PNP expects another crime ‘lull’ during 3rd Pacquiao-Bradley fight on Sunday

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Friday they again expect a “lull” in crime incidents in the country during the third match-up between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and American boxer Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday.

Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, PNP chief of Public Information Office, said that like in previous Pacquiao fights, almost everyone in the country will be hooked to television screens to watch the much-awaited event.

However, Mayor gave assurances that the police will remain vigilant against criminal elements that may take advantage of the event.

“We hope to see another zero crime situation on Sunday, but we will not let our guards down. We will continue with our police duties,” Mayor told the Philippines News Agency (PNA) in a phone interview.

He added that the PNP will not hold a free live screening of the Pacquiao-Bradley match-up at the PNP headquarters, just like the previous fights of Pacquiao. PNA/