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October 07, 2015, Wednesday
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  • Senate session hall can’t be used for Binay-related probe as it is being used for budget hearings. 2 hours ago |
  • 25th Senate hearing on allegations vs. Binay won’t push through on Thurs. allegedly due to lack of venue. 2 hours ago |
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  • Postponement of Ex-Chief Justice Corona’s case at Court of Tax Appeals’ 2nd division is due to the TRO issued by CTA en banc. 3 hours ago |
  • Fmr. Chief Justice Renato Corona’s arraignment at Court of Tax Appeals postponed anew & reset to Dec. 9, 2015. 3 hours ago |
  • Sen. Bongbong Marcos says a vice president should be able to work with any president even if they have conflicting views. 3 hours ago |
  • Sen. Bongbong Marcos says he will announce his candidate for president on Saturday. 3 hours ago |
  • Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao considers running as an independent senatorial candidate. 3 hours ago |
  • Over 250 dengue cases reported in Albay since January this year. 3 hours ago |
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  • Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao to retire from boxing if he will win as senator. 4 hours ago |
  • Tolentino says sorry to LP, Roxas, Rep. Agarao, women’s groups & his own mother who was offended by the lewd dance number. 4 hours ago |
  • Tolentino says as the highest official present during the LP event, he failed to stop the indecent performance of the girl group on stage. 4 hours ago |
  • Tolentino asks for understanding & apologizes to everyone he offended when he failed to stop the girl group’s lewd dance in Laguna. 4 hours ago |
  • Tolentino asks LP to remove him from its senatorial line-up. 4 hours ago |
  • Violation of Magna Carta of Women & Code of Conduct & Ethical Standards filed vs. Tolentino at Ombudsman. 4 hours ago |
  • Labor groups sue MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino over a girl group’s lewd dance at LP event. 5 hours ago |
  • Ex-Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado admits the Reyes brothers are his friends. 20 hours ago |
  • DOJ to see if Ex-Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado violated provisions in the Witness Protection Program. 20 hours ago |
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  • House leadership wants to approve the 2016 proposed budget by Friday. 20 hours ago |
  • House Speaker Sonny Belmonte urges Pres. Aquino to certify as urgent the bill on proposed P 3-T nat’l budget for 2016. 20 hours ago |
  • Sen. Gringo Honasan says he is talking with his family about his next political move. 20 hours ago |
  • Honasan asks UNA for more time to decide on whether or not he will agree to become Binay’s running mate. 20 hours ago |
  • UNA formally asks Sen. Gringo Honasan to be Binay’s running mate. 20 hours ago |
  • TESDA Head Joel Villanueva confirms he is running for senate. 20 hours ago |
  • Sandra Cam says Ex-Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado had called up his business associates, Reyes brothers, while they were in Phuket. 22 hours ago |
  • Duterte announces the arrest of 2 suspects involved in the abduction of 3 foreigners & 1 Filipina from Samal Island. 22 hours ago |

Full-time Baguio camp

By Dennis Principe | Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:01am
Chances are, Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao will stage the whole of his training camp in Baguio in preparing for his next fight.

According to famed trainer Freddie Roach, it makes no sense for them to train at the Wild Card gym in Hollywood if promoter Bob Arum succeeds in holding their next fight in either Macau or Singapore.

“If we do fight here or in Singapore, the training camp will be in the Philippines the entire time particularly in Baguio,” said Roach.

Roach said Arum has informed them that the Venetian Hotel in Macau and Singapore have been strongly lobbying to host Pacquiao’s planned return in September.

“Bob seems interested doing it here or in Singapore, but the thing is tax wise, it makes more sense for us to fight outside of the United States at this point, though it really hurts the pay-per-view numbers so it’s a little give and take,” said Viloria.

Last weekend, Arum promoted a successful card in Macau, top-billed by Chinese superstar Zou Shiming.

As for their opponent, Roach revealed no single fighter is close to signing up as Pacquiao’s next foe, although the hall-of-fame trainer reiterated his desire for a fifth fight versus Mexican tormentor Juan Manuel Marquez.

“I take my hat off to Marquez because he made a beautiful move, but the thing is, I think Manny just needs to be more aggressive like what we’re doing, I think we can knock him out,” added Roach.

Pacquiao himself said politics is the only thing in his mind nowadays and that boxing will only be part of his agenda by June.

DONAIRE’S FUTURE. This early, fight promoter Bob Arum already has major plans for one of his prized wards Nonito Donaire, Jr.

In their final press conference in New York, Arum announced that he has already set a September outing for Donaire against one of Puerto Rico’s current superstars in Juan Manuel Lopez.

Arum said he has already obtained a commitment from Lopez’s Puerto Rican promoter Ivan Rivera that his boxer is capable of moving down to the featherweight division in facing Donaire.

Lopez currently campaigns in the superfeatherweight division, but once ruled the 126-lb kingdom.

Arum added the WBO featherweight crown may be at stake in their planned Donaire-Lopez match as current holder Mikey Garcia is set to move up in weight and challenge WBO 130-lb champion Rocky Martinez.

Donaire will stake his WBO superbantamweight crown against Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux, holder of the division’s WBA belt this coming Sunday at the Radio City Hall in New York.

HAWAIIAN’S AIM. Former world champion Brian Viloria said he is still bent on returning to action and try to win another world title.

Viloria made the statement hours after he lost his World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization flyweight crowns to Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada via a split decision Saturday night in macau.

According to Viloria, he’s been in the same situation before when he twice lost his lightflyweight world crowns.

After a one-year reign as WBC lightflyweight champion, Viloria lost that strap to Mexican Omar Nino Romero in 2006.

Then in 2010, Viloria surrendered his IBF lightflyweight belt to Colombian Carlos Tamara via 12th-round TKO at the Cuneta Astrodome.

In both instances, Viloria came back to win another world championship.

During the post-fight presser, Viloria asked Estrada to give him another chance in a rematch.

However, promoter Arum said Viloria needs to wait for a while as Estrada is already mandated to stake at least his WBO crown against another Filipino Milan Melindo in August.

Melindo has been the WBO mandatory challenger for quite some time and gave way to Viloria’s request of defending his crown against Estrada.

“Before this fight, both Viloria and Estrada agreed that whoever wins, he will defend his crown against Melindo in 120 days,” said WBO president Paco Valcarcel during the presser.


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