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New York Knicks’ deputy athletic trainer is Filipino

By Ezra Ferraz/ – The recent revelation of Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder injury underscores the importance of medical professionals in the world of elite sports. This applies to team sports as it does to individual sports like boxing. One Filipino who is at the top of this field is Erwin Benedict Read more »


Emperador eyes French cognac maker

via – Emperador Inc. on Monday said it is planning to submit a bid for Louis Royer SAS, a cognac maker in France. “Emperador Inc. wishes to clarify that it has expressed interest to participate in a bidding process for the acquisition of Louis Royer SAS, a cognac Read more »

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Thai who called Pinoys ‘pignoys’ faces deportation

By Ina Reformina/ABS-CBN News – Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials yesterday issued a deportation charge for undesirability against Thai national Prasertsri Kosin, known to netizens under the handle “Koko Narak”. Kosin gained notoriety in the social media community in recent weeks for his racially-offensive comments in his Facebook account where Read more »


Pacquiao earns Mayweather’s respect

By Dino Maragay/ – Manny Pacquiao came. Manny Pacquiao saw. But Floyd Mayweather Jr. conquered. Mayweather’s boxing brilliance was in display Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena here, successfully negating Pacquiao’s aggressiveness to notch a hard-earned decision win. Pacquiao, who was later known to have fought Read more »

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MRT is in trouble, is the bus system ready?

By Michael Brown/ – Metro Manila’s public rail system, the MRT, is dying. It hasn’t been maintained properly, and now every component – from the rails, to the passenger cars, to the signaling and switching system, even the elevators and escalators in the stations – need to be repaired or Read more »

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Mary Jane Veloso execution delayed

via – The execution of Filipina Mary Jane Veloso, one of 9 drug convicts scheduled for execution Wednesday, January 29, has been delayed, said Indonesian Attorney General HM Prasetyo. Eight of the convicts on death row were foreigners The executed convicts included a Brazilian, four Africans and one Indonesian. Read more »