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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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It ain’t over till it’s over By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   “IT’S not over until it’s over,” said Manaoag team head coach Ferdinand “Enan” Mangonon before the tossing of the ball for the second of the best-of-three championship series of the 2nd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center […]

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Lingayen overwhelms Manaoag, 1-0 By  Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. THEY lack the height and the heft, but they have the speed, better chemistry and higher percentage of shooting accuracy to upset their opponent. Yes, they’re the Lingayen quintet of Mayor Iday Castañeda that overwhelmed last year’s first runner-up and title-favorite Manaoag, 97-75, in their first […]

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Pepito Calip’s amazing Tour ’85 victory By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   BINALONAN native son and former professional cyclist Pepito F. Calip left this world unjustly last March 19. Hopefully, the authorities will soon determine the motive behind his killing, identify and jail the assassins to give justice to the fallen cycling hero of Pangasinan […]

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Manaoag, Lingayen beat foes, clash for title By Jesus Garcia, Jr. THE Manaoag team of Mayor Kim Amador was in a comfy mode after snatching the first game of the best-of-three semifinal series of this year’s 2nd Governor’s Cup Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament with its scintillating 90-71 win over arch-foe Urdaneta City on March 10. But […]

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Happy and sad By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   SPORTS s aficionados in the province especially our province’s chief executive, the sports-minded Gov. Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III as well as the management staff of the Pangasinan Sports Development and Management Council headed by chief executive officer Modesto Operaña and Marlon Domalanta, were so elated […]

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