Joe Antonio, a beautiful human being, breathed his last Wednesday evening, September 21, leaving behind a treasured haul of memories among the men and women of the sports writing business.
There is a bandwagon of hate on the ruling if the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) following the latest drama to hit the country’s favorite tranquilizer.
Now a popular figure in Daly City, California, Virgilio “Beeyong” Sison, who saw action in all the major Grand Slam events namely Wimbledon, French, US, and Australian Opens predicted bright things to happen to recently-crowned US Open girls singles titlist Alex Eala.
While everybody was going crazy as Chris Ross buried a killer trey, Leo Austria, with the action-star looks, remained calm and composed at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, knowing that the final buzzer confirming San Miguel Beer’s return to the top as 2022 PBA Philippine Cup champion was still to sound.
I salute the Alyssa Valdez-less Creamline for its gallant stand in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup. And I can’t blame the growing number of fans for admiring the new breed of Philippine volleyball superstars. The Pinay spikers eventually finished 6th, trumpeted by spin doctors as the best finish by the country in the tournament.
President-elect BBM just hit a booming triple when he appointed PTV 4 broadcaster-journalist Erwin Tulfo, former chairman of the Party list top notcher Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support, as secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development which will play a huge role in protecting and uplifting the lives of the marginalized sector of the society.
The nightmares in Vietnam will continue to become a sizzling hot topic in the months to come. But we must not forget that it wasn’t just Gilas Pilipinas that flopped in the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games.
Presently, our fellow Filipinos need help. And while, you’re not doing bad things, it’s very un-Christian not to do good things to the needy when you have the power and resources at your disposal.
To escape boredom while “imprisoned” in my room as part of health protocols, I continued to digest the latest happenings in the sports scene here and abroad.
In recognition of his pioneering efforts, Abraham “Baham” Mitra was also elected as a permanent member of the WBC Board of Governors.