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Monday, August 1, 2016

"Change" is Coming

Nagbayad ka sa eleksyon sa Mayo gamit ang boto mo, pero sabi ng tindero, ang "sukli ay paparating"

Critical Thinking 

Before you read the rest of this entry, I want the readers to know about critical thinking. Something that is missing in today's society be it in the West or in the Western wannabe countries such as the Philippines. Critical thinking is the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgement.[1] An "objective opinion", is the opinion of someone who doesn't already have strong feelings about a subject, and who won't gain or lose anything because of the decision.[2]

In a society where hero-worshiping, bandwagonism, political turncoats, patronage system, and "machismo" culture rolled into one, I really doubt that "critical opposition" or "objective opinions" will ever get a chance to voice their opinion simply because the majority doesn’t know what true democracy is, doesn’t know what their fundamental rights and have no idea what is written in the Constitution.

As in the case today in the Philippines, if you say something that is critical to President Rodrigo Duterte, the fanatics will label you as pro-criminals, pro-drug pushers rather than someone who is entitled to an opinion. To them, freedom of speech only applies to those who share the same beliefs or ideologies. It's very much the same as in the West, modern liberals are the biggest practitioners of double standard hypocrisy that promotes free-thinking but very intolerant to anybody that doesn't share their opinions.

“In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.” ~Euripides, The Children of Herakles

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ~Aristotle, Metaphysics

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"Change" is Coming

Like the old saying, "Rome wasn't built in a day!"

I don't believe that the new President will be able to eliminate criminality and corruption within 3-6 months but I do believe he will be able to reduce crime and corruption for the next six years. No man is perfect, corruption is part of human nature even the richest countries in the world have some form of corruption in their own societies and cultures. We don't get to see it of course simply because of the high quality of life of those countries compare to the Third World and we are too blind with our Western wannabeism culture. Corruption in morality is quite rampant in the Western world and we are trying too hard to be the most westernized country in the Asian region.

I also don't believe in hero-worshiping like what some of Duterte's hardcore supporters and fanatics has been doing on-line who felt proud of themselves on small trivial matters such as the president buying a new pair shoes or eating food in cariendera. A lot of them are just the typical bandwagon-type that supported the winning candidate or the winning team and I wouldn't be surprise if a lot of them are former yellowtards (Aquino worshipers) themselves. A lot of these bandwagon-type of supporters are quite sensitive and defensive. They find it offensive whenever a person or an organization asked a simple question or anything that is critical to their leader. These are the kinds of supporters that were the loudest in triumph but the first to turn their backs when the team is down.

The term that triggers these fanatics is "human rights". The moment a person or an organization mention "human rights", it instantly triggers the fanatics to childishly call out the person or the organization and accusing them of being pro-criminals. Human rights is not just for the victims... definitely not just for criminals but human rights is for everyone. Unfortunately, many of these ignoramus doesn't even know their own rights be it man-made and natural rights. Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.[3] A Natural Right is based on a political theory that every person has basic rights that the government cannot deny. These basic rights include the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is important to point out that the word 'natural' can take on a few different meanings depending on the context. 'Natural' can mean being independent from society or, from a theological perspective, based on the obligations God has given man, such as the right to life based on the commandment 'thou shall not kill.' No matter what context the word 'natural' is derived from, the government or society cannot deny these rights based on any discriminatory factors such as age, gender, race, or nationality.[4]

Anyway, to be honest, I don't agree with some of Duterte's policies:

- Death Penalty should not be in the hand of the State especially in a fragile democracy. Although, I'm only partially against it because I believe heinous criminals such as rape-and-murder, human trafficking and slavery deserve a death penalty.

- Surveillance: If there's a one thing that I'm going to disagree with the Duterte administration -- it's surveillance. George Orwell's 1984 is supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual.

