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Pacman told: Ignore Floyd

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TOP Rank promoter Bob Arum has advised for pound-for- pound king Manny Pacquiao: Don’t react to anything that Floyd Mayweather Jr. says regarding a fight with him and how such a fight could be made.

“The best thing for Manny to do is just ignore him,” Arum told the Manila Standard.

The promoter said the media called him for a comment on Mayweather’s statement that for the mega-buck fight to happen, Pacquiao will have to get rid of his promoter (Arum).

Arum’s reaction was: “We have absolutely no response.”

“He (Mayweather) really doesn’t want to fight Manny,” said Arum, pointing to the ridiculous proposals regarding the revenue split, his offer of a guaranteed $40-million purse, with Mayweather keeping all the pay-per-view income, which Pacquiao said was embarrassing. Continue reading “Pacman told: Ignore Floyd” »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao…at a Miguel Cotto press conference?

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At the Apollo Theater on Tuesday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto held a press conference to promote their Cinco de Mayo fight in Las Vegas.

Mayweather seemed interested in another fight that still might not ever happen but would be one of the greatest fights that boxing has ever seen

A looming fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is still the talk of boxing because it could be the richest fight in the sport’s history. According to the Associated Press, Mayweather said the fight is all about splitting the money that the two fighters would generate. Continue reading “Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao…at a Miguel Cotto press conference?” »

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012- A Prayer For Today

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The Pruning Process: TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful”
(John 15:2)

In life, we all go through a pruning process. God will prune our lives so that we can bear much fruit. To “prune” means something is cut away, something is removed. In other words, maybe a good friend that you counted on moved to another city. Maybe a business shut down that you were connected to, or a relationship went a different direction. Continue reading “Wednesday, February 29th, 2012- A Prayer For Today” »

Pacquiao feels Cotto has chance vs Mayweather

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Although five-time world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is heavily favored to win against Miguel Cotto when they clash this May in Las Vegas, Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao feels the Puerto Rican, who he earlier beat via a technical knockout, should not be underestimated.
Manny said Cotto is a very good fighter and physically very strong and it would be unwise for Floyd to take him for granted.
“Remember, he was leading in points after the first five rounds of our fight,” Manny reminded boxing writers.
Manny said he certainly doesn’t mind if Cotto beats the undefeated Mayweather ahead of everybody else. The eight-division world champ believes Cotto is capable of doing it. Continue reading “Pacquiao feels Cotto has chance vs Mayweather” »

Floyd: Pacquiao must leave Arum for Manny-Money to happen

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He’s right there with a many of the glittering talents who’ve graced the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem in the last century. Floyd Mayweather has “it,” that charisma which forces people, love him or loathe him, to pay attention to him.

Thousands of folks waited outside the theater on Tuesday to gain entrance to see “Money” talk up his May 5 Las Vegas clash with 154 pound champ Miguel Cotto, the Puerto Rican ace who has held crowns in three weight divisions.

Once inside, several hundred fans made their presence felt — noisily — making it hard at times to concentrate on the goings on. Continue reading “Floyd: Pacquiao must leave Arum for Manny-Money to happen” »

Floyd Mayweather says, “No 50-50 split”

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At the New York Press Conference — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says Manny Pacquiao is “not one of the sharpest knives in the drawer” and claims he won’t face him unless his opponent agrees to take less than half the money. How much less he did not state.

While speaking at the news conference Tuesday at the Apollo Theater to promote his May 5th bout against Miguel “I’m No Angel” Cotto for the WBA super welterweight title, Mayweather said of Manny Pacquiao: “He faces Floyd Mayweather, he’s not getting 50-50. Not at all. No one is getting 50-50.” Continue reading “Floyd Mayweather says, “No 50-50 split”” »

From The Philippines: Mabuhay at Mabuting Balita! Month of the Passion of Our Lord Wednesday of the First Week in Lent

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Mabuhay at Mabuting Balita! Month of the Passion of Our Lord Wednesday of the First Week in Lent Go to your adoration as one would go to Heaven, to the divine banquet.

Tell yourself, in four hours, in two hours, in one hour our Lord will give me an audience of grace and love.

He has invited me; He is waiting for me; He is longing for me.  — St. Peter Julian Eymard  http://origin.ewtn.com/Devotionals

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First Reading:  Jonah 3:1-10

Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19:

A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.
Gospel:

Luke 11:29-32 While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them,
”This generation is an evil generation;
it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it,
except the sign of Jonah.

Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites,
so will the Son of Man be to this generation.

At the judgment 
the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation 
and she will condemn them,
because she came from the ends of the earth 
to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
 and there is something greater than Solomon here.

At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation
and condemn it,
 because at the preaching of Jonah they repented,
 and there is something greater than Jonah here.”

Lasallian Prayer:  Let me be the change I want to see.  Even if I am not the light, I can be the spark.

Manny Pacquiao Teaming Up with Michael Jordan Would Take Pacman to New Heights

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Welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao is in talks to take his product line from Nike to NBA legend Michael Jordan’s own Nike branch-off, the Jordan Brand.

Pairing up with one of the most well-known sports figures of all time will take Pacquiao’s already enormously successful career to a new level, even after he does eventually retire from boxing. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao Teaming Up with Michael Jordan Would Take Pacman to New Heights” »

Ricky Hatton: I cried before Manny Pacquiao fight

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Former boxer Ricky Hatton has revealed how he broke down two weeks before his final fight against Manny Pacquiao.
The 33-year-old believes his pre-fight camp did not prepare him properly.

“I had peaked too soon, everyone in the camp could see I needed a rest. There was one day when one of my sparring partners knocked me on my backside,” he told BBC Radio Manchester.

“I came out of the ring, sat on the steps and put a towel over my head and I just started sobbing and crying.”
He continued: “They say ‘you’ve over trained, you’ve left it in the gym’ is the most common phrase used in boxing but my god it is the truest.

“All this was two weeks before you fight the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world.”

After turning professional in 1997, ‘The Hitman’, as Hatton became known, went on to dominate the light-welterweight division with his most notable victory at that weight coming in 2005 against IBF champion Kostya Tszyu.

In 2006, Hatton became a two-weight world champion after he defeated Puerto Rican Luis Collazo to take the WBA welterweight world title, and he followed that victory by beating Juan Urango to reclaim his IBF light-welterweight title.

A sensational fourth-round knockout of Jose Luis Castillo in Las Vegas further increased Hatton’s popularity and helped set up his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr in December 2007.

READ MORE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/boxing/17182090

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 -A Prayer For Today

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“The thief comes only to steal and Kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”
(John 10:10)

A couple of years ago, I was watching the news when Captain Sullenberger successfully landed a jet airplane in the Hudson River. All 155 passengers survived. It’s known as “The Miracle on the Hudson.” A reporter asked one passenger what he thought about it all. He was soaking wet, freezing cold, a little bit frazzled, but he had this incredible glow about him, an excitement in his voice. I’ll never forget what he told the reporter, “I was alive before, but now I’m really alive.”

My question today is, “Are you really alive?” Are you passionate about the life God has given you? Do you get up every morning with enthusiasm, pursuing your dreams? God doesn’t want you to just “be alive” or just exist or endure. He wants you to be really alive! You have seeds of greatness on the inside. There is something more for you to accomplish. Get excited about what God is doing! Lift up your eyes of faith to Him. Keep hoping, keep believing, keep trusting and keep living because God has a wonderful plan in store for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father, thank You for making me alive in Christ! I declare that Jesus is my Lord and Savior, and because He died for me, I can live the abundant life here on earth. Help me stay focused on You this day and live with the enthusiasm that comes from knowing You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

“…And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written,”How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”…Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message!
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”[b]— the things God has prepared for those who love him!”

Ariza Fitness- Building to Avoid Injuries- The Push-Pull

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By Alex Ariza,

It’s easy to over stress body parts in a very short time and thus hamper recovery. Training push/pull lets muscle groups rest completely.
Let’s take the issues so many boxers and other athletes have with their shoulders-

Most people when they are focusing on their strength and conditioning are not also focusing on their symmetry. Symmetry is basically making sure everything is proportionately balances, so one muscle is not over powering the next.

An over-developed front delt can result in chronic rotator cuff pain and that all-too-common protracted (forward extension), “hunched-over” look.

If you have shoulder pain or a previous rotator cuff injury, you should focus only on strengthening the four small muscles of the rotator cuff and the posterior (rear) delts. Shoulder presses often recruit too much of the front delt, so I wouldn’t recommend them unless you work with very light weights. Continue reading “Ariza Fitness- Building to Avoid Injuries- The Push-Pull” »

Tuesday (February 28): “In praying, do not babble like the pagans.”

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Mabuhay at Mabuting Balita!
Month of the Passion of Our Lord
Tuesday of the First Week of Lent
When we contemplate the blessings of faith even now, as if gazing at a reflection in a mirror, it is as if we already possessed the wonderful things which our faith assures us we shall one day enjoy. — St. Basil, De Spiritu Sancto http://origin.ewtn.com/Devotionals/inspiration_02feb2012.asp#28
First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11
Psalm 34:4-7, 16-19: From all their distress God rescues the just.
Gospel: Matthew 6:7-15
Jesus said to his disciples:
“In praying, do not babble like the pagans,
who think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Do not be like them.
Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This is how you are to pray:

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

“If you forgive men their transgressions,
your heavenly Father will forgive you.
But if you do not forgive men,
neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.” http://usccb.org/bible/readings/022812.cfm

Video Reflection: http://www.usccb.org/bible/reflections/

Lasallian Prayer: Let me be the change I want to see. Even if I am not the light, I can be the spark.

Visit the blog site — http://shechina.wordpress.com — for more readings for the day and your insights or follow us on Twitter — twitter.com/theonekin.

Manny Pacquiao’s Son Key to a Possible Showdown vs. Floyd Mayweather?

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There are a lot of boxing heavyweights who have a stake in whether or not Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. actually ever get into the ring against one another. After all, everyone from Bob Arum to Leonard Ellerbe to Michael Koncz to Todd DuBoef to Ken Hershman all stand to profit not only if these guys eventually do their thing – but depending on when the bout happens as well.

Amazingly enough, though, the person who may have the largest say in whether or not the biggest fight of the decade happens may not be any of those Sweet Science power players. It may wind up being someone whose résumé is a lot shorter and whose interest in what ultimately ends up transpiring is a lot more heartfelt and genuine. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao’s Son Key to a Possible Showdown vs. Floyd Mayweather?” »

Monday, February 27, 2012- A Prayer For Today

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“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9)

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Father God, thank You for Your provision and blessing in my life. I know that You are making a way even when I don’t see a way. Help me to stand strong in You so that I may see the harvest of blessing You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

“…And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written,”How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”…Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message!
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”[b]— the things God has prepared for those who love him!”

Mabuhay at Mabuting Balita! Month of the Passion of Our Lord Monday of the First Week of Lent

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Let us faithfully transmit to posterity the example of virtue which we have received from our forefathers.  - St. Peter Damian  http://origin.ewtn.com/Devotionals/inspiration_02feb2012.asp#27
First Reading:  Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18
Psalm 19:8-10, 15:  Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
Gospel:                Matthew 25:31-46
Jesus said to his disciples:
”When the Son of Man comes in his glory,
and all the angels with him,
he will sit upon his glorious throne,
and all the nations will be assembled before him. 
And he will separate them one from another,
as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
He will place the sheep on his right Continue reading “Mabuhay at Mabuting Balita! Month of the Passion of Our Lord Monday of the First Week of Lent” »

Why Pacquiao-Mayweather will happen, and soon

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Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have already set their courses for the next few months. Whether their fights serve as aperitifs for a bout with each other remains to be seen. Still, there are more boxing experts who believe the anticipated megabuck fight between the two will happen, and that there are just a few more tumblers that need to fall into place to unlock this event and make it happen.
Carlos Costa, managing director of China Purchase Company and correspondent for NotiFight.com <http://notifight.com/> has seen it all. The Panamanian businessman travels at his own expense to big fights around the world, including to regional and world title bouts in the Philippines, and files stories in both Spanish and English. He believes that Timothy Bradley bit off way more than he can chew against Pacquiao.
“I talked to Bradley during the presscon last November at the MGM. To me one to one he was friendly and seemed a nice guy,” Costa reveals. “But during the round table meeting with the press he was uneasy and uncomfortable. Bradley will not handle the pressure of the event and the pressure of Manny. Plus, Timothy is a super lightweight fighter while by now Manny is a full-blown strong and fast welterweight. The lightning speed and combat power of the Pacman will be too much for Bradley. I am so positive that Bradley has never been in a fight like this one coming. He’ll break and will not find himself even before the first bell chimes. Provided that Mayweather beats Cotto and Manny KO’s Bradley, I think that both superstars Money and Manny would try to make the fight.”
Costa also believes that the money machine will keep rolling for Floyd, and that he and Golden Boy Promotions already have a back-up plan as an alternative to a fight with the Pacman, and that is to fight Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who is on the Mayweather-Miguel Cotto undercard. Meanwhile, Chito Katangkatang of philboxing.com <http://philboxing.com/> believes that there are bigger reasons than the money for Pacquiao-Mayweather to push Continue reading “Why Pacquiao-Mayweather will happen, and soon” »

Bradley has pinball plan vs. PacMan

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Timothy Bradley won’t need the start of training camp to develop a game plan for Manny Pacquiao. He already has had one for more than three years.

