Summer treat; Manny

Last week, several events of the Davao Summerfest started and we are very glad that there are still more sports activities lined-up this month.
The Davao Football Association is hosting the Philippine Football Federation-Smart Communications Mindanao Championship on May 4 to 6 at the Tionko field and by May 7 to 8, the Daba Dabaw Ultimate Frisbee Tournament will also be played at the same venue.
On May 8, three events are scheduled.
First, you have to wake up early to witness the “Run to Reduce” Marathon organized by the Aboitiz Group of Companies starting at 5:30 a.m. on Roxas Avenue. Then, that you can get the chance to watch the Philippine Autocross Championship Series Round 2 at Speed City, Davao Riverfront or you may opt to watch the National Youth Judo Championships at the Gaisano Mall of Davao.
Comes May 14 to 15, another soccer even,t dubbed the “1st Davao City Host Lions Club Football Festival”, will be at the Tionko field. Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and Country Club hosts the 6th Pomelo Tee on May 20 to 22.
Finally, we will have the Eco City Celebrity Adventure Race on May 28 to 29.
This is indeed a summer sports treat!
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Eight weight division champion Manny Pacquiao is favored to win against Shane Mosley on May 7 (May 8 in Davao) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Our survey said that 48.78% of the voters believe that Manny will win in the later rounds while 29.27% predict that a knockout will happen in the early rounds and 21.95% see no knockout victory for the Sarangani province congressman.
For Mosley and his team, they would love to beat our champion and avoid being in the list of Manny’s victims like Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar dela Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito.
But for Manny, a defeat is not an option, or else, he would, for sure, make his Nanay Dionisia very sad and break the hearts of the millions of Filipino fans.
You see, in the face of all the problems, man-made and natural, confronting Filipinos, a win by Manny has always been the best gift that he can give his countrymen.
Manny is no longer into boxing to feed himself and his family.
He is now fighting to make his countrymen very, very happy even for just a day.

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