MERGE The jubilant crowd at the Bacolod Bays Center, who included city officials led by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, cheer Manny Pacquiao on to victory*


Manny mystique alive
MAULS BRONER IN LAS VEGAS
BY NIDA A. BUENAFE

Manny Pacquiao, at 40, continues to fascinate the boxing world as he systematically demolished American Adrien Broner to earn a unanimous decision and keep his WBA welterweight belt during their 12-round fight yesterday at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas.

There was no knockdown, but Pacquiao still showed the moves and punches that were too much to handle for the 29-year-old Broner.

“Life begins at 40. This is what Sen. Manny Pacquiao has just proven in Las Vegas. He did not only beat Broner, he also beat Father Time”, said Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who once again, was the flagbearer for the Team Pacquiao. moremoremore


Runway bidding starts
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

The bidding for the runway concreting of the Kabankalan City airport in Negros Occidental conducted by the Department of Transportation and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has already started, Mayor Isidro Zayco said yesterday.

Zayco, who is now on his last term as mayor of Kabankalan City, said the DOTr has allocated P30 million for the runway concreting.

The Kabankalan City government also allocated P30 million for the project, he added. moremoremore

 

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House Speaker eyes revival
of cancelled RoRo projects

Former President and now House Speaker, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, is pushing for the revival and expansion of the Roll-On-Roll-Off (RoRo) transport system, a project she spearheaded when she was President.

She made the statement during her visit to attend the 11th anniversary of the Bacolod Silay airport, which was built and inaugurated during her administration in 2007, a press release from her office said.

She narrated that she was saddened a few years ago when she heard that many of the RORO projects were canceled or discontinued.