That’s how long Bradley has been studying Pacquiao, preparing for the day they would meet in the ring. That day will be June 9, when the undefeated junior welterweight champion tries to end the reign of the Filipino superstar at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“I’ve watched all of his fights, especially when he had those breakout moments against Erik Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez,” Bradley said this week. “I definitely watched all those trilogies. I love to look at fighters’ weaknesses and strengths and come up with a game plan.” Continue reading “Bradley has pinball plan vs. PacMan” »

A glimpse into Manny Pacquiao’s world; Mayweather ‘on the horizon’

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It was not quite fight day yet, but Chelsea Pier’s The Lighthouse on February 23 was throbbing with energy.

Hordes of Filipino fans were there for a glimpse of Congressman Manny Pacquiao who was promoting the Pacquiao-Bradley bout of June 9 in Las Vegas.

When the boxing icon emerged on stage, the crowd went wild with chants of “Manny, Manny, Manny!”

For Tim Bradley, Manny’s opponent, the sight was astonishing. “He has the support of his whole country,” he told me. The undefeated Bradley said “fighting with a superstar like Manny Pacquiao is worth the risk.”

Although the fight was against Bradley, all the questions lobbed at Pacquiao were about Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao was prepared for all of them. From people around him like trainer Freddie Roach, Manny’s wife Jinkee and other close-in aides, it appeared like there could be a fight. November is the month they were looking at.

“My 11-year-old son told me, ‘Daddy I want you to retire after you defeat Mayweather,’” Pacquiao told select members of the media. This was the closest he would come to confirming he was ready to face ‘Money’ Mayweather. Can a father disappoint his son?

Pacquiao quickly corrected a reporter who asked if Bradley bout going to be his last ring foe. “No this is not my last fight, two fights more and that’s it,” he said.

Exhausted from answering all Mayweather-related questions, Pacquiao recounted his last conversation with the other side. Continue reading “A glimpse into Manny Pacquiao’s world; Mayweather ‘on the horizon’” »

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao: Death of boxing?

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By Curtis Shaw Flagg

Controversy has never looked more lucrative, than it does when it comes to the highly anticipated bout between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pac-man” Pacquiao. The two have long been linked to the biggest bout in the current era of boxing history. Looking to draw in more hype, publicity and money than the “Rumble In The Jungle” (Ali v Foreman), “Thrilla In Manilla” (Ali v Frazier) and “The Showdown” (Sugar Ray v Tommy Hearns) combined.

The two superstar boxers have been marred in controversy and doubt since this “dream bout” was inked up. It can be traced all the way back to 2009, when Mayweather announced a return to the ring after a brief retirement. Then Mayweather expressed in fighting “anybody” (Pacquiao-Hatton winner, Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez), but there’s one fighter particularly in mind. That fighter, popular Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, who Mayweather described as the “gorilla” in the room.

Over three years have passed since that date, and there still has been no Mayweather/Pacquiao fight. What’s the delay? Well it gets pretty sad when you look at it realistically.

There is no big ticket in boxing. The only matchup anyone wants to see is the Manny/Money match-up, and the anticipation now has far exceeded its reality of happening. From Pacquiao refusing a drug test within a week before the fight, to Mayweather serving time for domestic battery, the fight seems to be more a pipe dream now than the 60/40 split Mayweather demanded originally.

The boxing industry has seen a significant decrease in viewership over the past years. With MMA and other alternate forms of independantly run competitive fighting circuits becoming widely successful, the “Main Event” is almost dead. This is why I believe that the Mayweather/Pacquiao bout will be the undoubted end to sport that has defined generations, political and social history, and is without a doubt the true “american pastime”.

Honestly, I’ve had this in drafts for a while. That was until I saw something that made me start to think about this again. UFC owner and public ambassador Dana White recent addressed comments made by Floyd Mayweather - who recent tweeted racially charged comments about Asian-American Knicks guard Jeremy Lin’s sudden press.

Dana White has dominated the full contact sport landscape, branding the UFC as a legitimate entertainment sporting event. He has legitimized “mixed martial arts” as an American and international marketing equal. Which is why his recent comments to me seem a bit contrived.

On White’s “Presedential Address”, he made statemets admitting - even though he is acting owner and president of the main competition to the WBA, that even he thinks the Mayweather/Pacquiao should happen. I would too, given the circumstance,

Dana White: "Yes Floyd, You're Racist"

I know Dana is just as passionate (if not more) of a boxing fan as anyone, but the changing of the guard in professional boxing seems to be nearing a close and this is doomed to be the bout that will seal it.

Among many things, the governing bodies that sanction many boxing matches have been rumored to be corrupt and unjust. The emergence of “mixed martial arts” and WWE have also brought about company to a sport that once was all alone in it’s apparent genre.

Not to say that boxing will die, but the inevitable is near and “As I See It”, it is a lose/lose no matter the outcome,

Lose: They fight, no matter the winner, both are at the ends of their career and any rematch in the future would be between to boxers even older and more disinterested. Mayweather (34yrs old) and Pacquiao (33yrs old) are both edging for retirement and positioning for G.O.A.T. status. It would be much assumed, that because the two never fought earlier in their career, that this match would be the one-time contest to see who finishes at the top.

Floyd wants to protect his unblemished record at 42-0, and Pacquiao (54-3) has gained the respect of almost every boxing expert, analyst, or competitor current and past. After this fight, the appeal and hype intensely deteriorate and focus turns to - well nothing.

The next best hope is international boxers David Haye, Vladimir Klitchko, and Dereck Chisora, who recently made headlines for a post-fight altercation that lead to possible criminal charges. However each boxer has maintained respectable careers: Haye (24-2), Chisora (15-3), Klitchko (56-3), but none of these boxers could carry the same kind of marketability in a fight that either Floyd or Manny carry in their pinky finger. I do know that there are young gold glove boxers out there with the potential to be big time marketers for the sport, I encourage you to step up.

Lose: They don’t fight, it pretty much sullies the both boxer’s careers. Throughout the timeline since the idea of a fight was birthed, both Pacquiao and Mayweather have done their fair share of ducking and dodging the fight. If there is indeed no fight on their ends, it is sure to put a mark on both of their illustrious careers with an asterisk of, “what if”.

Boxing would more than likely go into a darker ice age, with Pay-Per-View and Cable TV both showing a change in viewership between boxing, MMA, and other syndicated and broadcast television.

In 2011, Pacquiao’s defeat of Juan Manuel Marquez was the most viewed event for boxing last year, generating 1.4mil views. The UFC (whom recently debuted a cable television fight broadcast on FOX) registered - on a down year - 4.7mil viewers. UFC 129, which featured St-Pierre vs. Shields was the highest viewed Pay-Per-View event by the organization in 2011, bringing in 800,000 viewers.

Floyd Mayweather is set to spend time in jail after a domestic violence charge and is scheduled to face Miguel Cotto on May 5, before his sentence. And Manny Pacquiao is set to fight a yet-to-be-determined opponent sometime around that same date or later into the year.

Pacquiao feels pressure at home to fight Mayweather

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By Larry Fine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Besides the urgings of boxing fans around the world eager for Manny Pacquiao to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Pacman said on Thursday he was feeling pressure closer to home to settle the argument over who is the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer.

“My oldest kid (Emmanuel Jr.) is 11 years old and he said, ‘Daddy, I want you to retire, but before you retire I have one request. You fight Mayweather, you beat him and then you retire,’” the WBO welterweight champion told a news conference.

“I want that fight to happen,” admitted Pacquiao.

The much-discussed mega fight will have to wait until at least November, as Pacquiao first has a date in the ring with undefeated junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on June 9 in Las Vegas, and Mayweather is fighting Miguel Cotto there on May 5.

Pacquiao, who has won titles in eight different weight divisions, said satisfying his son’s wish was still possible but that time was running out.

“I have maybe two, three more fights,” the 33-year-old Pacquiao said about his boxing future. “Hopefully he will fight before I retire. I’m hoping for a November fight.”

Pacquiao said Mayweather made a telephone call to him in the Philippines last month to discuss possible terms.

“I told him, ‘let’s make the fight happen. I’m happy with 50-50 and whatever your request for the blood testing,” Pacquiao said, referring to Mayweather’s demands for blood-testing before their bout, which previously was a deal breaker.

“He said, ‘I’ll give you this amount, but no pay per view for you.’”

FINAL OFFER

Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz said he met with Mayweather’s camp three times after the phone call to try to finalize a deal.

“The final offer that Manny gave was $50 million guaranteed and a split of revenue 45 to 55 percent,” said Koncz. “Manny said, ‘let’s make it a prize fight, so the winner gets an extra 10 percent.”

First things first, and coming up for Pacquiao (54-3-2) is 28-year-old Bradley (28-0), whose aggressive style is made to order for the Filipino.

“Tim Bradley loves to fight toe-to-toe, he keeps coming inside,” Pacquiao said at a news conference promoting the bout. “Tim Bradley is undefeated. He’s strong, he can punch. I think we can give a good fight.”

Bradley showed his gratitude for getting the big-money bout by interrupting his remarks to shake Pacquiao’s hand.

“Thank you for this opportunity,” said Bradley. “I waited for this moment, this breakout moment. I’m up for the challenge. I’m not just here for a paycheck. I’m here to win this fight. That night is going to be a war.”

(Reporting By Larry Fine; Editing by Gene Cherry)

Pacquiao attends new Nike technology launch in US

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MANILA, Philippines - Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao attended the launch of Nike’s newest technology in New York on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) together with sprinter Allyson Felix and Super Bowl champion Victor Cruz.

Pacquiao, an endorser of Nike, is currently in the United States to promote his upcoming fight with Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas this June.

He is one of the athletes featured in Nike+ Training, which features a set of workouts aimed at helping users get fitter, faster and stronger.

Rafael Nadal and Hope Solo were also tapped for the new technology, which comes in the form of a sensor built into Nike footwear. It collects information about the user’s movement and transmits data to mobile phones.

“Nike+ allows us to connect the physical world of sport with the social elements of digital to create a better sport experience for every athlete,” Nike president and chief executive officer Mark Parker said during the launch.

Nike+ Basketball, on the other hand, seeks to track a player’s movement during the game and deliver back information to the user, giving them a basis from which to improve.

The first Nike+ Basketball-enabled basketball shoe is the Hyperdunk+, which will be worn by NBA star LeBron James this summer.

“Giving player access to this level of information will have a huge impact on the way players train and play the game,” said James, who is also an endorser for the sports apparel brand.

The Lunar Hyper Workout+ for women and Lunar TR 1+ for men, meanwhile, will be the first shoes to have the Nike+ Training technology.

PACQUIAO WILL NOT UNDERESTIMATE BRADLEY LIKE HE DID MARQUEZ

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By Felix Strunk

In a recent interview, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao revealed that he took his last opponent, Juan Manuel Marquez, too lightly, making the fight much more difficult than it needed to be. “I underestimated him,” the 8-division world champion explained . “I thought he was small, and that I would have no problems. It was a mistake. I shouldn’t have underestimated him.” It’s a mistake that he doesn’t plan on repeating on June 9th when he steps into the ring with undefeated WBO jr. welterweight champion Timothy Bradley.

“Timothy Bradley is a strong fighter and he loves to fight toe-to-toe and he’s undefeated, and I think it’s going to be a lot of boxing in the ring,” Pacquiao noted earlier this week as he assessed the strengths of his new opponent. “So what we’re going to do is we’re going to train hard. We’re going to do at least 10 weeks of training for this fight and I hope the same thing with Timothy Bradley, who will train hard for this fight, so we can give a good fight and we can entertain people.”

Of course, Pacquiao also began training camp early for the Marquez fight as well. In fact, it was roughly 11 weeks of training for that fight. That being said, the atmosphere wasn’t quite as serious and intense as it’s been in past camps. HBO’s 24/7 cameras often times captured him laughing and joking around in the gym, perhaps spending more time entertaining himself with sparring sessions between members of Team Pacquiao than focusing on the task at hand.

Nevertheless, this time, Pacquiao insists that training camp will be different, and judging from the excitement of his Strength & Conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, it certainly will be much more intense. “Just left the Champ…Excited that he’s ready to get to My way of training for this fight,” Ariza would post on his official Twitter page. ”

Pacquiao and Lin do not hook up

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By Michael Woods

Manny Pacquiao hit NYC for a presser trumpeting his June 9 showdown with unbeaten Timothy Bradley, and the keyboard tappers all wanted to know one thing…

No, not whether he thinks the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will get made, although of course that came up at Chelsea Piers. No, they wanted to know if he met Knicks savior Jeremy Lin.

Turns out they didn’t connect as hoped yesterday, but the Congressman said he hopes he and Lin can connect when the Knicks head out west on their next swing. “I’m proud of him, he’s from Asia,” he said.

As for Mayweather, Manny took a pass when given a shot at whacking Floyd for his Jan. 13 Tweet, in which he said that Lin-mania has mostly to do with the baller’s race. Pacquiao, taking the high road, said that he prayed for Mayweather: “God bless him, I’ll pray for him.”

We’ve heard recently that he might retire soon. “I’m still hungry in boxing, I still want to fight,” the boxer said. He thinks he’ll glove up two or three more times.

Pacman said he thinks Bradley (28-0; age 28) will be a solid foe on June 9. “I think we can give a good fight,” he said. He did mention that he hopes Bradley’s penchant for headbutting won’t impact him come fight night, and said he doesn’t think he is deliberately dirty.

I expect Pacman, who is 33 and may be on the downside, as he now seems more prone to cramping and cuts, to be able to use his hand speed and accuracy to get past Bradley, who doesn’t possess great power at 140, and will likely have less at welterweight. He said he hopes him and Mayweather will clash sometime. “I hope we fight before I retire,” he said, to laughs, during a media roundtable. Pacman targets November, but noted that they’ll need to find a way to split revenues. “I want the fight to happen,” he said. “My kid is 11 years old and says ‘fight Mayweather before you retire.’”

