Tuesday, March 8, 2011

IWD Centennial, March 8, 2011

8 March 2011

Happy International Women's Day to all women and girls in the world!

Today, March 8, 2011, is the 100th year observance of IWD or International Women's Day.

I wrote some of our Senators regarding this matter but, unfortunately, has not received any encouraging response. I hope that changes soon.

Hopefully, too, President Aquino will also proclaim 2011 as The Year of the Global Filipina.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Caloocan City Residents Proclaim Andres Bonifacio as Unang Pangulo ng Pilipinas

1 December 2010 9:04am

During yesterday's celebration of Bonifacio Day, residents of Heroes del 96 in Caloocan City together with colleagues in the re-launched Caloocan Historical Society have proclaimed Andres Bonifacio as Unang Pangulo ng Pilipinas in very simple rites at the Bonifacio Monument.

Led by Rolly Ocampo, ordinary citizens of Caloocan City did what probably has never been done before, that is, to march and shout in the streets and to publicly declare Gat Andres Bonifacio, the Great Plebeian and Father of the Filipino Nation, as the First President of the Philippines.

More pictures from the event when I return.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nadal Wins The 2010 US Open Against Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

14 September 2010 10:03am Manila time, 4:03 Mallorca Spain time

Rafael Nadal takes his first US Open title winning over a gallant but visibly exhausted Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

Djokovic had been asked to dispose of Roger Federer in a gruelling five-set match and he did that! -- and then he had to dispatch the world's no. 1 who is playing at the top of his game. It proved to be an impossible task even for the incredibly talented Serb.

As Djokovic makes his last shot ending the game, Rafa slides on the hard court, stretches his body, covers his eyes with his hands then rolls over sobbing, an outpouring of emotions over the most significant victory of his career.

With the victory, Nadal makes history for himself, completing his first career Grand Slam and becoming the seventh male tennis player in history to accomplish the feat. The six others before him were Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer.

With the victory, Nadal makes undisputable his claim to being one of the greatest tennis players in history. That's for now. Next will be his quest to overtake Roger Federer as the greatest tennis player in history. Viva Rafa!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Frankie "The Answer" Edgar Dominates BJ Penn in UFC 118

29 August 2010 12:38pm Manila time

Frankie Edgar gave a definitive answer to the question of who is the best MMA lightweight in the world when he dominated the legendary BJ Penn every step of the way in their UFC 118 rematch in Boston.

With his devastating win, Edgar also stakes his claim to two more titles, the first being the greatest UFC lightweight of all time held by BJ Penn and the other, the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world which is a toss up between welterweight champion George St. Pierre and the middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

MMA fighters will do well to emulate Frankie Edgar's technique of constantly moving from side to side of his opponent, backing away when necessary, but always ready to stick a jab here and a kick there, while avoiding to get hit and tagged by counterpunches. He showed tremendous cardio, took down BJ Penn several times with relative ease and more importantly, displayed the strength and ability to escape twice when BJ brought him to the mat.

There were doubters in Abu Dhabi in UFC 112 but now, the bellwether of the future of the UFC has definitely arrived and his name is Frankie "The Answer" Edgar!

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