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World champions spurned by basketball
by Bill Velasco - June 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Granted that the Philippines is fanatical about basketball.
On Pirates’ honor
by Bill Velasco - June 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The old Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA) Pasig-Rizal Pirates set a high standard for basketball professionalism in the city.
Sta. Lucia Realty back in the game
by Bill Velasco - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
“We did not intend to be in the MPBL right now,” Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors team manager Buddy Encarnado reveals. “But now that we’re here, we’re here for the long term, out of love for...
Feared by world champ
by Bill Velasco - June 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Asia’s first chess grandmaster, Eugene Torre, has been very busy lately, not just competing, but helping boost junior chess in the country.
What people don’t know
by Bill Velasco - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Success has a thousand fathers, while failure is an orphan.
The greatest generation?
by Bill Velasco - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The 1980’s are considered by some as the Golden Age of Philippine sports. It produced so many consistent winners who are now considered immortals not only of their individual events, but of sports in general....
Waiting for POC’s world to change
by Bill Velasco - June 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The stones continue to fly in the unending Philippine Olympic Committee brouhaha.
POC: Apples and oranges
by Bill Velasco - June 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Olympic Committee imbroglio has been splashed all over the sports pages, again calling into question the country’s capacity – or willingness – to host the impending Southeast Asian...
Sports reform group formed
by Bill Velasco - May 27, 2019 - 12:00am
The top official of at least four national sports associations (NSAs) disenfranchised by the past Philippine Olympic Committee administration have banded together in an effort to impel change in the country’s...
Reclaiming your body
by Bill Velasco - May 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Summer is almost over. When the rainy season comes, it gets harder to go out and hit the gym or run or bike or even swim.
The future is private
by Bill Velasco - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines is possibly the only country in the world where national amateur sports serve two masters.
The measure of greatness
by Bill Velasco - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The definition of power is strength over time. The fifth successive Philippine Cup championship of the San Miguel Beermen is a testament to power.
With respect to women
by Bill Velasco - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
In a substantial part of this writer’s just-concluded broadcasting workshop, we discussed the state and future of women’s sports in the country and throughout Asia.
The Ordonio boys
by Bill Velasco - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Retired PBA guard Jon Ordonio can’t help but be proud of his two boys, Kobe and Tahjae. The young guards have been storming through their school leagues in California, and are aching to do more.
Workshop of gratitude
by Bill Velasco - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am
There are still a few slots left for the Bill Velasco Broadcasting and Media Marketing Workshop that opens this Saturday and Sunday at the Development Academy of the Philippines in Pasig.
Catching Lydia de Vega
by Bill Velasco - May 4, 2019 - 12:00am
For the past 15 years, Asia’s fastest woman has been working in Singapore, training their youth to run as fast as she did.
MPBL: learning from history
by Bill Velasco - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup reached a glorious finale with the San Juan Knights coming full circle and winning a championship on the road.
by Bill Velasco - April 27, 2019 - 12:00am
We rarely pay tribute to foreign athletes.
Easter rumination
by Bill Velasco - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The long drive from Pangasinan on a Black Saturday gives one the space to reflect on the passage of time.
A sport for your child
by Bill Velasco - April 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Summer is usually the time of the year when working parents try to figure out what sports their children should get into.
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