June 14, 2011
In the Philippines, living in exclusive subdivisions such as Ayala Alabang, Dasmarinas Village and Forbes Park is synonymous with being rich. Now that pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao is said to have recently bought a house inside the posh Forbes Park, Pacman definitely has, in Filipino street parlance, arrived.
Last week, newspapers reported that Manny Pacquiao purchased a house worth P388 million ($9 million) inside Forbes Park, one of the most exclusive subdivisions in the country and home to various Filipino billionaires.
A picture of the house is shown below.
May 8, 2011
A few hours from now, we’ll know the results of the much-anticipated Manny Pacquiao – Sugar Shane Mosley boxing fight. Regardless if Pacquiao wins or loses, he’ll no doubt be remembered in the Philippines — and perhaps the world — as a famous celebrity and sports icon.
Riding in that popularity is Allan Rivera Manuel, aka Manuel Pacquiao, impersonator and look-alike of the Filipino boxer.
Manuel Pacquiao’s resemblance to the real Manny Pacquiao is uncanny. The hair, the shades — the American English accent aside — make him the best Pacquiao look-alike at present.
March 7, 2010
March 14, 2010 – A lot of boxing enthusiasts around the world, Filipinos in particular, will surely tune in once again to watch the Joshua Clottey – Manny Pacquiao fight.
November 7, 2009
November 14, 2009 – The highly anticipated fight of Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao is on.
Thirty-year old Filipino boxing champion Pacquiao (“Pacman”) is seeking to win his fifth major title in five different weight classes when he steps into the ring to face Puerto Rican champ Cotto for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title.
Pacquiao is highly expected by many to win the match, currently installed as a -350 favorite as of November 12 — meaning, one must wager $350 in order to win $100.
May 4, 2009
That’s it? The fight’s done in just a few minutes?
That’s probably what millions of viewers around the world thought when Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao demolished Briton opponent Ricky Hatton in Round 2 of the IBO junior welterweight title match in Las Vegas on May 2 (May 3 in Manila).
June 28, 2008
(Fight Results / Update): Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao knocked out (KO) WBC lightweight champion David Diaz in the 9th round and became the first Asian to hold four different titles at different weights and the first Filipino to hold the crown. Congrats Manny and congrats to all who made money from this fight!
When Manny Pacquiao defeated Juan Manuel Marquez in their March 2008 World Boxing Council (WBC) bout, a lot of Filipinos rejoiced not just because Pacquiao won but because they also made money from the fight.
Tomorrow when the Manny Pacquiao-David Diaz fight starts, several Filipinos will surely make money once more — and it doesn’t matter if Pacquiao or Diaz won.
Who will make money? Here are some of them.
March 17, 2008
Now that the “Pacquiao vs. Marquez: Unfinished Business” match is over, a lot of Filipinos are rejoicing not just because Manny Pacquiao defeated Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez but also because some of them profited from the fight in one way or another.
Who made money from the fight? Here are some of them.