Toyota’s Demise came on Valentine’s Day

Ramon Fernandez eyes the basket as Toyota mate Sonny Jaworski watches action.
February 12, 2022

It was to be an enchanting Lovers Day get-together. Ouch, it was not to be. There were no lollipops and roses on Valentine’s Day of 1984 for players and team staff of the Toyota Super Corollas (Tamaraws) who were told of the shocking news of the disbandment of the Delta Motors franchise in the PBA after a nine-year stay in the pro league during a team gathering for what was supposed to be a happy occasion for all.


1978 World Basketball Championship recalled

Philippine national team to the 1978 World Basketball Championship in Manila.
February 6, 2022

A year from now, the Philippines will co-host the 19th edition of the FIBA World Cup (formerly known as the World Basketball Championship before being renamed as such in 2014)) with Japan and Indonesia. With the hosting rights, the country is automatically seeded to the 32-nation quadrennial competitions.


Yesterday When I Was Young

February 4, 2022

Life was a breeze, not because I was a spoiled brat, but rather because my parents from the middle class got me all the things I need to have – emphasis on “need” – and not what I wanted.



Christmas [Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay]
December 18, 2021

As I was listening to a CD full of Christmas music while doing this column, the lyrics of one such song caught my attention that I am sharing with you readers.


Love in NBA Air

Michael Jordan [Henry Liao photo]
February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day will be remembered for the day Michael Jordan’s famed No. 23 jersey with the Chicago Bulls was lost in the locker room just before the team was to play the Orlando Magic. It turned out to a double whammy for His Airness as the Magic also recorded a 135-129 overtime victory.