Growing old usefully

HINDSIGHT - F. Sionil Jose - The Philippine StarSeptember 20, 2021 | 12:00am Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban in his recent column noted how one can really grow old gracefully. Knowing the man, he is indeed also growing old usefully. Note that unlike some Filipino leaders who, in…

Slip-slide & isolation plays

CTALK - Cito Beltran - The Philippine StarSeptember 20, 2021 | 12:00am If you keep your ear to the ground, you might be able to hear the horses running your way, at least that’s what they used to say in those old cowboys and Indians TV shows. But nowadays you…

Moving on

COMMONSENSE - Marichu A. Villanueva - The Philippine StarSeptember 20, 2021 | 12:00am For nearly five decades already, cries against ill-gotten wealth cases that dragged on for years while delayed justice for the victims of human rights abuses during the martial law era in the Philippines still resonate across the…

Blended learning, Year 2

As of last Saturday, the Online Kopyahan site on Facebook had been taken down. This was after the Department of Education sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to go after those behind the site that posted answers to test questions in DepEd learning modules covering a…

EDITORIAL – Burned out heroes

The Philippine StarSeptember 20, 2021 | 12:00am In the week through Sept. 18, new COVID infections nationwide averaged 20,218 daily. Many of those patients surely went to hospitals seeking confinement or at least for consultations. Can the country’s hospitals handle that kind of caseload? The government can tell hospital operators…

The basketball exodus

THE GAME OF MY LIFE - Bill Velasco - The Philippine StarSeptember 20, 2021 | 12:00am Today, the basketball gods of the Philippines are meeting to discuss the exodus of some of the strongest young players from the country to Japan’s B. League. The concern is twofold: that Samahang Basketbol…

Sytin gets appointment as PATAFA sec-gen

Joey Villar - The Philippine StarSeptember 20, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — From volleyball, Rommel Sytin is dipping his hands into athletics after he was appointed the new secretary-general of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association. PATAFA president Philip Ella Juico announced Sytin’s appointment after Terry Capistrano relinquished…

Tabuena surges ahead in Idaho Open

Olmin Leyba - The Philippine StarSeptember 20, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Miguel Tabuena carded a seven-under 63 in a follow-up to a five-under to surge ahead with a five-stroke lead over Brad Marek after 36 holes of the Idaho Open at Quail Hollow in Boise, Idaho. Tabuena strung…