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Philippine dictator son's presidential run triggers protests

Oct. 06, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The son and namesake of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was toppled in a 1986 pro-democracy uprising, registered his candidacy Wednesday for next year’s presidential elections, sparking a protest by activists who angrily recalled the widespread human...

Manila mayor formalizes bid for Philippine presidency

Oct. 04, 2021 04:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital registered his candidacy for the presidency in next year’s elections on Monday, promising to ease coronavirus outbreaks, fix the country’s battered economy and heal deep political divisions. ...

Pacquiao files bid for presidency as Philippine race heats

Oct. 01, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Newly retired boxing star Manny Pacquiao filed his certificate of candidacy for the Philippine presidency Friday as registration opened for candidates seeking to lead a Southeast Asian nation that has been hit hard by the pandemic and deep political conflicts. ...

Nevada casino winnings show return to pre-pandemic levels

Sep. 30, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos continued a hot streak in August, recording $1 billion-plus in house winnings for the sixth straight month as gambling statewide continues a return to pre-pandemic levels, state regulators reported Thursday. The Nevada Gaming Control...

Rags to riches: Boxing great Pacquiao announces retirement

Sep. 29, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is officially hanging up his gloves. The eight-division world champion and Philippine senator on Wednesday announced his retirement from the ring. “I would like to thank the whole world,...

Twelve-time world champion Manny Pacquiao announces his retirement from boxing

Sep. 29, 2021 00:25 AM EDT
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Twelve-time world champion Manny Pacquiao announces his retirement from boxing.

Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

Sep. 22, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed the controversial Rodrigo Duterte. Manila Mayor Isko...

Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

Sep. 19, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been...

Duterte's party picks him as VP candidate in Philippines

Sep. 08, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' governing party nominated President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday as its vice presidential candidate in next year's elections, a maneuver widely seen as an effort to keep the popular leader near the center of power while avoiding constitutional...

De La Hoya pulls out of Sept. 11 fight, says he has COVID

Sep. 03, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar De La Hoya's return to the ring will have to wait after the fighter said he tested positive for COVID-19. The 48-year-old De La Hoya was scheduled to fight on Sept. 11 against former MMA fighter Vitor Belfort in a pay-per-view event at Staples...