Pacman chuckled when he recounted their phone call of a few weeks back. “No pay per view,” the Filipino said Mayweather told him, and he then guffawed. “There is hope we will fight someday,” he said. His promoter Bob Arum seems less hopeful. (See previous blog.)

But aren’t fans tired of the flirtation? “A million times I heard that, ‘when is the fight?’ I’m tired of answering that question over and over,” he admitted. He reiterated that he does want the fight, and refused to speculate in front of the media why Mayweather hasn’t done more to prove he wants the mega-scrap.

Pacman also said Cotto will be tough for Mayweather when those two face off on May 5.

And what about another fight with Juan Manuel Marquez? “I don’t think fans want to watch the same movie,” he said, chuckling. “My concern is the fans. I don’t want to lose the fans in boxing.”

Pacman’s recent deeper immersion into religion came up. He said, “Without God, we are not here in this world” in closing the roundtable.

Pacquiao-Bradley 24/7 Makes HBO Debut on May 26th

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NEW YORK – HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 14 Sports Emmy® Awards, returns in May for its 14th boxing installment with 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY, an all-new, three-episode, all-access series, it was announced today by Ken Hershman, president, HBO Sports. Debuting SATURDAY, MAY 26 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), the series will follow two elite fighters as they prepare for their intriguing welterweight title showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on June 9.

“We are really looking forward to presenting this all-new edition of ‘24/7’ in a style that only ‘24/7’ can deliver,” said Hershman. “Manny and Tim have contrasting back stories and we will spotlight these two compelling characters against the backdrop of a major title fight.”

Episode two of 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY debuts SATURDAY, JUNE 2, while the finale debuts FRIDAY, JUNE 8, the night before the high-stakes welterweight title bout. All three episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.

24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes access, along with in-depth interviews, as the fighters prepare for this 147-pound encounter, which pits a worldwide figure who made an improbable climb to the top level of the sport against a hungry young undefeated boxer who believes his time has arrived.

Born amid poverty in the Philippines, where he is currently the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province, Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) has overcome every barrier to become an icon, capturing world titles in eight different weight divisions. He will be fighting in Las Vegas for the 14th time as he defends his title. Timothy Bradley, Jr. (28-0, 12 KOs), an engaging fighter and one of the future stars of the sport, will be appearing under the bright lights of Las Vegas for the second time in his pro career.

This fast-paced series will capture the interactions and rigors both men experience in preparing for their contest. In his sixth “24/7” appearance, Pacquiao, 33, is expected to surround himself with a trusted contingent of family and friends in the Philippines and at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood as he works with longtime trainer Freddie Roach. Making his “24/7” debut, Palm Springs, Cal. native Bradley, 28, is looking to make a name for himself in the division.

24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY is the latest installment of the acclaimed franchise that began in 2007. Receiving two Emmys® for production excellence at the 2011 Sports Emmy® Awards, “24/7” is the most honored sports series on TV over the past four years, earning 14 Sports Emmys® overall.

The St. Petersburg Times has noted, “The best sports reality show on television is HBO’s ‘24/7.’ ”

“Pacquiao vs. Bradley” takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 9 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT), and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.

The executive producer of 24/7 PACQUIAO/BRADLEY is Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; coordinating producer, Scott Boggins; co-producer, George Jakovic; writer, Aaron Cohen. Liev Schreiber narrates.

Pacquiao-Bradley NYC Presser

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Manny Pacquiao and Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr. wrapped up their two-city, coast-to-coast media tour today with a New York City news conference in The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers at Pier 60. The fighters, their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Joel Diaz, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum discussed the June 9 fight, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and be a blockbuster pay-per-view event.

Tim Bradley: 18 years of my life I’ve been training in this game of boxing. I waited for this breakout moment and this is my moment. Pacquiao was in this moment when he faced some of the best Mexican opponents of all time, Morales, Marquez…so he knows exactly what I’m feeling and what I want. I feel it’s going to be a great fight. I’m up for the challenge, and just want to let everyone know I’m not just here for a paycheck, baby. I’m here to win this fight. If you’ve seen me fight before, you know I come to fight and that night is going to be a war!

Manny Pacquiao: I’m sure it’s going to be a good fight because of Tim Bradley’s style. He loves to fight toe-to-toe. But my problem is the headbutts, so we need to watch that. I’m pretty sure we can give a good fight and we can create a lot of boxing on June 9. So please don’t miss it. It’s going to be a historic fight. I want to thank God. All my achievements come from him. Without God I am nothing so I’d like to encourage all of you to please read the bible because that’s the commandments of God and we need to follow God’s commandments.

Manny Pacquiao & Timothy Bradley Open to the Public Today

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MANNY PACQUIAO and TIMOTHY BRADLEY, JR.
NEW YORK NEWS CONFERENCE
ANNOUNCING THEIR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT

Today!  Thursday, February 23 at Noon ET
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers at Pier 60

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

NEW YORK (February 23, 2012) – Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and undefeated junior welterweight champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY, JR. will conclude their two-city, coast-to-coast media tour, Today!  Thursday, February 23, with a New York news conference in The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers at Pier 60 (23rd Street and the Hudson River.) The news conference, which is open to the public, will begin at Noon ET.  One-on-one interviews will follow the news conference.    Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao & Timothy Bradley Open to the Public Today” »

Will Manny Pacquiao retire from boxing after his fight June 9th?

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On February 21st 2012 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly hills Ca, Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley held the first of two pre-fight press conferences, formally announcing their upcoming world championship fight on Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Pacquaio and Bradley are among the more congenial personalities in boxing so the event offered no trash talk or smackdowns. After making the expected thank yous, acknowledgements to God, words of respect to each other and predicting a great fight, they engaged in a little fun. During their pre-fight “staredown” photo opp, the two could barely maintain their serious faces before starting to grin. Pacquiao then poached a photographer’s camera and took some shots of his own. Continue reading “Will Manny Pacquiao retire from boxing after his fight June 9th?” »

Thursday (February 23): “Whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”

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Mabuhay at Mabuting Balita!
Month of the Passion of Our Lord
Thursday after Ash Wednesday

The first stage of contemplation, dear brothers, is constantly to consider what God wants, what is pleasing to him, and what is acceptable in his eyes. We all offend in many things; our strengths cannot match the rectitude of God’s will, being neither one with it nor wholly in accord with it; let us then humble ourselves under the powerful hand of the most high God and be concerned to show ourselves unworthy before His merciful gaze, saying: Heal me, Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved. And again, Lord, have mercy on me; heal my soul because I have sinned against you. — St Bernard http://origin.ewtn.com/Devotionals/inspiration_02feb2012.asp#23

First Reading: Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1:1-4, 6: Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.
Gospel: Luke 9:22-25
Jesus said to his disciples:
“The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected
by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

Then he said to all,
“If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself
and take up his cross daily and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.
What profit is there for one to gain the whole world
yet lose or forfeit himself?” http://usccb.org/bible/readings/022312.cfm

Video Reflection: http://www.usccb.org/bible/reflections/

Lasallian Prayer: Let me be the change I want to see. Even if I am not the light, I can be the spark.

Visit the blog site — http://shechina.wordpress.com — for more readings for the day and your insights or follow us on Twitter — twitter.com/theonekin.

PACQUIAO-BRADLEY FACEOFF IN NEW YORK WITH MAX LETTERMAN

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Feb. 22, 2012, New York, N.Y. — Max Kellerman (ctr), host of HBO “Faceoff” talks with superstar Manny Pacquiao (2nd R), undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr.(2nd L), Bradley trainer, Joel Diaz (L) and Pacquiao trainer, Freddie Roach (R) during a filming in New York for their upcoming World Welterweight title mega-fight.

Jeremy Lin scores his second straight Sports Illustrated cover, joining some lofty company

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You can point to New York’s cupcake schedule in the days following Jeremy Lin’s ascension into the Knicks rotation on Feb. 4. You can point to the minutes he plays in New York’s frantic pace, as Jason Terry did on Sunday, and all the possessions he gets to dominate. That’s what Player Efficiency Rating — which adjusts for pace, minutes, and takes into consideration all those turnovers and all those possessions used up -is for. And, 2 1/2 weeks into his star turn, Jeremy Lin has gone from D-League refugee to eighth in the NBA in PER. And, as the biggest story in sports at the moment, he’s more than deserved his two straight Sports Illustrated covers. Here’s this week’s: Continue reading “Jeremy Lin scores his second straight Sports Illustrated cover, joining some lofty company” »

Pac-Man, Mayweather in Sh13bn war

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Manny Pacquiao says the pieces were falling into place for a world title fight with Floyd Mayweather until the American boxer tried to low-ball him on the split of the pay-per view revenue, said to be in the region of Sh13.2 billion.
Pacquiao said he called Mayweather personally to try to broker a deal for a world championship fight and thought they had an agreement until Mayweather brought up the pay per view.
Mayweather said he would give Pacquiao a $40 million (Sh3.32 billion) lump-sum payment if Pacquiao agreed to let Mayweather keep the pay per view earnings for himself.
“It was embarrassing to me,” Pacquiao said on Tuesday. “He was trying to take advantage of me. It is clear he didn’t want to fight.”
Some experts have estimated that the pay per view could be around Sh13.2 billion ($160 million).

 

READ MORE: http://www.nation.co.ke/sports/Pac+Man+Mayweather+in+Sh13bn+war+++/-/1090/1332850/-/63w034z/-/

Mayweather: Shut up and box

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been in the news - not for boxing, of course, which he seems intent on avoiding. The welterweight, who has been ducking a fight with Filipino powerhouse Manny Pacquiao for years, instead took to Twitter to make racially charged comments about Jeremy Lin, the former Harvard basketball player who’s become an unlikely sensation for the New York Knicks. Continue reading “Mayweather: Shut up and box” »

Pacquiao proud of NBA’s Jeremy Lin

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Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is proud of fellow Asian Jeremy Lin, a point guard of the New York Knicks who is making waves in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Pacquiao said  “We’re very proud of him. Keep up the good work.”

Pacquiao is hoping to meet Lin, a Chinese-American graduate of Harvard University, at the sidelines of his media tour in New York City.

The Filipino boxer is currently touring the US to promote his WBO welterweight title fight against undefeated American boxer Timothy Bradley.

Pacquiao is an avid fan of basketball. He once owned a basketball team that played in Liga Pilipinas.

He said he admires Lin not only for his basketball skills but also for the way he professes his Christian faith.
Pacquiao said Lin serves as a role model for other talented athletes.

“Successful people should never forget the Lord. They owe him their gift and talent,” Pacquiao said

Ariza Fitness- Multivitamin Supplementation and Its Effect on Improvements in Mood and Stress

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Multivitamin Supplementation and Its Effect on Improvements in Mood and Stress.

Previous research has shown a correlation between deficiencies in certain micronutrients, such as vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin D, zinc, and selenium, and negative mood symptoms, anxiety, and depression. Because these micronutrients are found in most common multivitamin formulas it would make sense that a multivitamin might be able to help prevent some of these problems. Continue reading “Ariza Fitness- Multivitamin Supplementation and Its Effect on Improvements in Mood and Stress” »

With no Mayweather bout, Manny Pacquiao touts Bradley fight, says retirement ‘not long’ away

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. both realize almost every boxing fan wishes Floyd Mayweather Jr. had been standing next to Pacquiao at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday.
But when Pacquiao and Mayweather failed to make a deal for the fight everybody wants to see, Pacquiao moved down the list of contenders to make a fight he hopes his fans will enjoy. Continue reading “With no Mayweather bout, Manny Pacquiao touts Bradley fight, says retirement ‘not long’ away” »

Manny Pacquiao insists he’ll fight Floyd Mayweather but offer was financially unacceptable

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LAS VEGAS – Manny Pacquiao was upstairs in the bedroom of his suite at the MGM Grand over the weekend, catching a nap after a long day of giving a deposition in a defamation lawsuit he filed in 2010 against fellow superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

A little after 5 p.m., his dinner of steak, rice and asparagus was delivered, where it sat, untouched, for nearly 90 minutes. Finally, Pacquiao slowly, sleepily made his way down the stairs. He greeted me with a wan smile and headed to the dining room table. He bowed his head in silent prayer, then poured steak sauce over his food.

He didn’t dig in immediately, and was almost like a child forced by his parents to stay at the table until he cleared his plate. He ran his fork aimlessly through the rice, not seeming particularly hungry or eager to talk. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao insists he’ll fight Floyd Mayweather but offer was financially unacceptable” »

ANG PASIMULA NG KASALANAN =Part 1

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Dear Manny Pacquiao,

Greetings again to the family in the most holy name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hoping all is well by the grace of the Lord. Ang message for today ay ating pamamagatang ANG PASIMULA AT
KATAPUSAN NG KASALANAN. Aking inihahandog ang mensaheng ito sa lahat ng may pagkauhaw sa Dios na katulad ng usa, Mga Awit 42:1-2.

