Baguio City is busy preparing to welcome Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, the celebrated Pambansang Kamao, who will make the city his training camp for the November 14 showdown with Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto. Baguio's high altitude and favorable climate will give Manny the desired environment to keep his cardiovascular system the necessary workout.
News of an apparent rift between Pacman and coach Freddie Roach has surfaced over Manny's choice of Baguio as the site of his training. Roach is apprehensive that Baguio fans might distract Manny from his fight preparations. Vice Mayor Daniel Fariñas is appealing to Baguio City residents to give Manny as much space and privacy as he needs so he can focus completely on training.
More on this story in this report by Jet Arcellana of GMA News Dagupan: