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Mendoza: Saluting Silver on his golden stand
I'M back from the U.S. thank God, and may I say again that over there, freedom of expression is very much alive. As in the Philippines.But there is no freedom of expression in China. As in Russia.That’s because democracy is ...
From 2 days ago
Mendoza: Sneaking in snippets
I AM wrapping up my trip shortly, hoping to get back home on the weekend, Philippine time. Been away since Sept. 22, 2019.My usual problem is, it’s a bit hard for me to get my groove back coming from a ...
From 3 days ago
Mendoza: Carole King’s got a friend—in me
A NO-MISS thing here is the Broadway. You skip it and you haven’t been to Frank Sinatra’s city that doesn’t sleep.Macy’s says, “You haven’t been to New York if you haven’t been to Macy’s.”That was before.Today, the tack is, “You ...
From 7 days ago
Mendoza: ‘Vessel Climbathon’ soon?
NEW YORK CITY—The last time I was here in 2004, the Vessel at Hudson Yards in Manhattan, not far from the iconic Madison Square Garden, wasn’t even an iota of imagination. Today, the Vessel draws mammoth crowds daily that extends ...
From 8 days ago
Mendoza: The necktie
AND so, it’s Tim Cone again?Since I am not a tekkie—I shun the social media that much as I’m old-fashioned to the hilt like Ted Failon—I tend to be not up-to-date.I learned of Cone’s appointment as coach of the Philippine ...
From 10 days ago
Mendoza: First trip never dies
BEEN in New York City several times already, but the first time always leaves a lasting impression—as in, how can you forget your first kiss to your dearest?That was in 1982, when I flew here via Lucerne, Switzerland.The trip was ...
From 13 days ago
Mendoza: Getting past U.S. immigration is a breeze
Lathrop, California—Fourteen seasons later, I’m back. And changes I see all over. Even before I could step out of my PAL Triple 7, I got reprogrammed.No paper. No ball pen. No nothing.No disembarkation card. No Customs declaration. No nothing.From my ...
From 16 days ago
Mendoza: A vow broken
LATHROP, California—As I said, I never wanted to go to America again. After flying here almost yearly since 1981, sometimes twice a year, I sort of lost the appetite to step on American soil again.That was after I covered the ...
From 17 days ago
Mendoza: Time of peril
THERE is now this latest—sanest, too?—school of thought wherein it is best to form a developmental team in basketball for dispatch to future international tournaments like the Asian Games, World Cups and, yes, even the Olympics.Initially as the idea itself ...
From 20 days ago
Mendoza: Early bird gets the first worm?
THE big boss has spoken.Upon his arrival after surveying the recent wreckage of our crushing crash in China, Manny V. Pangilinan—aka MVP—batted for an early formation of a team that will, hopefully, redeem our battered pride in the just-ended Fiba ...
From 23 days ago