(By Emil C. Noguera, Sports, October 31, 2013)
Congratulations to the Philippine delegates! I believe the basketball players will win the gold. By the way, the wheelchair being used by our delegates should be customized to compete at par or not better of among the better-equipped players. I was with the Philippine delegation who attended then in 1975 at Oita, Japan, the Far Eastern Special Paralympics, and it was very disappointing seeing our basketball players using antiquated wheelchairs against other countries with customized wheelchairs. However, the audience and participants were amused by our own dancing wheelchairs delegates. No less than the emperor and his wife were present.