FOR most of 2020, volleyball star Jovelyn Gonzaga conquered a different battlefield as she served as a Philippine Army soldier amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 29-year-old was one of those assigned to man checkpoints and assist locally stranded individuals for ...
Jan 15, 2021
NO roar of crowds. No thudding of balls or the squeaking of shoes. No sports at all.Athletes who used to live, breathe, and eat their respective sports were forced to stay in the safe confines of their homes. But some rose ...
Jan 11, 2021
WHEN the sports leagues shut down, we all knew then that the world had fundamentally changed. The athletes who, in years past, would have been lacing up their sneakers and heading to work, now found themselves, like the rest of the world, ...
Jan 7, 2021
MONTHS into the lockdown, NLEX Corporation went beyond the bubble and found a way to hold virtual sports events for displaced athletes and sports industry workers.Over the past few months, it held "Ta-RUN Na!", a virtual marathon event with over ...
Jan 1, 2021
NO sound of balls hitting the floor, no exhilirating screams from both ends of the court, no bodies colliding to save a single serve. No action at all.Unlike other activities like basketball or MMA or esports, volleyball seemed to be one ...
Dec 28, 2020
UAAP is doing its part in spreading the holiday cheer as it conducted outreach programs to those in need this Yuletide season.The league's Board of Managing Directors (BMD) did away with its traditional Christmas party and instead channeled its ...
Dec 26, 2020
THE season of giving and loving resonated a little extra for volleyball couple Carmela Tunay and Kim Fajardo as they celebrate Christmas Day paying it forward and giving back to the community. Tunay and Fajardo personally prepared and gave out simple care ...
Dec 25, 2020
A VIRTUAL meetup for two Filipino frontliners (and big time NBA fans) ended up with a surprise guest: Jordan Clarkson himself. "You guys are real heroes. You keep this thing whole thing moving. What you do is harder than putting ball in ...
Dec 22, 2020
AFTER Barangay Ginebra made history by winning the 2020 All-Filipino crown in the first-ever PBA bubble last month, its parent company, Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) continued with its third "Ginebra Ako Awards" on Friday night. A major theme of ...
Dec 18, 2020
SUNDAY afternoon was all smiles for former volleyball player and television personality Gretchen Ho as her months-long #DonateABikeSaveAJob initiative once again received support from Piolo Pascual.The 43-year-old actor donated a total of 200 bikes to Ho's ...
Nov 8, 2020
A LITTLE more than three months after she announced that she would give away 50 bikes to people in need, sports personality Gretchen Ho's project has gone way beyond its modest starting goals.As of today, Ho has donated 500 bikes ...
Nov 6, 2020
AFTER extending help to the Piston 6 jeepney drivers, and hosting several feeding programs during the lockdown, veteran PBA player Jervy Cruz continues to lend a helping hand to those in need. A few days ago, the NorthPort Batang Pier forward celebrated ...
Sep 10, 2020
AFTER revealing that its much-awaited AIRism face masks will finally go on sale in the Philippines, Uniqlo revealed that it will also be donating 500,000 pieces to frontliners."As the fight against COVID-19 goes on, we are committed to ...
Aug 21, 2020
SPORTS personality Gretchen Ho will give away free bikes to 50 deserving people whose livelihoods are affected by the current transportation shutdown.This initiative is part of the former volleyball player's Women in Action Project, an initiative that Ho set up ...
Aug 13, 2020
THOUSANDS of essential workers have been forced by the pandemic to become bike commuters.And longtime actress - not to mention avid biker - Alice Dixson wants us all to help them out."Unlike riders in more affluent countries, the Filipino working class cannot ...
Aug 2, 2020
IT TOOK a pandemic for us to recognize the heroes living silently among us: the nurses, physicians, and other medical workers serving in the frontlines of the COVID-19 war.Many athletes and businesses have stepped up to raise funds or provide ...
Jul 30, 2020
PUBLIC service in the time of COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines is volleyball standout Jovelyn Gonzaga's new game to conquer.As a corporal in the Philippine Army, Gonzaga is currently assigned to the special services center that helps out locally ...
Jul 28, 2020
REMEMBER when a kindly shop owner gave away a bicycle to an elderly man who walked daily to work?Kriszya Nieto and her friends certainly do."One of our members sent a video in our group chat that showed an old man ...
Jul 27, 2020
JR GALLARZA might be on the other side of the globe right now, but when his beloved alma mater calls for aid, he's there to help out.A few days ago, as Commission on Higher Education implements remote learning for this ...
Jul 24, 2020
WITH the global pandemic shuttering passenger flights, several Filipino flight attendants found themselves stuck abroad for many months.But FAs based in the city of Riyadh are using this time to help out fellow kababayans who are in dire straits."The whole ...
Jul 11, 2020
IN yet another innovation, San Miguel Corp. opened the Better World Edsa on Friday which houses the company's own state-of-the art COVID-19 RT-PCR testing laboratory.The facility will be used to test some 70,000 SMC employees ...
Jul 3, 2020
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