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Football & chess deliver for the country By Al S. Mendoza   WE just had a double-barreled celebration. One, our women’s football team advanced to the prestigious Asian Football Confederation proper—a first for the country. This is a watershed in Philippine sports. Football not being popular among Filipino women, the feat catapulted the country to […]

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Fernandez & Pacquiao grab sports headlines By Al S. Mendoza   TWO screaming sports stories this week: One, Ramon Fernandez did not make an empty threat, proceeding to sue Jose “Peping” Cojuangco for libel. Two, Manny Pacquiao is fighting Jeff Horn of Australia after all. Fernandez filed the case in Cebu City on Tuesday. The […]

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Patience, my dear By Al S. Mendoza   President Duterte loves to repeat himself. “You destroy my country and I will kill you,” he’d tell his audiences in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. As always, poker-faced. Always, he’d swear to kill the country’s drug addicts. “I love my country very much that I’m willing to die […]

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Fernandez versus Cojuangco By Al S. Mendoza   AS I write this, Ramon Fernandez was poised to sue Jose “Peping” Cojuangco for libel. Fernandez, 63, one of four commissioners in the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), resented Cojuangco’s public accusation calling him “a game fixer.” Cojuangco, 82, hurled the charge in reaction to Fernandez’s public disclosure […]

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Pacquiao for president in 2022 By Al S. Mendoza   YOU talk about boxing and Manny Pacquiao is there. You talk about the Senate and Manny Pacquiao is there. You talk about the Philippine Basketball Association and Manny Pacquiao is there. Is there any other topic that doesn’t include Manny Pacquiao? Even in religion, he […]

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