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Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Saturday (July 31)
For flag, father, late best friend: Philippines' boxing queen Petecio gives it all as Olympic gold awaits her in Tokyo
Her country - the Philippines. Her father. Her late best friend. Her coaches. Every Filipino who prayed for her as she stepped into the ring for the biggest fight of her life so far.
Philippines boxing legend and Sanator Manny Pacquiao is not in a forgiving mood these days. “Fight me instead, you cowards!” he announced.
BUKIT JALIL: National boxing coach Azmi Mohd Yunus said the luck of the draw could play a role in his team’s medal hopes at the Philippines SEA Games from Nov 30-Dec 11.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three months.
MANILA - Millions of boxing fans in the Philippines shouted and groaned in disappointment on Sunday as national hero Manny Pacquiao lost to American rival Floyd Mayweather in the "fight of the century".
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Eight-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao believes he has two or three years of fighting left before he quits the sport and still retains the hope of securing a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
An embarrassing blunder left three Filipino boxers having to share the same shirt and shorts at the Asian Games.