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.
By: Elena Grace Flores
David C Gompert used to be the principal deputy director of National Intelligence from 2009 to 2010 and has currently led a US Army-commissioned report to examine the possibility of the world’d two military powers going to war, particularly US and China.
The US and China war if ever is expected to be long, and the destruction can increasingly become more intensive as it lingers. The bizarre thing is that, it could easily erupt just by triggering egos within the affected South China Sea regions over territorial disputes.
Gompert suggested in the report that Australia, a close American ally, could play a pivotal role that could secure the Asian allies if tensions with Beijing escalate.
“Depending on the cause and focus of the conflict, other East Asian states would mostly side with the United States in varying degrees: from support ranging from permission to use bases to the possible commitment of forces (eg Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines),” it says.
“The participation of Australian forces, because of their quality, could have military significance despite their small size.
“Apart from military contributions, the longer and more severe the conflict, the more and perhaps more permanently China could become isolated from the very region it aspires to lead”, as extracted from the report.
By: Elena Grace Flores
Allan Peter Cayetano seems to just laughed at the unexpected seating arrangement when he was in between Senator Nancy Binay and Trillanes during the resent senate session. He was even laughing with the lady senator. Can this be the start of a reconciliation now that the election is already over? President Rodrigo Duterte would have liked that if that is the case as he himself is a good friend of former Vice President Jejomar Binay. Indeed, this could be a way towards healing the country. Read this:
GMA reported: Am I being punished by the Senate? Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano jokingly raised this question Tuesday as he found himself seated in the middle of Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Nancy Binay. He asked if he is not punished then it should be his seat mates were being punished.
Binay is the daughter of former Vice President Jejomar Binay whom Cayetano criticized for alleged corruption during his stint as Makati mayor. Cayetano, together with Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Trillanes, pushed for the Senate probe on the matter. Trillanes, on the other hand, had a rift with Cayetano when they both sought the vice presidency. Trillanes also scored Cayetano for defending his then runningmate, now President Rodrigo Duterte.
It added: Cayetano said he and Binay laughed over their situation. Asked if he would asked to be transferred to another seat, Cayetano said: No need as they have transferred already. Binay, meanwhile, told reporters that she was surprised with the seating arrangement.
Hilarious…Binay said. Do you know who my seat mates were? I’m ready but it seems that the two have not moved on yet; Binay joked. The seating arrangement will still be changed as Trillanes will be transferred to another seat being a member of the minority bloc.