February 21, 2012

ANG PASIMULA AT KATAPUSAN NG KASALANAN

2 Peter 2:4; Romans 5:12; 1 John 3:8

1. Ating babasahin sa ating mga Biblia , una’y sa ika-lawang Pedro, talatang 4 ang ganito:
Sapagka’t kung ang Dios ay hindi nagpatawad sa mga anghel nang mangagkasala ang
mga yaon, kundi sila’y ibinulid sa impierno, at ikinulong sa mga tanikala ng kadiliman,
upang ilaan sa paghuhukom;

2. At sa Romans 5:12-14, Kaya, kung paano na sa pamamagitan ng isang tao ay pumasok ang kasalanan sa sang-
libutan, at ang kamataya’y sa pamamagitan ng kasalanan; at sa ganito’y ang kamatayan ay
naranasan ng lahat ng mga tao, sapagka’t ang lahat ay nangagkasala.

3. Sa 1 John 3:8-10, ay ganito naman ang sinasabi,
Ang gumagawa ng kasalanan ay sa diablo; sapagka’t buhat pa ng pasimula ay nagka-
kasala ang diablo. Sa bagay na ito’y nahayag ang Anak ng Dios, upang iwasak ang mga
gawa ng diablo.

4. Lord willing, babalikan natin ang 1 John 3:9-10. Ngayon, ano ang kasalanan? Ang sabi sa 1 Juan 3:Ang sinomang gumagawa ng kasalanan ay sumasalangsang din naman
sa kautusan: at ang kasalanan ay ang pagsalangsang sa kautusan. At ang KASALANAN AY NAGSIMULA SA LANGIT. At nang magkasala ang mga anghel, ay hindi sila pinatawad
ng Dios. Bakit? Dahil sa sila’y nilikha ng Dios na mga makapangyarihang espiritu, at mga matatalino. Nakakaalam sila sa kalooban ng Dios. Nguni”t tayo’y mga anak ng Dios na sa
katutubo (by natural birth) ay naging mga anak ng kagalitan, ang sabi sa Ephesians 2:3-4. Walang nalalaman sa mga daan ng Dios. Ang sabi sa 1 Peter 1:14-15: Na gaya ng mga
anak na matalimahin, na huwag kayong mangagasal NA AYON SA INYONG DATING MGA MASASAMANG PITA nang kayo’y nasa KAWALANG KAALAMAN; Nguni’t yamang banal ang sa inyo’y tumawag, ay mangagpakabanal naman kayo sa lahat ng paraan ng pamumuhay.

5. Sa verse 18, ang sabi ni Pedro, Na inyong nalalamang kayo’y tinubos hindi ng mga bagay na nangasisira, ng pilak o ginto, mula sa inyong WALANG KABULUHANG
PARAAN NG PAMUMUHAY, NA IPINAMANA SA INYO NG INYONG MGA MAGULANG. Tinubos tayo mula sa walang kanuluhang paraan ng pamumuhay: Pinoy ka man, Japanese ka man, Taiwanese ka man, Kano ka man, Muslim ka man, Hinduism ka man o Indian, Korean, European countries, ANG LAHAT NG BANSA AY NASA ILALIM NG KAHATULAN,
Romans 3:19 at John 3:18. Ang lahat ng mga bansa ay IISANG URI NG DUGO: MAKASALANAN! ANG LAHAT AY NANGAGSILAKAD SA SARILI NILANG DAAN NA ANG DULO AY KAMATAYAN, O IMPIERNO. (Mga Gawa 14:16 at Mga Gawa 17:26) . Nguni’t dumating ang biyaya ng Dios na may dalang kaligtasang. Si Cristo ang tanging Daan, na ipinagkaloob ng
Dios, upang anomang lahi o bansa ka nanggaling, ay (kayo’y) kahabagan, sa pamamagitan ng pananampalataya.

6. Ang sabi sa Roma 3:23-25, Sapagka’t ang lahat ay nangagkasala nga, at hindi nangakaabot sa kaluwalhatian ng Dios.

Palibhasa’y inaaring-ganap na walang bayad ng kaniyang biyaya sa pamamagitan ng
pagtubos na nasa kay Cristo Jesus.

Na siyang inilagay ng Dios na maging pampalubag-loob, sa pamamagitan ng pananampa-
lataya sa kaniyang dugo, upang maipakilala ang KANIYANG KATUWIRAN dahil sa hindi pagpansin
sa mga kasalanan na nagawa nang nagdaang panahon sa pagpapahinuhod ng Dios.

Na siyang inilagay ng Dios… Hindi si Muhammed ang ipinadala ng Dios, hindi si mama-Mary, hindi ang Budha, hindi ang araw ng Japan, hindi si Pope John 11; Hindi si founder ng Jehovah Witnesses, hindi ang Baptist founders, hindi ang founder ng Pentecostat, ng Lutheran, ng Wesleyan, ect., ect. ect.! Ang religion ay covering ang layunin nito. Si Adam at Eva ay may
covering din na ginawa; tinapian ng first bikini ng mga dahon ng punong kahoy ng igos ang kanilang mga masisilang bahagi ng katawan, nguni’t hindi tinaggap ng Dios ang gawa nila.
Ang Dios ang gumawa ng paraan, pumatay ng tupang hayop, at pinatulo ang dugo, at inalis ang balat at ang Dios pa ang tumahi ng balat at ginawang damit ng mag-asawa upang
hindi na makita ang kanilang kahubaran! Iyan ang ibig sabihin ng biyaya: na hindi tiningnan ng Dios ang kanilang kasalanan, at siya na ang gumawa ng kanilang kaligtasan. Iyon ay
anino ng mga mabubuting bagay na darating sa New Testament, Hebrew 10:1-2. Now, kung ibig n’yong mabasa ang sinabi ko, tunghayan ninyo ang inyong Biblia sa Genesis 3:21, At iginawa
ng Panginoong Dios si Adam at ang kaniyang asawa ng mga kasuutang balat at sila’y dinamitan. Sa Apocalipsis 3:Ipinapayo ko sa iyo na ikaw ay bumili sa akin ng ….ng
mapuputing damit upang iyong maisuot, at upang huwag mahayag ang iyong kahiyahiyang kahubaran…. Ang sabi sa Apocalipsis 19:8, And to her (the Church-bride) was granted
thay she should be arrayed in fine linen…. (ang fine linen ay galing sa balahibo ng tupa-Kawikaan 27:26,) …clean and white, for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

7. Hangga’t ang pinagkakatiwalaan mo’y ang relihiyon at sinasabi mong dito na ako ipinanganak, dito na ako mamamatay, ang sabi ni Pedro, na pinamanahan tayo ng walang
kabuluhang pamamaraan ng pamumuhay…, inalpasan mo at sinayang mo ang biyaya ng Dios sa iyong panahon. Hindi mo na mababago ang plano ng Dios ng pagtubos, sa pamamagitan lamang ng banal na Dugo ni Cristo ika’y aariing ganap. Kung aariin mong walang kabuluhan ang dugo ng Anak ng Dios, ito ang naghihintay sa iyo, Hebrew 10:26,
Sapagka’t kung ating sinasadya ang pagkakasala…. (dahil mas pinili mo ang relihiyon, ang sali’t saling sabi ng tao…) …pagkatapos na ating matanggap ang pagkakilala sa
katotohanan, ay wala nang haing natitira pa tungkol sa mga kasalanan…. sa verses 27-29,

Kundi isang kakilakilabot na paghihintay sa paghuhukom, at isang kabangisan ng apoy na
lalamon sa mga kaaway.

Ang nagpawalang halaga sa kautusan ni Moises sa patotoo ng dalawa o tatlong saksi, ay
namatay ng walang awa:
Nagdampot lamang ng mga igagatong ng sinaing sa araw ng sabbath, ay binato na sila at nangamatay. Dahil ang kautusan ay “kamao sa kamao, ngipin sa ngipin, dugo sa dugo…!”
Kaya dugo ang inihandog ni Abel sa kaniyang altar, dahil sa nadumihan ang dugo nina Adam at Eva nang sila’y sumuway sa Dios… Bibigyan natin ng linaw ang tungkol sa mga
dahilan ng kaganapan sa Genesis 3, ang pasimula ng kasalanan sa lupa.

8. Ngayon ay nalinawan na ninyo kung bakit pinatawad tayo sa ating mga kasalanan sa pamamagitan ng kamatayan ng matuwid na isa? (5 Corinto 5:21), Nguni’t ang mga anghel nang mangagkasala ay di pinatawad ng Dios, ang dahilan, nakakaalam na sila ng kalooban ng Dios; nilikha silang makapangyarihang espiritu: nguni’t inabuso nila ang
kabutihan nio Yahweh Elohim. Mababasa natin sa Psalms 103:20,
Purihin ninyo ang Panginoon, ninyong mga anghel niya, ninyong makapangyarihan sa
kalakasan na gumaganap ng kaniyang salita, na nakikinig sa tinig ng kaniyang salita.

Sa Psalms 104:4, sa english KJV, Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire.

Sa Hebrew 1:13-14 ay ganon din, Nguni’t kanino sa mga anghel sinabi niya magpakailan man, Lumuklok ka sa aking kanan,
hanggang sa ang iyong mga kaaway ay gawin kong tuntungan ng iyong mga paa?

Hindi baga silang lahat ay mga espiritng tagapaglingkod, na mga sinugo upang magsi-
paglingkod sa kapakinabangan ng mangagmamana ng kaligtasan?

9. Ang ikatlong bahagi ng mga anghel sa langit ay nadaya ni Lucefer, at siyang dahilan na hind sila pinatawad ng Dios. Kahit anong gawin nilang makabalik sa dati nilang kalagayan
sa langit, ay hindi na nila nasumpungan. Basahin natin sa Apocalipsis 12:3-4, si Juan nakakita sa pangitain sa langit,

At ang ibang tanda ay nakita sa langit: at narito ang isang malaking dragong mapula, na
may pitong ulo at sampong sungay, , at sa kaniyang mga ulo’y may pitong diadema.

At kinaladkad ng kaniyang buntot ang ikatlong bahagi ng mga bituin sa langit, at pinag-
hahagis sa lupa…. (ang susunod na kalahati ng talata ay naganap sa panahon ng kapanganakan ni Jesus)

Sa Apocalipsis 12:7-9, naganap ang unang digmaan at unang kasalanan sa langit,
At nagkaroon ng pagbabaka sa langit: si Miguel at ang kaniyang mga anghel ay nakipag-
baka sa dragon; at ang dragon at ang kniyang mga anghel ay nakipagbaka;

At hindi sila nanganalo, ni nasumpunagn pa man ang kanilang dako sa langit.

At inihagis ang malaking dragon, ang matandang serpente, ang tinatawag na Diablo at
Satanas, ang dumadaya sa buong sanglibutan; siya’y inihagis sa lupa, at ang kaniyang mga
anghel ay inihagis na kasama niya.

10. Bakit sila inihagis sa lupa? (Isaiah 14:12-17),
Ano’t nahulog ka mula sa langit, Oh Lucifer, anak ng umaga! paanong ikaw ay lumagpak
sa lupa, ikaw na siyang nagpahina sa mga bansa!

At sinabi mo sa iyong sarili , Ako’y sasampa sa langit, aking itataas ang aking luklukan
sa itaas ng mga bituin ng Dios; at ako’y uupo sa bundok ng kapisanan, sa mga kaduluduluhang
bahagi ng hilagaan:

Ako’y sasampa sa itaas na mga kaitaasan ng mga alapaap; ako’y magiging gaya ng
kataastaasan.

Iyon ang dahilan na sila’y pinaghahagis ng Dios ang mga anghel na ito, kasama ang ambisyosong si Satanas, sa lupa. Ang dati nilang kapangyarihan ay ginagamit na nila sa kasamaan: ang magpahirap at magwasak sa buhay ng mga tao sa lupa. Ang sabi ni Isaiah, ….ikaw na siyang nagpahina sa mga bansa; sa verse 17, Na ginawang gaya ng ilang ang sanglibutan,
at gumiba ng mga bayan nito; na hindi nagpakawala ng kaniyang mga bilanggo upang magsiuwi? Ang sabi ni Cristo sa Juan 10:10, Hindi pumaparito ang magnanakaw,
kundi ang magnakaw, at pumatay, at pumuksa: ako’y naparito upang sila’y magkaroon ng buhay, at magkaroon ng kasaganaan nito.

11. Naisip po ba ninyo kung bakit hinulaan ng Espiritu na nasa kay Pablo, 2 Timothy 3:1-5?, na, ….sa mga huling araw ay darating ang mga panahong mapanganib. Amen. Panganib sa
mga hold-upper, panganib sa mga karnaper, panganib sa mga high-jacker; panganib sa mga pirata, panganib sa mga terorista, panganib sa mga snatchers, panganib sa mga bank robbers, panganib sa mga salisi gangs, at iba pang mga strategy ng mga kriminal? ang sabi sa talatang 2,
Sapagka’t ang mga ito’y magiging maibigin sa kanilang sarili, MAIBIGIN SA SALAPI, mayayabang,
mga mapagmalaki, mapagtungayaw, masuwayin sa mga magulang, mga walang turing, mga
walang kabanalan,

Walang katutubong pagibig, mga walang paglulubag, mga palabintangin, mga walang
pagpipigil sa sarili, mga mabangis, hindi maibigin sa mabuti, (walang mabuti liban ang Dios)

Mga lilo, mga matitigas ang ulo, mga palalo, MGA MAIBIGIN SA KALAYAWAN
KAY SA MGA MAIBIGIN SA DIOS;

Na may anyo ng kabanalan (di tunay na banal sa puso), datapuwa’t tinanggihan ang
kapangyarihan nito (1 Corinto 1:24, Hebrew 13:8), LUMAYO KA RIN NAMAN SA MGA ITO.
Ang sabi sa verse 7, …………..
Na laging nagsisipagaral, at kailan pa man ay hindi nakararating sa pagkaalam sa
katotohanan.

