IBF world champ Jerwin Ancajas receives hero’s welcome from PHL Navy

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 11, 2019   •   1084

IBF World super flyweight champion and Navy reservist, Jerwin ‘Pretty Boy’ Ancajas received a hero’s welcome from the Philippine Navy after defending his title.

Ancajas was welcomed by the officers and enlisted personnel of the Naval Reserve Command during his arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Terminal 1 on (Wednesday) December 11.

He successfully defended his IBF World super flyweight title for the 8th time after defeating Chilean challenger Miguel Gonzales via TKO after a six-round demolition at Auditorio GNP Seguros, Puebla City, Mexico last December 8.

“SCPO Jerwin J Ancajas PN(Res) brought pride, honor and glory not only to the Philippine Navy but to the entire nation in general,” according to the post of the Philippine Navy.—AAC

Phl Navy, Air Force air assets being used in distribution of relief to typhoon-hit areas

Maris Federez   •   December 24, 2021

 

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has deployed several air assets in the distribution of relief goods to areas heavily battered by Typhoon Odette.

The Philippine Navy has transported relief goods to Dinagat Island where they also conducted a feeding program and set up charging stations for affected residents in the island.

The Philippine Air Force used its C-130 plane in transporting mobile treatment plants from the Manila Water Company to Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu. This will help clean and filter raw water to make it potable for residents in the area.

Other military aircraft are continuously being used by the government in conducting relief and humanitarian efforts in different areas in Cebu and Palawan that were severely ravaged by the typhoon.

The Air Force Tactical Operations Group 8 in Tacloban is also working non-stop in reaching and distributing help to residents in Southern Leyte that were heavily affected by Typhoon Odette.

The military vows to continue being of help in the government’s relief transport mission, as directed by President Rodrigo Duterte. —/mbmf (from the report of UNTV Correspondent JP Nuñez)

 

Pacquiao announces retirement from boxing

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao on Wednesday (September 29) said he will hang up his gloves for good as he announced his retirement from boxing.

With 62 wins, eight losses, and two draws, Pacquiao has become a boxing legend and has brought pride not just to his family but also to Filipinos.

In a video posted on his Facebook page, the 42-year-old said he has heard the final bell and will bid his final goodbye to boxing.

“It is difficult for me to accept that my time as a boxer is over. Today I am announcing my retirement. Goodbye boxing,” Pacquiao said.

In a statement, the people’s champ said he is grateful for his accomplishments and the opportunity to inspire. He also expressed his gratitude for those who made sacrifices to help him in his boxing journey, especially to Zardo Mejia, who taught him how to box. He also thanked Freddie Roach who has been his trainer for years.

Pacquiao, in his boxing career, earned 12 major world titles in eight different weight divisions. He also holds the record for being the only boxer to hold titles in four different decades, and become the oldest fighter to win a world welterweight title. Out of his 62 wins, 39 were by knockout and 23 by decision.

He thanked boxing for changing his life.

“When my family was desperate, you gave us hope, you gave me the chance to fight my way out of poverty. Because of you, I was able to inspire people all over the world. Because of you, I have been given the courage to change more lives. I will never forget what I have done and accomplished in my life that I can’t imagine. I just heard the final bell. The boxing is over,” Pacquiao said. AAC

 

Paalam wins silver at Tokyo Olympics

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 7, 2021

Carlo Paalam won the country’s second silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after his bout against Britain’s Galal Yafai on Saturday (August 7).

Paalam fell short but still fought a good fight against Yafai after recovering from a knockdown halfway through the first round of the men’s flyweight final.

The 23-year-old boxer continued to throw punches against Yafai, but Britain’s bet stood his ground. Yafai won against Paalam via split decision.

Team Philippines in boxing has won two silver medals, and one bronze. This sets the country’s biggest Olympic medal haul in history. AAC

 

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