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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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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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A look back at what God has done in our lives this 2016 ?>

A look back at what God has done in our lives this 2016

As I write this last blog for 2016, I can’t help but look back with gratefulness to God for allowing me to see and experience tons of His goodness and faithfulness. When we started 2016, Ava and I were anxious in some way because it was a year we are transitioning David, our second child to big school. (David was homeschooled originally for his first 5 years).  We know that expenses will jack up and it’s what made us anxious….

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A letter from a PUP journalism that made my eyes “sweat” ?>

A letter from a PUP journalism that made my eyes “sweat”

Aside from letters and messages I receive from my wife, my kids and some of the closest people in my life, messages like the one I just posted below are what warms our hearts and yes, makes makes eyes “sweat”. Some people may see me as stoic, or maybe borderline “snobbish” (though may be it’s because I don’t see them wave their hand to me to say ‘hi’ when I don’t wear my eyeglass), but what fattens my heart are…

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Campus journalism and inspiring as a way of life ?>

Campus journalism and inspiring as a way of life

Speaking before over 50 journalism students from Polytechnic University of the Philippines reminded me a lot of how I started as a sportswriter. I actually shared to them how I struggled at the very beginning. And it had a lot to do with my lack of commitment to read books and newspapers. Since I had no input, naturally, there was no output when I applied as a V (Varsitarian) staffer at the University of Santo Tomas.

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.

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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