12. Saan ba natin matatagpuan ang mga taong ito na banal sa loob ng simbahan, nguni’t paglabas ng fellowship nila, ay pupunta sa casino, sa mga tayaan ng lotto, sa mga
beer garden, sa mga sabungan, sa mga sayawan, sa mga inuman, sa mga night clubs, sa mga kalayawan ng lahat ng uri ng mga masamang pita ng katawan? Sila ang tinatawag na mga maruruming ibon, Apocalipsis 18:2-4, ang sabi roon, Magsilabas kayo bayan ko, upang huwag kayong mangaramay sa kaniyang mga kasalanan…. at ang sabi Pablo
kay 2 Timothy 3:5, Lumayo ka rin naman sa mga ito! Kailan ito mangyayari sa ibabaw ng lupa? SA HULING ARAW, sa ating panahon ng Laodicean Church Age, Rev. 3:14-22.

13. Ang mga ito ang mga evil forces sa langit na inihagis ng Dios sa lupa, na ngayo’y nandadaya sa mga taong walang pagmamahal sa Banal sa Biblia. Oh, si Satanas ay tuso, ginagamit
niya kunwari ang Biblia, nguni’t walang pananampalataya sa bawa’t Salita na lumabas sa bibig ng Dios, Mateo 4:3-4. Kung ano ang ginawang pandaraya niya kay Eva,
Genesis 3:1-5, one word lamang ang idinagdag niya sa buong sentence o pangungusap ng Dios sa Genesis 2:16-17, ay sila’y nangamatay. Iyan ang ating ikinamatay, ang pagaalinlangan
ni Eva ay minana nating lahat. Nguni’t sinugo ng Dios si Jesus Cristo, at ibinigay ang kaniyang buhay at lahat ng mga bagay sa buhay na ito, nguni’y ang mga sugo ni Satanas ay
sinugo sa lupa upang ipangaral ang kaginhawahang material, nguni’t wala ang buhay na walang hanggan.

14. Basahin natin sa John 10:10, Hindi pumaparito ang magnanakaw (si Satanas yan), kundi ang magnakaw, at pumatay, at pumuksa, ako’y (si Cristo) naparito upang
sila’y magkaroon ng BUHAY (NA WALANG HANGGAN), at magkaroon ng kasaganaan nito. Material na kasaganaan ay kasama na dumarating na lamang ng kusa, sa lahat ng nananampalataya sa Kaniyang mga pangako. Ganon din naman sa Romans 8:32,
Siya, na hindi ipinagkait ang kaniyang sariling Anak, kundi ibinigay dahil sa ating
lahat, bakit hindi naman ibibigay sa atin ng walang bayad ang lahat ng mga bagay?

15. Brother Manny, ibinigay na sa inyo ang lahat ng bagay sa mundong ito, ang wala sa inyo ay ang buhay na walang hanggang. Tandaan mo Manny, maaari kayong mag-anyong
banal sa labas, nguni’t kung ang kabanalan ay hindi manggagaling sa loob, sa puso, sa pamamagitan ng bautismo ng Espiritu Santo, pagkaraang marinig ang Salita ng katotohanan, Acts 2:38-39; Romans 8:11; at Ephesians 1:13-14, ay magiging katulad lamang kayo ng isang UWAK na may pinturang PUTI, na kapag nabuhusan ng malakasna ulan, ay natanggal ang maputing kulay, at lumitaw ang “anyo ng kabanalan” lamang pala.

16. Iyan ang pandaraya ng diablo, ginagawang “front” sa pangangaral ang dami ng bilnilaang ng tao, ang kasaganaan ng pera sa banko, ang dami ng miembro ng, nguni’t there’s no life of Jesus Christ in it. Puro ANYO LAMANG, nguni’t ang sabi ng Panginoon, Lumayo kayo sa kanila.

17. Bakit kaya ipinakita ng Dios sa aking panaginip ang “larawan” o painting ng larawan ni brother Manny pacquiao? At nakita ko ang aking sarili na hawak ko ang brush at aking inaayos ang mga “shadows” ng painting. Sapagka’t sa tunay na buhay, ako”y drawer, kaya kong iguhit ang sinomang tao, o hayop, o anomang bagay. But in the Holy Bible, God has given unto me the revelation of the dream. Ito’y mababasa sa 2 Corinto 3: 16-18, at Roma 8:28-30. Ilang araw lamang ang nakalipas mula nang mapanood ko ang interview Manny, na magbabagong buhay na, na nagbabasa na ng Biblia. At agad nadama ng aking puso, na sinasabi ng Panginoon: Tulungan ko siyang
matoto sa katotohanan.

Nanalangin ako sa Panginoon at aking katanungan sa Kaniya ay aking ipinarating: Paano ko mapapadalhan si Manny Pacquiao ng mensahe sa huling panahon, na hindi ko alam ang addesss niya. Sa kongreso kaya? o sa GMA7? o probinsiya? At ang aking anak na si Maria Salome ay nag-try sa internet. Praise the Lord na natagpuan niya ang [email protected]

18. Sa susunod ay tatalakayin po natin ang ikalawang bahagi ng THE BEGINNING OF SIN…. at ang 1 John 3:9-10 at Romans 8:28-30. God
bless you all in the merciful name of the Lord Jesus Christ

Magandang gabi po at kapayapaang mula sa Dios ay magingat sa ating lahat. Amen.

Brother Franco A. Togonon
The End-time Message Ministry
CHURCH OF THE FRISTBORN
AFP Housing, Zone 2, Bulihan,
Silang, Cavite, Philippines

Tuesday (February 21): “¬They had discussed with one another who was the greatest”

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Mabuhay at Mabuting Balita!
Month of the Passion of Our Lord
Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

You must realize that when the Father shows His works to Christ’s members, it is to Christ that He shows them. He shows them to the members through the Head. Suppose you wish to take hold of an object with your eyes closed. Your hand does not know where to go, yet your hand is your member. Open your eyes and your hand will now see where it must go. The member follows the way indicated by its head! — St. Augustine http://origin.ewtn.com/devotionals/inspiration.asp#21
First Reading: James 4:1-10
Psalm 55:7-11, 23: Throw your cares on the Lord, and he will support you.
Gospel: Mark 9:30-37
Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
but he did not wish anyone to know about it.
He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
“The Son of Man is to be handed over to men
and they will kill him,
and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.”
But they did not understand the saying,
and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house,
he began to ask them,
“What were you arguing about on the way?”
But they remained silent.
For they had been discussing among themselves on the way
who was the greatest.
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
“If anyone wishes to be first,
he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”
Taking a child, he placed it in their midst,
and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me.” http://usccb.org/bible/readings/022112.cfm

Video Reflection: http://www.usccb.org/bible/reflections/

Lasallian Prayer: Let me be the change I want to see. Even if I am not the light, I can be the spark.

Visit the blog site — http://shechina.wordpress.com — for more readings for the day and your insights or follow us on Twitter — twitter.com/theonekin.

Free Shipping on ALL Items on the MP8.ph Shop

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Attention Manny Pacquiao Fans! We are NOW offering FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the United States! (ground shipping USPS) and $10.00 for any orders outside the U.S.

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David Beckham and Stevie Wonder open in Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday celebrations

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Muhammad Ali is honoured in Las Vegas as singers, athletes, and former opponents turned out to celebrate the 70th birthday of the man known as “The Greatest.

David Beckham described Muhammad Ali as an inspiration as he paid tribute to the boxing legend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas during a star-studded birthday celebration for the 70-year-old.

Muhammad Ali’s Daughter says, Manny reminds me of my dad.”

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Rasheda Ali, the daughter of boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, said Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao reminds her of her father.

“Manny reminds me of my dad. He is a very generous person, a very loving person. He takes the celebrity status and gives it back to the community. That’s what my dad has done. You know, he is one of the few boxers that give back to the community,” Rasheda said during a star-studded gala in Las Vegas on Saturday for Ali’s 70th birthday.

“He is the greatest boxer of all time,” Pacquiao said of Ali.

Ali is well-loved in the Philippines, especially after “Thrilla in Manila,” his famous boxing match against Joe Frazier, was held at the Araneta Coliseum in October 1975.

According to Rasheda, her father loves the Philippines.

“The Filipino community has been so wonderful for my dad when he came there to fight,” Rasheda said. “They (Filipinos) were so generous and gracious. My dad loves that.”

Stars come out Continue reading “Muhammad Ali’s Daughter says, Manny reminds me of my dad.”” »

THIS TUESDAY! Pacquiao-Bradley LA News Conference - Noon

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MANNY PACQUIAO and TIMOTHY BRADLEY, JR.
LOS ANGELES NEWS CONFERENCE LUNCHEON
ANNOUNCING THEIR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT

This Tuesday! February 21 at Noon PT
The Beverly Hills Hotel

LOS ANGELES (February 19, 2012) – Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and undefeated junior welterweight champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY, JR. will kick-off their two-city, coast-to-coast media tour, This Tuesday! February 21, with a Los Angeles news conference luncheon in the Crystal Ballroom at The Beverly Hills Hotel (9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210.) Luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. PT with the news conference beginning Noon PT. One-on-one interviews will follow the press conference.

Pacquiao, Bradley, their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Joel Diaz, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will be announcing their upcoming world championship battle. Pacquiao and Bradley, who have won 11 world titles between them, will go toe-to-toe for Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship on Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The fight will be broadcast Live on Pay-Per-View.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, tickets to Pacquiao vs. Bradley will go on sale This Friday! February 24, at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT, and will be priced at $1,200, $900, $600, $400, and $200. Ticket sales at $1,200, $900, $600 and $400 are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $200 are limited to two (2) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (Media):
Lee Samuels, Top Rank/Bradley: 702-378-1083 / [email protected]
Ricardo Jimenez, Top Rank: 909-615-3436 / [email protected]
Fred Sternburg, Sternburg Comm/Pacquiao: 303-548-0707 / [email protected]
Ed Keenan, EMC Events: 609-399-1330 / [email protected]
Scott Ghertner, MGM Resorts Int’l: 702-650-7565 / [email protected]
Media Credentials: www.magnamedia.com

Don King Says He Can Make the Mayweather-Jr.-vs.-Pacquiao Fight Happen

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Promoters have a very important role in the sport of boxing, and that role is to advise and create the right environment for boxers to fight important and entertaining fights, while earning an optimal amount of money. Throughout history, there have been dozens of great promoters, but one name will always stand out when the word promoter and boxing are used together in one sentence: Don King.

We all know King for his ability to persuade boxers to accept fights that they may not have wanted previously; and also for the accusations that some fighters threw at him for lying and stealing share of their money. Say what you say, but Don King can sometimes make things happen that no one thought possible. Continue reading “Don King Says He Can Make the Mayweather-Jr.-vs.-Pacquiao Fight Happen” »

Pacquiao looks to KO Floyd Mayweather—in court

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LAS VEGAS - Boxing champ and Philippine congressman Manny Pacquiao arrived in the US last night, gearing up for his much-awaited match with former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.
But the showdown won’t be in the boxing ring. It will be in a court of law, where a judge and jury will eventually decide on a defamation lawsuit Pacquaio filed against Mayweather and his uncle Roger Mayweather. Continue reading “Pacquiao looks to KO Floyd Mayweather—in court” »

Sunday (February 19): “’Your sins are forgiven.”

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Mabuhay at Mabuting Balita!
Month of the Passion of Our Lord
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Quinquagesima
O my God, Trinity whom I adore, help me forget myself entirely so to establish myself in you, unmovable and peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity. May nothing be able to trouble my peace or make me leave you, O my unchanging God, but may each minute bring me more deeply into your mystery! Grant my soul peace. Make it your heaven, your beloved dwelling and the place of your rest. May I never abandon you there, but may I be there, whole and entire, completely vigilant in my faith, entirely adoring, and wholly given over to your creative action. — Prayer of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity. http://origin.ewtn.com/devotionals/inspiration.asp#19
First Reading: Isaiah 43:18-19, 21-22, 24-25
Psalm 41:2-5, 13-14: Lord, heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 1:18-22
Gospel: Mark 2:1-12
When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days,
it became known that he was at home.
Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them,
not even around the door,
and he preached the word to them.
They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.
Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd,
they opened up the roof above him.
After they had broken through,
they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic,
“Child, your sins are forgiven.”
Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves,
“Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming.
Who but God alone can forgive sins?”
Jesus immediately knew in his mind
what they were thinking to themselves,
so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?
Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,
‘Your sins are forgiven,’
or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk?’
But that you may know
that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”
-he said to the paralytic,
“I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.”
He rose, picked up his mat at once,
and went away in the sight of everyone.
They were all astounded
and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.” http://usccb.org/bible/readings/021912.cfm

Video Reflection: http://www.usccb.org/bible/reflections/

Lasallian Prayer: Let me be the change I want to see. Even if I am not the light, I can be the spark.

Visit the blog site — http://shechina.wordpress.com — for more readings for the day and your insights or follow us on Twitter — twitter.com/theonekin.

