Azkals, the name, not the team, is a story about fans

(This is my Fair Play column for SunStar Cebu’s Feb. 29 edition) IN EARLY 2005, a group of Pinoy football…

Schedule shows athletes not a priority for DepEd in Palaro

This year’s Palarong Pambansa will start on July 6 and end on July 17, but of the 11 days allotted…

Early candidate for Cebu City mayor bats for barangay-based sports program

Other side of the coin: Negative impact of heritage players in youth system

(This is my Fair Play column for SunStar Cebu’s Feb. 9 edition) Everyone was fully supportive when early last year,…

The Makati Football Club conundrum

Late last year, when I got a press release that the Makati Football Club (MFC) was going to establish a…

PFF shouldn’t adopt Filipinas model for girls youth teams

About a decade ago, when our Girls U14 squad won the first medal in football for the country for almost…

Freddy Gonzales returns; Rodney Orale gets spot in technical committee

(This is my Fair Play column for SunStar Cebu’s Jan. 15, 2024 edition) During the pre-social media era and at…

Dan Palami and the Azkals

In Philippine football, a national team manager is unlike the national team manager of other countries. Although the role has…

CCLEX glows greeen for DLSU!

The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway was lit green last night and will again be illuminated green tonight to mark the victory…

The challenge for new PFF president John Gutierrez

(This is my Fair Play column for SunStar Cebu’s Nov. 30 edition) Almost two decades ago, when only a handful…