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A little something for laughs

You have two cows.
You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies and the economy grows.
You retire on the income.

You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim full employment, high bovine productivity
and arrest anyone reporting the actual numbers.

You have two cows.
You worship them.

You don't have any cows.
You claim that the Indian cows belong to you.
You ask the US for financial aid, China for military
aid, Britain for warplanes, Italy for machines,
Germany for technology, France for submarines,
Switzerland for loans, Russia for drugs and Japan
for equipment.
You buy the cows with all this and claim
exploitation by the world.

You have two cows.
You sell one and force the other to produce the
milk of four cows.
You profess surprise when the cow drops dead.
You put the blame on some nation with cows &
naturally that nation will be a danger to mankind.
You wage war to save the world and gra…

All this politics

Stupid politics, let's just play football!!!

The last stand of RP football

THE final seed to save Philippine football has been planted, and the fruits will be reaped in 10 years.

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) is set to put up 15 Centers For Excellence all over the country, including one in Cebu, to develop players for the national team.

No more Fil-foreigners and no more half-baked RP teams for international tournaments.

“This is geared for the 1992 age bracket, and it was national Men’s team coach Aries Caslib who really pushed for this to address the problem of the national team,” said Springdale coach Mario Ceniza, who joined the June 11-22 seminar in Bago City with 14 other coaches.

The project aims to win the country’s first gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games by 2015.

Caslib, left with no skilled players develop locally, has scoured the globe for Fil-foreigners to boost the team.

“He doesn’t want to have Fil-foreigners anymore in order to develop local players,” Ceniza said.

Ceniza said that each CFE will have a pool of 22-25 players, whose tra…

Spurs Win: So What?

I just won a bet! Yehey! Not much, it's a couple of beer

no football news

My brain decided to hold a hunger strike on me, and I'm sort of tired this week. So, I'll just post some photos.

Fil foreigners in town

AFTER the locals, it’s the turn of the Fil-foreigners, including a Chelsea FC reserve, to strut their wares in the trials for the national team at the Ultra Sports Stadium.

Philip and James Younghusband are members of Chelsea’s developmental pool, and one of them is joining the national team.

Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in England and is the current English Premier League champion.

“They will be arriving late tonight (last night), and I’m not sure whether its Philip or James but he will be here with us for two weeks,” said national team coach Aries Caslib.

Whether it will be Philip or James, either is a welcome addition to the team, which already has the six-footer Ali Borromeo, since both have trained with the Chelsea FC since they were 10.

At 19, James has had a few substitute appearances for their reserve squad, but younger brother Philip has had a few more stints.

According to the official Chelsea FC website: “Like older brother James, Philip has been with Chelsea since the age …

Hiroshi goes to Japan

TEK dad-a ni siya pag-uli ninyo.

Frederick Alazas, Harold Buot, Ronel Saranillo, Rolando Verdida and Rommel Cuizon goes to Japan for a three month training courtesy of team owner Harou Iwanaga.

While there, they will drop by the Kashima Antlers Football Club of the J League before leaving for Ibaragi Ken for their training.

Good luck guys, don't forget my pretty japanese.

If you can, please locate, Asuka Minamoto.

Kainos wins on own goal

CHAMPIONS: an own goal gave Kainos the championship.

NCR’s Norberto Tongoy scored the lone goal in the 1st Asia Town IT Park Inter Company Football tournament against Kainos Football Club last Saturday at the SVD field.

Unfortunately, it was against his own team as he gifted the People Support manned Kainos their championship trophy after four weeks of eliminations.

The eliminations for the four-team tourney, which also had ladies in their lineup started last May and ended last June 4 with the chamionship on June 11.

In a tightly fought final, both teams seemed headed to a shoot out after they checked each other offense, before that fateful Tongoy incident in the final two minutes of extra time.

Kainos FC midfielder Ron Palang sent a low drive off a corner kick inside the penalty box, however Tongoy hit his clearance off the back of Miguel Lorenzo, sending the ball back into their own court for their heart breaking loss.

In the battle for third place, NEC won over TTSP 1-0.

The other members…

Saviour of the field

DEAD FIELD: If you can spot a strand of grass, you've got Superman's eyesight.

