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Unformatted text preview: Philippines Sports • "The Mexicutioner " Manny Pacquiao , lightweight boxer that has defeated many of the sport's best-known fighters (as in the likes of Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Shane Mosley, Ricky Hatton and even Oscar de la Hoya) and the first boxer to hold eight championship belts at once, as well as a congressman . • Nonito Donaire , Pacquiao's fellow boxer and his likeliest successor as the Philippines' main prizefighter. • David Bautista , Filipino-Greek professional wrestler who formerly worked for WWE , six-time world champion, a three-time tag-team champion, and 2005 Royal Rumble winner. • Eskrima, also known as Arnis and Kali (collectively known as Filipino Martial Arts), a form of martial arts that utilizes sticks and knifeplay . Was the same martial arts used in the Bourne trilogy. • Efren "Bata" Reyes, Jr., billiards champion known for his toothy smile. • Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno, six-time World Bowling Champion and hailed by the government as the "Athlete of the Century". • Brandon "The Truth" Vera, Filipino-American MMA wrestler currently fighting at the UFC. The Philippines in Fiction: Anime and Manga: • The Philippines is the setting of one mission in Black Lagoon . • A Filipina bar hostess named Eileen is one of Hei's apartment neighbors in Darker than Black . Surprisingly, she is voiced by Mitsuki Saiga . • Gundam: o In Gundam Wing , Quatre's mercenary group is called Maganac , which is based on the Filipino word for 'family'. Actually, it is the Filipino word, written in the old Spanish form. This Filipino thought it meant your child... Actually child is anak . o Sven Cal Bayan, The Hero of the ONA Gundam Seed Destiny Stargazer is suspected to be Filipino; his surname is based on the Filipino word for 'town' or 'country'. o Kiki Rosita of Gundam: The 08th MS Team is also probably Filipina as well, given the setting is South East Asia. Well that and her alleged unfortunate name . • Weiss Kreuz . Kritiker agents are trained in central Luzon. Seriously . • MPD Psycho . Two chapters in volume 7 are set in real-life locations in the Philippines - and the characters even speak in (very polite) correct Tagalog!...
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- Winter '09