pakyaw, matulog ka na, marami kasing hindi makatulog dahil pumusta sa iyo.. TALO! Inang ku po, wala ng pang ulam, ni pang pulutan nga ipinusta pa. Sige, mga kababayan, sa FOOTBALL naman tayo! Larga na! Go AZKALS GO!

    • Alfred duca

      baka si donaire yan..

      • bugoybanggers

        Ayon kay MADAM Auring, anak daw sa labas ni Pastor Money Pakyaw. Ewan ko baka BATANG MALABON (magtataho sa madaling araw, carwash boy sa gabi at Konduktor ng Jeep naman sa Umaga). Mabait na bata at religious tulad ng tatay niya na noong MAHIRAP at hindi pa sikat. Sana hindi siya magbago. O wag nalang siyang sumikat baka mahigitan pa niya tatay niya.

  • yonoh

    mukhang circus lang………………para may laban pa si manny paquiao……….pera pera lang………….

  • quphal

    i have a feeling na tataas ang statutory violence after this. lots of disappointed pacquiao fans might take it out on their wife/partner.

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    fight against political dynasties gets a boost.

  • TiradorDelaMuerte

    If you had to be a warrior or a fighter then be one, stop being a TV host, a singer, a preacher or politician. His loss was a tragedy because his heart is no longer in the fight.

    Tragic day for the whole nation.

    And if you ever chose to fight again, kick Chavit out please, it’s a puking shame the he always have to be near you, Pacman you shine less when you associate yourself with that character.

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


  • Drilon: I’m not on Napoles’ list
  • Sonar finds 1888 San Francisco shipwreck
  • Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  • Poe, Cayetano to colleagues: Shun formalities, let’s hear Napoles’ tell-all ASAP
  • Name names, Lacson dared
  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
  • Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award
  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Entertainment

  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Business

  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • Marketplace