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A fitting PSL finale

NOW it has come to pass after six straight conference finals between F2 Logistics and Petron in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) but then the matchup between Cignal and F2 Logistics is certainly a fitting finale too for the ongoing All-Filipino Conference. Most volleyball fans assumed though that the two regular protagonists would meet for the […]

Tom’s SEAG gold prediction

IF he was another sports official wanting to score pogi points by predicting his targeted gold medal output in the coming Southeast Asian Games, I would not give much credence to the bold prediction of winning four out of six golds, even as high as a sweep of all six gold medals at stake in […]

A very long night in CDO

IT was the very first time that the Philippine SuperLiga has brought women’s volleyball action in Cagayan de Oro City with a doubleheader featuring the game between PLDT Home Fibr against F2 Logistics and the main event between Petron and Foton. Believe me, it proved to be a very long night for me, the players […]

Politics a bane on PH sports?

THIS has been a personal conclusion for me for a long time now, politics is indeed a permanent bane on Philippine sports, sorry to those who will feel alluded to, but it is intended. What do I mean by this? I have been an observer of Philippine sports, part time chronicler too, for more than […]

Good luck to PH women’s team

IT is out of the question to expect the Philippine women’s team to duplicate what the men’s team recently accomplished in the Jones Cup in Taipei, Taiwan. The PH men’s team emerged champion with a perfect 8-0 record, practically all by big margins except against runner-up South Korea, the only team to give a semblance […]

Manny’s most important fight

MANNY Pacquiao describes his title bout against undefeated super welterweight champion Keith Thurman as the most important fight in his career. The match, which will take place in Las Vegas this Sunday morning (PH time) is indeed Manny’s most important one in more ways than one. I am sure there will be a big sized […]

A dominant Jaja in action

IT was my wife Marissa’s birthday last Tuesday and there was no way for me to make it to the Foton-Cignal game in Bacoor that night. The personal risk to my life would have been too much for me had I told her that I will leave the house that night just to watch a […]

F2 Logistics is team to beat this time

THIS is my honest opinion. It’s F2 Logistics and not the defending champion Petron that is the team to beat in the Philippine Super Liga All-Filipino Conference. The two met already and F2 Logistics beat Petron in a four-setter. It is not just how this game went that makes me think F2 should be the […]

Kawhi should stay in Toronto

ONE of the most interesting NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors versus the Toronto Raptors is over and done. And the Raptors just made a liar out of me by winning the series, 4-2, against my prediction of the Warriors repeating as NBA champions. No excuses, Toronto deserved the win. They have developed that championship […]

Banahaw experience gone well

I BELIEVE that in the past, I have been mentioning the fact that I conduct team building not just for corporate groups but also for sports teams with Mt. Banahaw in Dolores, Quezon as my favorite venue because of my personal experience of how this mystical mountain can affect a change in people’s thinking. And […]

Golden mission for Pat Aquino

FINALLY I had a chance to do what I used to do regularly when I was just starting my sportswriting work more than four decades ago. I mean going to gyms to interview people for features, mostly in basketball. And last week, I found the time to go the Aero Gym in Quezon City to […]

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