THE dead football field at the Cebu City Sports Center will get a much needed facelift, thanks to a private group.

Councilor Jack Jakosalem said that a private group is willing to offer as much P300,000 worth of top class grass for the CCSC field.

Years after it was constructed the field is reduced to a shell of its former self with the absence of grass, presence of sharp materials and other garbage.

“We were just talking and the topic came and they said they were willing to donate the grass, provided that it would be properly maintained,” Jakosalem said.

The chairman of the City Commission on Games and Amusements said that he can’t divulge the identity of the group yet. “This is a very welcome development and it shows how the private sector can help,” he said.

It will also be a big boost to CCSC manager Ricky Ballesteros who has been trying hard to preserve the field so as to show something green in time…

RP pool drops to fourth

BLEH: ako napud picture ako ibutang

THE RP Under-23 team stumbled in the final day losing, 1-3, to the Philippine Air Force in the championship of the Barotac Nuevo Men’s Open Invitational yesterday in Iloilo.

The loss dropped the RP team to fourth overall behind PAF, runners-up Philippine Navy and Philippine Army.

“It was a tough game. They scored two goals in the first half before we came within one and Michael Casas was put in,” midfielder Oliver Colina said.

Before RP could score an equalizer, disaster hit after one of its defenders deflected the ball towards his own goal.

In the other game, the Philippine Navy defeated the Army men, 2-1, to place second.

The invitational tournament served as an experiment of sorts for the members of the national training pool, which has no Fil-foreigner yet.

“We still haven’t jelled since we just played together for a few days,” said Colina, “I was placed as a midfielder then as a striker, the coaches really put us in different positions to see what rea…

Two wins for RP pool

AFTER their opening-day loss, the RP Training Pool racked up two straight wins to share the lead in the Barotac Nuevo Invitational Men’s Open Football in Barotac, Nuevo Iloilo yesterday.

In its first game, the RP Pool lost to the Philippine Navy, 2-1, before getting its first win over home team Barotac Nuevo FC, 4-1. BNFC recently topped the Rep. Ferj Biron Inter-Club Invitational with a 2-1 win over Don Bosco FC in the finals.

The RP Pool has Cebuanos Michael Casas, Oliver Colina and Junel Bapor in the line-up.

Colina showed his skill with the set play as he scored the final goal off a direct shot just outside the penalty area using his left foot.

In their next match, it was Casas’ turn to supply the heroics as he came up with two brilliant stops for a 4-3 win over the Philippine Army, which has Cebuanos Rocky Garciano and John Michael Flores.

After a scoreless regulation, the match went into shootout, where Colina converted his kick to keep the lead before Casas came up with the saves.


Three Cebuanos in RP training pool

THE RP Training Pool suffered its first set back after losing, 2-1, to the Philippine Navy in the Barotac Nuevo Men’s Football Open last Thursday.

The other teams in the tournament are Philippine Air Force, Army and Barotac Nuevo FC, the newly-crowned champion of the Rep. Ferj Biron Inter-Club Invitational.

After Peter Jaugan leveled the match at 1-all, the match went into extra time, where an unchecked striker banged in the winning goal off a save by Michael Casas.

“The game was great, they scored with five minutes left in extra time,” Oliver Colina said.

Three Cebuanos are on the team, Colina, Casas and reserve goalkeeper Junel Bapor.
Casas, is the product of the Carmen National School, while Colina is a University of San Jose Recoletos alumnus. Bapor played for Don Bosco College before moving to the College of St. Benilde in Manila.

Both Casas and Colina started for the training pool, while Bapor was not utilized by coaches Rolando PiƱero and Melo Sabacan.

“We will next play the Philippi…

Sharpe, Casas finish third in Man U Cup

CEBU International School's Michael Sharpe and Paolo Casas helped the Makati Football Club - Philippines to a third place finish in the Manchester United Premier Cup in Thailand recently.

Anton Amistoso scored the lone goal in their win over Singapore in the play off for the third spot, the Philippines first podium finish in four years of the tournament.

In their earlier matches, they drew with Malaysia, 1-1, Singapore 0-0 and lost to eventual winner Thailand, 8-0.

