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Can PI Break Brisbane’s Rights to Host Pacquiao-Horn Boxing Rematch?

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Australia’s third-largest city, Brisbane secures the rights to host Pacquiao-Horn boxing rematch in November. It beats major cities such as Sydney and Melbourne. The guarantee to pay Manny Pacquiao’s talent fee win or lose was its packed 55,000-seat Suncorp Stadium last July 2. However, Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said that they have an agreement with MP Productions to hold the event at the Philippine Arena in December.






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[VIDEO]: The new WBO world welterweight champion Jeff Horn received a ticker tape parade and was presented with the key to the city in Brisbane on Thursday (6th July).




DOT’s Call

The DOT eyes December 9 as the fight date. It is a week before the birthday of the boxing legend. It agrees with the MP Productions thereby disputing Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk’s announcement that the boxing rematch for Brisbane is on in November.




Tough Negotiations

“I have had a meeting earlier today which has confirmed that Manny Pacquiao will definitely be in Brisbane this year for a rematch with Jeff Horn,” Quirk had said. Quirk added that Brisbane Marketing, the city council’s major events subsidiary negotiations with promoters Top Rank and Duco Events.




Beating a Boxing Legend

Horn shocks the world with a controversial victory over the heavily-favored Pacquiao last July 2. The former eight division champion and Senator is referred to as the nice guy of the boxing arena. Even the audience in Brisbane applauded him when he accepts his defeat like a gentleman contrary to the complaints made by many boxing experts that he should have won.








Nothing More to Prove

Horn’s camp may be right saying that you have to be a legend to beat one. Can’t please everybody. All they need to do is to prepare for the next big event. The Senator has reached a point that he does not have to prove himself anymore as a boxer. Perhaps, just to say that despite his retiring age in the ring, he is still on par with the rising new generation champions.




http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/22/17/pacquiao-horn-rematch-to-be-held-in-ph-arena-claims-tourism-sec

http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/08/22/1731609/brisbane-mayor-confirms-pacquiao-vs-horn-rematch




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Filipino in Guam Scared of PI Marcos-Like Martial Law than Pyongyang’s Missile Threat

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Misinformation can really poison minds. Kim Jong-un’s threat is not even comparable to Marcos’ Martial Law. For most Filipinos living on Guam, packing up is out of the question. “Kim Jong Un? He’s nothing. President Du30 is fiercer than him,” said Risalito Recina, a truck operator for a local construction company. He then said that the country is far more dangerous than where they are now because of the constant killings that allegedly revive the terror during the Marcos era.






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[VIDEO]: The President said that Southeast Asian leaders are “extremely worried” about the tension between N. Korea and the US. He warned the US President not to play into Kim Jong-Un’s mind.




Not Leaving Guam

Many Filipinos in Guam like Vene Bourbon came to Guam, with his wife Emma, in 1996. He resigned from his job as a reporter for People’s Journal. “This has been our home and we have no plans of leaving,” said Bourbon, who works with the Guam Department of Education’s support staff.




Provoked by the US

Provoked by the American President’s “fire and fury” warning, North Korea renewed its threats to attack the US-controlled island, Guam.  It plans to launch four test missiles in the middle of the month which is anytime soon. Pyongyang said the four Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles would fly 2,085.7 miles in 17 minutes, 45 seconds.



Philippine President’s Approach

The Filipino President told North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho that Pyongyang would be “a good dialogue partner” of the ASEAN. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano corrects this by saying; North Korea is not a dialogue partner of the ASEAN but is part of the Asean Regional Forum, which includes Russia, Japan, the United States, China and South Korea. However, this shows the diplomacy of Du30.








Non-Negotiable

North Korea firmly said that its program for nuclear weapons and the intercontinental ballistic missile is non-negotiable. It criticizes the Asean member states for rebuking the isolated communist country but not the US for its “hostile policy” towards Pyongyang. So, Guam and even Japan that is nearer to the latter are still not safe from Kim Jong-un’s wrath. Also, there are many Filipinos that can attest that Marcos’ Martial Law was the era of discipline where only the criminals are fearful of their lives. The rest of the citizens lived in peace and abundance.




‘KIM JONG UN? WALA YAN!’ | Despite escalating threats of attack on Guam, no one is shipping out

Duterte: North Korea would be Asean’s ‘good dialogue partner’




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Bongbong Marcos on Congress Hearing: It Has Gone Beyond Political Conflict

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos thinks that the investigation at the Congress is merely motivated by politics. “It started off that way. I think it’s gone beyond that.” He and Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos were also at the hearing. Governor Imee Marcos was with her legal counsel, former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile.






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[VIDEO]: The former senator and Ilocos Norte governor attend the hearing to support his sister, the incumbent governor of the province.



The Congress is Not the Right Venue

Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. questions why the issue “ended up in the House” in the first place. “I am not sure why it ended up here in the House of Representatives. It’s a political conflict in Ilocos Norte that turned into a personal one,” said Marcos. He is also a former governor of the province. His sister, governor Imee Marcos is the subject of a probe into the alleged misuse of the funds to purchase motor vehicles.




