Carlo’s switch in strategy only served to benefit the brawling Galal. Carlo would occasionally come up with good combinations to spice up the exchanges; but the pace, the fighting space, the fighting style simply favored Galal. Instead of moving like a matador in a bullfighting spectacle, he was now simply another plodding bull stalking a bigger, badder bull.
The Olympic Games have finally opened, despite the frustrations, the issues and concerns from some sectors. The trepidations remain, but the Japanese – known for their resilient and mature ways – are stepping up to the plate to take a bat for all of humanity. Japan, once viewed as a villain with its greedy ambitions in World War II, is now taking the cudgels for the world.
During the last FIBA World Cup in 2019 held in China, Team USA placed a humiliating 7th! This pre-Olympics, they have – for the first time ever – suffered 2 consecutive losses. There is now the sinking realization that if they still do not understand the sense of urgency, if they do not have the right mental attitude, if they do not imbibe and totally buy-in to the team philosophy provided by Coach Pop, then they could be beat.
It is ironic that the Cojuangco group fought Marcos for overstaying as Philippine President, yet here they are practically modeling themselves after Marcos. Equally ironic is the fact that while the IOC mandates National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to be detached from government due to perceptions of dirty politics, it is precisely within the POC where the stench of partisan politics is most unbearable.
Skateboarding is a sport Filipinos can excel in. It doesn’t need height nor heft; all it needs is creativity, agility and good balance.
The die is cast. Last Thursday, simultaneous rallies were conducted in Manila and Cebu in order to highlight the growing awareness for the ‘Peping Resign’