Zugzwang

Of the few disappointments in the just-ended 30th Southeast Asian Games, chess sticks out like a sore thumb. We used to dominate the sport in this part of the region until we lost the edge for unexplained reasons. When the country hosted the Games in 2005, Vietnam swept all eight gold medals. To prevent that, […]

Alvarez leads, Pacquiao hangs on

The world of international boxing saw the resurgence of the heavyweight division, but just the same the fighters in the lower weight categories continued to provide exciting fights. The younger generation of fighters dominated the spotlight, but one legend just refused to fade away. The upset of the year took place in the heavyweight division […]

2 Chinese tourists drown in Bohol

Two Chinese tourists drowned after falling from a sailboat in Doljo Point, Panglao, Bohol, on Sunday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Western Bohol said. Lieutenant Junior Grade Michael John Encina, spokesman for the PCG in Central Visayas, on Monday said six people were rescued including two crew. The victims were identified as Luo Rennei, 63, and […]

Plenty of memories to remember for PH sports as decade draws to a close

By Jonas Terrado A female weightlifter gave life back to the country’s dream of finally winning an Olympic gold, a legendary boxer figured into high profile fights while dabbling in endeavors outside of the ring while professional cagers saw themselves compete against the world’s best. Those were some of the moments highlighting Philippine sports in […]

Count Your Christmas Calories

By PAOLA NAVARETTE Illustration by ARIANA CAMILLE MARALIT Holidays have a way of making you see optimism everywhere you look, including on your plate. Gingerbread cookies include ginger, which renders them health food. Stuffed potatoes? No problem: Baked potatoes are rich in fiber and vitamin C. Before you know it, you have excused away weeks […]