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Officials and coaches, plus referees, are to blame By Al S. Mendoza   THE game was doomed from the start. During warm-up, both teams had physical skirmishes already. Though accidental in nature, the initial contact escalated into intentional. One Australian had a shoulder bump against a Filipino during the customary warm-up drill. The Aussie meant […]

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Pacquiao brushes off kinks in fight vs Matthysse By Al S. Mendoza   MANNY Pacquiao will fight again two Sundays from today. And his July 15 bout with Lucas Matthysse is being eagerly awaited for some reasons not exactly of the palatable kind. For example, why was Freddie Roach nixed as Paquiao’s trainer? Roach, the Hall of […]

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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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