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Azkals make history; Beermen chasing it By Al S. Mendoza   HOLY Tuesday produced history in Philippine football. And can San Miguel Beer follow suit, proceeding to outlast Magnolia to win a record fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup? But first, football. Our Azkals, after years of trying, finally made it to the Asian Football Cup (AFC). The […]

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Are the Canadians that stupid, indeed? By Al S. Mendoza   YOU get the goat of President Duterte, you are doomed. Said Mr. Duterte on the planned purchase of Canadian helicopters that has a Canada-designed rider deemed inimical to Philippine interest: “The Canadians are very stupid!” That was his reaction to Canada’s stipulation that the […]

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Reminiscing on my PAL win—and more By Al S. Mendoza   THE recent victories of Ricky Vargas and Donnie Nietes call for a boisterous celebration. In dethroning Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., Vargas ended 14 years of mostly misrule in the Philippine Olympic Committee. Under Cojuangco, Philippine sports suffered terribly. We could only win one or […]

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Our endless romance with rice By Al S. Mendoza   RICE is now the hottest barbershop talk.  Again. It happens all the time. Each time there’s scarcity of rice, chaos erupts—almost. Sen. Cynthia Villar, the Senate’s chair of the agriculture committee, called it as mere “tsismis” (gossip). Agriculture secretary Manny Pinol called it “fake news.” If […]

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