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Do you know that swimmer Teofilo Yldefonso, who won the country’s first Olympic medal in Amsterdam in 1928, was a member of the Philippine Scouts who was wounded and who died in the Japanese war?

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Vindication: A gentleman is born


The first time Manny Pacquiao took a blazing right hand to the head from Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, he jetted face down to the floor.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Father had a dream: Manny Pacquiao


The epitaph on his simple tomb in the Mandaluyong City cemetery reads: Macario C. Trinidad, April 10, 1914-Aug. 18, 1983.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Bradley screams; Pacquiao swoons


This is Monday (yesterday), it’s fight week and what do we see of Vindication—the fight proper and rematch between Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten Tim Bradley—from far out here? Nothing firm, nothing sure, the promise of a stoppage remains a promise.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

You like Tim Bradley, the champ?


Unlike with Manny Pacquiao, the challenger, it’s not easy saying nice things about Tim Bradley, the champion.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Professional,Section | Read More »

Vindication could take 12 rounds


Sorry about this, but after the combatants have bared their strengths and strategies, there looms the likelihood that the rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley could last all of 12 rounds.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

‘Kill the body and the head dies’


Unbeaten Timothy Bradley, bragging about a secret win-win formula against Manny Pacquiao, failed to escape critics who branded him a big bluff and an aspirant clown after he refused to give hints on what that weapon was all about.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Bare Eye,Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

This is Pacquiao calm before the storm?


Before last Sunday, unbeaten Tim Bradley was, at worst, only daring, taunting Manny Pacquiao over his alleged loss of intensity and killer instinct.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Is he a member of the inhuman race?


Who is Pol Chris Idrik Costin? Is he for real? If he is, indeed, among us, does he deserve to be a member of the human race?

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary,Featured Columns,Football,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

‘Search and destroy’ selling hot, but…


On April 12 in Las Vegas, there’ll be none of the soft-pedaling, reluctant knockout artist who allowed big Brandon Rios to escape and survive in Macau last November.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Bradley sets to ‘kick’ Pacquiao out


Is time Bradley out to do everything, including the unacceptable, in order to ensure a win over Manny Pacquiao?

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Featured Columns,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

No out-slugging the skunk in Bradley?


A world boxing crown will be at stake—the one stolen from Manny Pacquiao by the judges in 2012.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Commentary | Read More »

Pacquiao-Bradley: Brewing an old storm


It no longer comes as a surprise that the boxing world is now divided on how Manny Pacquiao would figure out against unbeaten (31-0) Californian Tim Bradley at MGM Grand Las Vegas next month.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Pacquiao Files | Read More »



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