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security deserve neither liberty nor security" ~Benjamin Franklin 

"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you got nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say." ~Edward Snowden

- Communist Party: I got no problem with the President working with the left but to give them free reins in the cabinet without earning it is just plain, wrong. We basically spitting on the graves of every Filipino soldier who fought against and died in the hands of that terrorist organization. They basically earn those government positions by killing Filipino soldiers who we need more for national security instead of policing the provinces fighting these terrorists. There are much better alternative than those who advance their ideology through violence. We got moderate leftists who went through democratic processes that deserve to get those positions than these extremist criminals.


Extrajudicial Killing
 
"If a drug dealer resists arrest or refuses to be brought to a police station and threatens a citizen with a gun or a knife, you can kill him, shoot him and I’ll give you a medal." ~Rodrigo Duterte
 
 The most controversial of Duterte's policies is the bloody War on Drugs. The president has identified the drug problem is one of the main causes of poverty in the country and he is using the full extent of the Office of the President to eradicate drugs in the country.
 
One problem though is the encouragement of vigilante killings. Since the conclusion of the presidential election, long before the Porsche driver ended his term, there over 400 deaths related to the War on Drugs and many were done by vigilante killers. [See The KILL LIST]
 
These vigilante killers are either state-sponsored/hired assassins, hardcore Duterte fanatics who are dumb enough to misinterpret and took the words of Duterte out of context, drug syndicate assassins who are taking care of the loose ends to avoid traceability, and/or criminal themselves who are smart enough to take advantage of the "cardboard" system. They are getting out of control. Some of those that were shot dead were not in position to fight back. In Capas, Tarlac, a young mother was shot dead inside a jeepney by two motorcycle-riding cowards right in front of her children. She was not in any position to fight back. It was not even an attempt for citizen arrest she was just simply murdered. In Lapu-Lapu City, resort manager was shot dead by motorcycle tandem before taking her belongings away. In Manaoag, Pangasinan, a graduating college honor student, who had no history of drugs used, was kidnapped and shot dead by vigilantes (#JusticeForRowena). In Malabon Public Cemetery, a mother and her son were shot dead while celebrating the son's birthday. Even akyat-bahay victims were shot dead simply because a drug pusher hides inside their house without their knowledge.
 
Before Duterte becomes president, criminals ride motorcycles in tandem waiting for people to come out of the banks or ATM before killing and robbing them of their money. Now that Duterte issued a citizen arrest with order to kill if THEY FIGHT BACK, criminals use that statement as an excuse to legitimize crime and kill people. All they need to do is bring a cardboard that says "Huwag niyong tularan..." and the ignorant populace will just bought that crap.

We should let the Philippine National Police (PNP) do their job like arrest the criminals and bring peace and order. They are trained and paid to do that instead of letting vigilantes killing people left and right. We're solving a problem by creating another one.

This is not a dig against the President simply pointing out that not every corpse with a cardboard are criminals/drug pushers/dealers/addicts and not all vigilantes are legit nor represented the Duterte administration. Duterte himself is against it, "There will be killings. There will be a lot of blood. I’m up against criminals and criminal syndicates but I will assure you there will be no extrajudicial killing. I cannot gun down a kneeling man. There is no honor in it."

 


Charter Change

In order for the Charter Change to work, the government needs to take one step at a time instead of changing the political system in a hurry. First the government needs to pass the Anti-Political Dynasty Law and educate the people on why we need to change the constitution in the first place.

The main reason why a lot of people opposed charter change during the previous administrations was because of ignorance. Charter Change movements’ sole focus back then was to change the top without educating the people on why we need to change the charter. As a result, the traditional politicians, who were and are the main beneficiaries of the 1987 Constitution, were able to manipulate the people into believing that changing the charter means going back to the Marcos dictatorship.

It is important that we have to change the political mindset of the people especially when it comes to voting before changing the political system to federalism. There's no point changing it to federalism if we just ended up voting the same group of traditional politicians and the people keep treating elections as popularity contests or getting paid to vote. Corrupt politicians don't elect themselves, but the people are. In other words, corrupt people always vote for corrupt politicians.

