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Cycling in this pandemic

THE days of a tight lockdown might be behind us—more so with a vaccine on the horizon—people have tried to go to a semblance of life pre-Match 2019. For former PLDT-Smart First Vice President Perry Bayani and advertising and broadcast producer Richie Aquino, it...

#NonoyStrong

AFTER a long bout with cancer, former Ateneo and national team captain, and Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Emilio “Nonoy” Chuatico passed away on New Year’s Day in Atlanta, Georgia. While on one hand, it is sad to see him go, it is good...

2020 Brewskies Awards

EVERY year end since 2006, I have handed out my own personal column awards called, The Brewskies. Sort of a dubious awards conferment on the scandalous, controversial, and plain dumb sports folks and events of the year. With sports hardly played, what is there...

Barbie Almalbis-Honasan pens song for Aspins

Singer-songwriter Barbie Almalbis-Honasan has just released a new single on all streaming platforms titled, “An Aspin’s Song.” The song is both an homage to a late grand aunt and also a reflection on where Almalbis-Honasan is at this stage of her life. There is an...

‘Teach Your Children’

WHEN I first heard “Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in 1980, years after it hit the American Music Charts, I instantly liked the song. Forty years later, the song and the lyrics resonate deep within me. “You who are on the...

Urban Bandits’ Pinoy punk classic, ‘Independence Day’ turns 35

Mga kapitbahay! The punk rock classic album Independence Day from the Urban Bandits that dropped like a dirty nuke in 1985 is now 35 years old. Urban Bandits’ vocalist Arnold Morales’ cry of “mga kapitbahay” to open “No Future sa Pader”, the first track on...

Addio Paolo Rossi.

IN the space of three weeks, Italy, already hit hard by the Covid-19 virus, was rocked. The first by the passing of Argentinean footballer Diego Maradona who famously led Naples to glory on the pitch, and second by the death of icon Paolo Rossi...

Rigodon atop football tables

I AM massively enjoying this Premier League 20-21 season. Every weekend, we see the top of the table change hands. It is an indication of the competitiveness of the league while defending champion Liverpool struggles with a multitude of injuries that has befallen nearly...
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