Humble Pacquiao maintains discipline, grace despite Thurman badmouthing





LOS ANGELES, California --- Manny Pacquiao took some time off his grueling and intensifying training here as the Filipino boxing icon chose to rest for a day before heading back into the gym to continue the crucial stretch in his six-week training camp.
The temporary lull is no cause for concern though as the Pacman is putting in some extra work for his upcoming bout come July 20th against undefeated American boxer Keith Thurman Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thurman, who vowed "to retire" Pacquiao during a media gathering back in May has not winded down his trash talking.
Asked about the brass younger American fighter and how this could affect the bout in any way, Pacquiao, being the Pacquiao which we have grown accustomed to, just merely shrugged it off.

pacman thurman
Photo credit Wendell Alinea. MP Promotions
By Ponciano Melo Jr.

LOS ANGELES, California --- Manny Pacquiao took some time off his grueling and intensifying training here as the Filipino boxing icon chose to rest for a day before heading back into the gym to continue the crucial stretch in his six-week training camp.
The temporary lull is no cause for concern though as the Pacman is putting in some extra work for his upcoming bout come July 20th against undefeated American boxer Keith Thurman Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thurman, who vowed "to retire" Pacquiao during a media gathering back in May has not winded down his trash talking.
Asked about the brass younger American fighter and how this could affect the bout in any way, Pacquiao, being the Pacquiao which we have grown accustomed to, just merely shrugged it off.

In an interview with Pacquiao in his LA mansion, the eight-division world champion chose to let Thurman's sly comments slide, even amid reports released saying that the remarks made by Thurman pissed Pacquiao off.
But instead of fighting back, the Filipino champ put the insult behind to be his motivation.
“I don’t want to get engaged with it, that’s too much negativity,” said Pacquiao during the intimate interview at his home.

The fighting Senator insisted that their side is more focus on dealing with Thurman on the ring rather than getting involved in a verbal fight.
He added that maintaining his discipline on and off the ring will help him win against Thurman as they continue to practice their game plan.
Pacquiao also assured that their match will bring excitement for everyone especially his home nation fans.
“This will be a great fight because first, he’s younger. He is way younger than me. He is the champion and undefeated at 29 wins, 22 here knockouts and no loss. This will be a great fight and it will test my skill in the ring," Pacquiao said.
Going to the tale of the tape, Pacquiao, known for his insane quickness and power has a record of 61 wins including 39 knockouts with seven defeats and two draws. Thurman has 22 KOs in 29 wins with no defeat and one no-contest is known for his heavy punches.
And in their fight in July, Pacquiao will bank on his experience to put down "One Time" in Las Vegas.
For now, the Pacman rests, but expect him to grin it hard when the training camp shifts into a whole other gear in the days to come.
 

Humble Pacquiao maintains discipline, grace despite Thurman badmouthing





LOS ANGELES, California --- Manny Pacquiao took some time off his grueling and intensifying training here as the Filipino boxing icon chose to rest for a day before heading back into the gym to continue the crucial stretch in his six-week training camp.
The temporary lull is no cause for concern though as the Pacman is putting in some extra work for his upcoming bout come July 20th against undefeated American boxer Keith Thurman Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thurman, who vowed "to retire" Pacquiao during a media gathering back in May has not winded down his trash talking.
Asked about the brass younger American fighter and how this could affect the bout in any way, Pacquiao, being the Pacquiao which we have grown accustomed to, just merely shrugged it off.

pacman thurman
Photo credit Wendell Alinea. MP Promotions
By Ponciano Melo Jr.

LOS ANGELES, California --- Manny Pacquiao took some time off his grueling and intensifying training here as the Filipino boxing icon chose to rest for a day before heading back into the gym to continue the crucial stretch in his six-week training camp.
The temporary lull is no cause for concern though as the Pacman is putting in some extra work for his upcoming bout come July 20th against undefeated American boxer Keith Thurman Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thurman, who vowed "to retire" Pacquiao during a media gathering back in May has not winded down his trash talking.
Asked about the brass younger American fighter and how this could affect the bout in any way, Pacquiao, being the Pacquiao which we have grown accustomed to, just merely shrugged it off.

In an interview with Pacquiao in his LA mansion, the eight-division world champion chose to let Thurman's sly comments slide, even amid reports released saying that the remarks made by Thurman pissed Pacquiao off.
But instead of fighting back, the Filipino champ put the insult behind to be his motivation.
“I don’t want to get engaged with it, that’s too get more info much negativity,” said Pacquiao during the intimate interview at his home.

