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Reminiscing FPJ

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. FIRSTLY my big thanks to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte for finally signing the Republic Act 11608, renaming the well-known Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City after the late national famed actor the San Carlos, Pangasinan-born Fernando Poe, Jr., popularly known as FPJ. According to media reports, Duterte…

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Reminiscing FPJ

By January 23, 2022Sports Eye

PATAFA–Obiena rift, from bad to worse

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. WHEN the ethics committee of Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), headed by Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, declared Philippines Athletics Track And Field Association (PATAFA) president Philip Ella Juico as  ‘persona non grata’ for accusing his pole vault athlete EJ Obiena of misappropriating government funds intended for his…

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PATAFA–Obiena rift, from bad to worse

By January 9, 2022Sports Eye

My wishes for Sports 2022

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   FOR the last two years, our planet Earth suffered an agonizing economic slowdown due to the unseen disease called “COVID 19.” Fortunately, our country which is mostly now under Alert Level 2 is slowly and cautiously starting to recover from the economic fallout for…

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My wishes for Sports 2022

By January 1, 2022Sports Eye

Sports should not be mixed with politics

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. REPORTS cropped up weeks ago that United States will not send diplomatic or official representation to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games in February due to the ongoing “genocide” as described by U.S. and other human rights abuses especially the Uyghur Muslims in the northwestern…

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Sports should not be mixed with politics

By December 26, 2021Sports Eye

Cycling tilts against all odds

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. DESPITE the Omicron variant threat that has alarmed many countries, our IATF’s restrictions to contain COVID-19 related disease in the National Capitol Region and other regions were relaxed under Alert Level 2 conditions until December 15. I wish and hope it will be extended. And…

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Cycling tilts against all odds

By December 12, 2021Sports Eye

National athletes vs. mother associations

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. THE impasse between our national pole vault player EJ Obiena and his mother association PATAFA (Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association) is still unresolved. With Obiena calming down showing some signs of compassion and reconciliation, PATAFA headed by Philip Juico is obstinate. He continues his…

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National athletes vs. mother associations

By December 5, 2021Sports Eye

PH national sports in limbo, again

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BY Jesus A. Garcia Jr. ANOTHER depressing national sports issue surfaced again last week. It’s about our national pole vault standout and Asian record holder EJ Obiena. Obiena who is being accused by the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association (PATAFA) where he’s affiliated with. PATAFA initially alleged 2020 Tokyo…

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PH national sports in limbo, again

By November 29, 2021Sports Eye

Bikefest reels off

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   AFTER a lull of almost two years, our country’s seasoned pedal-pushers are back on the road again along our national highways to train and compete. They need to do this to revitalize, refresh their muscles, sturdiness and adeptness in the two-wheeled sport that they…

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Bikefest reels off

By November 22, 2021Sports Eye