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The upside of playing in FIBA Asia Cup minus Blatche ?>

The upside of playing in FIBA Asia Cup minus Blatche

Winning the FIBA Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon will be a lot tougher without naturalized player Andray Blatche. Without Blatche, Gilas play will be altered in a lot of ways. We know what Blatche can bring to the table, having been an experienced and skilled player, who made a name for himself after playing for the Washington Wizards and later, with the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA some years back. The 6-11 Blatche has reinforced the team in the 2014…

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Social media, both ‘exciting’ and ‘disturbing’ ?>

Social media, both ‘exciting’ and ‘disturbing’

This blog is contributed by PUP (Polytechnic University of the Philippines) third year Journalism student Flint Osric Gorospe. Flint joined the Richard Dy Communication’s Campus Journalism and Photojournalism seminar last December 2006. Living in the Social Media age can be both “exciting” and “disturbing” at the same time. Exciting considering the explosion of information that is well within reach of today’s generation of Facebook/ Twitter/Instagram users. But disturbing as well due to the dangers kids encounter via the various popular…

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Lessons from Tiger Woods’ ‘bad swing’ ?>

Lessons from Tiger Woods’ ‘bad swing’

Reading the news on Tiger Woods’ personal woes nowadays reminds me so much of how fleeting fame and fortune are in life. I was just a greenhorn sportswriter when I started reading about Tiger Woods’ pro career sometime in 1996. Back then, internet cost a fortune so I’d read printed wire stories at the Manila Times office to follow Woods’ pro golfing career.

What can Filipinos do amid the tension in Marawi? ?>

What can Filipinos do amid the tension in Marawi?

The past days have been challenging for the Duterte administration as they address the ongoing tension in Marawi City, owing to the Maute terrorists. While they issue statements and for sure, weigh the options, netizens also flooded the social media platforms with their own opinions, commenting on the news feeds coming from various media sources. At this point, I don’t think our opinions on whether President Dutrete is the right man for the job, or whether his decisions in Marawi…

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Jio Jalalon and a dream fulfilled ?>

Jio Jalalon and a dream fulfilled

You can see from the eyes of Star rookie Jio Jalalon how happy he is to finally live the dream he’s had since he was a kid. Coming from a simple family in Cagayan de Oro, Jalalon always had that big dream of making it to the big league. Although he admitted “failing” during his first foray in Manila, just after helping Sacraed Heart win a championship in high school, Jalalon admitted using that to get better by working on…

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The greatest news in history ?>

The greatest news in history

History is filled with breakthroughs in various fronts of life–breakthroughs that served as really great news for mankind. Take the case of polio, a deadly diseases during the pre-war era. History shows hundreds of thousands of people got affected and/or killed by this disease, and among the many victims of this was then US president Franklin D. Roosevelt. But American medical researcher and virologist Jonas Salk developed the polio vaccine, which was made available by 1955. Over 60 years later,…

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The three pet cats I grew up with ?>

The three pet cats I grew up with

Beth, Tootsy and Mingming. These were 3 of the pet cats I grew up with. Beth and Tootsy were our pet cats when I was 4 years old. As a kid, I tried my best carrying these two cats when mama wasn’t looking (you see, I was not allowed to be near cats because of my allergy on cat fur when I was young). But most of the time, I end up getting scratched by our pets. Beth has a…

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So which team will gain control in Game 3: San Miguel or Ginebra? ?>

So which team will gain control in Game 3: San Miguel or Ginebra?

Having covered Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel Beer this season, the ongoing 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals easily pits the team with the “big heart” versus the team that’s been “toughened by adversity” the past 3 seasons. Ginebra has long been carrying the NSD (never say die) mantra from the olden days of former playing coach Robert Jaworski, while San Miguel Beer, aside from its talent-deep roster, has been dominant in the last 2 editions of the Philippine Cup led…

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Musings from a soon-to-be 41-year-old dad ?>

Musings from a soon-to-be 41-year-old dad

As I turn 41 in 4 months’ time, I realize that yes, I’m now facing a new season in my life. Just over the weekend, Ava and I took our 3 kids (Bea, 11, David 9 and Niquee turning 5) to Nasugbu, Batangas for a much, much needed getaway after my 2 boys (and my wife) got sick (having to adjust to the dust caused by a construction site just adjacent to our new house.) It seemed just a few…

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