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Pacquiao prepares for Tacloban visit

November 25, 2013

MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is preparing for a visit to the typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban in the coming days, returning to the Philippines with his boxing career back on the upswing after an impressive victory over Brandon Rios.

Pacquiao said after his win at The Venetian casino in Macau in Sunday that “as soon as possible we will finalize the detail, what day” he will visit the city, which was the epicenter of this month’s Typhoon Haiyan that killed more than 5,000 people and displaced an estimated 3 million.

Despite the devastation, big screens were set up in the city’s plaza to allow fans to watch Sunday’s fight, and their spirits were lifted by Pacquiao’s victory, which followed two successive defeats and almost a year out of the ring.

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