Right now, the traditional politicians' main political party, the Liberal Party, are jumping on the Duterte bandwagon and are very much active in promoting federalism. The sooner that they change the system without educating the people, the easier for them to create a new federal constitution that protects their interests just like the 1987 Constitution. Without the Anti-Political Dynasty Law to stop those guys from hijacking true reforms we're just basically putting a blanket over the flaws of the 1987 Constitution instead of fixing the damn thing.

The faster they implement Charter Change the easier for them to get rid of President Rodrigo Duterte. We could've a Prime Minister under a Parliamentary Federalism that would demote the Office of the President into a ceremonial role without executive power or if we stick to American Federalism, Duterte will be force to abdicate the presidency and cut short his term since his mandate is not under the new constitution.

Let's educate the people first... let's educate ourselves instead of in a hurry to change a very flawed system with a blanketed one. You want to end corruption in our country then let's start with ourselves, with the people. Take responsibility and work hard to improve ourselves instead of relying on our political leaders to change our lives, to bring change. Leaders can only point you to the right direction or open the opportunity but it's up to you to step up! To take the first step!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Presidents of the Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte
To commemorate the inauguration of the 16th President of the Philippines, Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte, I'm going to post here the line of succession to the Philippine Presidency from 1898.

Of course, there are some people who would like to argue and want to include Gat Andres Bonifacio, Macario Sakay and General Miguel Malvar to the list of Filipino presidents. That would make the list even more interesting and as a revisionist myself, I would love to. Except that, none of them shouldn't be in the list simply because they were not elected nor they were under a constitution. Personally, for me, the First Republic falls when Emilio Aguinaldo was captured in Palanan, Isabela. Andres Bonifacio and Macario Sakay only wants a "Tagalog Republic" and that means Ilocanos, Pampangos, Bicolanos, Cebuanos, and Maranaos were excluded. Plus, if we include the Presidents of the Tagalog Republics to the list, then we might as well include the President of the "Negros Republic" during the War of Independence. Lets make it more complicated, since at the time of the founding of Katipunan, the authority was the Spanish Colonial Government and if we recognized Bonifacio as President parallel with the Spanish Governor-General then we might as well include the president or whatever the NPA's appointing in their own "parallel government" in the Philippines.

Revising history is all right but revising it too much is not right. Next thing we know, Jose Rizal becomes the first President of the Philippines because La Liga Filipina inspired Bonifacio's Katipunan. Excluding them from the list of Presidents does not diminish their role in our history. Rizal and Bonifacio will always be among the founding fathers in our first attempts of nation building and they are certainly much greater heroes than anyone before and after them but to be a president, they must be elected. Heck, if I am going to revised the list of Presidents, Aguinaldo and Jose P. Laurel will not be in my list since the Filipino people did not democratically elect them and I don't believe in bullshits that we should have a "Filipino George Washington" but just as I said before, such extent of revision is just too much.

Anyway, here is the “Unofficial List of Philippine Presidents” (as of June 30, 2016, 12:00PM):

President Emilio Aguinaldo
Tagalog Republic (1896-1906)
  • Andres Bonifacio (August 1896-March 1897) not recognized
  • Emilio Aguinaldo (March 1897-November 1897) unofficial
  • Macario Sakay (May 1902-July 1906) not recognized

Biak-na-Bato Republic (1897)
  • Emilio Aguinaldo (November 1897-December 1897)

First Dictatorial Government (1898)
  • Emilio Aguinaldo (May 1898-June 1898) unofficial

Philippine Revolutionary Government (1898-1899)
  • Emilio Aguinaldo (June 1898-January 1899) unofficial

Negros Republic [American Protectorate] (1898-1899)
  • Aniceto Lacson (November 1898-July 1899) not recognized
  • Demetrio Larena (November 1898) not recognized

Republic of Zamboanga [Revolutionary and later American Protectorate] (1898-1899)
  • Vicente Alvarez (May 1899-November 1899) not recognized
  • Isidoro Midel (November 1899-March 1901) not recognized
  • Mariano Arquiza (March 1901-March 1903) not recognized
  • Isidoro Midel (March 1903) not recognized

