ROEL Velasco, Edito Villamor and Luisito Espinosa were the reasons I became a boxing fan.
The first live boxing match I saw was the semifinal loss of Roel to a Cuban in the Barcelona Olympics, while the first Pinoy pro boxer I followed in the papers was Edito. I remember looking forward to my graduation from high school because it was the day news of his title fight against Ricardo Lopez would come out in the national papers.
OVER the years in covering the sports scene, I realized there are some schools you can readily assume to be successful in sports and some that just don’t do sports.
It’s a pity really, since students can get a diploma through an athletic scholarship and considering the values a student-athlete gets from being a player, sports should be one of the priorities of a school.
This is a comment on my column, "It's time to kick Martinez out of the PFF"
I am just reprinting it here.
Thanks, Mike --------------------
BOG should stop saving kissing Martinez's ass
Its not just Martinez who should be ousted. The spotlight should be likewise focused on some of the members of the PFF Board of Governors who to this day continue to protect Martinez ravenous greed in the gross misuse of PFF funds and looting the PFF Treasury.
I thought it was pretty weird for a guy with an obviously outdated sense of fashion—so obvious even a guy like me could notice—to be wearing such glasses, in a rundown non-aircon bus bound for Davao City.
I got a couple of letters the last few days and they are both interesting. I've copied the text and pasted it here. The two letters are in JPG form and in PDF format and I thought it would be better if I'd just paste the text here since I don't know how to upload a PDF file here and the jpeg version is low-res.
Click "more" to get to the text.
PS. By the way, a Manila reporter was contacted by former RP coach's Des Bulpin's agent to clarity that his client resigned because his pay got delayed. Wait for it in the news. That agent is planning to report the matter to Fifa.
THERE’s a brewing war between PFF president Mari Martinez and the Cebu Football Association and I hope it will result to Martinez getting sacked and being held accountable for the funds the organized used while he is office.
Martinez sent a scathing letter last Aug. 3 to CFA president Richard Montayre, calling the Cebuano an arrogant, stubborn man who has poor comprehension of the English language.
The PFF president has drawn the line. All you football fans out there, it's time to show our love for Cebu football.
Forget your differences. It's not the time for bickering.
Now is the time to unite.
Support the CFA.
"Excerpt of letter of the PFF to the CFA" Because of the present pressing relationship between the PFF and your association, and your stubborness to continue to directly deal with the AFC instead of PFF, shows me a clear picture of arrogance. It has also left me no choice but to decide for CFA to go on its own directions towards Vision Philippines.
The PFF is giving you two working days from the date of this letter to decide whether or not PFF will need to decide drastic moves and changes due to your actions or non-action thereof."
P.S. Mr. Martinez, my English comprehension is pretty good. Did you not say you will resign as PFF president if you can't make football the No. 2 most popular sport in the country?