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Fights between Filipinos KJ; ‘Lodi’ LeBron By Al S. Mendoza     IT was a fight harshly booed. Sad because the clash featured Filipinos. I refer to the Jerwin Ancajas-Jonas Sultan bout on May 27. Ancajas won to retain his IBF world 115-lb flyweight crown—but not after he received the brunt of the jeers. There were […]

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‘Bayad na tayo’ aka ‘public trust’ By Al S. Mendoza   A public post is a public trust. What is the meaning of that? Once you get a government position—elected or appointed—you must treat it with respect. Protect it with your life even. It’s like you are dealing with your mother at all times: Respect […]

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The Rush launch in Balesin By Al S. Mendoza I wrote this in Balesin Island, the so-called paradise in Quezon Province found in Polilio town some 300 kms northeast of Manila. The Balesin Resort, consisting of nearly 600 hectares of forest land with white sand beaches surrounding it, is solely owned by Roberto V. Ongpin. […]

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Comparing Donaire and Pacquiao By Al S. Mendoza   TOO bad that Nonito Donaire lost again. I can’t help but moan, sigh. Never thought Carl Frampton was that good. As one British sportswriter wrote:  “Frampton was a beautiful mover all the way against Donaire.” The fight lasted 12 rounds. Seemingly, Donaire had but only one round […]

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