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By Allan Nawal
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.
By Rito P. Asilo
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.
By Marinel R. Cruz
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 [...]
By Mico Letargo
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.
In a secluded health resort in Batangas, Inquirer ran into Robin Padilla and his son Ahmad Ali.
By Behn Cervantes
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.
By Andy Bais
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!”
By Nestor U. Torre
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!
By 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.
By Nestor U. Torre
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.
By Andy Bais
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?”
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.