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Monthly Archives: December 2012

REPORTAGE: Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

I am reposting this reportage to announce another upcoming fight of this great Filipino boxer against Juan Manuel Marquez this coming Saturday in Las Vegas. Check out my documentary as Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao does his training in preparation for a fight…

It is not everyday you are given the opportunity to follow around a World Boxing Champion as he prepares himself physically and spiritually for his upcoming fight. During my last trip to Manila, Philippines few weeks ago I was very fortunate to get an exclusive access to document a day in the life of this incredible Filipino boxer.

World Boxing Champion and Congressman Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao begins his training at the MP Tower gym in Manila in preparation for his fight against American boxing champion Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas. The MP Tower gym is a six-level building located in the outskirts of Manila and it is used to be the old L&M Gym, where Pacquaio first trained as a young boxer at the age of 17. I was amazed how he turned this old boxing gym into a modernized building and a great facility for training young and aspiring Filipino boxers. Below are a few images from my REPORTAGE on Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.

Pacquiao gets a shoulder massage as he conditions himself before his training.

Pacquiao wraps his hands before putting on his gloves.

How do you like to be one of Pacquiao’s trainer? Here, childhood friend and assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez (left) receives a punch from World Boxing Champion and Congressman Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao.

During this particular training session, members of the Philippine National Police (in the background), who are part of a group called Servant of God Police Choir came watch the champ as he trains. The group also sang religious songs for Pacquaio, who recently converted to a ‘Born Again Christian’.

After his conversion, Manny Pacquiao has given up gambling, drinking and womanizing. He also became familiar with Bible verses, quoting them in each media interviews he has. And part of his routine in between his work-out is to pause and pray for a few minutes.

You can feel the power of every punch that Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao throws during his training.

Wearing his signature Nike shoes…only for a real boxing champ.

Just watching how Pacquiao throws those punches on those punching mitts, I feel bad for assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez….but this guy has helped him become so sleek in boxing.

And at the end of the day, the Team Pacquiao prepares a feast for the champ in his office desk at the MP Tower gym. Here, Pacquiao says his prayers before his meal.

The experience was priceless, and the coverage was amazing. A special thanks to a good friend – Ilocos Sur Governor Chavit Singson, who is a close friend of Manny, for all the help and hospitality during my trip to Manila and Vigan. Also thanks to Dr. Carlos Almeda for all your kindness.

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admin - Thanks Mariah! Your works is amazing by the way!December 28, 2012 - 9:01 am

Mariah Milan Maui Photographer - Wow! What an opportunity to follow along with Manny Pacquiao! Amazing!December 28, 2012 - 6:37 am

Congrats to Jacqueline & Brandon – A Wedding at The Park Savoy, New Jersey

I am so pumped up to be part of the special day of one of my favorite couples – Jacqueline and Brandon, who will be exchanging vows at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ this weekend. A reception will then follow at The Park Savoy in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Jacqueline and Brandon are one of the coolest people you will ever meet….aside from their love of health and fitness, this couple has a very good heart for the poor. That’s pretty evident when you see them coming out to the streets of Newark, NJ to feed the homeless on Sundays. That’s why when we did their engagement pictures, I made sure these two aspects of their relationship are well documented….check them out -

We shot at their favorite gym in NJ…I did not know it is possible to kiss while lifting a barbell…LOL

This is where Jacqueline and Brandon will be tying the knot – Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ. Pope John Paul II said his evening prayer at this historical Cathedral in 1995 during his Papal visit.

Love this shot of them holding their childhood photos…

Can you see, what I am seeing? I mean those muscles on Jacqueline. WOW!

Jacqueline and Brandon give FREE HUGS to the homeless during their “feeding of the hungry” mission in Newark. What a good hearted couple. I wish you guys all the best in your marriage…you are a match made in heaven!

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