Pacquiao to fellow boxers, athletes: ‘Humble yourself’

first_imgPhoto by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netThe gloves were off and the suits were on as past, present and future stars of Philippine boxing aligned Sunday night in the 18th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards and Banquet of Champions at Okada Manila.Eight-division champion and Senator Manny Pacquiao was the guest of honor and speaker during the event that feted fast-rising star Jerwin Ancajas, Marlon Tapales and Milan Melindo as Boxers of the Year.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ “As boxers, we encounter adversities but we’re not afraid to go through those trials. Our goals and dreams are greater than obstacles and problems in life,” he said.Pacquiao and Bernabe Villacampo, a former world flyweight champion in the ’60s, became the latest Filipino boxing greats to have their fists casted.The casts will be finished in gold and enshrined in the Gabriel “Flash” Elorde museum.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “I’m very happy to be choses as one of the Boxers of the Year. It gives me more motivation to fight seeing other world champions especially sir Manny, who I really look up to,” Ancajas told INQUIRER.net in Filipino.In his speech, Pacquiao, one of the most decorated boxers of all time, reminded his fellow boxers and athletes to keep their feet on the ground amid fame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Most of the time, when a person becomes more and more popular they develop arrogance, pride and ego and become full of themselves which is wrong,” Pacquiao said in Filipino.“The secret of Manny Pacquiao is the more you become successful, the more you humble yourself. Understand what is success, understand what is responsibility,” he added. “With great power comes great responsibility. Don’t be arrogant. That’s the problem with athletes. The most important thing is to humble yourself before God and others.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ The 39-year-old Pacquiao stressed the importance of having a positive outlook.“We don’t give up because we’re positive thinkers. I never think negative, I always think positive. Whatever your dream is, never think that you cannot do it,” said Pacquiao, who also didn’t forget to honor Gabriel “Flash” Elorde.Elorde was one of the greatest champions during his time in the 1960s.“Gabriel ‘Flash’ Elorde is our inspiration. He’s the example to remind us to keep rising our personal standards.”The former WBO welterweight titleholder also likened athletes to eagles with their laser sharp focus and unwavering determination to achieve their goals.ADVERTISEMENT TNT acquires Don Trollano for Norbert Torres in trade with Rain or Shine View commentslast_img read more

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More charges to come against former PPP officials – Ramjattan

first_imgPolitical witch-huntingAlliance for Change Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday insisted that there will be more prosecution of former Peoples Progressive Party officials.Public Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanAt a press conference, Ramjattan said that the AFC is unmoved by reports stating that efforts to prosecute members of the previous Administration is motivated by political witch-hunting; making it clear that it will continue along the same path.This position was articulated by the party’s Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan, during a press conference at the party’s headquarters on Friday. Ramjattan, who happens to be Public Security Minister, admitted he is well aware of the perception that they were victimising political opponents.“I am aware that the prosecution of a predecessor who belongs to a competing political party, is likely to be perceived as politically motivated…,” Ramjattan stated.“We have evidence, it’s warranted and so it will move on,” he said, adding that “otherwise members of this Government may feel the need to practise selling State properties without the lawful procedures. We cannot allow that.”In April, the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) had invited Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to an anti-corruption walk. The Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) had declined this invitation, citing several cases which SARA had failed to investigate.The Party had noted that in the meantime, fabricated charges had been instituted against former Government officials. In declining the invitation, the Opposition Leader said he viewed the walk as it was – a mere “smokescreen” to detract from the grossest violations of the constitutional and statutory provisions regarding financial probity, transparency, and accountability ever witnessed since independence.Further, he added that he would not participate in such a walk while members of successive PPP/C Governments and other public officials have been discriminated against, victimised, and targeted by a State-sponsored witch-hunt on frivolous, manufactured charges.In a letter sent to SARA Director, Professor Clive Thomas, Jagdeo stated that the parliamentary Opposition held firmly to this position, which was reflected in the PPP press release of April 14, 2018 that stated, among other things, “after being in office for only three years, the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC Government can easily be classified as the most corrupt Government in the post-independent English-speaking Caribbean. Indeed, its corruption is only surpassed by its incompetence.”The letter to Dr Thomas added that “the passage of the SARA Act has given you, sir, enormous, in fact, super powers – something we abhor as it is in total contravention to human rights and due process – but sir, you have those powers, so why have you taken no action as a so-called anti-corruption champion to bring members of the present Government to book? As they say, clean your own house so that others can see the light and know you are serious about fighting corruption.”SARA has also worked in tandem with the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). In a highly criticised move last year, SOCU had arrested and questioned a number of top officials from the previous Government. These arrests were in connection to property purchased at the Sparendaam seawall area on the East Coast that is commonly known as “Pradoville 2”.While the current Administration contends that the transaction is a criminal act because of the belief that the land was sold below market value, the PPP had argued that subsidised housing has always been a part of the legacy of the People’s Progressive Party. The party had stated that countless Guyanese have benefited from lands sold below market value in the nation’s housing drive. No further action was ever pursued against these former officials and the arrests prompted resounding cries of ‘witch hunting’.Last month, former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Chief Executive Officer Winston Brassington were charged in relation to the sale of three lands to investors.last_img read more

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