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Pacquiao Overpowers Margarito; Bags 8th World Crown

| Sunday, November 14, 2010
TEXAS, USA – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao grabbed hold of the tail end and dismantled the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito, after a unanimous decision win adding the World Light Middleweight Championship belt to his historic eight championship titles in eight divisions at the jam-packed Cowboy Stadium, hours earlier.

Speed remained Pacman’s primary weapon as he gobbled up the Mexican star. The judges scored the bout: 120-108, 118-110, and 119-109 in favor of the People’s Champ.

On the starting bell, both fighters immediately engaged on the violent confrontation. Trying to gauge each other’s punching power, the Filipino star’s flurry of punches found their marks. Both fighters’ disparity in height was evident and Margarito’s five-inch reach advantage can also be seen when he unloads his jabs.

The Tijuana Tornado was touted to be a “diesel” fighter that builds up momentum and revs over time. Wisely using his footwork, Pacquiao frequently dances out of trouble each time his three-time-champ opponent would ram him with bodyblows in the second round.

Pacquiao, on his white trunks, looked like a swift butterfly that softly dances around the stiff Mexican warrior. There was a beautiful exchange of punches in the third but the Filipino fighter has amazingly used speed to his advantage which enabled him to punch upstairs and downstairs.

The Filipino champ manifested his firepower in the early seconds of the fourth round that made 42,000 people at the stadium roar and jump to their seats. Pacman’s combinations stunned Tijuana Tornado pushed him to back. Moments later, Margarito pinned Pacquiao to the ropes but the People’s Champ released a series of punches that forced the Mexican backpedalling again. After the round, the Mexican boxer a cut can be seen just below his right eye.

The fifth period of the game came as Pacquiao, with his signature flash-like reflexes, danced out of trouble while launching his counters. The fight still continued to heat up, but with forty seconds left on the game, a large lump can be seen on the Mexican’s face due to the bunch of power-punches he has taken.

Halfway through the match, Pacman’s right jabs were more evident. The fight seemed like the Pacquiao-Dela Hoya fight. Speed versus height and power. The Mexican pugilist continued to receive huge blows from the dominating People’s Champ.

On the seventh, the Mexi-cutioner landed more serious punches despite the occasional stinging right hooks of his opponent. He again unloaded his arsenal with a minute and a half left in the round. Pacman’s right hooks landed on the Margarito’s already-bruised cheek like laser-guided missiles with forty seconds to go. With five rounds to go, Rep. Pacquiao still continued to dominate the exchange of punches. The Filipino pugilist has perfectly found his punching angles eventhough there was a significant showing of his fatigue.

On the ninth round, Margarito’s marred face can clearly be seen while the referee Laurence Cole occasionally checked his cut. On the tenth, despite the puffy face of Margarito, his coach Robert Garcia seemed no plans of stopping the fight. Manny Pacquiao just continued to push through his plan of going in and out of harm’s way.

On the penultimate round, it seemed that Pacquiao got a hold of his second hind and continued to overpower the sluggish Mexican with his accurate haymakers. Pacquiao’s crisp punches can be heard; as each fist landed on its designated points on Margarito’s face.

On the last ticks of the fight, it was the Tijuana Tornado’s heart and courage that kept him fighting. Referee Cole again see to it that Margarito still have a good vision despite the two swollen eyes. Pacquiao’s trunks had lots of blood smears from Margarito’s dripping cuts. In an obvious attempt to hold back, Pacman let the round pass without trying to give out hard punches to the already battered opponent. The brave Mexican boxer still managed to keep on fighting until the last bell.

Number 13 proved to be lucky. Manny Pacquiao sealed his 13th straight win with his eighth world championship title in eight separate weight divisions – a feat unmatched by any other boxer in the planet. Mayweather, hope you've watched the fight.

My Top 10 Proposed Philippine TV Shows

| Monday, November 8, 2010

On my last article, I’ve mentioned that 63.5% of Filipino household has TVs; far more than those with PCs. In line with this, the following are my Top 10 proposed TV shows for the new-improved Philippine programming:

10 – Batas Pilipinas: A gameshow that gauges each Filipino’s knowledge of the Revised Penal Code, his or her Rights and Liberties, Civil Code, Tax Law, and the likes. Prizes are not in monetary form but given as major university scholarships to selected beneficiaries.

9 - Jose Rizal Adventures: A cartoon show that features the life of Jose Rizal that features his voyages, learnings, inventions, discoveries, writings and more. Great for kids.

8 – Si Betty at Si Yasmien: A story of the two high school best of friends. Betty is a Christian while Yasmien is a Muslim.The drama highlights how they value each other despite their religious differences plus other teen issues.

7 – Magtrabaho Tayo!: An informative livelihood show that features top Filipino businessmen and how they succeeded on their business endeavors. The show will also provide tips and tutorials on how to do proper commercial activities in the Philippines.

6 – Disip-Lino: A soap opera that features the day-to-day adventures of the fictional character called Lino. He’s a decent, refined and amazingly disciplined ordinary Filipino. But his life will be full of hardships courtesy of his archenemy: Juan Tamad.

5 – Word of the Lourd: Instead of the less than five minute-segment shown on TV5 before the Evening News, I propose that it should be made into a full-blown 30-minute. Lourd de Veyra’s creative commentaries on social issues and politics should be featured in our larger TV networks. Si Lourd na ang bahala.

4 – Pinoy Big Brother: Politicians Edition: A reality TV show that would have national or local politicians as the Big Brother’s housemates. Activities should challenge individual strength, experience, and leadership qualities. Each week, a politician will be evicted. The Big Winner wins the political seat through votes casted from PCOS Machines. Works best for Senators, Governors, Mayors, Congressmen, and ofcourse for the Presidential seat.

3 – FlipTop TV Battles: A rap battle show that features battle MCs that would never diss or insult the other but instead, would praise and acclaim the other rapper. Instead of uttering some degrading words, only positive things should be said of the other. Anygma and other organizers can also make a “Politicians Edition”. Debates in the Congress or the Senate should be off the top with or without the matching hip-hop beats. An important note though: no reading from prepared statements.

2 – Advertisement Buster: A show that reviews and points out TV commercials and their half-truths/lies presented in our TV sets everyday. Just like in Discovery Channel’s MythBuster, Jamie and Adam would try to scientifically debunk the fallacious promises and lies by the commercials that plagued our TV sets.

1 – Politi-Cam: An expose show that stalks and stealthily checks on corrupt politicians through mounted hidden cameras. The cameras should be secretly installed in any politician’s office, city/municipal hall, and the view under his table (To see if the monies really passed under their office tables). Politicians caught doing bad will then be filed with criminal charges and then be dismissed from their offices. The show should be shown on a primetime, complete with reruns, and little updates (like that of the traffic updates on morning shows).

Wanna share your ideas? You also have your proposed TV shows for the Philippines?

Holler back and type down your proposals on the Comment Section located below this post! :-)

A Critique on the TV Shows in the Philippines

| Thursday, November 4, 2010

Top 10 Steps on How to Make A High-Rating Soap Opera in the Philippines