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House colleagues frown on Pacquiao as PBA coach

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Manny Pacquiao (left) addresses the media after being named head coach of Kia Monday in a press conference. MARK GIONGCO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

House leaders are not celebrating the foray into professional basketball of one of their colleagues, boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, saying Pacquiao’s boxing career, his core competency, and legislative work, his official preoccupation, are likely to suffer.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

GAB urged to scrap licenses of cagers who refused to join Gilas

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Greg Slaughter and Marcio Lassiter FILE PHOTOS

Should Barangay Ginebra’s prized rookie center Greg Slaughter and San Miguel Beer athletic wingman Marcio Lassiter be stripped of their licenses to play in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) for turning down an invitation to join the Gilas Pilipinas national team for the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) World Cup in Spain and the Asian Games in Korea?

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Congress tells GAB: Collect PBA dues at once

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PBA Commissioner Chito Salud. FILE PHOTO

he Lower House urged the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) to immediately collect its share from television and radio revenues of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) or force the country’s biggest sports entertainment event to suspend its operations.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Not too many congressmen keen on Pacquiao fight

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Not too many colleagues in Congress are expected to watch live Rep. Manny Pacquio when he fights American Brandon Rios in Macau on Sunday.

“Yolanda” has apparently knocked out the craving of Filipino lawmakers for ringside seats when Manny Pacquiao fights the American Brandon Rios in Macau on Sunday.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Congress cites Heat coach

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THE HOUSE of Representatives will honor Filipino-American basketball coach Erik Spoelstra after steering the Miami Heat to the 2012 National Basketball Association championship in a stirring finals series with the young Oklahoma City Thunder.

Posted: June 25th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

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