Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tulong Dunong Kuya Teaser

Even then we were so lucky to be immersed with kids who were intellectually capable but were unlucky with resources. The Ateneo Tulong - Dunong Program led by Fr. James O' Brien provided these kids with the opportunity to fly high. There are a lot of products of the Tulong Dunong program who came out to be good friends of mine and i so happy that it is getting much attention now. Here is a teaser of the video that will be shown come homecoming night December 3. It is a great collaboration of Ateneans past and present.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Olympians run for Pasig

The STI College Olympians 
Table Tennis Team

STI College Olympians 
Volleyball Teams

STI College Olympians 
Track and Field Teams

STI College Olympians
Pep Squad

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Five members of the STI College Olympians Badminton team joined the Yonex Sunrise Philippines National Badminton Open. The move was made so that the players will be able to gain experience and more importantly learn from what they were about to witness. The Olympians who played were Kris Bermudez of STI College Quezon Avenue, 2 - BSHRM student who played in the Women's Seniors division. STI College Fairview Freshman Kursty Alley Bonete was entered in the 17 and under and 19 and under tournaments respectively where she fared well.

STI College Global City's Khen Frank Duron fared well in the 19 and under Junior's division and the open tournament. Joining the three are the two new faces in the team, Jovy Susbilla and Eman Yapo who are both from STI College Taft. Yapo was entered in the Men's Open while Susbilla in the Women's OPen. At the same time they both teamed up in the Mixed Doubles open. The experience these five players got will be needed come NAASCU time in January. On to the next tournament then.

Kris Bermudez prepares to hit the shuttle.

Jovy Susbilla on the go.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pacman wins close one

...and still WBO Welterweight champion of the World......
Manny "the Pacman" Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao fought the fight of his life as he narrowly beat the one person who has got him figured out - Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico. A lot of Filipinos were disappointed and dismayed with the outcome with a lot also claiming that Marquez have actually won. That they say is the problem with the Filipinos not realizing that in boxing, like basketball there are nights when a team cannot figure out one specific team that has got his moves figured out. In all his opponents, the counterpunching of Marquez has definitely been the achilles heel of Pacquiao.

Pacquiao has never lost to Marquez
but Marquez thinks he won all three

But then again, Marquez was just waiting for Pacquiao to make a mistake. Pacquiao was the aggressor most of the time which Marquez liked because every time Pacquiao would land something he makes it a point to retaliate with what he has got. But then again, the good thing with Pacquiao is that he makes it a point to land a lot of punches that would eventually augur well in the judges scorecards specially when there is no clear winner in a round.

The scores courtesy of

Nevada Athletic Commission Judge Robert Hoyle had Marquez leading after 10 rounds and but gave the final 2 rounds to Pacquiao for the Sarangani Congressman to level up and draw 114 - 114. Judge Dave Moretti on the other hand had Marquez leading after 7 rounds but gave Pacquiao four of the last five rounds for a 115 - 113 score in Pacquiao's favor. The third judge Glen Towbridge had Pacquiao leading all the way enroute to a 116 - 112 score. The result of the cards saw Pacquiao win via Majority decision. Imagine the three bouts, a draw, a split decision and a majority decision, thats' how close this trilogy has come to. Another Nevada device, the Compubox which counts down punches thrown, landed and other stuff had Pacquiao connecting 176 punches to Marquez's 138 with the Pacman connecting on 117 power punches to the Mexican's 100. Either way, the experts saw that Pacquiao was the aggressor and the one landing most of the punches thus the win.

Nevada's Compubox scores

The win was disappointing to a lot of Pacquiao fans. From the Pacman's last fight against Marquez, he has won convincingly against David Diaz, Oscar dela Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Joshua Clottey, Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley. That was why while hearing Pacquiao train harder and his camp predicting a knock out, most of his fans were happy he won but were disappointed with the way he got the win. Bottomline, a win is a win and a lot of Americans who are not on the side of the Pacman where justifying the scores and why Pacquiao won, why can't we as Filipinos accept that move on. So what's next with the Pacman, we'll see.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Undas 2011

Our yearly visit to the parish of the Most Holy Redeemer where the remains of my Lolo and Lola, Mateo and Elisa Sipin and my niece Dana R. Garrido are placed.

Our youngest Angie with the youngest girl Bujoy. I remember the time when I used to take care of our youngest sibling, now she is doing that to me hahaha.

My sisters Angie and Elaiza joined by the two other sisters Janis and Bujoy. I think by the time the two kids reach the age of their Aunties they will also most probably reach their size!

That's the Pogi holding my youngest nephew Shobe. I am joined by two more nephews, Marc and Matthew. Time really flies fast.

My sister Elaiza with his two sons Marc and Josh with my other sister's son Matthew. Soon all of them will be taller than her.

The family of my Kuya who we took pictures of through the years. It's nice to see them all grown up. Louie will be graduating from College this second semester.

I believe that the blur seen on the upper left side of this picture is the spirit of my niece Dana. I know she died many years ago but her spirit lives on.

That's me, my sister Elaiza, mother dear, our youngest Angie and my kuya Arnel. Not in this picture is our eldest Manang Beth and another brother Arel.

Halloween 2011