Don Bosco second, Hiroshi third in Ilo-ilo

FAIR PLAY: Few months back, they got into a fight, now they got the Fair Play award in as they finished third in Ilo-ilo. Junard Aguilar (second from left, sakto ba?) got the Best Striker award with nine goals Photo from hiroshi website

LADY Luck turned against Don Bosco Football Club as it lost to host Barotac Nuevo FC, 2-1, in the Cong. Ferj Biron Inter-Club Invitational in Barotac Nuevo, Ililo yesterday.

“It was a tight match, the people enjoyed the game,” DBFC’s Glen Ramos said.

Meanwhile, Hiroshi FC turned its ire on Sta. Barbara in a 7-2 win to finish third in the tournament.

Trailing by one after the first half, Don Bosco’s Mark Buglosa leveled the match after converting a penalty kick early in the second.

“We were able to hold their offense and we also had attempts by Dave Intong and Jay Facubasan, but their goal keeper was just too lucky and he had many saves,” Ramos said.

One shot hit the bar and the Barotac Nuevo ‘keeper, who was named the tournament’s best keeper, saved a follow…

Don Bosco gets even

THE Don Bosco Football Club finally got even with Hiroshi FC after a 5-4 shootout win in the semifinal round of the of the Rep. Ferj Biron Inter-Club Invitational in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo yesterday.

“Nabawsan jud mi (They really got back at us),” Hiroshi coach Francis Ramirez said after their match.

DBFC, which suffered a close 2-1 beating against Hiroshi in the Cebu Invitational Inter-Club finals last month, will next face hometown team Barotac Nuevo FC in the finals today. BNFC defeated University of St. La Salle-Bacolod in the other semifinal.

Hiroshi top striker Junard Aguilar, who already had eight goals in the tournament, was a marked man and rarely got a shot.

“He missed his shots but we had some chances,” Ramirez said.

In the final minute before halftime, DBFC defender Kim Relucio committed a foul inside the box on Jake Acre, who converted his spot kick for a 1-0 Hiroshi lead. However, Vermonel Resuena returned the favor after tackling DBFC’s Glen Ramos at the 65th.

Ramos then leve…

Gwapitas over Yellow

KIDS in football. Sun*Star photo by Ruel Rusillo

IN A battle of the sexes, the Gwapitas got the better of the Yellow boys to top the Under-16 division of the Milo-Pabol Football Festival last Friday at the Divine Word Seminary.

The Eleazar Toledo-coached Gwapitas banked on defender Stephanie Sharpe’s lone goal in the 10th minute to beat Pabol Blue, 1-0.

The one-day football festival was also a reunion of Brent International School’s Giorgia Guidicelli with her teammates from CIS, Gabby Aboitiz, Presley Cunningham, Gabby Mercado, and Amanda Darza. Maritoni and Monica Trebol of St. Joseph’s Academy also played for their team.

The Green team of Arion Marin, Thomas Jackson, Igi Maximo, Lance Villafania Emmanuel Cunningham finished third, while the Red Team of Nikki Sembrano, Bea Maximo, Jovannah Yu, Charmaine Badilles, Jade Low, Bea Martinez took the fourth spot.

Althea Lua, Erika Casas, Ken Casas, Jackie Ting, Patty Liu, Tanya Gandionco, Mykeeh Soberano of the Blue team finished fifth.

In the …

Rematch in Ilo-ilo

RIVALS Don Bosco Football Club and Hiroshi FC set up a rematch in faraway Iloilo after barging into the semifinals of the Cong. Ferj Biron Inter-Club Invitational in Barotac Nuevo.

Hiroshi defeated DBFC, 2-1, in last month’s Cebu Inter-Club Invitational, and this time, Don Bosco is eager to exact revenge. Junard Aguilar again came up with a strong performance as he scored four goals in Hirsohi’s 7-1 dumping of John B. Lacson Colleges, while Don Bosco, led by Glen Ramos, got past Sta. Barbara, 2-1.

Aguilar struck first at the 17th and Jake Acre made it 2-0 five minutes before the break.

Hiroshi picked up steam in the second as Aguilar struck at the 50th, followed by Marion Cubelo at the 66th. JBLCS scored its lone goal at the 74th before Aguilar scored twice in the final 10 minutes, and Ronel Cuizon hit one for their lopsided win.