First Philippine Republic [Malolos Republic] (1899-1901)
  • Emilio Aguinaldo (January 1899-April 1901)
  • Miguel Malvar (April 1901-April 1902) not recognized
President Manuel L. Quezon

American Commonwealth of the Philippines (1935-1946)

  • Manuel L. Quezon (November 1935-August 1944) re-elected in November 1941, term extended due to war, died in office
  • Jose Abad Santos (March 1942-May 1942) appointed by Quezon as ‘acting president’, unofficial
  • Sergio Osmeña (August 1944 -May 1946)
  • Manuel A. Roxas (May 1946-July 1946)

President Ramon Magsaysay
Second Philippine Republic [Japanese-sponsored] (1942-1945)
  • Jose P. Laurel (October 1943-August 1945) unofficial but recognized

Third Philippine Republic (1946-1972)
  • Manuel A. Roxas (July 1946-April 1948) died in office
  • Elpidio Quirino (April 1948-December 1953) also elected in November 1949
  • Ramon Magsaysay (December 1953-March 1957) died in office
  • Carlos P. Garcia (March 1957-December 1961) also elected in November 1957
  • Diosdado Macapagal (December 1961-December 1965)
  • Ferdinand E. Marcos (December 1965-September 1972) re-elected in November 1969

Martial Law [Second Dictatorial Government] (1972-1981)
  • Ferdinand E. Marcos (September 1972-June 1981) although martial law was lifted on January 1981

Fourth Republic of the Philippines [Second Dictatorial Government] (1981-1986)
  • Ferdinand E. Marcos (June 1981-February 1986) ousted by People Power I
  • Corazon C. Aquino (February 1986-March 1986)
President Fidel V. Ramos

Philippine Revolutionary Government (1986-1987)

  • Corazon C. Aquino (March 1986-February 1987)

Fifth Republic of the Philippines [People Power Republic] (1987-present)
  • Corazon C. Aquino (February 1987-June 1992)
  • Fidel V. Ramos (June 1992-June 1998)
  • Joseph Ejercito Estrada (June 1998-January 2001) ousted by People Power II
  • Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (January 2001-June 2010) also elected in May 2004
  • Benigno S. Aquino III (June 2010-June 2016)
  • Rodrigo R. Duterte (June 2016-present)






Philippine Presidents by Constitution:

Constitution of Biak-na-Bato (1897)
  • Emilio Aguinaldo (1897)

Malolos Constitution (1899)
  • Emilio Aguinaldo (1899-1901)

President Carlos P. Garcia
Commonwealth Constitution (1935)
  • Manuel L. Quezon (1935-1944)
  • Sergio Osmeña (1944 -1946)
  • Manuel Roxas (1946-1948)
  • Elpidio Quirino (1948-1953)
  • Ramon Magsaysay (1953-1957)
  • Carlos P. Garcia (1957-1961)
  • Diosdado Macapagal (1961-1965)
  • Ferdinand Marcos (1965-1972)

Philippine Constitution (1943)
  • Jose P. Laurel (1943-1945)

Philippine Constitution (1973)
  • Ferdinand Marcos (1973-1986)
  • Corazon Aquino (1986)

Provisional "Freedom" Constitution (1986)
  • Corazon Aquino (1986-1987)

Philippine Constitution (1987)
  • Corazon Aquino (1987-1992)
  • Fidel V. Ramos (1992-1998)
  • Joseph Ejercito Estrada (1998-2001)
  • Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2001-2010)
  • Benigno S. Aquino III (2010-2016)
  • Rodrigo R. Duterte (2016-present)

