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Manny Pacquiao plans to finish college

Manila, Philippines –

Fast hands, quick wits, that’s Manny. Admitting that his glory in boxing will not last forever, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao acknowledged the value of education and plans to finish college. It’s a welcome news to Education Secretary Jesli Lapus as it will strengthen DepEd’s Alternative Learning System. The program which aims to encourage out of school children and adults to go back to school will gain more attention having Manny as a spokesman.

Kudos Manny! May you continue inspiring the Filipino nation both inside and outside the ring.

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Pacman beats Golden Boy

Las Vegas, Nevada —

Manny ‘Pacman” Pacquiao made Filipinos proud once more by defeating Oscar ‘Golden Boy’ De la Hoya in their fight yesterday dubbed the Dream Match. The MGM Grand Arena was filled with 15, 000 eager boxing fans including celebrities and sports icons such as Thomas Hearns, Mike Tyson, Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito, Bernard Hopkins, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Walhberg and Russell Crowe to see the non-title but much-awaited fight of the year. (more…)