Aguilar earlier completed a hat trick in Hiroshi’s 7-1 win over PNP while scoring one in a 2-0 win over defending champion Western Visayas Institute of Technol…

Cebu bets in Ilo-ilo

SCORER: Striker Junard Aguilar bought his golden boot to Ilo-ilo as he scored a hat trick in Hiroshi's 8-0 win over PNP. He's shown here scoring one against Leyte in the Cebu Inter Club.Sun*Star photo Allan Cuizon

RIGHT in the heart of the country’s football capital, two teams are making a name for Cebu football as they qualified into the quarterfinal round of the Cong. Ferj Biron Interclub Invitational at Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo.

The Harou Iwanaga-owned Hiroshi FC notched two wins, including a 2-0 beating of defending champions West Visayas Institute of Technology to bag a quarterfinal spot today.

Meanwhile, Glen Ramos’ spot kick earned Don Bosco a tough 1-0 win over the University of San Agustin and a quarterfinal slot in a fight-marred match.

“The plaza is always packed, it seems all the tricycle drivers are on strike because they are all here even early in the morning,” Hiroshi coach Francis Ramirez said.

Ramirez added that the way the two Cebu teams are playing was in contrast…


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Amazing Genco

Sun*Star photo by Ruel Russillo

THIS early six-year-old Lorenzo Genco is showing some promise as he led the Giuseppe Team to the 7 under crown of yesterday’s Pabol Football Festival at the SVD field.

Meanwhile, the eliminations in the 12 under and 16 under division were still being played as of press time yesterday. Eleazar Toledo’s Gwapitas team led the 16 under group with 3 wins. The group is composed of Georgia Guidecilli, Gabi Mercado, Gabi Aboitiz, Stephanie Sharpe and other Cebu International School players.

Genco was an unstoppable dynamo as he scored twice in their 2-0 win over Pabol Red in the final to take the crown in their culminating activity of the Pabol Football Academy.

“He’s very quick and he’s very good,” one parent said of him.

At times, it seemed Genco was too fast for his own good, as he drove towards the goal leaving everyone behind before sliding the ball to stop his run, or colliding with a teammate before running again with the ball.

Genco’s teammates, Kirk Alvez…

Pabol fiesta

GRADUATES of the Milo-PaBol Summer Football Clinic will test their new skills in the 6th Milo-Pabol Football Festival at the Divine Word Seminary today.

“This is the culmination of their month long training,” Cebu Football Association (CebuFA) president Jonathan Maximo said during yesterday’s Scoop forum at Baseline Restaurant.

The kids will play in three divisions and in two side events: the slalom (dribbling) and the juggling contest.

Players in the Under-16 division will collide in five-a-side games with 15- minute halves, the U-12 will have four-a-side matches with 12-minute halves, and the U-7 will have three-a-side games with 10-minute halves.

All divisions will be clustered into the Boys and Girls groups and will have no goalkeepers.

“We notice here in Cebu that some schools do not have a field or football programs, so the Pabol clinic is a chance for them to learn new skills,” Maximo said.

Clinic participants were mostly students from Sacred Heart School-Jesuit, Paref-Southcrest, S…

Unlucky Spring

contributed foto by Joel Pascual
LUCK deserted the Paref-Springdale Under-15 squad as it ended up third in the San Carlos City 7-a-side Invitational Tournament over the weekend.

The six-team tournament saw the top four finish in reverse order with top qualifier Sudecor ending up at fourth place and No.4 Colegio de Santo Tomas-Recoletos winning the crown, 2-1, over No.3 qualifier JP Print House.

“We were unlucky. It really wasn’t meant for us,” coach Mario Ceniza said.

Springdale, the Red Ribbon U-15 Youth Cup champion, finished second in the eliminations after going undefeated in six matches. Springdale drew four matches and defeated JP Print House, 2-0, and Sagay City, 1-0, with goalkeeper Paolo Pascual scoring the goal in the dying minutes.

“We were running out of time, so I told Paolo to attack,” Ceniza said.

In the semifinals, Springdale again met JP Print House, but this time the result was different as the former lost, 1-3, via penalty shootout.

“We were attacking but we couldn’t score…