That’s the list of Philippine Presidents. Here is the “Official List of Philippine Presidents” (as of June 30, 2016, 12:00PM) without all the complication and technical stuffs from the above lists.
  1. Emilio Aguinaldo (1899-1901) [Magdalo]
  2. Manuel L. Quezon (1935-1944) [Nacionalista]
  3. Jose P. Laurel (1943-1945) [KALIBAPI]
  4. Sergio Osmeña (1944 -1946) [Nacionalista]
  5. Manuel Roxas (1946-1948) [Liberal]
  6. Elpidio Quirino (1948-1953) [Liberal]
  7. Ramon Magsaysay (1953-1957) [Nacionalista]
  8. Carlos P. Garcia (1957-1961) [Nacionalista]
  9. Diosdado Macapagal (1961-1965) [Liberal]
  10. Ferdinand Marcos (1965-1986) [Nacionalista/KBL]
  11. Corazon Aquino (1986-1992) [UNIDO]
  12. Fidel V. Ramos (1992-1998) [Lakas-CMD]
  13. Joseph Ejercito Estrada (1998-2001) [PMP]
  14. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2001-2010) [Lakas-CMD]
  15. Benigno S. Aquino III (2010-2016) [Liberal]
  16. Rodrigo R. Duterte (2016-present) [PDP-Laban]

As for the best presidents we never had, I could name a few people: Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Carlos P. Romulo, Jose Diokno, Ninoy Aquino, Jovito Salonga, Raul Roco, Richard Gordon and Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

#Brexit and the Hypocrisy of the Left

Ironic how the leftists/liberals, who professed to fight against income inequality and corporatism, protest the ‪#‎Brexit‬ in favor of bankers, big corporations and globalism. Then used "immigration" and the "race card" as excuses to cover their hypocrisy. Democratic processes such as referendum are only acceptable to them if it fits their agenda. Bunch of double standard hypocrites!






Note: I don't own any of these photos. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wolf Lake TV Series (2001-2002)

Before Vampire Diaries, True Blood and whatever . . . there was Wolf Lake. It's a 9-episode series that was cancelled before they could finish the season. Some people might like it while others don't. I don't really care.

Seattle police detective John Kanin (Lou Diamond Phillips) finds his world turned upside down when his girlfriend Ruby (Mia Kirshner) mysteriously disappears one night after leaving his apartment. After months of searching, an anonymous tip leads Kanin back to Ruby's hometown Wolf Lake, a place where the residents are hiding a dark secret...

Episodes:

1. Meat the Parents
2. The Changing
3. Soup to Nuts
4. Tastes Like Chicken
5. Excitable Boy
6. Four Feet Under
7. Leader of the Pack
8. Legend of Lost Lenore
9. Unaired Pilot
10.If These Wolves Could Talk

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Gilas Pilipinas 3.0: The Road to Rio (2016 Olympic Games)

This is basically following the progress of the third generation of Gilas Pilipinas National Team Program (just like the original Road to London and Road to Spain articles). Unlike the original Gilas, the new team was mainly composed of professional players and some of them have already had international experience in the past. The new coach is the American-New Zealander Tab Baldwin who previously coached multiple national teams including the New Zealand Tall Blacks who finished 4th in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.

Anyway, some idiots in the Philippine media and public forums insist in calling the new batch that will play in the upcoming FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament as Gilas 4.0 but that is just bullshit and lack of common sense. We Filipinos just love to label everything. No wonder the country is... nevermind. Both 2015 and 2016 teams composed of the same core of players and national pool, under the same coach, and most importantly, got the same goal (that is to qualify to the 2016 Olympic Games). Gilas 1.0 was basically the Toroman era aiming for the 2012 London Olympic Games and likewise, the Gilas 2.0 was basically the Reyes era aiming for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. This time around is the Balwin era aiming for the 2016 Olympic Games... simple as that.

I have a lot to say about the team but if you are a fan of the Philippine national team and international basketball then there is no need for me to talk about it here.

