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Blame the referees first By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. THE much-awaited rematch for the 2019 FIBA Asia/Pacific World Cup Qualifiers between Australia and Philippine national basketball teams held last Monday (July 2) showed the worst in everyone. The free-for-all could have been prevented if the three international referees assigned by the world governing basketball body […]

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‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.   AFTER a long one year layoff after his controversial defeat to Australian Jeff Horn for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight, Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao climbs back the ring to exchange blows this time against World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight titleholder […]

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My enjoyable trip in Spain By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   LLORET de MAR, GIRONA, SPAIN – I’M making this piece early (June 12) because I’m flying back home tomorrow via Hong Kong. My 14-day stay in this alluring and shining place was so enjoyable, compliments of Alex Moulic Lopez and family, formerly from Brgy. […]

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Reminiscing 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   LLORET de MAR, GIRONA, SPAIN – AFTER staying in this beautiful coastal town of Spain along Mediterranean Sea, for five days, my host and town mate Alex Moulic Lopez formerly from Brgy. Guesang, Mangaldan, and I traveled to Cerbere, France (passing through 23 towns […]

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Historic 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas By Jesus A. Garcia Jr   THE title of my column last week was “A different 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas”. Indeed, it was not only a different 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas (LTdF) cycling road battle among international racers but turned out to be historic for us in […]

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A different 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.   THE 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas (LTdF) bikefest is already in progress. And, after five years of skipping our province’s national roads and importantly as a lap terminal, a policy that puzzled me, the organizers finally decided to touch again the hearts […]

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Unsurpassed Pangasinan cycling records By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. WHENEVER a Pangasinense wins a national cycling tour, our national sports scribes always say that our province is the hotbed, breeding ground or the cradle of Philippine cycling. Yes, they’re absolutely right. But unknown to many (except my age and cycling contemporaries), especially the young ones, […]

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Watching the action By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.   MY passion is to be where the action is, to be able to watch a prestigious sporting event of my top six favorite sports, namely cycling, boxing, basketball, table tennis (pingpong), volleyball and marathon. And, if I have the time and financial means, I won’t ever […]

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Team Lingayen is new champ By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   WHAT was expected to be a close match between this year’s two finalists Manaoag and Lingayen in their third and final meeting at the Governor’s Cup basketball tournament turned out to be a shocking lopsided victory for the capital town Lingayen, 117-92. The Manaoag […]

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