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Ano ba talaga, PNP: Misencounter, shooting, overkill?

MISMONG si President Duterte ang nanawagan sa AFP at PNP na parehong maging mahinahon at intindihin ang ginagawang imbestigasyon ng NBI sa malagim na insidente noong June 29 kung saan apat na nakasibilyang Army intelligence operatives ang napatay ng siyam na pulis. Nasita sa “checkpoint” ang mga sundalo, pinadaan at pinahinto mga 50 meters malapit […]

ABS-CBN franchise bill: Isang katanungang political

SUNOD-sunod  na maiinit na joint congressional committee hearings ang naganap sa Kamara ( House of Representatives) sa mga nakalipas na araw, maski  ito ay naka-adjourned na, upang talakayin ang iba’t ibang isyu tungkol sa nakabinbin na ABS-CBN franchise bill. Nauna nang dininig sa nasabing joint committee hearings ang isyu tungkol sa citizenship ni Gabby Lopez. […]

Goodbye, hello!

NGAYON ang huling isyu ng inyong pinakamamahal na Inquirer Bandera, ngunit huwag malungkot at manghinayang. Natitiyak ko na malakas ang magiging pagbabalik ng tabloid na umani na ng hindi mabilang na papuri at gumawa ng nakabibinging ingay dahil sa makatotohanang pamamahayag.Nais kong sabihin sa mga utak ng Bandera na sina Dona Policar, Jimmy Alcantara at […]

Adieu Bandera

ITO na ang una at huling kolum na gagawin ko sa Bandera ngayong taon. Magpapaalam na kasi ang print edition ng Bandera ngayong buwan at masakit man aminin kasama ito sa naapektuhan ng coronavirus pandemic. Mahigit dalawang dekada na rin akong nagtrabaho sa ilalim ng Bandera brand at iyun ay noong pag-aari pa ito ng […]

More than just a game

What a game. For nearly half my life — 1996-2001 with the Gokongwei family and 2001-2020 with the Inquirer Group of Companies — I had been with Bandera as sports editor and, for the last five years, associate editor of this popular daily tabloid. Right from the tip-off mark on September 10, 1990, Bandera positioned […]

My last dance for Bandera

WITHOUT question, during this long period of the quarantine, watching TV is one of the most popular activity, if you can call sitting down in front of the television an activity at all. And for me, YouTube and Netflix were lifesavers what with all the choices they offer, movies, documentaries, features, musical videos of the […]

Health vs. Benjamins

ON the resumption of NBA play at this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, here’s my take. The selfishness in me says let’s go ahead so we can have fun watching you guys kick each other’s butts in the comforts of our home and put our boredom to a stop. But the wisdom in me […]

Before PBA, there was MICAA

With the stay-at-home policy still in effect for the elderly since March 15, no thanks to the global coronavirus pandemic, allow this battle-scarred dinosaur to continue to turn back the hands of time in the world of Philippine basketball. Most hoop fans worth their salt know something about the professional league Philippine Basketball Association, which […]

Cease and Desist Order sa Sky Cable mapipigilan ba?

Nagpalabas ng Cease and Desist Order (CDO) ang National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) laban sa Sky Cable Corporation (Sky Cable). Ang Sky Cable ay isang subsidiary company ng ABS-CBN Corporation. Dito sa CDO na inisyu ng NTC, inutusan ang Sky Cable na itigil ang pag-operate ng kanilang  Direct Broadcast Satellite Services dahil ang franchise nito na […]

Who’s who in Philippine basketball history (part 12)

Our historic look at some of the best roundballers or historic moments in Philippine basketball during the Swinging Seventies continues. Forget them not. THE QUIZ (part 12) 111 – Long before there was the PBA in 1975, there was the country’s premier commercial league, the MICAA (Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association), which was established […]

Reminiscing time in this quarantine

AFTER almost three and a half months we are still under some form of quarantine especially here at the National Capital Region and unfortunately, the number of cases and deaths is still going up. One reason perhaps is because the people themselves refuse to be part of the solution and instead compound the problem by […]

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