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Sports fast coming back to life By Al S. Mendoza   THERE is the so-called backdoor sweep and gentleman’s sweep in basketball. Both will happen usually when there’s a mismatch. In the ongoing NBA playoffs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, the first backdoor sweep materialized between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers. […]

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We must never surrender By Al S. Mendoza   WE remain gripped by the virus scare, stalling many plans and actions of both public and private sectors. Practically all of the government’s concerns address the COVID-19 pandemic bedeviling the world for nearly five months now. Our poor folk aren’t only losing their jobs, they are […]

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‘I’m inutile… and I cannot do anything’ By Al S. Mendoza   FOREIGN policy has always been a tricky, if not bothersome, business for any sitting president of the republic. President Duterte is no exception. At the outset of his administration following his landslide victory in 2016, Mr. Duterte has immediately admitted that foreign affairs […]

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My SONA By Al S. Mendoza   THIS is my own State of Nothing Address (SONA). Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. What’s for dinner? Let Valentin Dakuykoy, my legman forever, provide the answer. And his answer would be inabraw, dinengdeng and pakbet. What’s going to wash them down? Megan Gana, my work-from-home secretary, would surely […]

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