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Gone but not forgotten By Jesus. A. Garcia Jr.   ALL Saints Day and All Souls Day (November 1 and 2) this year came and gone.  And as tradition and our religious practice taught us, , we visited again the graves of our departed loved ones, especially our parents though they were never far from […]

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Tim Orbos bats for sports in district By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. SPORTS buffs especially basketball fans knew Thomas “Tim” Orbos was the owner of the Pangasinan Presidents/Waves of the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA). Or perhaps the millennials only knew him as the former MMDA general manager or as the erstwhile Transportation Undersecretary. The […]

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Crawford vs. Benavidez By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I make it a point not to miss a world boxing title even on television so I don’t hesitate to cancel my appointments on appointed time.  Boxing is my second much loved sport after cycling. Boxing runs in my veins maybe and perhaps because of my […]

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3rd Governor’s Cup cagefest By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. ELATED by the overwhelming success of the first two editions, sports-buff Gov. Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III did not think twice about launching the third season of Governor’s Cup Pangasinan Inter-Town/City Basketball Tournament, his brainchild sports project. He has tentatively scheduled it to kick off on […]

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Unimpressive Ancajas By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   AVID boxing fans are familiar with  the name Jerwin Ancajas, whose recent fight held in San Francisco, California last Sunday against the diminutive (5’2”) Mexican ring warrior Alejandro Santiago and who was lucky to escape with a controversial 12-round split draw to retain his International Boxing Federation […]

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Meteoric rise of our young athletes By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   AFTER a year of deferment ostensibly due to financial constraint, the annual five-day Batang Pinoy National Championships was resumed this year. Hosted by defending champion Baguio City, it ended last September 21 despite the threat of super Typhoon Ompong. Yes, the young athletes […]

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Off-and-on performances of PH nationals By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. DAYS after this year’s Asian Games, our Philippine national ball squads continue to see action against Asia’s powerhouse teams in volleyball and in basketball. So far, our women’s volleyball nationals failed in their first two games but were successful in their third game to stay […]

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Another unfair decision in world boxing By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I’M SURE you and thousand other boxing aficionados who watched the latest world title fight (Pinoy vs. Pinoy) between Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight (115lbs) crown last September 9 held in Inglewood, California, found […]

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Fruitful PH Asiad stint By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr.   THE 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang cities of Indonesia culminated last Sunday (September 2) and our PH athletes brought home four gold, two silver and 15 bronze medals to finish 19th overall in medal tally. As far as I’m concerned, the result […]

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PH Asiad surpasses 2014 stint By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   AS I write this piece, sundown of August 30, the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta Palembang, Indonesia is winding up. So far, our nationals have already garnered four gold and 13 bronze medals and upped our position in the overall medal tally to 17th from […]

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