Pacquiao, Mayweather taking opposing views on NBA star Jeremy Lin

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By Leo Reyes

Boxing stars Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are taking opposing views on the soaring popularity of NBA’s new discovery—New York Knick’s guard Jeremy Lin—who is an American of Chinese descent.
Pacquiao, who is the only boxer in history to win titles in eight different weight classes in his professional boxing career apart from being known as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, is scheduled to meet with Jeremy Lin in New York on Wednesday.
Lin, who is a Harvard economics graduate, is a young American basketball player whose parents migrated to the US from Taiwan in mid 70′s. He was born in Los Angeles, California on August 23, 1988.
The 23-year-old New York Knick’s shooting guard is the first NBA player who scored at least 20 points in his four starts, leading his team in a six-game winning streak, averaging 27 points per game in the current season.
Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather who is the current WBC welterweight champion, is being criticized both by some boxing and basketball fans for his comments on Lin’s success and popularity, saying his comments seems to border on racial discrimination.
“Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise,” Mayweather, 35,said on his most recent Twitter message.
“Its OK for ESPN to give their opinion but I say something and everyone questions Floyd Mayweather, he added. “I’m speaking my mind on behalf of other NBA players. They are programmed to be politically correct and will be penalized if they speak up. Other countries get to support/cheer their athletes and everything is fine. As soon as I support Black American athletes, I get criticized”, he continued in his Twitter posts.
This is not the first time Mayweather is criticized for his racial rants. In 2010, the unbeaten champion had also been criticized for his racist and homophobic comments on Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao.
“Once I stomp that midget (Pacquiao), I’ll take that motherfu@k@r make me some sushi roll and cook me some rice,” spewed Mayweather, named Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year in 1998 and 2007. “We’re going to cook that motherfu@k@r with some cats and dogs…Rice with a little bit of cat, rice with a little bit of barbecued dog.”, Mayweather was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao, who is set to defend his WBO welterweight title against unbeaten Timothy Bradley of Palm Spring, will be in Los Angeles (Beverly Hills Hotel, Feb. 21) and New York (Chelsea Piers, Feb. 23) to promote his fight with Tim Bradley on June 9 in Las Vegas.
In his New York leg of the press tour, Pacquiao will have an opportunity to meet with Jeremy Lin, the rising star of New York Knicks.
“God bless Jery Lin” Pacquiao said in his Twitter post.
Pacquiao is a known basketball fan and owner of the MP Gensan Warriors, which he regularly trains with during his free time. The popular Filipino boxer is also a friend of NBA basketball star and L.A. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and other popular NBA stars.
While in the US, Pacquiao will be doing another endorsement for Nike before returning to the Philippines to attend to his duties as member of the House of Representatives and to start training for his upcoming fight with Tim Bradley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.

Read more: http://digitaljournal.com/article/319800#ixzz1miud2xOQ

JUDGEMENT BEGINS AT THE HOUSE OF GOD

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Notice: Paumanhin na ang mensaheng JUDGEMENT BEGINS AT THE HOUSE OF GOD =Part 2 ay naisent ng hind po sinasadya ang
number 1 to 22 paragraph. Ang karugtong po, ang number 23 to 27 ay mababasa rin naman sa susunod nito. Salamat po.
madali kang lumabas sa pulupot ng kaniyang mga kamay, na gaya ng mga yakap ng isang babaeng marumi. Kaw. 5:19-20; Kaw. 7:27.

23. Babalik tayo sa ikalawang Corinto 3:18 na tayo. Ang sabi sa talatang 17, ….kung saan naroroon ang Espiritu ng Panginoon, doon ay
may kalayaan. Kung alipin ka pa sa kasalanan, at mag-aangkin kang Cristiano, ikaw ay nagkakasala ng pangangalunya, Roma 7:1-6, dahil
walang deborsiyo sa Dios. Mateo 19:3-9. Kailangang mamatay ang kasalanan, bago ka malayang tumanggap kay Cristo.

Ngayon, ganito ang sabi sa 2 Corinto 3:18,
Datapuwa’t tayong lahat, na walang talukbong ang mukha na tumitinging
gaya ng sa isang salamin sa kaluwalhatian ng Panginoon, ay NABABAGO TAYO
SA GAYON DING LARAWAN mula sa kaluwalhatian hanggang sa kaluwalhatian, na
gaya ng mula sa Panginoon na Espiritu.

24. Gaya ng salamin ang pagpapahayag ng Dios sa hiwaga ng evangelio, MALINAW, FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION ay kitang kita
mo na ang dakilang obra maestra ng kamanghamanghang paglalantad ng Dios sa kalaliman ng mga ipinasiya Niya. At dito ang mga tunay na Cristiano tumatatag at nanagumpay laban sa mga lalang ng diablo, Roma 16:25-26.

At ngayon sa kaniya na makapangyarihan na sa inyo’y makapagpapatibay
ayon sa aking evangelio at sa pangangaral ni Jesus Cristo, ayon sa pahayag
ng hiwaga na natatagong lihim simula pa ng walang hanggan,

Datapuwa’t nahayag na ngayon, at sa pamamagitan ng mga kasulatan ng
mga propeta, ayon sa ipinagutos ng Dios na walang hanggan, ay ipinakilala sa
lahat ng mga bansa UPANG MAGSITALIMA SA PANANAMPALATAYA. Amen

25. Ang pananampalataya ay pagtalima sa kalooban ng Dios. At kung totoo na ika’y nakakakita, walang tabing ang iyong spiritual eyes,
….kung nasaan ang Espiritu ng Panginoon, doon ay may kalayaan, 2 Corinto 3:17. Ganito rin ang mababasa natin sa Mga Gawa 5:32,

At kami’y mga saksi ng mga bagay na ito; at gayon din ang Espiritu Santo,
na siyang ibinigay ng Dios (kanino?) sa mga nagsisitalima sa kaniya. Amen at amen.

Hallelujah! ikaw ngayon ay bahagi na ng katawan ni Cristo, ng Bahay ng Dios, 1 Corinto 12:13, na sinabi ni Pablo, Sapagka’t sa isang Espiritu
ay binautismuhan tayong lahat sa isang KATAWAN, maging tayo’y Judio, o Griego, maging mga alipin o mga laya; tayong lahat ay
pinainom sa isang Espiritu. Mga kapatid hindi po ito ostias na bilog na kurting araw, araw ang sinasamba ng Roma noon, bago ito nag-angking
Cristaino noong more or less 450AD; ang bautismo ng Espiritu Santo ay matatamo lamang sa Bahay ng Dios, sapagka’t doon lamang maririnig ang mga puro at dalisay na katuruang itinuro ng mga apostol. Ang katawan ni Cristo ay siya Bahay ng Dios, Efeso 2:21,

Na mga itinayo sa ibabaw ng kinasasaligan (foundation) ng mga apostol
at ng mga propeta, na si Cristo Jesus din ang pangulong bato sa panulok:

Na sa kaniya’y ang buong gusali, na nakalapat na mabuti, ay lumalago
upang maging isang templong banal sa Panginoon;

Na sa kaniya’y itinayo naman kayo upang maging tahanan ng Dios sa
pamamagitan ng Espiritu.

Nawa’y makita ninyo ang hiwagang ito ng evangelio: na ang Bahay ng Dios ay mga taong pinabanal, nagkakalapat na mabuti ang lahat ng
mga miembro; walang nagpapatayan sa kanila, kundi nagmamahalan, dahil uminom sila ng isang tubig ng Buhay, 1 Corinto 12:13, at di
na sila lumalakad sa sanglibutang ito: Roma 12:1-3,

Kaya nga, mga kapatid, ipinamamanhik sa inyo, alang-alang sa mga
kahabagan ng Dios, na inyong iharap ang inyong mga katawan na isang
haing buhay, (Hebrew 9:12-14) banal, na kaayaaya sa Dios, na siya ninyong
katampatang paglilingkod (KJV).

Na huwag kayong magsiayon sa sanglibutang ito: kundi magiba kayo
sa pamamagitan ng pagbabago ng inyong pagiisip, upang mapatunayan
ninyo kung alin ang mabuti (Hebrew 5:14) at kaayaaya at sakdal (KJV) na
kalooban ng Dios. (Matthew 5:48)

27. Sa Bahay lamang ng Dios matatamo ang sakdal na pananampalataya, dahil nandidito lamang matatagpuan at mapapakinggan ang
pure Word of God. Hanggang sa muli, ikatlong bahagi ng mensaheng ito. Kung tunay na kayo’y nagnanais na ng mabago ang buhay, na
batid ninyong sa Banal na Kasulatan lamang matatagpuan, at sa sugo lamang ng Dios mabubuo ang pananampalataya, Roma 10:13-17, ay handa po kami makatulong sa inyo, gaya ng nararapat.

Ang inyong lingkod na kay Cristo Jesus,

Rev. pastor Franco A. Togonon
The End-time Message Ministry
Chruch Of The Firstborn

AFP Housing, Zone 2, Bulihan,
Silang, Cavite, Philippines.

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Sports, Hollywood VIPs arrive for Muhammad Ali 70th birthday salute

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Three days of rehearsals start today after three days of TV equipment and stage sets load-in for the most ambitious star-studded gala tribute ever planned for Las Vegas, and even Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao — said to be on the verge of retirement — is flying in from the Philippines to attend the 70th birthday salute to Muhammad Ali at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night. Continue reading “Sports, Hollywood VIPs arrive for Muhammad Ali 70th birthday salute” »

* Wait! Jeremy Lin is Not Black?!

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Floyd Mayweather said New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is getting attention not because of his play, but because of his race. The boxing icon said if Lin, an Asian American, were black, he wouldn’t get the same praise. Lin, in response, said if he were indeed black, he’d be Continue reading “* Wait! Jeremy Lin is Not Black?!” »

Floyd Mayweather vs. Jeremy Lin, Racism or Envy? … by Martin Wade

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Like clockwork Floyd Mayweather injected race into a situation with about as much insight as he exhibits in (24/7) family counseling. Somehow via Twitter (his rightful forum) we are led to believe that Floyd is a spokesperson for the downtrodden black athletes of the NBA. Whining about the obvious attention Jeremy Lin is receiving for his success brings to mind Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck crying about the media’s “infatuation” with another barrier breaker, Barack Obama. When you are advocating from a position of majority (in this case NBA ballers) you present yourself as someone who is comfortable with the status quo; someone OK with exclusionary tactics used to judge someone for anything but performance. This from a man who went on Ustream and suggested Manny Pacquiao (a Congressman) “make Continue reading “Floyd Mayweather vs. Jeremy Lin, Racism or Envy? … by Martin Wade” »

Manny Pacquiao, Jeremy Lin Might Meet in NY, Bond Over Hatred of Floyd Mayweather

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For the last few years, Manny Pacquiao has undoubtedly been the biggest international sports star on the planet. Obviously there are a lot of athletes who happen to be huge figures in their specific countries and sort of well-known internationally like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James or Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, but none of those guys have the mass appeal of a Pacquiao. Pacquiao is Pacquiao everywhere – be it in the Philippines or America.

He was alone in that regard for a very long time. That was pre-Linsanity, though. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao, Jeremy Lin Might Meet in NY, Bond Over Hatred of Floyd Mayweather” »

The New Has Come

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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come”
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

When you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are a new creation! You have a new spirit, a new walk, a new life! There may be “old” things in your life that you are trying to get rid of. Maybe you have old habits or addictions that you want to change. Remember today that the new has come. It’s a new year with new opportunities, and it’s time for you to be the new you. Let this be the year that you break old habits and addictions. Let this be the year that you move forward into a new life of victory. Let this be the year that you take hold of all the spiritual blessings the Lord has promised — peace, health, protection and victory. Continue reading “The New Has Come” »

NBA: Jeremy Lin picked by Team Shaq for All-Star Weekend

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NBA sensation Jeremy Lin was a last-minute addition to the NBA’s All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge for first and second-year players on Thursday.

The New York point guard, who has electrified the NBA since the Knicks turned to him on an emergency basis, was named along with Miami’s Norris Cole to swell the pool of eligible players to 20 shortly before Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley began choosing players for their teams.

The move puts Lin, a seldom-seen bench-warmer two weeks ago who became a hero when forced into a starting role, into the NBA’s signature weekend, and O’Neal made him the third pick for his Team Shaq. Continue reading “NBA: Jeremy Lin picked by Team Shaq for All-Star Weekend” »

Bob Arum: Born-Again Manny Pacquiao good for Boxing and Himself

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Top Rank Boxing promoter Bob Arum does not think Manny Pacquiao will lose his killer instinct after the Filipino boxer announced he was renewing his Christian faith.

Bob Arum believes that the impact of faith on Pacquiao’s performance will be positive when he goes in the ring.

“Now that he’s found religion, he will be a lot more dedicated than he was when he was playing pool and gambling,” stated Bob Arum Continue reading “Bob Arum: Born-Again Manny Pacquiao good for Boxing and Himself” »

Manny Pacquiao and Jeremy Lin meeting slated

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Manny Pacquiao, long the face of Asia in the US, is scheduled to meet with rising basketball sensation Jeremy Lin during a stop for one of his press conferences for his upcoming fight.

Lin, of Taiwanese descent, has been the story of the moment in the NBA as he came out of nowhere to steer the New York Knicks to a seven-game winning streak after being previously cut by two squads. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao and Jeremy Lin meeting slated” »

JUDGEMENT BEGINS AT THE HOUSE OF GOD

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January 16, 2012

Pagbati sa lahat ng pamilya ni Brother Manny Pacquiao. Pinadama sa akin ng Panginoong Jesus sa pamamagitan ng Kaniyang Banal na Espiritu na nasa akin, na maipagpatuloy ngayon
ang mensahe ng Judgement Begins At The House Of God =part 2. Pagpalain kayo ng Dios sa mga Salitang napapanahon na ating tatalakayin sa gabing ito.

1. JUDGEMENT BEGINS AT THE HOUSE OF GOD =Part 2

1 Peter 4:16-19,
Nguni’t kung ang isang tao ay magbata na gaya ng isang Cristiano, at huwag mahiya;
kundi luwalhatiin ang Dios sa pangalang ito.

