Laylo, Bersamina capture silver medal

THE Philippines will not be going home empty-handed in chess for the second Southeast Asian Games edition. Grandmaster Darwin Laylo and International Master (IM) Paulo Bersamina delivered the country’s first medal in the sport after snatching a silver medal in the men’s rapid team event. The Filipinos drew with the Vietnamese, 1-1, to claim the […]

PH bags 6 more gold medals in SEA Games

THE Philippines had a very productive weekend in the 31st Southeast Asian Games after grabbing its seventh gold medal on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Vietnam.The Philippines’ sixth and seventh gold medals came from the Triathlon event at the Sunset Bay in Tuan Chau.Fernando Casares bagged the gold medal in the Men’s Individual event. Casares […]

Quijano: A reason to smile

Despite everything that’s going on, I’m smiling a lot easier these days. With Hidilyn Diaz producing our country’s first gold medal and our boxers still very much in contention, there’s a lot to be positive about. In my last column I predicted that we are not done yet and true enough, as I am writing […]

Wenceslao: Gold medal

HOW would Malacañang deal with Hidilyn Diaz, the Air Force personnel who has given the country its first ever Olympic gold medal? In 2019, then presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo showed a piece of cartolina containing a diagram of the personalities said to be conspiring to oust President Duterte. Among the names were those of Diaz […]

Limpag: Olympic dreams

I remember the hype going into the Beijing Olympics, that it would be the end of our gold medal drought. We only had one man in boxing, but Harry Tanamor was tipped to make it all the way to the finals. Even “Sports Illustrated” thought so. But our hopes went crashing on the first day […]