CROWD The crowd at the BAYS Center cheering Manny Pacquiao as he makes his hits early in the fight* (Andy Alvarez photo)

Pacquiao loses fight

Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao delivered as he promised everything that he has – speedy movement, combination of punches, aggressive stance and fierceness of a real fighter, but he still failed to conquer undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. , who claimed the WBC/WBA/WBO jewel-laden welterweight champion belt through a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.

Most of those who watched the fight on television were disappointed with the 118-110 score from judge Dave Moretti, and an identical 116-112 mark from judges Glenn Feldman and Bert Clements, all in favor for Mayweather Jr.

Reigning WBO junior welterweight champion Donnie Nietes said the unanimous decision hurts as it was a very close fight and the least he was expecting was a split decision..moremoremore

Negrenses cry foul
as gloom settles

“He was cheated!”

That was the reaction of angry and dejected fans of boxing champ Manny Pacquiao as they left the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center yesterday.

A pall of gloom fell over the crowds that packedthe BAYS Center, barangay gyms, hotels and restaurants in Bacolod City as Floyd Mayweather Jr. was declared the winner of what had been dubbed as the “Fight of the Century”. .moremoremore

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Documentary on
climate change out

The Philippine Information Agency-Negros Oriental released another climate change advocacy documentary in the social media recently, that focuses on the El Niño phenomenon or the prolonged dry season and some ways to mitigate or adapt to its adverse effects in agriculture, its press release said.

Recently, PAGASA-Negros Oriental chief meteorological officer, Neptune Catarata, said climate indicators show that El Niño has indeed stepped in Dumaguete City and possibly other parts of the province.

Infocen Negros Oriental manager, Jennifer Tilos, said she believes the youth sector, in particular, is a strong force who can lead the community in taking steps to protect the environment and conserve the natural resources. “We hope we can all learn something from this documentary,” she added..moremoremore