The fighting Senator insisted that their side is more focus on dealing with Thurman on the ring rather than getting involved in a verbal fight.
He added that maintaining his discipline on and off the ring will help him win against Thurman as they continue to practice their game plan.
Pacquiao also assured that their match will bring excitement for everyone especially his home nation fans.
“This will be a great fight because first, he’s younger. He is way younger than me. He is the champion and undefeated at 29 wins, 22 knockouts and no loss. This will be a great fight and it will test my skill in the ring," Pacquiao said.
Going to the tale of the tape, Pacquiao, known for his insane quickness and power has a record of 61 wins including 39 knockouts with seven defeats and two draws. Thurman has 22 KOs in 29 wins with no defeat and one no-contest is known for his heavy punches.
And in their fight in July, Pacquiao will bank on his experience to put down "One Time" in Las Vegas.
For now, the Pacman rests, but expect him to grin it hard when the training camp shifts into a whole other gear in the days to come.
 

After nearly 2 decades… John Melo is back with Christmas ditty





If you’re a radio buff, you must have heard the song “Malapit Na Ang Pasko” as it has become one of the Christmas songs played on the radio, AM or FM band, this holiday season.
And guess who sang and recorded the song? John Melo!
John Melo who?
If the name doesn’t ring a bell, it means you were either out of the country in the late 80s, or you weren’t born yet.
But, John Melo is one of those who made waves in the late 80s and in 1992 his name nearly became synonymous to OPM with the tune “Ikaw Pala ang Minamahal” that gave him an Awit award for Best New Male Performance.
Showbiz was not his priority, he recalled at a brief meeting last week. He said, at the time when his contemporaries were really passionate and motivated to make a name in the music industry, like Ariel Rivera and Chad Borja, he was focused on finishing dentistry (which he did). Eventually, he would migrate first to Canada and then the United States with his young family. (He is married to a dentist, Precilyn Silvestre, and they had one child then. Now, they have three children, two are teenaged and one is just eight.)
Showbiz folk in the Philippines believe that once you’ve stepped into the entertainment door, you could step out but your heart remains inside. And that exactly what happened to John. While engaged in another profession (real estate and dental management), his mind intermittently has been snowed under, as the saying goes, with thoughts of doing something showbizzy.
After nearly 2 decades… John Melo is back with Christmas ditty
'90s OPM artist John Melo
His friends egged him continually and even suggested he met with songwriter and fellow émigré Jimmy Borja (which he did) to ask him to write a Christmas tune for him.
The result is “Malapit Na Ang Pasko” and he uploaded it onto his Facebook page after recording it last year in San Francisco. To date, it has over three million views, and his friends in the US have tagged him as the OFW Prince of Christmas Song.
Motivated by the response of fellow Filipinos overseas to his Christmas ditty, he decided to fly back to Manila and promote it in the Philippines. Thus far, he has been elated that there are still people in the industry that remembers me.
Long-time fan magazine writer now radio commentator Christy Fermin interviewed John in her program on TV5 radio. He also made a guest appearance in Wowowin with host Willy Revillame.
“Alay ko talaga ang kantang ito sa mga gaya kong OFWs. Alam ko ang pinagdadaanan ng mga kababayan natin at dinanas ko na rin yan,” John said.
His 1992 album Hanap-Hanap Kita from where the hit single “Ikaw Pala ang Minamahal” was taken, was certified Gold. Vehnee Saturno wrote the tune for Ivory Records.

In1994, John also recorded another album, Magtiwala Ka with the carrier single “Basta’t Mahal Kita” that Saturno also penned.
While the number of views of John’s Christmas song continues to grow, comparisons with “Sana Ngayong Pasko” by Ariel click here Rivera and “Pasko na Sinta ko” by Gary V are becoming inevitable. But, for John Melo, his only dream now is to be on the same tracks as Jose Mari Chan who is known to many Filipinos as the “Father of Christmas,” thanks to his Christmas ditty that has become Philippines’ national Christmas anthem.

