What do you do when ‘Goliath’ tries to knock you down? ?>

What do you do when ‘Goliath’ tries to knock you down?

It’s 6:30 a.m. It’s been 2 hours since I woke up, awakened by the warm temperature of my youngest child Niquee. Just 3 and a half days ago, Niquee’s kuya David began his on and off fever, and this is due for a large part to his cough and colds. While my wife and I attend to our kids in this on-and-off-weather, life goes on as we think about the future, planning, talking about our next steps as we continue…

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Has change really come? ?>

Has change really come?

It’s only been over two weeks since new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte assumed his position. It’s true, nothing has changed (I would say, yet) as far as traffic is concerned because everybody is still affected by the “bumper-to-bumper” scenes in Metro Manila’s main thoroughfares. Some areas in the country are still experiencing knee or waist-deep flood in the recent typhoon. And yes, everyday, we get the daily news barrage on the death of suspected drug peddlers. Some people I talked…

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What’s next for Gilas Pilipinas? ?>

What’s next for Gilas Pilipinas?

The PBA is set to unveil the Governors Cup this Friday, but I hope that the country’s top basketball officials will have a meeting of the minds soon as far as Gilas Pilipinas is concerned. Since the PH team’s swift FIBA OQT exit last week, losing to France and New Zealand, respectively, Gilas already disbanded with the national players already returning to their respective PBA teams. Naturalized player Andray Blatche has already left the country, while national team stalwarts Ranidel…

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Tab Baldwin and his unpopular Gilas decision ?>

Tab Baldwin and his unpopular Gilas decision

A Gilas Pilipinas side without Calvin Abueva and LA Tenorio don’tr necessarily spell doom for the national team which will begin its Olympic quest next week at the Mall of Asia Arena. There’s no doubt that Abueva’s energy and hustle – intangibles he could easily bring to Gilas will be missed. On the other hand, Tenorio won’t be around to add his veteran presence at the backcourt. But then again, Pinoy hoop fans have to understand that Tab Baldwin is named…

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What do you do when you’re battling with feelings of inadequacy? ?>

What do you do when you’re battling with feelings of inadequacy?

David is set to complete his first full week as a student in the “big school” in Kapitolyo, Pasig this Friday (June 17). This school year was the first time in his life he’s in big school after spending the last 4 years under the Philippine Christian School of Tomorrow’s homeschool program. My wife carried the bulk of the teaching on our 8-year-old son David and yes, I should say, Ava has done a magnificent job laying the down the…

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Just a thought when posting something at Facebook or Twitter ?>

Just a thought when posting something at Facebook or Twitter

PENANG – It used to be that the major sources of information come from print (newspapers and magazines), television and radio. But in the advent of the Social Media Age, internet is now the way of life. My ongoing coverage of PBA team Blackwater in the 2016 Penang Chief Minister Cup in this beautiful Malaysian state is just one example of how important internet is to my job as a sportswriter. Gone are the days when we transmit our news stories via…

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May 9, the Moment of truth ?>

May 9, the Moment of truth

May 9 is the moment of truth for all our the electoral candidates nationwide. All the campaign sorties in the country’s big cities and provinces boil down to Monday when voters, more or less 40-million strong, go to their designated precinct to cast their votes. Voters have voiced their sentiments and have even campaigned for their bets in barangays and most especially through social media. Memes, no matter how funny or corny, provide wider exposure to all these candidates. SEE:…

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Here’s why we’re voting for Miriam Defenso-Santiago ?>

Here’s why we’re voting for Miriam Defenso-Santiago

Down to the 2 most important days in our country’s history. Over the past week, netizens read tons of information on social media regarding top presidential candidates Rodrigo Duterte and Mar Roxas. Exposes and mud-slinging on different camps have been the prevailing theme in an effort to discredit the frontrunners in the election. Every election season, candidates from different political positions shout one thing – change or pagbabago! SEE: My thoughts on Pilipinas Debates 2016 Part 2 We probably have…

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