Sapagka’t dumating na ang panahon ng pasimula ng paghuhukom sa bahay ng Dios:
at kung mauna sa atin, ano kaya ang wakas ng mga hindi nagsisitalima sa evangelio
ng Dios?

At kung ang matuwid ay bahagya nang makaliligtas, ang masama at ang makasalanan
ay saan kaya magsisiharap?

2. Sa unang bahagi ng mensaheng ito na, DUMATING NA ANG PANAHON NG PASIMULA NG PAGHUHUKOM SA BAHAY NG DIOS, ay ating nailahad ang “muli’t muling pagsubok”
na dinadanas ng mga tunay na Cristiano, (1 Peter 1:6-7), na itinulad sa ginto na dinadalisay ng apoy. Na kapag naaalis ang mga dumi sa ginto, ito’y lalong kumikinang at lumalambot.
Kapag 24 karats na, ay napakalambot. At iyan po ang layunin ng mga trials sa mga anak ng Dios: upang maalis at malinis sa mga maka-sanglibutang paguugali, at malinis
sa mga espiritung karumaldumal na nakuha natin sa sanglibutang ito. Natalakay na natin ang Matthew 12:43-45 tungkol sa mga karumaldumal na espiritu na gumagawa sa mga anak
ng pagsuway, Efeso 2:1-2, ito ang masasamang bisyo ng katawan ng tao, na ang tawag sa Biblia ay mga kalikuan o mga kasalanang hindi nakakamatay… 1 Juan 5:16-18

Kung makita ng sinoman na ang kaniyang kapatid ay nagkakasala ng kasalanang
hindi ikamamatay, ay idalangin siya at bibigyan siya ng Dios ng buhay, na ukol sa mga
nagkakasala ng hindi ikamamatay. May kasalanang ikamamatay: hindi tungkol dito
ang sinasabi ko na idalangin niya.

Lahat ng kalikuan ay kasalanan: at may kasalanang hindi ikamamatay.

3. Ano ba ang mga kasalanang hindi ikamamatay na maaari pang idalangin ang sinomang mayroon ng mga iyan, at may pag-asa pang pagalingin ng Dios? Iyan ang mga bisyo ng katawan ng tao: gaya ng drug addiction; gaya ng pagiging lasinggo; paninigarilyo, pambababae, pagnanakaw, gaya ng sinabi sa 1 Timothy 1:9-10 at Galacia 5:19-21 at sa 1 Corinto 6:9-11.Ang lahat ng mga kalikuang iyan ang siyang kaaway mo. Magagapi mo lamang iyan kung susunod ka kay Cristo. Basahin sa Mateo 16:24-26,

Nang magkagayo’y sinabi ni Jesus sa kaniyang mga alagad, Kung ang sinomang tao’y
ibig sumunod sa akin ay TUMANGGI SA KANIYANG SARILI, at pasanin ang kaniyang krus,
at sumunod sa akin.

4. Ipinakikita ko lamang sa inyo ang “kalikasan” ng tao, o yaong sinabi ni Pablo sa Efeso 2:3, na uri ng buhay na ating pinanggalingan na nang tayo’y mga makasalanan pa.
Sa gitna ng mga yaon, tayo rin naman, ng ibang panahon ay nangabubuhay sa mga
kahalayan ng ating laman, na ating ginagawa ang mga pita ng laman at ng pagiisip, at
tayo noo’y katutubong mga anak ng kagalitan, gaya naman ng iba. Amen.

5. Nguni’t nang ating marinig ang katotohanan na turo ng evangelio, ang sabi ni Jesus, Juan 8:31-32, At inyong makikilala ang katotohanan, at ang katotohana’y magpapalaya inyo. Amen. Hindi si mama-Mary ang magpapalaya sa inyo, hindi ang 30000 religions ang magpapalaya sa inyo, kundi ang Dios na si Cristo Jesus ang magpapalaya sa inyo. Si Jesus Cristo ang may sabi sa Juan 15:1-7, sa verse 3-4 na lang,
Kayo’y malilinis na sa pamamagitan ng salita na sa inyo’y aking sinalita.

Kayo’y manatili sa akin, at ako’y sa inyo. Gaya ng sanga na di makapagbunga sa
kaniyang sarili maliban na nakakabit sa puno; gayon din naman kayo, maliban na kayo’y
manatili sa akin .

6. Kaya ang mga Salita ng Dios ay makapangyarihang maglinis sa ating mga buhay, na pinarumi ng minanang kasalanang ginawa nina Adam at Eva. Through sexual intercourse nagpalipat-lipat ang “inhireted sin”. Ang mansanas ay hindi magbubunga ng santol, ika nga. Ito ang utos ng Dios sa lahat ng Kaniyang mga nilikhang binhi sa halamanan sa Eden. Mababasa natin sa Genesis 1:11-12,
And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yeilding seed, and the fruit
tree yeilding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

At nagkagayon sa pasimula, ay magkakagayon sa katapusan. Ang lahat ng binhi ng iba’t ibang uri ng hayop, ng ibon, ng mga prutas, ng isda, at ng mga gulay na ating nakikita ngayon ay hindi nagbabago ang pagkauri. Ang tao lamang ang nagbago, dahil ang tao ang nagkasala. Sinuway nina Adam at Eva ang utos ng Dios, (Genesis 2:16-17; Genesis 3:1-17). Basahin natin ang utos na sinuway nila, sa Genesis 2:16-17,
At iniutos ng Panginoong Dios sa lalake, na sinabi, Sa lahat ng punong kahoy sa
halamanan ay makakakain ka na may kalayaan:

Datapuwa’t sa kahoy ng pagkakilala ng mabuti at masama ay huwag kang kakain;
sapagka’t sa araw na ikaw ay kumain niyaon ay walang pagsalang mamamatay ka.

7. Ngayon, tingnan natin kung paano nagsimula ang kasalanan sa ibabaw ng lupa. Ating basahin ang Genesis 3:1-7
Ang serpente nga ay lalong tuso kay sa alin man sa mga hayop sa parang na nilikha
ng Panginoong Dios. At sinabi niya sa babae, Tunay bang sinabi ng Dios, Huwag
kayong kakain sa alin mang punong kahoy sa halamanan?

Ito ang espiritu na nanukso rin kay Cristo pagkatapos na Siya’y nabautismuhan ni Juan Bautista, mababasa natin sa Mateo 4:3, …Kung ikaw ang anak ng Dios, ay ipagutos mo na ang mga batong ito ay maging mga tinapay. Kinukuwestiyon ang mga Salita ng katotohanan na may katusuhan. Kung sinabi ng Dios na bawal ang lumuhod sa mga larawan, ay huwag na nating kuwestiyunin o pagdudahan. Kung sinabi ng Dios na Ang babae ay hindi maaaring mamuno o magpastora sa iglesia, ay huwag na nating imbistigahan, kundi panampalatayanan. Wala tayong karapatang kuwestiyunin ang Salita ng Dios. Ang sabi ni Pablo sa Roma 9:20, Nguni’t, oh tao, sino kang tumututol sa Dios? Sasabihin baga ng
bagay na ginawa doon sa gumawa sa kaniya, Bakit mo ako ginawa ng ganito? Idagdag n’yong basahin ang Isaiah 45:9 at Mateo 20:15.

8. Babalik tayo sa Genesis 3:2 na tayo,
At sinabi ng babae sa serpente, Sa bunga ng mga punong kahoy sa halamanan ay
makakakain kami:

Datapuwa’t sa bunga ng punong kahoy na nasa gitna ng halamanan ay sinabi ng
Dios, Huwag kayong kakain niyaon, ni huwag ninyong hipuin, baka kayo’y mamatay.

Ang sabi ni Pablo sa 1 Timothy 2:12-14, Nguni’t hindi ko ipinahihintulot na ang babae ay magturo, ni magkaroon ng pamumuno sa lalake,
kundi tumahimik. Sapagka’t si Adam ang siyang unang nilalang, (ang original na nilalang, hindi si Eva; Bahagi na lang siya ng orihinal)
saka si Eva; At si Adam ay hindi nadaya, kundi ang babae nang madaya ay nahulog sa pagsalangsang.

Bawa’t ORIHINAL ay mapagkakatiwalaan natin. At kung ibig nating makatiyak sa nasa nating pagbabalik-loob sa Dios, balikan natin ang
orihinal na iglesia sa Book of Acts. Ang original baptism ay mababasa ninyo sa Acts 2:38, Acts 8:14-16; Acts 10:47-48; Acts 19:1-6; Ni isa
mang kaluluwa ay walang binautismuhan sa titulo ng Ama, ng Anak, at ng Espiritu Santo. Walang sanggol na bininyagan. Ang simbahang
Katoliko ang nagbago ng orihinal na bautismo, kaya walang bisa ang pangangaral ng mga kaparian, dahil walang Dios na sumasama sa simbahang ito. Ang nasa simbahan nila ay pawang mga diosdiosan! Dahil pinalitan nila ang original, apostolic truth!

9. Kaya nadaya si Eva dahil sa hindi siya orihinal na nilalang, “by-product” na lang siya. Oo, si Adam ay nagkasala, Roma 5:12, nguni’t
hindi siya nadaya. Sinadya niyang samahan si Eva pagkatapos na magkasala, dahil ipinakikita ng Dios ang ANINO NG MABUBUTING BAGAY NA DARATING, (Hebrew 10:1-2) Si Cristo ay tinawag na huling Adam, at ang Church ay type ni Eva, Ephesians 5:28-32. 2 Cor. 11:2-4.

Nang orihinal na paglalang, hindi lumikha ang Dios ng dalawang lalake, isang babae; o dalawang babae, at isang lalake; kundi ISANG LALAKE
AT ISANG BABAE. At isa pa: Hindi nilikha si Eva sa pamamagitan ng iba, hiwalay na “alabok”, kundi sa pamamagitan ng parihong putik
ng katawan ni Adam. Dahil ito’y may significant sa future, sa New Testament Jesus and His bride relationship! Babalikan natin ito mayamaya,
kung itutulot ng Panginoon.

10. Ngayon, pansinin ninyo kung paano nadaya si Eva,
At sinabi ng serpente sa babae, Tunay na hindi kayo mamamatay:

Sapagka’t talastas ng Dios na sa araw na kayo’y kumain niyaon ay madidilat nga
ang inyong mga mata, at kayo’y magiging parang mga dios, na nakakakilala ng
mabuti at masama.

At nang makita ng babae, na ang punong kahoy ay mabuting kanin, at nakalulugod
sa mga mata, at kahoy na mananasa upang magpapantas sa tao, ay pumitas siya ng
mga bunga niyaon at kinain; at binigyan din niya ang kaniyang asawang kasama niya,
at ito’y kumain. (Kung ano ang natikman ni Eva, ay ibinahagi naman niya sa asawa niya)

At nadilat kapuwa ang kanilang mga mata, at kanilang nakilalang sila’y mga hubad;
at sila’y tumahi ng mga dahon ng puno ng igos, at kanilang ginawang panapi.

11. Isang salita lang ang idinagdag ng serpente na demon possess, Tunay na HINDI kayo mamamatay… ang sumunod niyaon ay inusig na ang kanilang mga budhi, nakita nilang sila’y mga hubad, nagtapi ng mga dahon ng punong kahoy ng igos sa masisilan nilang parti ng katawan. Ngayon, kung ang kasalanang ginawa nina Adam at Eva ay kumain ng mansanas, dapat ang mga bibig nila ang tinapian, di ba? Pero hindi eh, ang sexual organs nila ang kanilang tinapian, ang dahilan, hindi kumain ng mansanas, kundi nakipag-sexual intercourse si Eva kay serpente! Tinuruan ni Satanas si Eva ng sexual with pleasure, at dito nadilat ang kaniyang mga mata. At sa parehong araw din ay ibinigay niya ang kaniyang sarili kay Adam. At ang naging bunga ay sila Cain na anak ng masama (1John 3:12), at si Abel na anak ni Adam, at si Adam ay anak ng Dios. Bakit pinatay si Abel? Dahil si Abel ay matuwid, samantalang siya’y sa masama.

