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There is no place like home especially when Christmas comes to town. The Philippines is the best place to get that spirit of giving and loving that is never duplicated anywhere else in the world. The birthday of Jesus Christ is truly special here! Somehow, all the problems and tension…

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There is no doubt that as soon as the UAAP basketball season ended, Filipino sports fans knew that volleyball would be the next under the spotlight comes February. Although Ateneo ended its five-year championship drought defeating De La Salle earlier this month, most of the netizens expect the latter would…

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It’s been about five years and two weeks since the day Manny Pacquiao got knocked out by archrival Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, in what was their pivotal fourth showdown. After Pacquiao took a wicked right from Marquez who looked like he was losing, the Filipino boxing great lay…

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Okay, now, children. Calm down, collect yourselves, get a grip of the “monumental” achievement of the Philippines being picked to be one of three hosts of the 2023 FIBA World Cup. But first things first and congratulate local basketball honchos for being able to convince the sport’s world governing body…

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As I said in my last column, it is the paramount duty of every Filipino to uphold the constitution and adhere to the country’s laws. In sports, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and its member National Sport Associations (NSAs) are not beyond the reach of the law. Why the corruption?…

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Japan ended the Philippines’ four-year reign as overall champion but the biggest story in the VI Far Eastern Games (FEG) in Osaka in 1923 was Filipino cager Luis “Lou” Salvador who set an all-time record 116 points in a single game. Salvador’s 116-point production, most of them coming from mid-court,…

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Through the efforts of Philippine basketball’s godfather Manny V. Pangilinan and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), the hosting for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup finally fell into the hands of this hoops-loving nation. This means that the best basketball national teams from all over the globe will be…

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Today, Filipino ring icon, Manny Pacquiao celebrates his 39th birthday with family, friends in both the sports and entertainment worlds, as well as high-placed government officials at his hometown General Santos City. He might as well celebrate, too, his 23rd anniversary as a prizefighter, which falls next month. Manny Pacquiao’s…

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With the addition of All-Star point guard Chris Paul to a team that already had James Harden, we knew the Rockets were going to be good. What we didn’t expect is that they were going to be so good that they can actually threaten the Golden State Warriors’ dominance in…

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Because I was too busy over the weekend, I failed to follow through live streaming over social media the supposed marquee fight between Vasil Lomachenko of Ukraine and Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba. Well, good thing I never devoted a single minute following the fight, because that would have been a…

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