Bill Velasco
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Everything old is new again
by Bill Velasco - March 30, 2020 - 12:00am
“Don’t throw the past away You might need it some rainy day Dreams can come true again When everything old is new again” – Peter Allen, “Everything Old Is New Again”
An Olympic postponement
by Bill Velasco - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
“Today, none of us are strangers. Today, we are one family, stepping into the darkness together.”
Pinoy sports personalities’ US experience
by Bill Velasco - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Nobody is exempted from the effects and isolation brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Waiting for recovery
by Bill Velasco - March 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The world is gradually, inexorably dealing with the societal change brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
What we can do
by Bill Velasco - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
“Lead, follow, or stay out of the way.” – Ted Turner
The next health concerns
by Bill Velasco - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
For the first time in memory, there are no sports stories to talk about.
Sport in the age of coronavirus
by Bill Velasco - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Sports audiences are unused to being still.
Playing behind closed doors
by Bill Velasco - March 9, 2020 - 12:00am
“If I show up to an arena and there are no fans in there, I ain’t playing.” – LeBron James
Honoring the bridge builder
by Bill Velasco - March 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Last night, the Philippine Sportswriters Association bestowed upon Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez the prestigious Executive of the Year Award at its SMC-PSA Annual Awards...
Getting carried away
by Bill Velasco - March 2, 2020 - 12:00am
“Seriously people - STOP BUYING MASKS! They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #coronavirus,” but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts...
On Olympic cancellation
by Bill Velasco - February 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Doing things out of an ‘abundance of caution’ isn’t a good idea… The risks, costs of the travel ban and some of the severe quarantines that we are seeing around the world, those have real...
The future is full time
by Bill Velasco - February 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Now that new leaders are in place at Gilas Pilipinas, it appears that the national basketball program may be leaning towards a full-time Philippine team.
Improving Philippine sports
by Bill Velasco - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Philippine amateur sports has many inherent flaws, though no fault of current and immediate past officials.
Asian Swim Queen needs help
by Bill Velasco - February 17, 2020 - 12:00am
There are not many Filipino Olympians left who can claim to be contemporaries of Muhammad Ali when he was still Cassius Clay, or Abebe Bikila or Wilma Rudolph.
Public safety first (Part 2)
by Bill Velasco - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
“The average person touches their face two to three thousand times a day. Five to six times every waking minute.” – Dr. Erin Mears, “Contagion
PBA and Thirdy are both right
by Bill Velasco - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
A big story this week is the possibility that former Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagle Thirdy Ravena may run headlong into a Philippine Basketball Association rule banning eligible players who do not enter the draft for...
Public safety first
by Bill Velasco - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
he Philippine Sports Commission has postponed the ASEAN Para Games, the 2020 National Sports Summit, the Philippine National Games, and other agency-driven events on the order of President Rodrigo Duterte, due to...
Believing in Boyet Fernandez
by Bill Velasco - February 3, 2020 - 12:00am
There is nothing overstated about San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez.
Why Kobe Bryant meant so much
by Bill Velasco - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The outpouring of love and appreciation for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna seems unprecedented in sports.
30 years of the PSC
by Bill Velasco - January 27, 2020 - 12:00am
On Jan. 24, the Philippine Sports Commission celebrated its 30th anniversary. Instead of hosting a grand party, the agency pitched in to help out with relief efforts for Taal Volcano eruption refugees.
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