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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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De Lima dangerously becoming a loose cannon By Al S. Mendoza   LEILA de Lima went ballistic again. Her target? Who else but President Duterte? Strangely, though, the President ignored De Lima. Not even a whimper from the chief Palace occupant. Result: The story that was De Lima’s outrage was thoroughly eclipsed by Mr. Duterte’s […]

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