Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Manny Pacquiao's meeting with Nike founder, execs postponed 'til July

Posted by chardyboy on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 0 comments


MANILA, Philippines – Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao’s meeting with the bosses of top apparel company Nike was postponed last week due to the former’s prior commitment with his family.
Top Rank chairman Bob Arum related so in a recent interview with Boxingscene.com as reported by ABS-CBN News, saying that the meeting scheduled last June 18 didn't push through because Pacquiao "had promised his family a one-week vacation with them at this beach resort.” According to the same report, Pacquiao had taken his family to a vacation in Boracay.
Pacquiao’s meeting with Nike executives, including brand founder Phil Knight, was supposedly for the "huge Pacman product line” that the company plans to create, as Arum related in an earlier interview with Examiner.com.
The said product line, Arum added, is similar to Nike’s Air Jordan line for basketball legend Michael Jordan.
Arum also said that the meeting will most likely take place “sometime in July.”
"They're working on it. It's a huge, huge merchandise deal for all over the world," said he.
It looks like one of the world’s highest-paid athletes is enjoying more endorsement deals these days. His second advertisement for tech giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has just recently been released, showing the pound-for-pound king promoting HP’s TouchPad with webOS. Last month, his first ad for the global brand, specifically for its smartphone Veer 4G, went viral on YouTube.
In other local news, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has designated Sarangani Congressman Pacquiao as the country’s garment ambassador.
In a June 27 report by Bomboradyo, DTI Undersecretary Cristino Panlilio related that Rep. Pacquiao is set to fly to the United States with the Philippines’ trade attaché to seek support for the passing of the “Save Our Industries Act (SAVE Act)” in the US congress, which is aimed at boosting both the American and Philippine textile industries.
"We must work harder now to convince more senators and congressmen to support this bill. We are calling on all Filipinos who have relatives in the US to please inform them about the Save Act. They can do their share by getting in touch with their senators and congressmen," Usec. Panlilio was quoted as saying.


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