12. Mababasa natin sa Mateo 13:37-39, sa talinghaga ni Jesus sa kaharian ng Dios, ay gaya ng naghasik ng dalawang uri ng binhi: ang trigo, at ang pansirang damo. Ang mabuting binhi ay mga anak ng kaharian; samantalang ang mga damo ay ang mga anak ng diablo na siyang ihahagis sa apoy, Mateo 13:40-42. Mababasa rin sa 1 John 3:8-17 ang dalawang uri ng mga tao sa lupa: mga anak ng Dios, na siyang pinuntahan ni Jesus, at ang mga anak ng diablo, na tinawag sa talinghaga na mga damo.
Ang mga damo, kahit anong dilig mo ng sariwang tubig, hindi na mababago ang kanilang pagkauri. Ganon din naman ang mga trigo, ay di na maaaring maging mga damo. Ang anak, gaano mang kasama, anak mo pa rin siya. Dugo mo pa rin siya. Ganoon din naman tayo, gaano man
kapula ng ating kasalanan, sabi sa Isaiah 1:18, ….bagaman ang inyong mga kasalanan ay maging tila mapula, ay magiging mapuputi
na parang niebe; bagaman maging mapulang gaya ng matingkad na pula (napakasama na talaga niya), ay magiging parang balahibo ng
tupa. Si Cristo na Cordero ang siyang gumawa niyan sa buhay mo kapatid, Siya ang gift of righteousness na mababasa sa Roma 5:17-19

13. Sa madali’t sabi, si Cristo ay naparito sa lupa, ibinigay Niya ang Kaniyang buhay para lamang sa mga hirang ng Dios bago pa itatag ang sanglibutan. Naparito Siya upang tayo’y tubusin ng walang hanggang katubusan! Tayo’y gaya ng isang mamahaling alahas na nasangla sa sanglaan. at dumating ang araw na tinubos ang nakasangla, at inalis na sa sanglaan. Hindi tutubusin ng may-ari ang hindi naman sa kaniya. At si Cristo ay nagbuhos ng dugo sa krus upang matubos yaong mga elect by foreknowledge of God the Father….(1 Peter 1:2; Ephesians 1:4)
Ang sabi sa Efeso 2:4-5, Nang tayo’y mga patay dahil sa kasalanan, ay mga inibig na niya tayo. Sabi ni Jesus, Ang Anak ng tao ay hindi
naparito sa matuwid, kundi sa mga makasalanan… Mateo 9:11-13

14. Sa 1 Corinto 15:45, ay ipinakikita ni Pablo ang mahiwagang relasyon ni Cristo at ng Kaniyang iglesia (Ephesians 5:29-32)

Gayon din naman nasusulat (sa Genesis 2:7), Ang unang taong si Adam
ay naging kaluluwang may buhay; ang HULING ADAM ay naging espiritung
nagbibigay buhay.

Sino ang binigyan ng huling Adam ng buhay? ang Kaniyang minahal na Bride, ang Iglesia. Namatay Siya sa krus, kusang ibinigay ang Buhay
Niya: (Juan 10:18) Sinoma’y hindi nagaalis sa akin nito, kundi kusa kong ibinigay. May kapangyarihan akong magbigay nito, at may
kapangyarihan akong kumuhang muli. Tinaggap ko ang utos na ito sa aking Ama.

15. Gaya ng unang Adam, ibinigay niya ang kaniyang buhay, sinundan niya si Eva hanggang sa kamatayan, dahil hindi makukumpleto siya
kung mawawalay si Eva sa kaniya. Tandaan ninyo, si Eva ay galing sa tadyang ni Adam. At hindi makukumpleto si Cristo kung hahayaan
tayong mapunta sa kamatayan sa impierno. Dahil tayo’y nasa Kaniya na bago itatag ang sanglibutan. Bahagi na tayo sa Kaniyang
walang hanggang kaisipan. Amen at amen. Ang sabi sa Roma 8:11,

Nguni’t kung ang espiritu niyaong bumuhay na maguli kay Jesus sa mga
patay ay tumira sa inyo, ang bumuhay na maguli kay Cristo Jesus sa mga
patay ay magbibigay buhay naman sa inyong mga katawang may kamatayan,
sa pamamagitan ng kaniyang Espiritu na tumitira sa inyo.

16. Ang sabi sa 1 Juan 4:4,
Kayo’y sa Dios, mumunti kong mga anak, at inyong dinaig sila: sapagka’t
lalong dakila siyang nasa inyo, kay sa kaniya na nasa sanglibutan.

Yes, sa biyaya ng Dios tayo nga ay tayo, mga mananagumpay sa lahat ng mga tukso ng diablo na ang ginagamit niyang panunukso ay ang
sanglibutan. Sabi ng diablo, Sayang naman Manny, kung titigil ka na ng pagbu-boxing, daandaang milliones ang kikitain mo sa loob
lamang ng 12 rounds! Totoo ba, o hindi? TOTOO! TOTOONG TOTOO! Ang sabi ni Satanas, nang tuksuhin niya ang ating tagapagligtas,
Mateo 4:8-9,
Muling dinala siya ng diablo sa isang bundok na lubhang mataas, at ipinamalas
sa kaniya ang lahat ng mga kaharian sa sanglibutan, at ang kaluwalhatian nila;

Ang Las Vegas, ang mga casino, ang mga hubo’t hubad na kababaihan, ang mga mamahalin na mga sasakyan, ang BAG NA TIG-
IISANG MILYON ANG HALAGA! Tunay ang kasalanan ay malalayaw! Sarisaring mga mansion na naipapatayo sa iba’t bansa; mga
advertisement o mga sponsor ng mga labag sa Dios na mga alak, brother Manny, sabi ng diablo, Sayang naman ng mga iyan!

17. Minsan, kung inyong natatandaan mahigit kumulang may 4 years na ang nakararaan, sumulat ako sa inyo, kalakip ang litrato namin mag-
asawa, at humingi ako ng 200 copies ng Bibliang tagalog, Huwag kayong magagalit sa akin at nagsasabi lamang ako ng totoo. Sinusubok ko lamang po ang inyong pagiging relihiyoso. Himdi ko po inaasahang magbibigay kayo, dahil hindi naman ninyo ako nakikila. Ang litratong ipinadala
ko’y kuha sa aming pinupuntahang outreach sa bundok ng Masbate. mahihirap ang mga believers doon, dahil sa kahirapan, mas uunahin pa nila
ang ibili muna ng pagkain nila, kay sa Biblia.

Kaya nagbakasali akong mag-request sa inyo, at hindi naman ako nadismaya kung walang sagot. Dahil sino nga ba si pastor Franco Togonon
upang bigyang pansin ni cong. Manny Pacquiao at world champ? (Noo’y hindi ka pa congressman) Pero MAYROON KAMI NA WALA
SA INYO! NA HINDI MO KAYANG BILHIN KAHIT UBUSIN MO MAN ANG IYONG TRILLONES SA BANKO. At ngayon gusto mong kunin
ang Buhay na ito at hindi ka dadaan sa isang daan na aming dinaanan? it’s unfair, di ba? pupunta ka sa langit, nguni’t hindi ninyo
isinu-surrender kay Cristo ang lahat ng mga kalayawan? But don’t worry, dahil ang nasusulat ay hindi na mababago.

18. Sa Mateo 6:24, sana’y huwag kayong matitisod sa katotohanang ito: mapalad kayo na di matitisod sa mga Salita Niya (Mateo 11:6)

Sinoma’y hindi makapaglilingkod sa dalawang panginoon: sapagka’t
kapopootan niya ang isa, at iibigin niya ang ikalawa: o kaya’y magtatapat
siya sa isa, at pawawalang halaga ang ikalawa. Hindi kayo makapagli-
lingkod sa Dios at sa mga kayamanan.

19. Ang sabi ni apostol Pablo sa 1 Timothy 6:7-10,
Sapagka’t wala tayong dinalang anoman sa sanglibutan, at wala rin
naman tayong mailalabas na anoman;

Nguni’t kung tayo’y may pagkain at pananamit ay masisiyahan na tayo
doon. (Of course hindi ibig sabihin nito na ayaw kayong paginhawahin sa buhay, dahil
nangako ang Dios ng kaginhawahan sa bawa’t mananampalataya. Nguni’t ang
kaginhawahang ito’y may purpose, na matulungan mo ang mga gawain ng Dios,
na namamahayag ng mga katotohanan.

Ituloy po natin sa talatang 9, Datapuwa’t ang mga nagsisipagnasang yumaman, ay nangahuhulog sa
tukso at sa silo (o patibong, o bitag) at sa maraming mga pitang hangal at
nakasasama, na siyang naglulubog sa mga tao sa kapahamakan at kamatayan.

Sapagka’t ang pagibig sa salapi ay ugat ng lahat ng uri ng kasamaan; na
sa pagnanasa ng iba (hindi lahat…) ay nangasinsay sa pananampalaya, at
tinuhog ang kanilang sarili ng maraming mga kalumbayan.

20. Ano ang ibig sabihin ng nangasinsay sa pananampalataya? nagkakamalimali na, bakit? dahil sinabi ni Jesus sa Matthew 6:21,
Sapagka’t kung saan naroroon ang iyong kayamanan, doon naman doroon ang iyong puso. Ang Salita ng Dios ay iwinangis sa Seed
o binhi, na itinanim sa iyong puso, at ika’y lumalago sa pagkilala kay Cristo, at mabadha ang Seed, kung ano ang itinanim, ay siya
ring aanihin. Nais ng Dios na makita ang katuwiran, ang “larawan” ng Kaniyang bugtong na
anak sa iyong buhay, Roma 8:29-30 at Colosas 3:9-17, at Galacia 2:20, at Galacia 4:19, at 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

Now, if you have that greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world, that’s the Eternal Life. Ito ang sinasabi sa 2 Corinthians 3:17-18,
ni apostol Pablo na… Ngayon ang Panginoon ay siyang Espiritu: at kung nasaan ang Espiritu ng
Panginoon, doon ay may kalayaan.

Sa Apocalipsis 17:1-6 at 15, ang babaeng patutot ay nakaupo sa mga tubig: at ang mga tubig ay ang buong sanglibutan na inuupuan niya.
ang mga taong walang malay sa katotohanan, sa plano ng Dios na nasa Biblia. Nakaupo means may authority siya upang utusan ang buong
sanglibutan na gawin ang mga bagay na labag sa Dios. Kung paanong nakaupo siya sa buong sanglibutan, ang mga tunay na mga anak
ng Dios ay nakaupo rin naman sa MAKALANGIT NA DAKO, kasama ni Jesus Cristo. Efeso 2:6 at Filipos 3:20. Nasa lupa ang ating mga katawan, nguni’t ang ating espiritu (Roma 8:11,16) ay sinamahan na ng Kaniyang Banal na Espiritu upang tayo’y magkaroon ng power over
the devils’ temptations. Iyan ang oil ng ating ilawan na nagbibigay sa atin ng ilaw, upang makita natin ang Daan ng Kaniyang katuwiran
sa madilim na sanglibutang ito na punumpuno na ng karahasan!

21. Ang sabi sa Mga Awit 74:20, si David nakikiusap sa Dios, Magkaroong pitagan ka sa tipan: sapagka’t ang mga madilim na dako sa
lupa ay puno ng mga tahanan ng karahasan. Amen. Ito ang nakita ng Espirito ni Cristo na suma kay David, puno na ng karahasan ang lupa.
Bakit lumalaganap ang mga karahasan sa lupa sa huling 60 years?, Ito ang mga taong nagsilitawan na ang mga sugo ni Taning na nag-aangking
mga anghel ng kaliwanagan, Ang mga ito ang bumubulag sa mga taong hindi nagmamahal ng katotohanan. Nguni”t sa mga kinaroronan ng Espiritu
ni Cristo, sapat ang kanilang OIL o langis upang iangat sila sa sanglibutan, ng maraming tubig na dinadaya ng babaeng patutot na nakaupo
sa maraming tubig, Apocalipsis 17:1-6,15 1t 18.

22. Ang langis at tubig, kahit na anong pilit mong paghaluin sila, ay hindi mo mapagsasama. Oh, dalangin kong maawa ang Dios sa iyo
Manny, at sa iyong sambahayan at mga kaibigan. Ang inialok sa iyo ng simbahan na Bible Ambasador ay isang bitag sa iyong kaluluwa. Mag-
madali kang lumabas sa pulupot ng kaniyang mga kamay, na gaya ng mga yakap ng

The Asian-American thing- A MUST READ!

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Well, you knew this was coming, didn’t you?

First thought: If Floyd Mayweather Jr. really wants a fight with Manny Pacquiao, this is no way to get it. If I’m on a boxing commission, I take what he said about Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin as evidence he’s taken too many shots to the head and shouldn’t be medically cleared to fight. Continue reading “The Asian-American thing- A MUST READ!” »

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: MANNY PACQUIAO and TIMOTHY BRADLEY, JR. COAST-TO-COAST NATIONAL MEDIA TOUR- READ MORE FOR DETAILS

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LAS VEGAS, NEV (February 16, 2012) - Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY, JR. will embark on a two-city, coast-to-coast media tour, beginning in Beverly Hills, Calif., Next Tuesday!  February 21, to announce and celebrate the Pacquiao vs. Bradley World Welterweight Championship.  Pacquiao and Bradley, who have won 11 world titles between them, will go toe-to-toe for Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight championship on Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.  The fight will be broadcast Live on Pay-Per-View.  Joining Pacquiao and Bradley on the tour will be their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Joel Diaz, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. Continue reading “OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: MANNY PACQUIAO and TIMOTHY BRADLEY, JR. COAST-TO-COAST NATIONAL MEDIA TOUR- READ MORE FOR DETAILS” »

Pacquiao to meet Jeremy Lin in NY

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POUND-FOR-POUND king and Asian crossover superstar Manny Pacquiao will meet new NBA sensation Jeremy Lin at New York’s Madison Square Garden, home of the Knicks on Wednesday next week as part of a hectic schedule laid out for the Fighter of the Decade.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told the Manila Standard that Pacquiao, who leaves with his adviser Michael Koncz, will be in Los Angeles Thursday night and in Las Vegas on Friday. Continue reading “Pacquiao to meet Jeremy Lin in NY” »

Bradley trainer fires back at Ariza, Roach

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MANILA, Philippines – Joel Diaz, the trainer of unbeaten American boxer Timothy Bradley, defended his boxer against statements made by some members of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s team.

Pacquiao chose to fight Bradley on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Following Pacquiao’s decision, his trainer, Freddie Roach, admitted that he was concerned about Bradley’s dirty tactics.

For his part, Alex Ariza, Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach, belittled Bradley by saying the Filipino boxer’s sparring partners were better than him.

Diaz fired back at Roach and Ariza, saying “a lot of people” constantly underestimate his fighter. Continue reading “Bradley trainer fires back at Ariza, Roach” »