National Head Coach: Tab Baldwin (USA/New Zealand)
Assistant Coaches: Jong Uichico, Norman Black (USA), Josh Reyes, Patrick Gregorio, Jimmy Alapag
Team Consultants: Tim Cone (USA) (unofficial), Chot Reyes (unofficial)
Team Captain: Dondon Hontiveros (2015), Jayson Castro (2016)
National Pool: Andray Blatche, Jordan Clarkson (withdrawn), Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva, Gabe Norwood, Terrence Bill Romeo, June Mar Fajardo, Marcio Lassiter, Jean Marc Pingris, Jeffrei Chan, Paul Lee, Lewis Alfred Tenorio, Troy Rosario, Greg Slaughter (injured), Ryan Jay Reyes, Matthew Allen Ganuelas (injured), Japeth Aguilar, Ranidel de Ocampo, Ian Sangalang, Moala Tautuaa, JC Intal, Sonny Thoss, Dondon Hontiveros (retired), Pauliasi Taulava (retired), Jimmy Alapag (retired), Aldrech Ramos, Gary David, Kiefer Ravena, Bobby Ray Parks Jr., Kelly Williams.

The Road to Rio (Schedule):
2015 South East Asia Basketball Association [SEABA] (Singapore), champions [Gilas cadets]
2015 Southeast Asian Games (Singapore), champions [Gilas cadets]
2015 Toyota Four Nations Cup (Tallinn, Estonia), 4th place
2015 William Jones Cup (Taipei, Taiwan), 2nd place (silver)
2015 MVP Invitational Cup* (Manila, Philippines), 1st place (gold)
2015 FIBA Asia Championship (Changsha, China), 2nd place (silver)
2016 SEABA Cup (Bangkok, Thailand), 1st place (gold) [Gilas cadets]
2016 Tune-Up (June 7): Philippines 81 - 70 Iran (Quezon City, Philippines) 
2016 European Tour Tune-Up (June 21): Turkey 103 - 68 Philippines (Istanbul, Turkey)
2016 Four Nations Imperial Basketball City Tournament (Bologna, Italy), third place
2016 Tune Up (July 1): Philippines 76 - 84 Turkey (Pasay City, Philippines)

2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Manila, Philippines), TBD
2016 FIBA Asia Challenge (Iran), TBD
2016 William Jones Cup (Taipei, Taiwan), TBD
2016 Olympic Games (Rio de Janiero, Brazil), TBD
[*] vs. Pro-Clubs
[Bolded] vs. National Teams

[*] vs. Pro-Clubs
[Bolded] vs. National Teams

Individual Honors:
  • Jayson Castro: 2015 William Jones Cup Mythical Five Award, 2015 FIBA Asia Championship Mythical Five Award
  • Matthew Ganuelas: Eighth in the Top 10 Alley-Oop Dunks of the 2015 FIBA Continental Championships
  • Andray Blatche: Tenth in the Top 10 Assists of the 2015 FIBA Continental Championships

 For more infos and healthy (intelligent... no crabbing) discussions of Philippine Basketball visit the Interbasket Forum (Philippines Section).

See Also:

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This is basically following the progress of the second generation of Smart Gilas Pilipinas (just like the original's Road to London article). Unlike the original Gilas, the new team was mainly composed of professional players and some of them have already had international experience in the past. Anyway, national team head coach Vincent "Chot" Reyes wisely used younger players from the college and PBA D-League level to play in minor tournaments.

I have a lot to say about the team but if you are a fan of the Philippine national team and international basketball then there is no need for me to talk about it here.
- See more at: http://theunknowngazette.blogspot.co.nz/2013/08/gilas-pilipinas-20-road-to-spain.html#sthash.VdiJRvcw.dpuf
This is basically following the progress of the second generation of Smart Gilas Pilipinas (just like the original's Road to London article). Unlike the original Gilas, the new team was mainly composed of professional players and some of them have already had international experience in the past. Anyway, national team head coach Vincent "Chot" Reyes wisely used younger players from the college and PBA D-League level to play in minor tournaments.

I have a lot to say about the team but if you are a fan of the Philippine national team and international basketball then there is no need for me to talk about it here.
- See more at: http://theunknowngazette.blogspot.co.nz/2013/08/gilas-pilipinas-20-road-to-spain.html#sthash.VdiJRvcw.dpuf
This is basically following the progress of the second generation of Smart Gilas Pilipinas (just like the original's Road to London article). Unlike the original Gilas, the new team was mainly composed of professional players and some of them have already had international experience in the past. Anyway, national team head coach Vincent "Chot" Reyes wisely used younger players from the college and PBA D-League level to play in minor tournaments.

