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Jordan Clarkson on his Filipino heritage: ‘It’s why I play’

By Naveen Ganglani/rappler.com – As Jordan Clarkson was surrounded by fretting members of the media that were throwing questions every opportunity they could, the theme of the 15-minute conversation quickly veered from talks about the Los Angeles Lakers or Kobe Bryant. Rather than discussions of “the future of Los Angeles” Read more »

New York Knicks’ deputy athletic trainer is Filipino

By Ezra Ferraz/rappler.com – The recent revelation of Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder injury underscores the importance of medical professionals in the world of elite sports. This applies to team sports as it does to individual sports like boxing. One Filipino who is at the top of this field is Erwin Benedict Read more »

Manny Pacquiao News: Filipino Boxer To Have Dinner With British Royalty

By Anthony Riccobono/ibtimes.com – Famed welterweight Manny Pacquiao is treated like royalty in the Philippines. Later this month, Pacquiao will get the royal treatment when he travels to the United Kingdom to meet with a member of the British Royal Family. On Thursday, Pacquiao confirmed that he will Read more »

Our fascination with Manny

By Bill Velasco/The Philippine Star – Once again, Manny Pacquiao made a sincere effort to restore his credibility as a fearsome world champion. His domination of an over-hyped and under-inflated Chris Algieri showed long glimpses of the brilliant boxer that he has been, and Filipinos continue to rally around him Read more »

Philippines wins Most Valuable Fans award at FIBA World Cup

via rappler.com – Gilas Pilipinas fans, stand up and take a bow. The outpouring of support for the Philippine men’s national basketball team earned the nation the Most Valuable Fans (MVF) Best Country award at the FIBA World Cup. The Philippines, which competed at the FIBA World Cup for the Read more »

Pinoy archer Moreno wins Philippines first ever Olympic gold

By David Lozada/rappler.com – Young Filipino archer Gabriel Moreno made history on Sunday, August 24, as he won a gold medal in the mixed team event of archery in the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The 16-year-old teamed up with Chinese archer Li Jiaman and beat Cynthia Freywald (Germany) and Read more »