Manny Pacquiao running again

In boxing, my Guardian bro, Manny Pacquiao has moved in different weight classes to chase his dream for glory. He now has four belts, the most by any Asian, and he is also considered as the best boxer around pound-for-pound.

He was, unfortunately, KOed in his first political match in General Santos City last year. But now, he plans to make a political comeback and adopt his boxing strategy of moving. This time, moving from one place to another.

To neighboring Sarangani for his next electoral foray in 2010.

He kicked off his pre-campaign with a free concert in Malungon town. He has also accepted the post as chair of the town’s Tourism Council.

3:19 a.m.

Sunday sports

I woke up early this morning just in time for the closing minutes of the Euro 2008 finals. Spain succeeded in preserving its first half lead against Germany to finally win its first major title in 44 years.

Fernando no doubt is now the most popular name in Spain and many newly born boys would be named after the hero – Fernando Torres who scored the lone goal.

Viva España!

Talking of heroes, local sensation Manny Pacquiao scored another knockout – flooring WBC lightweight champion David Diaz and bagging his fourth boxing belt. He’s the only Asian boxer to achieve this feat thereby making him a true boxing great.

In golf, it was another sorry second place finish for rising Filipino ace Juvic Pagunsan at the Singha Thailand PGA Championship. Juvic led in the second round and was tied for the lead going into yesterday’s final round. The miss was a repeat of his struggles in last year’s Volvo Masters and the previous year’s UBS Hong Kong when he had to settle for No. 2.

7:33 a.m.

Money Pacquiao

What the city government of General Santos earns in one whole year, its local boxing hero, Manny Pacquiao, earned a third of it in less than one hour.

Tale of the tape:

Income – General Santos (P881 Million, 2006); Money Pacquiao (P308 Million, Oct 7)

(4:29 a.m.)