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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 […]

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 […]

Jun Veloso’s life after softball

SPORTS has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and I have heard or read of sad stories of people involved in local sports who are now forced to seek other means to earn a living. And this is perfectly understandable as sports has come to practically a dead stop the […]

I don’t like quarantine because…

Like a lot of many people, I also do not like being quarantined for a number of reasons. Don’t get me wrong. I do understand and accept the necessity for it. It’s just that ‘I do not like it’. First and foremost, it has disrupted my way of life. Now, I cannot accept work nor […]

Level of understanding and adaptability

I have always prided myself believing that my level of understanding, acceptance, and adjustment to what happens in life is above par. But honestly, after almost three months of being cooped up in the house except for walking around the village everyday as my form of exercise, I have to admit I need to increase […]

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 […]

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