1,234 DEAD and Counting in SULAWESI QUAKE and TSUNAMI Disaster

Indonesia is no stranger to the perils of the double-whammy natural disaster that is a coastal or undersea earthquake followed by a tsunami. One can never forget a tragedy like the 2004 quake in the Indian Ocean that sent murderous and destructive waves of seawater against all coastal areas unlucky enough to be in its…

Meralco Beaten by Iran Petrochemi in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

While Gilas Pilipinas is still in the fighting at the Asia qualifiers to gain a spot on the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China this coming 2019, despite all trials and tribulations from past games, another local contingent is also close to completing its participation at another FIBA basketball tournament in this corner of the…

The US After HURRICANE FLORENCE

The past weekend could be succinctly described as the “Time of the Two Super-Storms”. In both the Pacific and Atlantic, eastern-facing coastal areas were hammered respectively by Super-Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong in the Philippines) and Hurricane Florence. While Mangkhut raised hell and high water on the western Pacific and the uppermost regions of Southeast Asia, Florence…

GILAS Beats QATAR Monday, 92-81

The Asia Qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup is now well into its second round, with the survivors of the first round now more determined than ever to prevail against the competition in order to reach the main event itself in China. That goes double for Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippines National Men’s Basketball…