OLD-TIMERS in PBA games remember her as the bright-eyed young lady sitting politely in the courtside seats of the Cuneta Astrodome behind the team benches each time his dad Vergel Meneses was playing in his heyday.Years later, the daughter ...
Jun 8, 2021
PBA
TIM Cone may already have all the accolades that a coach can ask for.But a 23-time PBA champion and two-time grand slam winner like Cone, believe it or not, still has his 'what ifs': like, what it ...
May 14, 2021
PBA
IN 14 seasons as a PBA player, all spent with Purefoods, by the way, Rey Evangelista distinguished himself as one of the best mid-sized defenders in the league of all time.Evengelista was the defensive lynchpin of all those great Purefoods ...
Apr 11, 2021
PBA great Vergel Meneses announced he tested positive for COVID-19, saying he likely got infected with the virus in the course of performing his task as mayor of Bulakan town in Bulacan.The 1995 PBA MVP made the announcement in a ...
Dec 12, 2020
FIRST-TERM Mayor Vergel Meneses, otherwise known as the Philippine Basketball Association's "Aerial Voyager", can't help but be hopeful about the future of his hometown, Bulakan, Bulacan, despite the present challenges of COVID-19. The Philippines' largest and most modern ...
Aug 17, 2020
PBA
IF we say that Glenn Capacio was the best mid-sized defender of his generation, not a lot of people will disagree.But to be safe, let's just say the Purefoods defensive lynchpin was one of the best stoppers of ...
Jul 12, 2020
PBA
JIMMY Alapag has been such a staple of the TNT franchise that it's hard to imagine him wearing different threads.Yet "The Mighty Mouse" did.Announcing his retirement on January 2015, the 5-foot-9 gunner wore his sneakers anew ...
May 28, 2020
VERGEL Meneses has been in countless pressure-packed situations before, both as a basketball player and coach. Yet there's really nothing quite like the challenge he currently faces as the municipal mayor of Bulakan, Bulacan."Ito yung pinakamalaki talaga," the ...
May 18, 2020
PBA
UP to this day, coach Derrick Pumaren still rues the missed opportunity for Sunkist to make history in the 1995 PBA season."One win away from making it to the finals," the veteran coach said, recounting that season when his Orange Juicers ...
May 9, 2020
PBA
SIXTEEN years after his retirement, Vergel Meneses, the PBA's one and only 'Aerial Voyager,' continues to soar.Following a great basketball career, the 51-year-old cage legend is now trying to carve a name in public service as the mayor ...
Apr 16, 2020
FRANCIS Zamora headlined the sports personalities who emerged winners in the 2019 midterm elections.The former La Salle Green Archer ended the five decade-long strangehold of the Ejercito Estrada clan in San Juan politics, collecting 35,060 votes to beat Janella ...
May 14, 2019
IN a little over a week, Filipinos will troop to polling centers around the country to elect a new set of public servants.The world of sports isn't insulated from that, as seen from several personalities who are vying for ...
May 8, 2019
VERGEL Meneses is stepping down as head coach of Jose Rizal University after nine years at the helm.The PBA great confirmed his decision to leave his alma mater as he now focuses on the mayoral race in his hometown Bulacan, Bulacan." ...
Jan 22, 2019
JOSE Rizal University is the first team to bow out of contention in the NCAA Season 94 men's basketball tournament, but despite suffering another defeat - an 85-73 loss to Perpetual on Tuesday - coach Vergel Meneses is just charging this ...
Sep 25, 2018
VERGEL Meneses might be keeping his expectations low for Jose Rizal University this season, but that doesn't mean he's already resigned to the fact that they're just going to lose NCAA games left and right.That's why when ...
Aug 27, 2018
IMMEDIATELY after the final buzzer sounded, Jose Rizal University's Jed Mendoza broke down into the hardwood of the Filoil Flying V Arena as he savored their first-ever win on the hardcourt of NCAA Season 94.Mendoza was lost for words ...
Aug 17, 2018
JOSE Rizal University coach Vergel Meneses questioned the readiness of third-year guard Jed Mendoza to take the lead for his side this NCAA Season 94."Siguro baka hindi pa niya kayang i-handle yung pressure," wondered the PBA great on the ...
Jul 12, 2018
GIO Lasquety believes that winning as a head coach is more fulfilling compared to winning as a player after scoring a victory in his first game in charge of Jose Rizal University in the PBA D-League.Just a few months ago, ...
Jan 25, 2018
WITH the initial target of making the Final Four in the NCAA Season 93 already achieved, Jose Rizal University now sets it sights on a bigger goal: to play spoiler to Lyceum's bid for an elimination round sweep and prevent a ...
Oct 11, 2017
JOSE Rizal University head coach Vergel Meneses is mighty pleased his squad won four straight games to end the first round of the NCAA Season 93 but he knows the job is far from done.Sitting in third place with a 6- ...
Sep 6, 2017
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