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My friendship with Victor Wood, 75

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By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I WAS shocked and sad upon learning the news from the internet that my friend and co-recording artist of Vicor Music Corporation/Plaka Pilipino Victor Wood met his untimely death last April 23 due to COVID-19 infection. Shocked because he called last February 27, and…

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First love never dies

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By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr. I was better known as a professional cyclist having started in January 1965 and ended my career on January 19, 1978 when I migrated to Uncle Sam’s land. I made a comeback in the 1982 Marlboro Tour at 36-years old, after four years of absence….

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2020 Tokyo Olympics should roll on

By | Opinion, Sports Eye

By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   THE 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games which was supposed to be held last July 24 to August 9 was unanimously postponed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headed by its President Thomas Bach and Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo together with the President of the…

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Against all odds By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   FOUR towns in Eastern Pangasinan conducted cycling road races last February and this month. The first was staged in Umingan, the home of the only four-time national Tour champion of the Philippines Santy Barnachea, my godson. It was followed in Urdaneta…

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By | Opinion, Sports Eye

It’s time to honor Pangasinan’s sports heroes By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. IT’S been my long desire and high time now to fete our numerous sports heroes that gave honor and pride to our beloved province, then and now, by our local lawmakers, with the nod of our hardworking and…

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How to be a cycling champ (Second of two series) By Jesus A. Garcia Jr. ALLOW me to describe here the cycling training I did which I believe enabled me to reach the cycling apex, winning the runner-up plums twice in1965 and 1967 during my heydays, then the fabled 1973…

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How to be a cycling champ (First of two series) By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I WAS bombarded with queries when I bumped into some of our young local professional and amateur cyclists weeks ago in San Fabian town. Of course, as expected, I was not surprised at all…

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