In Winning Form

MANILA, Philippines-Several Pinoy athletes are giving it their all in order to bring home the bacon and make their kababayans proud in their next matches.

In an interview aired on "TV Patrol" Nov 9, Manny Pacquiao's coach, Freddie Roach, declared that the boxer's killer instinct is back.

"He's showing combinations, looking sharp. I'm happy with his progress," Roach said the day Manny sparred with three partners in Los Angeles recently.

The boxer, himself, said he studies the styles of his sparring partners to improve his own.

"Marami akong natutunan na mga strategy na pwedeng gawin," he said.

Manny has begun Plyometric training designed to produce fast and powerful movements. He also uses visualization to psyche himself up on his match against Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8 in Las Vegas.

"Nag meditate parati kami, isipin parati yung fight," he said.

Another Pinoy pride, Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire is as revved up as Manny to defeat Mexican Jorge Arce inside the ring in Houston, Texas on Dec. 15.

Meanwhile, the Philippine National Football Team are hard at work honing their skills for the AFF Suzuki Cup to be held end of November in Thailand. A few days prior, the Azkals will take on Singapore's national team in a match to be held in Cebu City.

"The preparation right now is really good. Every guy is getting more serious because they now know it's getting close to Suzuki Cup," says German-Filipino footballer Patrick Reichelt in the same segment.

In the Suzuki Cup, The Azkals are set to face Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar.

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