I have a lot to say about the team but if you are a fan of the Philippine national team and international basketball then there is no need for me to talk about it here.
- See more at: http://theunknowngazette.blogspot.co.nz/2013/08/gilas-pilipinas-20-road-to-spain.html#sthash.VdiJRvcw.dpuf

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Review: America's Dream Team: The Quest for Olympic Gold

 I read this when I was still in high school . . .  I stumbled upon it while browsing the local library for some other reason I can't remember.

Anyway, this book is basically the story of the greatest and most dominant basketball team ever assembled, the Original Dream Team. Everything you want to know, you already know, you didn't know about the team is in this book.

The team was composed of some of the greatest players ever to play in the NBA including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Almost every single one of them is either in the NBA 50 Greatest Players list or inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Heck, even the team itself was also inducted in the Hall of Fame back in 2010.

Definitely recommended to all basketball fans and collectors out there! #RIPChuckDaly

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Today is actually the 6th anniversary of this blog (I think?) but instead of celebrating it, I ended with a series of unfortunate events:

- Light bulb in my room killed itself off just when I'm getting ready for work.
- Measured product parts at work thinking it's the same job number all along only to realized just before home time that it's not. Ended up staying late and transferring measurement results from one sheet to another.
- My car doesn’t want to start. Tried to jumpstart it. Doesn't work. Co-worker tried to jumpstart it through his car. That too doesn’t work. 
- My phone thought that it's a good idea to kill itself off as well. Have to wait for it to be recharge before I can contact home.
- Tied the damn car to my dad's car and dragged it across Hornby with no lights on. Only positive thing about is my non-engine one hand maneuvering skills... lucky to missed out the morning rush though.


Update: At least I won the meat raffle at work the next day.

*****

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Filipino "Game of Thrones" is over!

The Filipino "Game of Thrones" is over!


With 16,601,997 votes, Rodrigo Duterte will not only become the first Mindanaoan president in history but also has the highest mandate to a president since 1981 when former President Ferdinand Marcos was "reelected" to the presidency with 18,309,360 votes over war hero Alejo Santos. Duterte’s closest rival, Mar Roxas garnered himself the second highest votes (9,978,175) by a losing presidential candidate in history after Fernando Poe Jr. (11,782,232). FPJ's daughter, Grace Poe, also featured with the fifth highest vote (9,100,991) garnered by a losing presidential candidate in history.

Here’s the final, official tally of votes for President, based on all 167 certificates of canvass (COCs), are:

Duterte - 16,601,997
Roxas - 9,978,175
Poe - 9,100,991
Binay - 5,416,140
Defensor Santiago - 1,455,532
Seneres 25,779

The 2016 election is also the fifth closest election result between the two leading vice-presidential candidates (1961, 1965, 2004, 2010 and 2016) and the third successive presidential election that the losing vice presidential candidate accused the winner of cheating. Leni Roberdo will become the country's second female vice-president after Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Here’s the final, official tally of votes for Vice-President, based on all 167 COCs, are:

Robredo - 14,418,817
Marcos - 14,155,344
Cayetano - 5,903,379
Escudero - 4,931,962
Trillanes - 868,501
Honasan - 788,881

As for the automated election? It's a work-in-progress.. the more we use the system the better that we get to improve and fix the flaws. 

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, 16th President of the Philippines

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Battle of Hill Eerie (64th Anniversary)

In May 18-21, 1952, the Philippine 20th Battalion Combat Team fought one of their greatest battles in the Peninsula. The Battle of Hill Eerie was a seven-part battle between the United Nations Forces and the CCP. The Filipinos fought and won the last two battles in the Outpost of Eerie Hill. One to take the outpost for the final time and another to successfully defended the outpost for the last time. One of the heroes of the  successful assault was Lieutenant Fidel V. Ramos, future President of the Philippines.

