The Philippines Games and Amusements Board said that it only wants to protect the integrity of boxing. It cites the miscalls by the referee and judges. Based on this, five anonymous, competent Judges from different countries were asked by the WBO to review the bout without sound. The results show that Pacquiao won 5 rounds while Horn won 7 rounds.
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[VIDEO]: Senator Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday urges the World Boxing Organization to act on a protest letter sent by the Games and Amusements Board, the Philippines’ regulatory body for boxing.
Unfair but Cannot Change
THE World Boxing Organisation re-scores the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn welterweight title fight. This is because of the contentious unanimous decision awarded to the Australian challenger. However, it was clarified that there is no plan to change the result. The WBO just responded to the request of a Philippines government department to review the fight. Pacquiao accepted the decision but said that the referee was unfair.
The re-scoring tallied directly with two of the judges on the night. They both gave the 115-113 score for Horn. The third judge, Waleska Roldan, scored the Australian 117-111.
Promoter not Surprised
Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum indicates that a re-match with Horn is possible for November or December this year. Pacquiao was also open to this as confirmed by him during an interview after the fight. He is always welcome to the Australian audience because of his graciousness after his defeat.
End of Contract
The Philippine Senator, on the other hand, claims that his promotional agreement with Arum is at an end and he also considers retirement at 38. He is actually old already for the ring but Arum leaves the re-match decision to Pacquiao.
The title robbery that the world just witnessed between Jeff Horn of Australia and Senator Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is somewhat similar to Leni Robredo’s win over Bongbong Marcos. This is during the 2016 Vice Presidential race. The corruption is just too obvious that even international boxing commentators call it a highway robbery.
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[VIDEO]: Palasyo, nagpasalamat sa suporta ng sambayanang Pilipino kay Pacman
A Chance to Get Up
VP Leni Robredo’s message after Manny Pacquiao’s questionable defeat aims to inspire people who are in poverty. They are knocked down by circumstances but she urges them not to lose hope. As always, she has good intentions but her affiliations and actions are not just enough to convince people of her sincerity. Nonetheless, she is better this time that she chooses to be neutral or playing safe on certain issues.
The People’s Champ
Win or lose, the fighting Senator is always the People’s Champ. He is noted for his clean and genuine boxing capabilities. Every time he loses, he gained admiration. Pacquaio is already a legend in his field. This is why he is still paid $10 million regardless of how it was. He dedicates this fight to the suffering people in Marawi.
Horn’s victory is actually not a glory to Australia. In fact, the country is now the subject of pranks over the internet. There are many cases that highway robberies are reported to the police. Only to find out later that the callers are referring to the Horn-Pacquiao match result.
Thief in the Night
If Robredo’s win comes like the thief in the night, Horn’s victory is right on your face. Imagine watching closely every minute of it and feeling confident that the people’s champ is in the lead. Only to be dismayed that the announcement of the winner is the opposite of what is expected by many.
The Vice Presidential line of succession does not include Rep. Johnny Pimentel. Although he has the same last name with Senator Aquilino or Koko Pimentel who is the Senate President. He was once involved in the Pork barrel scam that implicates the Senator who denied it. So far, he’s just a menace to that surname. Under the constitution, the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives are next in line to the VP post should it be vacated.
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[VIDEO]: Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, handang humarap sa Kamara
Senator-Governor Pork Clash
Senator Koko Pimentel claimed that his signature was forged in a 2012 memorandum of agreement. It was signed between Antonio Fleta, the undersecretary for finance before and Surigao Del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel. According to the MOA, Pimentel was allocated the funds for marginal farmers in Surigao Del Sur but the Senator insists that his signature was forged.
The Ultimate Dream
Johnny Pimentel, who chairs the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability said that the country may soon see two Marcoses behind bars. It is likely the scenario if Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos won’t show up in the House inquiry on July 25, he confirmed.
