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GAB board member denies PBA games getting more violent

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Saying that getting physical was not new in the Philippine Basketball Association, a former PBA player now sitting on the Games and Amusement Board denied Tuesday that professional basketball games in the Philippines were becoming more violent as alleged in newspaper reports.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Palace aide confident of Pacman victory

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On the eve of Manny Pacquiao’s fight with undefeated American boxer Timothy Bradley, Malacanang expressed confidence that the Filipino eight-weight division world champion would emerge victorious.

Posted: June 9th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Aquino lauds Pacquiao’s feat despite controversial win

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Amid criticisms that Manny Pacquiao’s victory against Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez was less than convincing, President Aquino asked Filipinos not to take anything away from the way he rose from adversity to become a world champion in eight weight divisions.

Posted: November 14th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Dragon boat racing champions meet with Aquino

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President Aquino received the members of the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation team in Malacañang Friday despite the snub the group suffered from the country’s top sports agencies.

Posted: August 12th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Palace congratulates Philippine Azkals

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MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang congratulated the Philippine Azkals on Friday despite losing to a superior Kuwaiti side and bowing out of contention for the World Cup finals. “With the Azkals, even if their campaign has ended, we congratulate them on the heart and the bravery that our Philippine team showed,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte [...]

Posted: July 29th, 2011 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Aquino wishes ‘safe’ fight for Pacquiao

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – President Benigno Aquino III wished multiple-weight division world champion Manny Pacquiao well on the eve of his welterweight title defense against American Shane Mosley. “I hope he’d be safe; that he won’t get hurt,” Mr. Aquino told reporters on Saturday night when asked about his message to the boxer and Saranggani congressman. [...]

Posted: May 8th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files,Professional | Read More »

Aquino roots for Pacquiao

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – President Benigno Aquino III is solidly behind Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao as he climbs the ring anew on Saturday night in Las Vegas to defend his world welterweight title against American Shane Mosley. “Our prayers go to Manny Pacquiao as he embarks on another history-making fight. The President and the people are [...]

Posted: May 7th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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