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Enthralling ride comes to an end


This will regrettably be our farewell column in the Inquirer. For some 14 months we have enjoyed the privilege of reaching the widest audience possible because of the unmatched readership of the Inquirer. However, to us at least, there are other things more important than the mere opportunity to reach a wider readership base. One [...]

Posted: October 21st, 2011 in Commentary,Inside Sports | Read More »

GTK stays as POC member


When Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association president Go Teng Kok was ousted as a member of the Philippine Olympic Committee, there was considerable press coverage. The POC’s rump resolution was made without due process as required by the Olympic body’s constitution as well as the specific provisions under the International Olympic Committee charter. For [...]

Posted: October 16th, 2011 in Commentary,Inside Sports | Read More »

Philippine bets don’t deserve nasty comments


We have consistently maintained that when athletes represent our country in various athletic disciplines in the international arena, we have an obligation to support them. If they win we share in the pride of their victory and feel happy for them. If they lose we share in the agony of their defeat but never, ever [...]

Posted: October 13th, 2011 in Commentary,Inside Sports | Read More »

Nietes fulfills a dream


Donnie“Ahas” Nietes had always wanted to fight before his hometown fans in Bacolod City ever since he won the WBO minimum weight title and had to defend his crown against Mexican challengers in their hometowns in Mexico. When Nietes decided to relinquish his title and move up to junior flyweight, and WBO president Francisco “Paco” [...]

Posted: October 9th, 2011 in Commentary,Inside Sports | Read More »

Let’s wish Nietes the best


One of the nicest young fighters in the ALA Gym of Cebu is Donnie Nietes, the WBO minimumweight champion, who relinquished his title to move up to light flyweight in search of a second world title. His quest will hopefully end successfully when he clashes with tough Mexican southpaw Ramon Garcia Hirales, the twin brother [...]

Posted: October 6th, 2011 in Uncategorized | Read More »

PH teams deserve cheer not jeers


One of the first things that struck the ABS-CBN television panel in the opening game of the Long Teng Cup in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, were the Filipino fans. Made up mostly of women who carried a giant Philippine flag, flaglets, posters and placards and screamed themselves hoarse throughout the match—even after we were down by two [...]

Posted: October 2nd, 2011 in Commentary,Inside Sports,Uncategorized | Read More »

PBA-Gilas partnership assured


Whenever a Philippine national basketball team doesn’t fare too well in a major international tournament, there is a negative effect on the PBA in terms of interest, attendance and TV ratings. This is why we are confident—and so are PBA commissioner Chito Salud and chair Mamerto Mondragon—that the fine performance of the Smart Gilas national [...]

Posted: September 29th, 2011 in Commentary,Inside Sports | Read More »

Kudos for gallant Gilas five


Whether the Smart Gilas national team returns home with a bronze medal from the Fiba Asia Men’s Championship or not, our basketball-crazy nation will embrace them with all the pride we can muster for a gallant performance against seemingly overwhelming odds. Even prior to the start of the tournament, it was clear that there was, [...]

Posted: September 25th, 2011 in Commentary,Inside Sports | Read More »

Overcoming the odds


If there ever was an individual who is as passionate about sports and in using athletic disciplines as the bedrock for the development of character and an avenue to building a strong and healthy nation, that gentleman is the esteemed businessman-sportsman Manny Pangilinan. His commitment to sports is becoming legendary. But let us hasten to [...]

Posted: September 22nd, 2011 in Commentary,Inside Sports | Read More »

Preserve RMSC’s rich heritage


The obsession with selling the historic Rizal Memorial Sports Complex has surfaced once again, with Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia claiming that talks with Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. look positive. While Garcia believes he has full control over the RMSC and other government sports facilities, [...]

Posted: September 19th, 2011 in Commentary,Inside Sports | Read More »

Pontillas keeps OPBF title


Ronald Pontillas retained his Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation super featherweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over compatriot Jun Talape in a recent fight card in Muntinlupa City.

Posted: September 19th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Gesta too crafty for American foe Perez


Undefeated lightweight Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta won a comfortable 10-round unanimous decision over Manuel Perez at the Blue Water Resort & Casino in Parker, Arizona Saturday. The win put Gesta in line for an appearance on the main event of a Top Rank promotion at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel and Casino on Nov. 11, [...]

Posted: September 18th, 2011 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Easing coverage ban good for sports


There has been a clear resurgence of public interest in sports and a broadening of the disciplines that have stirred interest and a great deal of excitement and attention. Foremost among these sports is football, due mainly to the charismatic Azkals and their endearing, down-to-earth and simple qualities which contrast with some of the so-called [...]

Posted: September 15th, 2011 in Commentary,Inside Sports | Read More »



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