A victory by Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao this weekend will probably lift stocks along with spirits in the nation reeling from one of the deadliest storms in its history, according to BDO Unibank Inc.
World boxing champion Manny “Pac- Man” Pacquiao is tapping his relatives in creating a political clan to rival families like those of President Benigno Aquino that have ruled the Philippines for decades.
Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will probably face Floyd Mayweather Jr . or another fighter in November, whether he wins or loses his bid for a seat in Congress in today’s Philippine election, promoter Bob Arum said.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino defeated the Catholic Church and the tobacco lobby by using his popularity to push through twin laws to provide free condoms to the poor and boost taxes on cigarette and liquor.