After nearly 2 decades… John Melo is back with Christmas ditty





If you’re a radio buff, you must have heard the song “Malapit Na Ang Pasko” as it has become one of the Christmas songs played on the radio, AM or FM band, this holiday season.
And guess who sang and recorded the song? John Melo!
John Melo who?
If the name doesn’t ring a bell, it means you were either out of the country in the late 80s, or you weren’t born yet.
But, John Melo is one of those who made waves in the late 80s and in 1992 his name nearly became synonymous to OPM with the tune “Ikaw Pala ang Minamahal” that gave him an Awit award for Best New Male Performance.
Showbiz was not his priority, he recalled at a brief meeting last week. He said, at the time when his contemporaries were really passionate and motivated to make a name in the music industry, like Ariel Rivera and Chad Borja, he was focused on finishing dentistry (which he did). Eventually, he would migrate first to Canada and then the United States with his young family. (He is married to a dentist, Precilyn Silvestre, and they had one child then. Now, they have three children, two are teenaged and one is just eight.)
Showbiz folk in the Philippines believe that once you’ve stepped into the entertainment door, you could step out but your heart remains inside. And that exactly what happened to John. While engaged in another profession (real estate and dental management), his mind intermittently has been snowed under, as the saying goes, with thoughts of doing something showbizzy.
After nearly 2 decades… John Melo is back with Christmas ditty
'90s OPM artist John Melo
His friends egged him continually and even suggested he met with songwriter and fellow émigré Jimmy Borja (which he did) to ask him to write a Christmas tune for him.
The result is “Malapit Na Ang Pasko” and he uploaded it onto his Facebook page after recording it last year in San Francisco. To date, it has over three million views, and his friends in the US have tagged him as the OFW Prince of Christmas Song.
Motivated by the read more response of fellow Filipinos overseas to his Christmas ditty, he decided to fly back to Manila and promote it in the Philippines. Thus far, he has been elated that there are still people in the industry that remembers me.
Long-time fan magazine writer now radio commentator Christy Fermin interviewed John in her program on TV5 radio. He also made a guest appearance in Wowowin with host Willy Revillame.
“Alay ko talaga ang kantang ito sa mga gaya kong OFWs. Alam ko ang pinagdadaanan ng mga kababayan natin at dinanas ko na rin yan,” John said.
His 1992 album Hanap-Hanap Kita from where the hit single “Ikaw Pala ang Minamahal” was taken, was certified Gold. Vehnee Saturno wrote the tune for Ivory Records.

In1994, John also recorded another album, Magtiwala Ka with the carrier single “Basta’t Mahal Kita” that Saturno also penned.
While the number of views of John’s Christmas song continues to grow, comparisons with “Sana Ngayong Pasko” by Ariel Rivera and “Pasko na Sinta ko” by Gary V are becoming inevitable. But, for John Melo, his only dream now is to be on the same tracks as Jose Mari Chan who is known to many Filipinos as the “Father of Christmas,” thanks to his Christmas ditty that has become Philippines’ national Christmas anthem.

After nearly 2 decades… John Melo is back with Christmas ditty





If you’re a radio buff, you must have heard the song “Malapit Na Ang Pasko” as it has become one of the Christmas songs played on the radio, AM or FM band, this holiday season.
And guess who sang and recorded the song? John Melo!
John Melo who?
If the name doesn’t ring a bell, it means you were either out of the country in the late 80s, or you weren’t born yet.
But, John Melo is one of those who made waves in the late 80s and in 1992 his name nearly became synonymous to OPM with the tune “Ikaw Pala ang Minamahal” that gave him an Awit award for Best New Male Performance.
Showbiz was not his priority, he recalled at a brief meeting last week. He said, at the time when his contemporaries were really passionate and motivated to make a name in the music industry, like Ariel Rivera and Chad Borja, he was focused on finishing dentistry (which he did). Eventually, he would migrate first to Canada and then the United States with his young family. (He is married to a dentist, Precilyn Silvestre, and they had one child then. Now, they have three children, two are teenaged and one is just eight.)
Showbiz folk in the Philippines believe that once you’ve stepped into the entertainment door, you could step out but your heart remains inside. And that exactly what happened to John. While engaged in another profession (real estate and dental management), his mind intermittently has been snowed under, as the saying goes, with thoughts of doing something showbizzy.
After nearly 2 decades… John Melo is back with Christmas ditty
'90s OPM artist John Melo
His friends egged him continually and even suggested he met with songwriter and fellow émigré Jimmy Borja (which he did) to ask him to write a Christmas tune for him.
The result is “Malapit Na Ang Pasko” and he uploaded it onto his Facebook page after recording it last year in San Francisco. To date, it has over three million views, and his friends in the US have tagged him as the OFW Prince of Christmas Song.
Motivated by the response of fellow Filipinos overseas to his Christmas ditty, he decided to fly back to Manila and promote it in the Philippines. Thus far, he has been elated that there are still people in the industry that remembers me.
Long-time fan magazine writer now radio commentator Christy Fermin interviewed John in her program on TV5 radio. He also made a guest appearance in Wowowin with host Willy Revillame.
“Alay ko talaga ang kantang ito sa mga gaya kong OFWs. Alam ko ang pinagdadaanan ng mga kababayan natin at dinanas ko na rin yan,” John said.
His 1992 album Hanap-Hanap Kita from where the hit single “Ikaw Pala ang Minamahal” was taken, was certified Gold. Vehnee Saturno wrote the tune for Ivory Records.

In1994, John also recorded another album, Magtiwala Ka with the carrier single “Basta’t Mahal Kita” that Saturno also website penned.
While the number of views of John’s Christmas song continues to grow, comparisons with “Sana Ngayong Pasko” by Ariel Rivera and “Pasko na Sinta ko” by Gary V are becoming inevitable. But, for John Melo, his only dream now is to be on the same tracks as Jose Mari Chan who is known to many Filipinos as the “Father of Christmas,” thanks to his Christmas ditty that has become Philippines’ national Christmas anthem.

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