The Sunday Times Magazine

The ‘Fight of the Century’ is finally upon us

May 2, 2015 10:05 pm

Some six years after it was first proposed, the dream match undefeated American Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will finally be fulfilled today, when the two boxing superstars collide at the MGM Grand Garden … Read more »

When fans cry for blood

May 2, 2015 10:01 pm

The megabouts of boxing Fans cry for blood. The protagonists fight like there is no tomorrow. One emerges victorious. The other is vanquished. And the often-brutal spectacle becomes part of boxing’s very rich history. Indeed, boxings’s mega, super or marquee … Read more »

Beyond boxing

May 2, 2015 9:42 pm

On the day this column comes out, we will know whether or not Manny Pacquiao will win what has been called “The Fight of the Century” against  Floyd Mayweather Jr. I cross my fingers for Pacquiao, probably for the first … Read more »

Mesmerizing drums

May 2, 2015 9:39 pm

The “Taiko Effect, Drums of Change” from Japan opened at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) main theater with Aisaku Yokogawa, who has lived in our country for some time, charming listeners with explanatory remarks in Pilipino and English. … Read more »

Asean textile exhibited at NCCA

May 2, 2015 9:38 pm

Woven Identities: Clothing Traditions of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), a travelling textile exhibit featuring the various clothing traditions of the Asean member states, weaved its way to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) Gallery … Read more »

Rio Alma launches 20th poetry book

May 2, 2015 9:37 pm

No rain or traffic hindered the launching of National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario’s 20th poetry book titled May Mga Damdaming Higit Kaysa Sa Atin on April 21 at the Civil Law Auditorium of the University of Santo Tomas. Professor … Read more »

Today’s Deed

May 2, 2015 9:34 pm

Overmorrow (noun) (obs) (archaic) (biblical) o-ver-mor-row The day after tomorrow. This archaic and now obsolete word appears in the Bible and few times in ancient literature. “Every year poverty kills more people than the entire Second World War, which killed … Read more »

Inner strength

May 2, 2015 9:32 pm

Manny Pacquiao, fighting and focused MANNY PACQUIAO may have the biggest shoulders in all of sports. Every day he trains, and every time he steps into the ring, the 5-foot-7 boxer carries the weight of a nation. In addition to … Read more »

People Champ’s success inspires young Filipino bank’s progress

May 2, 2015 9:26 pm

EMMANUEL “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao is already a proven winner. With 10 world titles under his belt, the boxer from Sarangani has won the highest accolades from the sporting world. His rags-to-riches story has captured the imagination of every man, and … Read more »

You win and you learn

May 2, 2015 9:24 pm

“DON’T worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”—John Steinbeck I don’t know about you but I absolutely detest losing. As a child, I found it difficult … Read more »