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Villaflor: The Pacquiao Syndrome
MANNY Pacquiao is a one in a billion athlete. Only a handful of still active phenoms who have defied adversity across decades comes to mind. (Actually, I can only think of Lionel Messi who overcame a growth hormone disorder to ...
From 60 days ago
Villaflor: To win again
THE last time the Philippines tasted a win was in November last year against Timor-Leste during the AFF Suzuki Cup group stage in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The team has since drawn three games and lost seven. If there’s any consolation, four ...
From 69 days ago
Villaflor: Silence of the Azkals
THERE’S been little hype as the Azkals embark on their 2022 World Cup Qualification campaign. And that is a good thing.For one, the less the hype, the less unnecessary pressure for the team to deliver.And with less noise, the team ...
From 74 days ago
Villaflor: What’s next for the Malditas?
THE Philippine women’s national team is a work in progress.So how’s the work so far?Exceeding expectations.Known as the Malditas, the feisty Philippine team made it to the semifinals of the AFF Women’s Championship for the first time since joining the ...
From 76 days ago
Villaflor: Malditas live up to their name
DON’T look now, but the Philippine Women’s National Football Team is on course to making its first ever semifinals appearance in the AFF Women’s Championship.Despite losing to hosts Thailand last Wednesday, the Malditas lived up to their name with a ...
From 81 days ago
WHEN depression, like a dark, heavy fog, fills the mind with an insuperable longing to fall, few stand a chance.And yet I’ve always thought that those who are into sports are better equipped in dealing with depression.Conventional wisdom has it ...
From 83 days ago
Villaflor: The Azkals, Panaad and you
THERE are plenty of reasons to visit Bacolod. Personally, I love how the Negrense have a way with food. Right now I’m craving for chicken inasal at Aida’s Manokan. And kansi, particularly from Sharyn’s, which I haven’t actually tried despite ...
From 95 days ago
Villaflor: Eyes on Philippine football
THE past two years have been a roller-coaster ride for the Philippine football.From the grassroots to club scene to the national levels, results have been a mix of extremes.Good thing the Filipino community is made of sterner stuff to weather ...
From 97 days ago
Villaflor: Remember the name: Kubo
As the whirlwind transfer market kicks into high gear and Europe’s top flight leagues begin a new season next month, one player from Asia has caught the eye of the global football community over the past few weeks.That player’s name ...
From 104 days ago
Villaflor: Manny the Great
FOLLOWING 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao’s age-defying, dominant performance against the much younger undefeated Keith Thurman, it is time to seriously assess the shoo-in Hall of Famer’s place in the pantheon of all-time greats.For starters, there’s only one name that rivals Pacquiao ...
From 111 days ago