Tragedy won’t deter Paradero

SPORTING CHANCE - Joaquin M. Henson - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am Robert Paradero suffered a family tragedy last Wednesday when his father Federico died of complications from pneumonia. Paradero was scheduled to leave his Malaybalay, Bukidnon, hometown for Manila the next day then take off for Thailand…

PATAFA open to mediation

Joey Villar - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) president Philip Ella Juico is amenable to the proposal of Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez to have the impasse with Olympian pole-vaulter EJ Obiena mediated on. “We’re okay…

Adiwang, Catalan fall

Joey Villar - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Philippine bets Lito Adiwang’s and Rene Catalan’s bids for title shots suffered tremendous blows as they went down in defeat in ONE: Nextgen III at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Friday night. Adiwang fell to ONE newcomer Jarred…

Marañon eager to don Philippine jersey

Olmin Leyba - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Naturalized player Bienvenido Marañon is looking forward to fulfilling Philippine team duties in the coming ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup in Singapore. The Spanish-born striker, who was granted Filipino citizenship last July, received his first call-up…

Sultan sees chinks in Inoue armor

Dino Maragay - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Rising bantamweight contender Jonas Sultan also wants a piece of Japanese superstar Noaya Inoue, currently considered king of the stacked 118-pound division. Sultan is seeking out tougher challenges following his empathic shocker over previously unbeaten prospect Carlos…

Terrafirma in high gear

Olmin Leyba - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Terrafirma stole the thunder from the big guns, going 3-0 in Pool A to seal its quarterfinal seat in the PBA 3x3’s third leg yesterday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Dyip quartet Terrence Tumalip,…

Prisms of hope and peace for Bangsamoro

Following a successful mission in the Cordillera Administrative Region, I headed to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) to see our development and humanitarian projects and to meet with interlocutors in the region. It was my first time to visit Central and Northern Mindanao. But my visit was…

No end to the pandemic?

BREAKTHROUGH - Elfren S. Cruz - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am There is now a growing consensus even among health experts that the COVID-19 pandemic will not go away anytime in the future. This is depressing news but the world has learned to cope with pandemics like the…

The meaning of Thanksgiving

To many Americans, Thanksgiving is traditionally marked by families enjoying a sumptuous feast with the turkey taking centerstage. Parades and football games are also held, contributing to the merrymaking. For airlines and airports, Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year, when family members make it a point to travel…

DA, SBMA ink deal for first border inspection facility

Catherine Talavera - The Philippine StarNovember 28, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the establishment of the country’s first border inspection facility for agricultural commodities, which will strengthen efforts to…