Vol. 33 No. 03 Dumaguete City Philippines Sunday July 2, 2006 P8.00 Pacman vs. Larios 9AM today TODAY 9A.M. BY MELODY JUNE T. CARINO T he province of Oriental Negros through the Provincial Sports Center Office presents a live coverage, without commercial breaks the Mano A Mano battle of Philippine boxing idol Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Oscar Larios at the Macias Sports Complex on Sunday July 2 at 9am. I LOILO CITY - For most boxing experts here, the only way for Oscar Larios to upset Manny Pacquiao today July 2 at the Araneta Coliseum is for the Mexican heartthrob to bring a baseball bat when he climbs the ring for Pacquiao’s World Boxing Council (WBC) international superfeatherweight title. ”Larios is not anymore in the class of Pacquiao,” volunteered Mario “Marlon” Lumacad, Jr., 51, manager of Johnny Elorde Boxing fitness center here. “At 29, he is on the way down and Pacquiao will knock him out in seven rounds.” Lumacad, son of professional boxing trainer Mario, Turn to page 14 The purpose of having a widescreen that is already set up inside the sports complex to give joy and excitement to our local Pacquiao avid fans. “It is our joy to see the awaited fight between Pacquiao and Larios. We wanted to excite avid fans of Pacquiao from the beginning of their fight up till the end, and to support and monitor altogether our local boxers playing in the Wild Card. Glenda Descuatan asked Skycable and was able to talk with the Solar Sports to have a live coverage of the fight here in the City. Not one Filipino has a glimpse of how the great Mexican boxer had prepared himself for the Mano a Mano. Larios is a two- time world-champion. When Oscar Larios arrived in the Philippines, his coach, Rafael Mendoza said that “Larios came here to beat Pacquiao.” He also said that he doesn’t care about the odds, which placed Pacquiao as the overwhelming favorite. However, let’s hear what Pacquiao’s mentor has to say. According to Freddie Roach, the fight will be over in six rounds or less at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on July 2. Despite still being over the desired 130-lb limit, Pacquiao’s handlers are confident that he will make the weight when it’s time to tip the scales. Folks from Dumaguete and neighboring municipalities Turn to page 14 M ANILA, July 1 (PNA) - Oscar Larios, the pride of Mexico, who will challenge Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao for the WBC international super-featherweight title, is in high spirits today. Larios leads a five-man Mexican boxers who will square off against the best Filipino in the much-awaited Mano-a-Mano Pilipinas contra Mexico showdown today Sunday, July 2 at the Araneta Coliseum. “Oscar has trained so hard at the Teiken gym in Tokyo. We don’t worry our- selves with the odds. We would rather continue preparing for the July 2 fight,” said Mexican promoter Rafael Mendoza, who arrived incognito Thursday, to scout for training gym and running ground where Larios can continue his preparation for the fight. Turn to page 13 Court gives life to drug pusher; NGO experts cite very bad city traffic acquits 3 others T It’s two in, three out. I n the last week of June, the Drug Court presided by Judge Cresencio Tan Jr, convicted a drug pusher for life in jail; a possessor of shabu for 14 years, even as the same Court also acquitted three other pushers and possessor of illegal drugs due to failures of law enforcers to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt. THREE ACQUITTALS. In the case of Reynaldo Catubay for illegal possession of shabu, he was acquitted because he was not completely told of his constitutional rights like: to be provided with counsel if he can- not afford to have one; the police testimonies of PO3 Balde and PO2 Niñal do not show where the seized .07grams of shabu were made thus posed doubt whether the ones presented Turn to page 13 hey are the so-called experts in the sustainability watch network of non-government organizations (NGOs) who are monitoring the Philippine government’s efforts to achieve the millennium development goals which is part of an international effort initiated by the Danish group ’92. Impressed by the city’s so-called intellectual community, during an experts’ meeting on sustainable development held at Silliman University, they also commented about their impressions of the city and people. They said that foremost in their observation is a very bad traffic of over-proliferation of tricycles plying very narrow city roads. Its chairwoman Elizabeth Roxas (center at foto) said that it is easier to cross the road in Makati than in Dumaguete city! The other members of the group com Turn to page 6 Five experts in Sustainability Watch are guests of DYEM ENERGY FM pre-program segment or “Duma “Dumaguete Tonight” guete T onight” hosted by station manager Ely Dejareco. THOSE WHO DISREGARD GOD’S LAWS ON EARTH WILL NOT EVEN RESPECT IT IN HEAVEN.