Ceres FC beats Ilocos United, 5-0

Posted by watchmen
October 2, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Ceres-Negros FC successfully blanked Ilocos United FC for a second time, winning 5-0 over the weekend at the Panaad Park and Stadium and moving up to third place on the Philippines Football League (PFL) table. “Man of the Match” Ceres FC midfielder Stephan Schröck scored a brace, with fellow midfielder …

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2017 D’League Capitol narrowly defeats Fyrfyters, 79-78

Posted by watchmen
October 2, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Capitol recently pulled off a narrow 79-78 win over Fyrfyters in the ongoing 2017 D’League at the STI-West Negros University gym. Fyrfyters was ahead by one point, coming out of the first period up 20-19; however, following ten points from Born Enaya in the second quarter, Capitol went into halftime …

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Ilocos Sur to host 2018 Palarong Pambansa

Posted by watchmen
October 2, 2017
Posted in SPORTS

By Jerome S. Galunan, Jr. Ilocos Sur is set to host the 2018 Palarong Pambansa, a first for the province since 1973. They had also previously hosted the event in 1953. Around 12,000 student-athletes, trainers, chaperones, and coaches are expected to converge for the event, which is scheduled from April 16 to 20, 2018. Meanwhile, …

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Government setting the agenda for the media, a major threat to democracy

Posted by watchmen
October 2, 2017
Posted in OPINION

“Most authoritarian regimes today do not seek total domination of all means of mass communication… Instead, they want ‘effective media control’ – enough for them to convey their strength and puff up claims to legitimacy while undermining potential alternatives.” –Robert Orttung and Christopher Walker With endless stories regarding local criminality and gridlock traffic featured across …

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Revisiting ‘Thrilla in Manila’

Posted by watchmen
October 2, 2017
Posted in OPINION

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” –Muhammad Ali Every time I worked with controversial former Australian National Boxing Federation (ANBF) president Brad …

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