Why Hating Binay And Loving Noynoy Makes No Sense

  For those of you old enough to remember former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle he was made out by the mostly left leaning US media as their version of Erap. Dennis Miller went as far as suggesting that then President George H. Bush should have no fear of assassination since his allegedly incompetent VP […]

Can LeBron Really Relieve The Most Tortured City In Sports?

“Cleveland, city of light , city of magic” Randy Newman “Burn On” The opening song to Major League (1989)         I have no doubt that Pinoys know NBA basketball. I do doubt that many understand why “The Return” really is a big deal for the city of Cleveland. In the Philippines the […]

Why Andray Blathche Being A Proud Pinoy Makes Perfect Sense

Just in time for the June 12 holiday, an NBA player is proud to be pinoy.  NBC Rotoworld called it one of the strangest stories of the off season. If Andray  Blatche is proud to be Filipino, can I be proud to be part of the 1972 Maimi Dolphins?   Blatche was able to play […]

Did you root for the Miami Heat’s opponent? Hater!

As GRP colleague ChinoF has pointed out, as long as someone who wins any international competition possesses even a tinge of Filipino blood, despite not even growing up here or honing his/her talents here, then Filipinos will, predictably, latch on to that person’s success and claim it as a victory of the Filipinos as a […]

Pinoy Pridists Ride on Miami Heat Victory

With the victory of Miami heat in the recent NBA Finals, Pinoy Pride delusionists are sure to make noise again. Well, congratulations, Heat, you won fair and square (though I don’t watch NBA). They did win through skill, determination and other positive traits, which is also present in their coach Erik Spoelstra. If he steered […]

Harrassment by Presidential Security: There’s Three Sides To Every Story

“There’s three sides to every story, baby. There’s yours and there’s mine and the cold, hard truth.” Long Way Home Don Henley     On October 2012 a man meeting his family at a local restaurant   was threatened to be arrested . This man’s only crime was parking in a restaurant that just happened to […]

Filipinos tops in NBA armchair sportscasting over Twitter

Suddenly it all makes sense to me. Sorry I’m kinda slow when it comes to sports trivia. So Erik Spoelstra, coach of the NBA team Miami Heat is a Filipino-American. Kaya pala. According to a Philippine Star report, Filipinos have been so enthralled by the NBA finals in which Heat is up against Oklahoma City […]