2015 World 10-Ball Championship: Ko Pin Yi is the Champion

21 02 2015

Taiwan‘s Ko Pin Yi captured the 2015 World 10-Ball Championship title after beating Filipino Carlo Biado in the finals, 11-9.  His victory is worth $40,000 while Biado received $20,000.  The 2015 World 10-Ball Champions is also known the 2015 MP Cup as the event is sponsored by Congressman Manny Pacquiao. On his way to the finals, Ko beat 2 fellow Taipei players including his brother Ko Ping Chung in the semifinals.  Biado went to the finals by beating Spain’s David Alcaide.

Quarterfinal Results:

Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 11 – 7 Yang Ching Shun(TPE)
Warren Kiamco(PHI) 3 – 11 Ko Ping Chung(TPE) FINAL
David Alcaide(ESP) 11 -9 Johann Chua(PHI)
Carlo Biado(PHI) 11 – 7. Liu Haitao(CHN)

Semifinal Results:

Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 11 – 2 Ko Ping Chung(TPE)
David Alcaide(ESP) 2 – 11 Carlo Biado(PHI)


Ko Pin Yi 11 – 9 Carlo Biado

World 10 Ball Championship: 17 Filipinos enter the Round of 64

19 02 2015
English: Alex PagulayanThis is my personal pic...

English: Alex Pagulayan plays for Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

General Santos City – Day 2 of the 2015 MP Cup World 10-ball Championship is the first elimination day as 32 pool players were sent home from the original 128 participants. 32 other undefeated players barged into the knockout stages with their 2nd straight victories.  Of the 32 qualifiers, 17 are from the host country Philippines including Alex Pagulayan who is playing for Canada.

The 16 Filipinos who are in the money rounds are:

  1. Raymund Faraon
  2. Anton Raga
  3. Lee Van Cortez
  4. Antonio Gabica
  5. Jerico Bonus
  6. James Aranaz
  7. Dennis Orcollo
  8. Francisco Bustamante
  9. Alex Pagulayan
  10. Warren Kiamco
  11. Elmer Haya
  12. Roberto Gomez
  13. Carlo Biado
  14. Oliver Viliafuerte
  15. Jeffrey de Luna
  16. Emil Martinez
  17. Jonas Magpantay

The winner of this tournament will take home $40,000.  The event’s main sponsor is Congressman Manny Pacquiao.


Results for Day 2

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Manny Pacquiao applying for the 2014 PBA Draft

23 07 2014

To make his dream of playing in the PBA a reality, KIA Head Coach Emmanuel Pacquiao is applying for the 2014 PBA Draft.  The Philippine Basketball Association does not allow anyone to play unless he has applied for the draft. Coach Manny Pacquiao has no choice but become a draft hopeful in the PBA.  To be able to play he needs to be drafted or signed as an undrafted free agent by KIA.

caloycomment: KIA is now becoming my favorite team and they are doing the right moves … READ MORE in my Sports Satire Blog! 

Cong. Pacquiao sued by BIR for failing to submit documents

7 03 2012

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Region 12 is filing a case against pound for pound king and Sarangani Congressman Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao for failing to comply with the BIR’s request for him to submit documents relating to his business interests and income sources.

The BIR charged Paquiao of violating Section 266 or” failure to obey summons” of the National Internal Revenue Code. According to Regional Director Atty. Rozil Lozares, the BIR sent a subpoena to Pacquiao last January 24 for him to appear at the BIR office and submit documents and tax records. The BIR was forced to file a case when Pacquiao, the richest sportsman in the country, did not appear in the BIR office or submitted any of the requested documents.

Sonny Boy Jaro wins WBC Flyweight belt

2 03 2012

Chonburi, Thailand – No.8 ranked Sonny Boy Jaro of the Philippines beat WBC Flyweight Champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam to capture the 112 lb. belt via knockout. The win can be considered one of the biggest upsets in boxing history as Jaro was not expected to win decisively against Pongsalek (83 wins 4 losses 2 draws) who was recently awarded by the WBC as “Fighter of the Decade”.

Jaro started so strong that he knocked down the Thai champ on the first round stunning the hometown crowd. The veteran Pongsalek fell again in the 4th round before the referee gave the match Jaro (33-10-5) in 6th round.

The 29 year old Jaro will be facing mandatory challenger Toshiyuki Igarashi of Japan for his first defense.

Sonny Boy Jaro - Philippine's latest world boxing champ

caloycomment: What an amazing feat! Jaro’s victory reminded me of Pacquiao‘s first world title in the 112 lb. class … MORE


Cinderella Man: Jaro defy odds (interaksyon)

Jaro KOs Pongsalek (Philboxing)

Sad State of Boxing (pinoy sports satire)

Pinoy Boxing’s Good, Bad, and the Ugly (February 2012)

13 02 2012
English: Nonito Donaire pic by McBride61

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It has been a while since this blog wrote about anything. Caloysport’s will start its new blogging year writing about one of the country’s favorite sport. Boxing has been a source of pride and heartache for Filipino sports fan and this article summarizes the important events relating to boxing in the last couple of weeks.

The Good

1. Nonito Donaire beat Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. to claim the WBO interim superbantamweight crown. He totally dominated the match even sending Vasquez down to the canvass in the 9th round of the 12 round championship bout. He is now setting his sites to fight the exciting Mexican Jorge Arce.

