Bill Velasco
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GSW owner believes in purposeful storytelling
by Bill Velasco - March 24, 2018 - 12:00am
It is quite rare that you come face to face with a master, someone who is accomplished, influential and wealthy across several fields.
Padding SEAG haul
by Bill Velasco - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Since the Philippines is hosting the Southeast Asian Games in 2019, the local organizing committee has the power to select sports which the country has a lopsided chance of winning.
More than a round
by Bill Velasco - March 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The first “Palò” golf tournament organized by Lourdes School Quezon City batch 1969 at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club was a huge triumph. Close to 180 players from all over the country
Palô: Golf for a cause
by Bill Velasco - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
“O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we...
The Philippine Olympic Committee maze
by Bill Velasco - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that the new Philippine Olympic Committee leadership has assumed office, it is starting to dawn on them how much work needs to be done.
The undercard quandary
by Bill Velasco - March 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Manny Pacquiao, the greatest Filipino boxer of all time, champion of an unprecedented eight weight classes, one of the biggest global draws in the sport for over a decade, fighting on an undercard?
Danny Florencio, symbol for all time
by Bill Velasco - March 3, 2018 - 12:00am
In 2014, this writer had the unprecedented opportunity to interview a basketball legend who had never been on camera.
Magnanimity, but justice also
by Bill Velasco - February 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that amateur boxing head Ricky Vargas has formally unseated Peping Cojuangco as president of the Philippine Olympic Committee, there should be an end to the acrimony between both sides. ...
Ruby Chico: Giving back to the game
by Bill Velasco - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Ruby Chico-Kurtelius continues to give back to the game of golf. Now based in Finland, the former Asian Junior Golf champion has been passing on her passion for the game she has mastered as a player, coach and ...
‘Shut up and dribble’
by Bill Velasco - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Once again, a member of the mainstream media has insulted the intelligence of a world-famous athlete, and in doing so, earned the ire of athletes everywhere.
Coaching in paradise
by Bill Velasco - February 17, 2018 - 12:00am
When you mention The Maldives, what springs to mind is a postcard picture of deep blue lagoons, vast beaches and endless coral reefs.
Filipino vs Filipino: Good or bad?
by Bill Velasco - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The word is out that IBF super-flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas will fight IBF Inter-Continental super-fly champion Jonas Sultan in June. Last week, Ancajas made his US debut in Corpus Christi, Texas and stopped...
Basketball’s new status quo
by Bill Velasco - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
In the last 50 years, the big picture of basketball has changed tremendously, more so in the Philippines.
Basketball’s new status quo
by Bill Velasco - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
In the last 50 years, the big picture of basketball has changed tremendously, more so in the Philippines.
A tale of two brothers
by Bill Velasco - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
It starts out simply enough. A young boy gets bitten by the basketball bug, through a game on TV, stories from friends, a game played on his street, highlights on the news.
Has it come to this?
by Bill Velasco - February 3, 2018 - 12:00am
A rude “don’t want to talk about it.” An imperious slamming of the table.
PBA: Upstairs and downstairs
by Bill Velasco - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Basketball Association is getting its house back in order.
The danger we don’t see
by Bill Velasco - January 27, 2018 - 12:00am
It is life’s greatest challenge to be a parent, a lifetime commitment that you want to have control of, but can’t.
A new channel on Filipino pride
by Bill Velasco - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
How did basketball evolve from a game similar to the native tumbang preso? What do the Dallas Cowboys, Manny Pacquiao and Paeng Nepomuceno have in common? How do we connect Fernando Poe Jr., Bruce Lee, Filipino stick...
What’s the point?
by Bill Velasco - January 20, 2018 - 12:00am
File a case. Get a decision. Decision is appealed. Get another decision. Second decision gets appealed. In the meantime, time runs out on what needs urgent action.
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