Manny Pacquiao, is he just a ‘ninong’ or is he fathering the son of a culinary arts student?

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As ‘No Other Woman’ hails in the box-office, issues about Manny’s ‘other women’ keep on surfacing, one after the other.

A recent rumor that’s hovering around involves a 22-year old culinary arts student, who has been the subject of a local tabloid Bulgar.

The said tabloid featured some pictures taken during the baptismal event of the culinary arts student’s baby boy where Manny Pacquiao was invited as one of the ninongs. The ceremony was held at the St. Francis de Assisi Church and the venue for the reception was held at Shangri-la hotel.

Rumor has it that Manny is not just the ninong of the baby boy, but he is said to be the father of that child.

Recently, the 22-year old culinary arts student, Kat Ordoñez clarified the issue through a phone-patch interview at Showbiz Central. She denied the allegation linking her to the Saranggani congressman and the issue on Pacquiao fathering her child.

In that interview, Kat said, “Hindi po totoo yun…si congressman Manny Pacquiao, hindi po tatay ng anak ko.”

“Kinuha ko lamang siya na ninong ng anak ko sa binyag na naganap noong September 17 sa St. Francis de Assisi,” she explained.

According to Kat, the father of her child is in Dubai. She also pointed out that her ex-boyfriend (the father of her son) worked as one of Pacquiao’s assistant, and that’s the reason how she knew Manny Pacquiao.


Pacquiao, promoted as Lt. Col. in Army Reserve Force


Manny Pacquiao promoted as Lt. Col.

Congressman Manny Pacquaio now holds a new and higher position in the military reserve force. His rank in the Army reserve force has stepped a notch higher from Senior Master Sergeant to Lieutenant Colonel.

The announcement was made last Friday by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).  According to the AFP, the document pertaining to Pacquiao’s commissionship was signed by Executive Secretary  Paquito Ochoa under the authority of President Noynoy Aquino.

However, some experts in the field questioned the AFP’s decision to promote Pacquiao as Lieutenant Colonel on the basis that Paquiao was missing one requirement. Experts pointed out that according to the provisions stated under Republic Act 7077 or the AFP Reservist Act of 1991, in order to be promoted to that position, one must have a college degree.

On the other hand, AFP stated that they have taken into consideration Pacquiao’s honorary doctorate degree on humanities given by the Southwestern University in Cebu in 2009, thus, his promotion as Lieutenant Colonel in Army Reserve Force.

Meanwhile, in an interview yesterday morning with AFP officials in Umagang kay Ganda’s Punto Por Punto by Anthony Taberna, they revealed that Manny Pacquiao personally applied to be enlisted as Lieutenant Colonel.

If the above statement was true enough, the question is, does Manny Pacquiao really need it? Pacquiao already carries quite a number of badges under his name; he no longer needs to prove anything by attaching his name to different titles—pound for pound king, Pinoy champ, Filipino pride, Saranggani congressman, and now, AFP reserve force Lieutenant Colonel.

For many Filipinos, Pacquiao’s legacy as a Pinoy boxer is already sufficient enough for him to be hailed as country’s pride.

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman says he is a big fan of Pacquiao

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Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez

The latest Hollywood celebrity to admit that he is a Pacquiao fan is the hunk Australian actor-producer Hugh Jackman. Hugh became known for his role as wolverine.

In one of his interviews, Jackman admittedly said, “Pacquiao is the biggest star in boxing right now.”

He further added, “I have seen him fight and I am a big fan. Can you please make the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight happen?”

It seems that even popular Hollywood stars are eager to see the much anticipated Pacquiao-Mayweather fight come to reality. If it happens, this could be one of the biggest phenomenons in boxing history—a spectacular boxing event that would shake the boxing arena.

Indeed, Manny Pacquiao is one of today’s most popular and well-known personalities in boxing. It can’t be denied that he is in the forefront of his boxing career. His fortune and popularity has really soared high that even famous celebrities want to meet him up close and personal, to shake hands with him, and just to have a brief moment with the pound for pound king, Manny Pacquiao.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao continues to train for his fight against Marquez which is just 6 weeks away from the scheduled fight—November 12, 2011 at MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas.

Along with Pacquiao, we will also see other Filipino boxers in the undercard like WBO Oriental featherweight titlist Lorenzo Villanueva, welterweight champion Dennis Laurente, and junior bantamweight Fernando Lumacad.

Pacquiao took time off from training for daughter’s 5th birthday

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Manny Pacquiao in daughter's 5th birthday party

While Pacquiao has his eyes on his upcoming fight with Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez, he took a time off from his training in Baguio City to spend some time with his family and attend his daughter’s 5th birthday.

Pacquiao’s daughter Princess recently celebrated her 5th birthday at Ducit Thani hotel in Makati. The said birthday celebration was organized by Manny’s wife, Jinkee.

Kasi, parang sa buhay nila, hindi na nila makakalimutan iyon eh kasi once a year lang. Gusto ko lang maging successful si Princess sa mga gusto niya,” said Jinkee in one of her interviews by ABS-CBN.

On the other hand, Pacquiao told reporters that his daughter Princess kept on reminding him not to miss her special day. He said, “Umaga hapon tinatawagan ako ng anak ko. Bago pumasok sa school at pag-uwi sabi ‘Daddy punta ka sa birthday ko, malapit na ang birthday ko.”

During the event, birthday celebrant Princess wore a Tinker Bell costume to match the theme of her birthday party which was Tinker Bell theme. The venue was also elegantly decorated with Tinker Bell stuff. Close friends and relatives attended the said party including some of the well-known TV personalities and politicians.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao returns to Baguio for his training in preparation of his rematch with Juan Marquez in Novermber 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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