By Michael L. Tan
The new season of the UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) has started, so I thought I’d write about sports.
By Kevin P. Gallagher
Conveniently scheduled at the end of the World Cup, leaders of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meet in Brazil in mid-July for a meeting that presents them with a truly historic opportunity. While in Brazil, the BRICS countries hope to establish a new development bank and reserve currency pool arrangement.
A few days from now, we will be celebrating the 116th anniversary of our Independence Day. It does not mean we don’t need others to live.
It’s an old tradition that threatens to be toppled like an ancient pine tree, but it’s hanging on. Last May 22, carvers celebrated the Pa-ot Festival in Tuba, Benguet, to draw attention to the “endangered” treasure that is Ifugao carving.
The best young athletes of Leyte were cheerfully training for their first real battles on the Philippines’ biggest sporting stage. At the Leyte Sports Academy in Tacloban, they nursed the hope that even only a few of them would someday be called to compete for flag and country and tread the trail blazed by such sporting stars as Manny Pacquiao, Lydia de Vega and Onyok Velasco.