He said arresting a Marcos would be very difficult. If they will issue a warrant for the arrest, to do that to a popular incumbent governor who is a Marcos is a big challenge. This is a possibility given that the people of Ilocos Norte are behind Marcos.
Pimentel also said the governor’s brother, Bongbong Marcos should refrain from advising his sister – to disregard the House inquiry. To disobey a court summons is against the law. The question is, where is the democracy? Liberal Party politicians are noted to claim that they are Democrats but their actions are very undemocratic.
It’s not all glamor for the ever popular former First Lady Imelda Marcos. Her cousin Loreto Ramos attests their humble beginning. A family helper, even bought her new shoes, because she was not raised in luxury but by the kindness to house helpers. She does not have to create a glamorous image. Her grace, charm, beauty, intelligence, and golden heart are treasures enough that allow her to be the hind legs of a great President full of wisdom and soon to be the mother of one.
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[VIDEO]: Imelda Marcos, who turns 88 this year, is known for her lavish lifestyle when she was the first lady. Her jewelry collection is estimated to be worth at least P1 billion.
The Great President
Then Congressman Ferdinand Marcos may have given Imelda the life that she only dream of. But it is also true the other way around. A man with who manages to have a wife like Mrs. Marcos after 11 days of courtship must be a blessed one. They got married in 1954. He was elected President in 1965. That makes her the 10th First Lady of the Philippines and an envy to the world.
Rep. Marcos also served as governor of Metro Manila and Minister of Human Settlements aside from being First Lady. She even resumed her political career even after her husband stepped down from power due to false accusations. She has served the House of Representatives from 1995-1998, and from 2010 until at present. Her husband can never be a dictator because there’s no such thing in a democratic constitution.
Marcos’s 3,000 pairs of shoes are her collections for the past decades. Some local and international brands still have tag prices on them from $11 for the locally-made ones to $100 each for the imported ones. This is an indication that she has not worn all of them. Media critics failed to investigate that most of the local pair of shoes displayed are the products of the Marikina Shoe Industry that she supported. The imported ones served as models for their designs. Some mainstream media still has a lot to learn.
Bongbong Marcos’ Wisdom
Bongbong Marcos never gives a boring interview. One is always inspired after listening to him. He is filled with wisdom that detractors can only self-destroy. His wit is a mixture of humility, knowledge, and hands-on experience. Supporters are hoping that one day, the people will wake up to witness his installation as the real Vice President of the country – the same way that he was robbed of it. Then, he can be the likely successor of the Presidency.
Governor Imee Marcos explains that the motor vehicle transactions happened because the farmers themselves requested for them. Two of Fariñas’ relatives are also among the local leaders who vouch for such need. But the committee on good government and public accountability in Congress chose to single out Gov. Marcos.
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[VIDEO]: The House wants Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos to personally explain why the provincial capitol used P66.45 million in tobacco funds to purchase motor vehicles.
Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas initiates the inquiry despite his own cash advance for the Cherooke purchase when he was still the governor in 2002 following the same process. This was mentioned by one of the Ilocos 6 who was confused when he makes a fuzz about it – when he also did the same thing as per the Capitol’s usual protocol.
Guidelines for Use of Tobacco Funds
The guidelines for the use of Tobacco funds circle around the process, systems, and infrastructure projects for the farmers. Transportation is a major need for every business let alone in farming. If a leader gets persecuted just because she goes out of her way to find solutions for the problems of her constituents, then where is democracy in this country?
A subpoena to appear on July 25 reaches Governor Marcos but she swears not to show up in Congress. She was advised by her brother, former Senator Bongbong Marcos to just ignore it. The House vows to arrest her if she fails to show up. Bongbong is also threatened with a contempt citation for alleged obstruction of justice.
The people did not forget Fariñas’s cruel handling of the late CJ Renato Corona’s impeachment. He is obviously doing the same technique to intimidate resource persons. However, the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is trying to stop that. The battle has just begun but netizens are asking – will this delay the electoral protest of Bongbong Marcos again against Leni Robredo?