Quantcast
Latest Stories
Home » Boxing You are browsing entries tagged with “Boxing”

Jessica Sanchez gets thumbs up for ‘Lupang Hinirang’ rendition

By
Entertainer Jessica Sanchez sings the Philippine national anthem before the WBO welterweight title boxing fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. AP

It was not yet the Pacquiao-Bradley fight but the crowd already exploded into jubilation as Filipino-American singer Jessica Sanchez, who wowed voters of American Idol season 11 for her vocal prowess despite her young age, belted out the Philippine national anthem, “Lupang Hinirang,” in high pitch.

| | Read More »

‘Manny’ rolls with the punches

By
PACQUIAO. His biopic is as insightful and entertaining as it is cautionary.

Why does Manny Pacquiao fight? The question is raised by narrator Liam Neeson in “Manny,” Leon Gast and Ryan Moore’s hard-hitting, Hollywood-produced documentary about the Philippines’ eight-division world boxing legend. The contrasting answers don’t always paint a pretty portrait, but they are nonetheless as insightful and entertaining as they’re cautionary.

| | Read More »

The Pacman show

By
SCENE from “Manny,” a docu that took over four years in the making 
PHOTOS BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

    It’s not a reality show; it’s a docu on boxer-turned-lawmaker Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, more popularly known as Pacman.   The biggest challenge in making the documentary “Manny” was sifting through 1,200 hours of raw  footage, said coproducer Don Puno. The production team had to follow Pacquiao for four and a half years in [...]

| | Read More »

Fil-Am director finds his dream in Pacquiao film ‘Manny’

By
moore

Filipino-American filmmaker Ryan Matthew Moore has always dreamed of honoring Filipino cinema. But having been born and raised in Southern California, his ideas for a dream project during his early years as a young filmmaker were vague at best.

| | Read More »

Father-son bonding

photo by l.a. villariba

In a secluded health resort in Batangas, Inquirer ran into Robin Padilla and his son Ahmad Ali.

| | Read More »

Will we finally win the Miss Universe crown this year?

By
TOGONON. Almost won the elusive title. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

The Philippines, like Venezuela, is addicted to international beauty pageants. In 1953, Armi Kuusela of Finland, the first Miss Universe, conquered the country when she came for a surprise visit.

| | Read More »

Epy Quizon portrays his dad in stage musical

By
STA. MARIA. Versatile.

Glenn Katada, student: “If boxer Nonito Donaire is thinking of another career, he can always pursue singing. I watched him sing live on TV, and he more than passed muster. And the guy looks good, too. I’m not saying that he should transform himself into another Manny Pacquiao, by pursuing interests other than boxing. But, if I were to choose between the two, Donaire is definitely the better singer!”

| | Read More »

Winners and losers

By
CONCIO. Unique gifts and insights.

Our top celebrity winners this week are led by ABS-CBN’s Charo Santos-Concio, who has just been promoted to CEO of the huge media and entertainment corporation. Charo joined the company as consultant in 1987, so she’s marking her silver anniversary in an especially glittering way—ensconced at the very top!

| | Read More »

‘Boxing’ with Spike Lee

By
LEE. Directs Hollywood remake of the 2003 Korean movie, “Oldboy.” ruben v. nepales

“Pacquiao or Mayweather?” Spike Lee was asking me who I thought would win in case the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. showdown finally happens. The filmmaker is for Floyd. Without hesitation, I replied “Pacquiao!” With my answer, Spike asked that we pose like boxing adversaries for a photographer.

| | Read More »

Time to let go –and let God

By
PACQUIAO. New—and improved?

A new—and hopefully improved—Manny Pacquiao greeted televiewers last week, immediately after he lost his much-touted championship bout with Timothy Bradley. While the Filipino nation and boxing fans all over the world agonized over and raged at the shocking split decision, the ex-champ himself was surprisingly stoic and accepting about his stunning defeat.

| | Read More »

Is Pacquiao taking his ‘transformation’ too far?

By
PACQUIAO. Sudden transformation.

Mac Loceo, televiewer: “I can take Manny Pacquiao’s sudden transformation from being “malapit sa babae” to a bible-quoting pugilist. But, what caught my attention in a recent TV feature was his having turned into a healer. I think he’s taking the “spiritual conversion” spin a little too far. Is this a prelude to the realization of his Mama Dionisia’s wish for her son to quit boxing?”

| | Read More »

Tyson debuts punchy one-man show in Vegas

Fighting legend Mike Tyson has swapped the boxing ring for the cabaret stage, in a new one-man show which pulls few punches in recounting the ups and downs of his roller-coaster life.

| | Read More »