Manny Pacquiao highlights the whole problem with Filipinos

It seems Filipino sports fandom had achieved a milestone following the results of Manny Pacquiao’s loss to Jeff Horn by unanimous decision. Unlike in the past when Filipinos were united behind Pacquiao, response to the outcome of the fight is now divided along, you guessed it, political partisan lines. It seems Filipinos know nothing about […]

The plight of Manny Pacquiao proves that Philippine political chatter lacks integrity

Philippine political discourse is too noisy. This seems to be the reason why confusion and lack of perspective reigns amongst the Philippines’ chattering classes. Hardly anything gets clarified, no problems get framed properly and, as a result, all the wrong arguments win. There is a concept in communications engineering called signal-to-noise ratio. In the age […]

Despite losing, Manny Pacquiao earned $10m while Jeff Horn earned only $500,000

So one shouldn’t really cry for Manny Pacquiao. After all, both Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn are professional athletes. They make money whether they win or lose. In fact, despite losing the bout, Pacquiao will take home far more money than Horn. According to the Bleacher Report Horn is guaranteed just $500,000 from the bout […]

Manny Wanting Time Off Is Only One Problem

Much has been made of Manny Pacquiao’s promoter claiming his star client wants to ignore his Senate duties to fight some more.  Manny Pacquiao if anything is very consistent. He does everything half assed then makes excuses which his intellectual followers easily buy. The reason Manny does a lot of different pursuits ( singer, politician, […]

3 Big Reasons Why I’m Still Not Voting For Manny Pacquiao To Be A Senator

A round of applause please for our very own Manny Pacquiao for his latest victory against Timothy Bradley. Indeed, he truly deserves some congratulations for his efforts. However, truth be told, while I admire his skills as a boxer and see his philanthropy as definitely helpful to our people, I’m still more than a little […]

Why Manny Pacquiao’s Defeat to Floyd Mayweather Could Be a Win for the Philippines

My friends and countrymen, on May 2, 2015, I prepared my drink to either propose a toast to Pacquiao’s defeat or to consume in lamentation of his win (just as I did after the election of BS Aquino III). To my great delight, I drank in celebration due to Pacquiao’s loss, because his loss could […]

The Search for Pinoy Heroes…

In the wake of Manny Pacquiao’s defeat at the fists and quick footwork of Floyd Mayweather, I find myself cringing at the reaction of so many Pinoys who can’t seem to accept our champion’s defeat. Instead of simply coming to terms with how the fight ended, countless spectators insist that Manny was cheated, injured or […]

The real losers in the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight are the consumers!

What will ultimately determine Manny Pacquiao’s earnings from his visually disappointing fight with Floyd Mayweather are pay per view (PPV) earnings. Pay per view programs are shows offered by cable TV companies on demand to their subscribers for a one-time fee. In the case of the Pacquiao-Mayweather spectacle yesterday, that fee could be anywhere from […]