Ilocos 6’s Opinions

Marcos is not alone in his opinion. “I think you can ask the Ilocos 6 what they think of that,” explained Marcos Jr., referring to provincial employees who had been detained by the House of Representatives in late May 2017 who just gave the best answers they possibly knew during the hearing.



Going Around in Circles

The hearing was initiated by Majority Speaker Rodolfo Fariñas, who represents the first district of the province. It is evident in the Congress hearing video that he is too emotional and personal to conduct such investigation. He can’t be fair when his reputation is also in the line. At one point, Gov. Marcos and he debated on using their names in local projects. He only escapes confrontation as he has the power to turn his wrath into the other members of the Ilocos 6.








Surprise Drama

Farinas approached and spoke briefly with Governor Marcos, Representative Marcos, and Enrile. Fariñas had his back on Marcos Jr., who stands a few seats away from his mother. The majority leader acted surprised as he bumped into the former Senator. Is Farinas’ grudge rooted from the brother and not the sister?




http://www.rappler.com/nation/special-coverage/corona-trial/87-cast-of-characters/1025-sen-ferdinand-marcos-jr




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Binay on Indictment: Ombudsman Just Takes a Page from the Liberal Party’s Playbook

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Joey Salgado, the Binay Camp spokesperson accuses Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, an appointee of former President Benigno Aquino III, of taking a page from the Liberal Party’s playbook. This refers to her decision to press charges against the former vice president and his son, Junjun Binay.






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[VIDEO]: VICE President Jejomar Binay said he was hurt and sad about the graft charges he is set to face over the allegedly overpriced Makati car park building.



Game Plan Pursued

Salgado reiterates; “This only proves our point. Even after the Liberal Party ends its reign, the Ombudsman continues to pursue the game plan against Binay.  It is a kind of episode in the yellow playbook,” he said in a statement. Aquino turned his wrath into Binay when the latter refused to help the ex-President to block Bongbong Marcos for the VP post. Instead, Binay urged him to allow a clean election to happen but to no avail.




Rights Denied

Salgado said Morales denied the former vice president his right to answer the charges against him and his son. Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. was dismissed from the mayoralty. However, Makati residents installed his sister, Abby Binay as Makati Mayor during the 2016 elections. Salgado added that; In her haste to indict the former Vice President, the Ombudsman committed the act of denying him his right to answer the allegations against him.



Indictment is Ultimate Proof

The Binays’ indictment by the Ombudsman is the ultimate proof that the Liberal Party influence still exists despite not being in the most powerful spot anymore. This can be seen in the Congress with Gov. Imee Marcos’ case and is under close watch at the Supreme Court with Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Leni Robredo.









Political Persecution

Now, citizen Jejomar Binay condemned the political persecution over his “hasty indictment” on graft and falsification charges. This is in connection with the alleged rigging of the P1.3-billion Makati Science High School. The overpriced Makati car park building is a separate thing that also falls in the same tune.




Binays protest hasty indictment on graft raps




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Senator Pacquiao’s Boxing Rematch with Jeff Horn Depends on Senate Recess

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Top Rank Promotion chief Bob Arum said the rematch between Australian Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao might happen later this year. Arum now coordinates with Pacquiao’s adviser Mike Koncz in the United States. Arum explained that they have not yet decided on the venue of the rematch.  Since Pacquiao is also a Senator, the boxing rematch with Horn must happen during a recess of the Senate.






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[VIDEO]: Dati na raw binalaan ni Top Rank promoter Bob Arum si Manny Pacquiao tungkol sa galing at lakas ni Jeff Horn



Negotiations

“We’re trying to figure out when will be the recess of the Senate is. So, we can schedule the fight accordingly. We have to first find out what dates are available. Then, we will decide where we are going to hold the rematch but most probably in Australia again,” Arum said.




No Problem with Arum

Pacquiao denied rumors that he’s not in good terms with the Top Rank Promoter. “I don’t have any problem with Arum. It was the referee and the judges, who had problems during the fight. I don’t want to talk about it anymore,” said Pacquiao.




Arum’s Warning

Arum said throughout the Pacquiao-Horn fight preparation that the Australian posed a real threat to the Filipino champion. “They had this perception that they fed him, that he was going there to pick up a paycheck, that Horn wasn’t a credible fighter. And the more I told them that, the more they disbelieved me because they thought I was saying that to sell tickets. I’m not selling tickets to them,” said Arum.









Pacquiao to Decide

There is a rematch clause in Pacquiao ‘s contract with Arum but he said but it’s only Pacquiao can say if he wants the rematch, or whether he wants to fight again. Both Horn and the Filipino fighter already said after the fight that they are open to the rematch. Pacquiao has no problem to do it again in Australia where he was warmly welcomed by the Australians.

Pacquiao-Horn rematch negotiation begins