Preparing the next generation of journalists at PUP ?>

Preparing the next generation of journalists at PUP

2016 marks my second decade as a sports journalist. Sportswriting is something I began doing as a senior journalism student at the University of Santo Tomas, thanks to the opportunity I had when I became a sports staffer at the Varsitarian. For several years already, I’ve had the chance to share the things I have learned as a sportswriter to various college and even grade school students.

Christmas, inspiration and Sports Icons ?>

Christmas, inspiration and Sports Icons

Christmas is just around the corner. It’s a Season of inspiration. I like reading books, particularly those that seek to inspire. Beyond the information and facts, I get fresh insights, get a better perspective in life that I can apply as I move forward. This Christmas, books can be a perfect gift for your loved one.

Can US president-elect Donald Trump make America great again? ?>

Can US president-elect Donald Trump make America great again?

Since news of Donald Trump’s win in the US elections on Wednesday (Manila time), the social micro-blogging site Twitter has been churning out tons of news and various reactions from different people. Obviously, the US election commands so much attention considering America’s influence in the world over the last 100 years or so.

Pacquiao, the latest pro athlete to make the triumphant comeback ?>

Pacquiao, the latest pro athlete to make the triumphant comeback

At 37, Manny Pacquiao showed he still has the speed, the sting in his punches and the stamina to last the full round after his unanimous decision against deposed WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas. Some people may not totally agree when he came out of retirement, just months after declaring it’s over for him in boxing. But we can see that Pacquiao hardly lost a beat against Vargas, whom he dominated with his hand speed, while unleashing his trademark lethal punches…

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Can Ginebra win back-to-back PBA titles? ?>

Can Ginebra win back-to-back PBA titles?

As the championship euphoria fades in the next few weeks, Barangay Ginebra will soon be preparing for the 2017 PBA Season where the Kings will try to make a grand follow up to their title conquest in the Governors’ Cup. Winning back-to-back won’t be easy, that’s for sure. You see, the Kings will open the 42nd PBA season minus slot man Greg Slaughter, who will miss the entire Philippine Cup as he recovers from a knee surgery recently.

Who’s next? A question every coach faces in various sports ?>

Who’s next? A question every coach faces in various sports

Outside my job as a sports editor/writer, one of my lifelong quests is to inspire and encourage students and professionals in what they do. Just last Saturday (Oct. 22), I had the privilege of speaking to 130 coaches from different parts of Bulacan during the Seminar-Workshop on First Aid, Water Safety and Sports Psychology sponsored by the Bulacan Sports Council. Grateful to Jeff Borlongan, one of the hard working staff at BSC, who stood at the forefront of organising such…

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Why Ginebra is four wins away from ending its 8-year PBA title drought ?>

Why Ginebra is four wins away from ending its 8-year PBA title drought

Judging from the way Barangay Ginebra has played in the Governors Cup, the never-say-die spirit of the league’s most popular team in the PBA is back. I have no doubt that the Kings’ past two heartbreaking playoff crashes in the first 2 conferences have prepared them for such a time as this. Defeats and disappointments can either make you or break you. And in the case of the Kings, they’ve learned to use their bitter past in the playoffs as…

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Winston Churchill, World War II and fear ?>

Winston Churchill, World War II and fear

Exactly 71 years ago, World War II ended when Japan signed a formal agreement of her surrender on Sept. 2, 1945 aboard the battleship U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay. During WWII, my mom and dad used to tell me that all they could do as kids was to look for a place to cover, with our grandparents making sure they are all safe. All they heard were bombs exploding, the sound of guns fired and war planes in a dog…

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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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