2. The Philippines has new world champion in Johnriel Casimero, who travelled to Argentina to knock out Luis Alberto Lazarte. He will be honored with a victory motorcade in Cebu tomorrow.

The Bad

1. Prospect Karlo Maquinto died after an exciting fight in Caloocan City. The young fighter left lasting impression after surviving 2 knockdowns in the opening round before rallying to salvage a draw and keeping an undefeated record. His efforts went for naught though as he collapsed after the fight and went to a coma. His death has once again exposed the public about the dangers of the sport. Rest in Peace, Karlo Maquinto.

2. No Pacquiao vs. Mayweather for 2012. Well, Mayweather has chosen to give Miguel Cotto a rematch before heading to jail in June. Pacquiao will be facing Timothy Bradley instead. We  are certain that Floyd will not be in the ringside in Pacquiao’s match but he could watch it in television set with some fellow inmates.

The Ugly

1. Ruben Garcia’s scorecard in the Donaire win. Donaire practically dominated the whole bout and he got the surprise of his life when judge Ruben Garcia scored the bout 115-112 in favor of his opponent. The other 2 judges had it 117-110 for Donaire.  Hopefully, Garcia will not be so obvious the next time because poor scoring is ruining the sport.

2. Casimero’s victory in Argentina caused a riot. The party of Johnriel Casimero almost never got back to the Philippines as the rowdy Argentinean boxing fans started to throw things towards them after he knocked out his opponent. Check out this video:

Manny Pacquiao charts his political future

9 09 2011
Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao at the Pacqui...

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8-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is also planning to have a spectacular political career after he retires from boxing. In an interview with a local radio station he revealed his plans of seeking the top gubernatorial post in his province in next year’s midterm election before running for the Vice-presidential post in 2016.

His declaration immediately elicit instant reaction from many people including the Comelec Chairman who shoot down his 2016 plans as he is deemed under aged for the VP position. The Philippine Constitution requires a candidate to be at least 40 to run for vice-president.

Congressman Manny Pacquiao is currently in the middle of his press tour to promote his upcoming fight in November against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.

caoycomment: I guess after winning the House seat of Sarangani, Cong. Pacquiao is starting to love …. Continue

Manny Many Prizes KOs Rivals

20 07 2011
Manny Pacquiao

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Based on the press statement by network GMA 7, Manny Pacquiao‘s new show bested the other shows of the same time slot in terms of ratings.  Pacquiao’s newest show is called Manny Many Prizes, a game show that gives away millions worth of prizes including a house and lot.

Manny Pacquiao is now dubbed as the “Pambansang Ninong” because of his generosity just like what he did in the show where a contestant was still give a house and lot even if his answer was wrong.  Many of the co-hosts of the new show are from Pacquiao’s defunct series “Show me da Manny“. The line-up includes Paolo Contis, Onyok Velasco, Gladys Guevarra, Rhian Ramos, Isabelle Daza, and Boobay.

Catch Manny Many Prizes every Saturday 6pm on GMA Channel 7.

caloycomment: A game show is a better format for Manny. He is now slowly trying to become GMA-7’s Willie Revillame.  If the show will really prosper, this can be his ticket to a national position like Senator. 😉

2011 Espy Awards: Manny Pacquiao is the Best Fighter

14 07 2011
Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao at the Pacqui...

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Manny Pacquiao has been voted as the best fighter in the 2011 Espys.

The Espys is presented by sports network ESPN.  ESpy is short for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award.  The awards started in 1993.

Winners this year include:

Dallas Mavericks – Best Team

Dirk Nowitzki – Best male Athlete

Rick Carlisle – Best Coach/Manager

For the other winners: check out this ESPN article.

Congratulations to the winners!!! Congrats Congressman Pacquiao!!

2011 4th Top Earning Athlete of the World: Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

18 06 2011
Manny Pacquiao

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Finally, a Filipino is listed among Sports Illustrated’s top-earning athletes of the world. Manny Pacquiao is the world’s 4th highest earning athlete. The top 2 slots is still occupied by golfers,Tiger Woods and  Phil Mickelson. This is the 8th straight year that the exclusive list is led by Woods. Woods who was involved in a much publicized scandal was still able edge Mickelson $62.3 Million to $61.2 Million.  The top non-American athlete is Rogerer Federer who earned $52.8 Million. Pacquiao earned just $300,000 less than the tennis great.

Manny Pacquiao is the top earning boxer.  He is also the top earning Asian athlete.  His earnings from on salary, winnings, bonuses, endorsements and appearance fees increased by 38% compared to a year ago.  He is one of the biggest gainers for the year.  To put in perspective, Wood’s and Federer’s earnings declined by 31% and 14.5% respectively.  Pacquiao earned more than Lebron James.  The Filipino fighter has been showing the world that he is currently the best pound for pound fighter in the world.  His fights have made a lot of money in PPV and gate sales.

Among the members of the Philippine House of the Representatives, he is number with over a billion peso of assets. His ascent from being boy who experienced before becoming the greatest Filipino athlete of his generation is probably one of the most inspirational tales for the Filipino youth.  Now, he has shown that a Filipino can be one of the top earning athletes in the world.  For a country that values education, he has shown that if you have physical skills you have to use as a means of earning a living. It is also time for our leaders to support and encourage our best athletes to be the best and focus on excelling in one’s sport. Pacquiao now earns more than any OFW.  While it is good to go school and get a college education but if you discover a skill where you can be the best on the world then just think Manny Pacquiao.