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MANNY PACQUIAO’s 1st PRIVILEGE SPEECH as CONGRESSMAN

While Floyd Mayweather is having his vacation, Philippine boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday delivered his first privilege speech as a member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines.

Representing Sarangani province, the pound-for-pound king laid out his plans for his constituents.

Included in his programs and projects would be the focus on livelihood, health, sports and education.

Watch the video here: Manny Paquiao’s Speech

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Charice sings Shania’s hit

Filipino Singing Sensation Charice Pempengco did her own rendition of a Shania Twain hit ,“You’re Still The One.” Billboard’s Mashup Mondays, a show which lets artists cover any song they want, featured the 18-year old star this week to perform live. Charice said that she chose to record the song because it reminds her of her mom. “[She] used to be a vocalist in a band and they were always singing that song,” Charice said. “I love the way Shania sang it and recorded it. It’s just really amazing.”

Listen and share what you think?

Mega-Fight gets KO’ed: Pacquiao – Mayweather fight officially dead ?

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For now, it may appear to be the case.

Drug testing seems to be the KO punch for the fight of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Tentatively scheduled for March 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the fight was to have been on HBO PPV, a sure blockbuster many believed would break the all-time pay-per-view record of 2.44 million buys set by Mayweather’s 2007 fight with Oscar De La Hoya.

A last-ditch attempt at mediation between Top Rank and Golden Boy, which represents Mayweather, failed to reconcile the two parties’  opinion on the drug-testing protocol.

Arum plans on moving forward with Pacquiao facing Foreman, who won his 154-pound title on the Nov. 14 undercard of Pacquiao’s 12th-round knockout of Miguel Cotto to win a welterweight belt. Pacquiao would move up in weight to try to win a title in his eighth division.

Mayweather meanwhile, may be potentially fighting against former junior welterweight champ Paulie Malignaggi.

Full story on ESPN news

Boxing fans who have been following the on-off-on again-off again developments of this whole drama are  still hoping though, that in the end the two top pound-for-pound best boxers will finally settle everything in the ring.

I’ll keep my fingers crossed. How about you?