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A 35-year odyssey
by Bill Velasco - May 17, 2021 - 12:00am
It has been 35 years since this writer started out as a broadcaster. My mission to give back to sport has turned into an lifetime commitment.
Allow me to repeat myself
by Bill Velasco - May 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Everybody thought that Somebody would do what Anybody could do, so Nobody ended up doing it. – The Story of Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody
Wrestling with the present
by Bill Velasco - May 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The Wrestling Association of the Philippines has been one of the hardest hit among all of the national sports associations.
Infrastructure plans
by Bill Velasco - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
The partnership between the Philippine Sports Commission and the Commission on Higher Education has identified urgent problems and non-existing programs that need to be addressed.
Vaccination direction (part 2)
by Bill Velasco - May 3, 2021 - 12:00am
There are still some sports stakeholders who are hesitant to be vaccinated, even if it were required for international travel.
Vaccination direction
by Bill Velasco - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Will vaccination be mandatory for Filipino athletes going to international competitions?
The mind as a muscle
by Bill Velasco - April 26, 2021 - 12:00am
The global pandemic wreaked havoc on all our lives. But it hasn’t been a picnic for our athletes, either.
Keeping our athletes strong
by Bill Velasco - April 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Jeaneth Aro is a very busy woman. She is the nutritionist of IBF world super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, WBC Asia featherweight champion Mark Magsayo, Asian Tour golfer Miguel Tabuena, the Philippine taekwondo...
Our athletes’ endless challenges
by Bill Velasco - April 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The Filipino athlete faces so many challenges, it is difficult for laymen to understand.
Yes, Tokyo must go on
by Bill Velasco - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
There are less than a hundred days left before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, and some sectors and media are still lobbying for its cancellation.
‘I would lay down my life’
by Bill Velasco - April 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The fastest woman. Long jump queen. Iron lady. These are just some of the honorifics heaped upon Elma Muros Posadas in over four decades that’s right, 40 years of ruling athletics.
‘I can take on anything’
by Bill Velasco - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
The story of the Filipino athlete cannot be taken lightly. Athletes are often compared to soldiers at war, since sports is a substitute for mortal combat.
When sports almost died
by Bill Velasco - April 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream. – Kahlil Gibran
Why De La Hoya’s fighting again
by Bill Velasco - March 29, 2021 - 12:00am
“I miss being in the ring, I love boxing. Boxing is what gave me everything I have today, and I just miss it.”
No obligation
by Bill Velasco - March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Does Republic Act 6847 actually state that the PSC is obligated to give monthly allowances to national athletes?
Memories of Smokin’ Joe
by Bill Velasco - March 22, 2021 - 12:00am
I will never forget Joe Cantada.
Clarifying roles
by Bill Velasco - March 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Earlier this week, a hullabaloo ensued when a veteran national athlete (followed by another) publicly complained about not receiving the regular allowance from the Philippine Sports Commission, which was scheduled...
A sportsman for higher education
by Bill Velasco - March 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The Commission on Higher Education is actively building systems and alliances to increase the availability of sports to tertiary-level students.
CHED, PSC commit to the future
by Bill Velasco - March 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The Commission on Higher Education and Philippine Sports Commission signed a landmark Memorandum of Agreement for the Holistic Development of Tertiary School Sports.
SEA Games scenarios
by Bill Velasco - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Given the unresolved financial issues from the last biennial meet, the words “Southeast Asian Games funding” are a sore spot in the national government.
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