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Monday, 11 April 2016 14:08

Sound Snipings

BY Jimmy Cabato

As that writing habit is deep-imbedded in me these days, SS will still be ground today. But very briefly. And it depends on Editor Roy if he sees this piece worthy of seeing print.

But for sure, on social media this will make its rounds.

For the first time today SS writer sought barangay Captain-son’s permission to beg off from his campaign sortie.

Today Manny Pacquiao squares off with Timothy Bradley, and that is the reason for the respite. A council aspirant, son Jaime “Boday”, he gladly obliged.

As of writing time, the fight has yet to start, and there’s no telling if this piece would still generate interest in be reading public. Whatever, here goes –

The Pacman is not known of predicting outcomes of his ring exploits, except that he will put his heart into it. But of this Bradley encounter, he added spice to his words.

“Manny Pacquiao promised to deliver an action-packed finale to his 21-year boxing career on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as he prepared to climb into the ring for the last time.”

With those humble words, SS predicts a Pacman win via a shortcut.

He has so much to lose if he puts on a lackluster performance or at the worst, loses.

If that happens, it’s goodbye to his senate bid. If he wins convincingly, his chances to become senator will increase. If he wins by kayo, welcome Senator Manny Pacqiuao.

With that scenario, SS’s prediction - a convincing win, at the least or a win by knockout, at best

Here’s more of his statements, “Expect more action than the last fights we had,”, as Pacquiao, plans to concentrate on a political career in the Philippines when he retires.

Meanwhile, Bradley, the 32-year-old pug from California shrugged off catcalls from the largely pro-Pacquiao crowd, telling the audience: “I think there’s going to be a lot of disappointed fans tomorrow night.”

For this fight. Pacquiao will bank roll another $20 million purse, after having earned a staggering $150 million from his defeat to Mayweather last year, (TMT)

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What kind of a leader is this man? When so many people lost their lives in a violent government dispersal act, this is what we are told —

“President Benigno Aquino 3rd finally broke his silence on the violent dispersal of protesting farmers in Kidapawan City, admitting that he was unaware of the events that transpired on April 1.”

And where was he? The story continued, “Aquino was in Cavite for the turnover of a newly-built school building and a Liberal Party campaign rally.”

Politicking, that’s where!

“In his speech during an administration campaign rally in Makati City Friday night, Aquino said he was not immediately informed about the tragedy. He said he learned of the incident in the afternoon of April 1.”

No wonder, the Mamasapano tragedy occurred before his very nose. (With reports from TMT)

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Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos appears headed for certain victory, as he continues to rule pre-election vice presidential surveys, topping the non-commissioned Pulso ng Pilipino poll taken from April 1-7, 2016 survey.

Previous closest rival, Chiz Escudero alarmingly dropped to No. 3, with LP’s Leni Robredo, taking the far behind second spot.

Conducted by the Issues and Advocacy Center, the survey showed the Ilocano senator leading at 28.5 percent, up from his rating of 27 percent in the survey held by the same firm from March 16-22, 2016.

Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo placed second at 23.5 percent, overtaking Senator Francis Escudero who got 22.5 percent.

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano took the fourth spot at 16 percent, followed by Senator Gregorio Honasan, 4.25 percent and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, 3.75 percent. (TMT-fed)

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This piece, though not that brief after all, has to end now, It’s nearing fight time. Barring unforeseen circumstances, see you all tomorrow.