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Bill to cap incentives for varsity athletes

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Deputy Speaker and Antipolo Rep. Roberto V. Puno: No to commercialization of varsity athletes. congress.gov.ph/

A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to limit school residency requirements and cap incentive packages that “commercialize” student athletics amid the surging popularity of college sports, such as basketball and volleyball.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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 »

Mexico: prison for sporting events aggressors

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Mexico’s lower house of Congress has approved a bill that allows for prison terms for fans who engage in violent acts at sporting events.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Allies seek tax exemption law for Pacquiao

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Manny Pacquiao  AFP FILE PHOTO

Independent lawmakers led by Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza have filed a bill that would stop the government from dipping its hands into boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao’s hard-earned winnings and those of other national athletes who win prizes and awards in international competitions.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

White House defends behind-the-scenes immigration reform bid

In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. The White House is circulating a draft immigration bill that would create a new visa for illegal immigrants living in the United States and allow them to become legal permanent residents within eight years, according to a report published online Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 by USA Today.  AP PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

The White House defended its behind-the-scenes work on immigration reform Sunday after a plan leaked to the US media was panned by a key Republican as “half-baked and seriously flawed.”

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Fellow legislators want Pacquiao to focus on boxing

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Focus on boxing or you will lose the source of your power, fame and fortune.

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

Don’t gamble on Pacquiao fight, bishops tell congressmen

Roman Catholic bishops called on congressmen who will watch Manny Pacquiao’s bout with Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas not gamble money away — regardless of whether it’s their own or taxpayers’.

Speaking over the Church-owned Radio Veritas, Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles and Tagbilaran Leonardo Bishop Medroso voiced the Church’s stand against all forms of gambling and called on the lawmakers to just use the money to help poor and hungry Filipinos.

Posted: November 10th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Solons donate P1.4 M to dragon boat champions

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The 20-member Philippine Dragon Boat Federation team that won five gold and two silver medals in the 10th World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Florida will receive P1.4 million cash from all 285 members of the House of Representatives.

Posted: August 13th, 2011 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pacquiao the pure believer

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Call it plain coincidence, or what have you, but there has suddenly rose a demand for deeper details on Manny Pacquiao’s life and philosophy following his skirmish in Congress over the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill. National Bookstore has come up with a paperback edition of the Pacquiao autobiography, Pacman: My Story of Hope and [...]

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Representative Pacquiao Awol from Congress

IS REP. EMMANUEL D. Pacquiao, aka Manny Pacquiao, of the lone district of Sarangani on official leave from Congress while he’s training in Baguio City?

Posted: October 5th, 2010 in Southpaw | Read More »

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