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Everything will come to pass

WHEN I woke up Friday morning, the sun was still shining brightly. I was still able to take a shower. Eat a quick breakfast before going to Makati for a meeting and encountered zero traffic. The night before, I was at SM Bicutan. Parking was very easy and except for the long lines at the […]

F2 Logistics, team to beat

THE defending Philippine Superliga (PSL) champion is Petron but I think it is the F2 Logistics team that should be considered the top seed and not Petron. This despite the fact that Petron opened its defense of the crown with a 25-22, 25-22, 25-21 straight set victory over the Generika Lifesavers. What happened is a […]

PH equestrian needs change

I WAS part of a group that included officers of the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) that had lunch with Equestrian Philippines Inc. (EquestrianPH) president Carissa Coscoluella and national athlete Toni Leviste. Venue was KAI in Greenbelt 5 and it was a very frank discussion, no off-the-record talks about the present situation of equestrian […]

A little something for Taal victims

EVERYONE was caught by surprise when Taal Volcano erupted recently. Me, my wife and our granddaughter Livi got affected too even though we were on vacation in Iloilo during that weekend. We were supposed to return home that Sunday afternoon, well, at least until Cebu Pacific canceled the flights, same with all the other airlines […]

A tale of 2 Pinay athletes

I GUESS I can consider myself lucky last December because I had a chance to talk to two pretty female elite athletes in the person of equestrienne Toni Leviste and Southeast Asian Games wushu double gold medalist Agatha Wong and even as they shared the same passion for their respective sports, it seems they do […]

Looking back at 2019

THE long holiday season is practically over although, traditionally, it ends here for us after ‘Three Kings’. I wrote this column on the second day of the new year but before anything else, I would like to look back at the year that was in 2019 highlighted, of course, by the Philippines winning the overall […]

2021 SEAG is the real test

EVEN as our medal winners in the recently-concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games are enjoying their hard-earned incentives just in time for Christmas, I am already looking ahead to 2021. Will there be a repeat performance in the 2021 SEA Games for the Filipino athletes? A few days ago, I was in Conrad Hotel for a […]

We won this one

WE won this one Yes, definitely, we won this one. And there’s no better way to cap our campaign to win the overall championship in the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) that we hosted than winning both the men’s and women’s basketball gold medals before a roaring crowd at the Mall of Asia […]

Carrasco, triathlon delivers

AS planned, I am here in Subic for the weekend, both for business with our annual business planning and Christmas party for S1, a company I am helping manage for a couple of friends. Of course, I am here also for the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), at least for the 16 events scheduled here. […]

Let’s focus on the games

HOSTILITIES in the 30th Southeast Asian Games has already began even as the official opening ceremony is set this Saturday at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan, but unfortunately our polo team lost its inaugural game to Brunei in a close match but bounced back against defending champion Malaysia. Nobody said winning the gold, even in […]

Loyzaga perks up PH baseball

FROM boyhood, Chito Loyzaga, son of the country‚Äôs greatest basketball player Caloy, and himself a Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) superstar after his San Beda and YCO days, has been involved in sports. Now at 61, he continues to do so but this time in a different sport from basketball as he now the president of […]

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