 For more info: Philippines in the Korean War (60th Anniversary)

Lieutenant Fidel V. Ramos (right) and his colleagues in the Philippine 20th Battalion Combat Team, Korean War


Monday, May 16, 2016

Review: The Boys From The Barracks: The Philippine Military After Edsa


This is one of my favorite books I read concerning the Philippine military in post-Martial Law era (1981-onwards). I was working on a research paper several years ago and my topic was about the rise of military adventurism and the series of military coup attempts that started on February 1986 all the way to 1990. It's a great source for those of you who are studying the history of the Philippine military.

The book presented both sides of the military (the pro-government and the anti-government factions). The book pointed out that the Reformed Armed Forces Movement (RAM) did not start at Camp Aguinaldo but actually started in Camp Crame. Fidel Ramos' influence in the military was and is far greater than what the media and historians gave him credit for. Cory Aquino and her traditional political allies owed El Tabako the current status quo. The bias 1987 Constitution that protects the elites interests and control of the economy wouldn’t have existed today if Honasan and his boys got their way. Ironically, Ramos wanted to get rid of that monopoly when he attempts to change the charter during his presidency.

Anyway, there's more to this book than what I wrote here. Especially about Gringo Honasan.

To conclude this review, I always remembered that bad-ass quote Ramos made to the shill-media that smeared his name and questioned his military combat record:

“I fought the communists as part of the battalion combat teams, I went up the ladder. Battalion staff officer. Company commander. Task Force commander. Special Forces group commander. Brigade commander. All in different periods in our country. Huk campaign. Korean War campaign. The Vietnam War, and I was the head of the advance party of the PHILCAG (Philippine Civil Action Group to Vietnam) that went to a tiny province at the Cambodian border – the so-called Alligator Jaw – War Zone Z where even Max Soliven said ‘The Viet-Cong will eat us up.’ Of course, we were physically there as non-combat troops. But you try to be a non-combat troop in a combat area – that is the toughest kind of assignment.

Korea – as a platoon leader. Recon leader. What is the job of a recon leader? To recon the front line – no man’s land. And what did we do? I had to assault a fortified position of the Chinese communists and wiped them out. And what is this Special Forces group that we commanded in the Army – '62–'65? That was the only remaining combat unit in the Philippine Army. The rest were training in a division set-up. We were in Luzon. We were in Sulu. And then, during the previous regime, Marawi incident. Who was sent there? Ramos. We defended the camp, being besieged by 400 rebels.

So next time, look at the man’s record, don't just write and write. You said, no combat experience, no combat experience. Look around you who comes from the platoon, who rose to battalion staff, company commander, group commander, which is like a battalion, brigade commander, here and abroad. Abroad, I never had an abroad assignment that was not combat. NO SOFT JOBS FOR RAMOS. Thirty-seven years in the Armed Forces. REMEMBER THAT. You’re only writing about the fringe, but do not allow yourself to destroy the armed forces by those guys. You write about the majority of the Armed Forces who are on the job.

That's why we're here enjoying our freedom, ladies and gentlemen. You are here. If the majority of the Armed Forces did not do their job, I doubt very much if you’d all be here.”


Friday, April 22, 2016

Battle of Yultong (65th Anniversary)

On April 22-23, 1951, Filipino soldiers (Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea, 10th Battalion Combat Team) fought their most famous battle outside the Philippine archipelago, the Battle of Yultong Bridge. The battle was part of the Great Chinese Spring Offensive to Seoul, South Korea.

For more info: Philippines in the Korean War (60th Anniversary)

The Philippine 10th Battalion Combat Team counter-attacking at Yultong on 23 April 1951


Monday, March 28, 2016

Hacienda Luisita Massacre



 
Hacienda Luisita MassacreNakakaiyak at nakakagalit na makita ang mga kawawang Magsasaka  na pinahihirapan at pinagpapatay  ng mga DEMONYONG COJUANCOAQUINO.Sana magising at mamulat ang isipan ng mga Pilipinong naloloko at umiidolo sa SALOT na KRIS AQUINO , ABNOY AQUINO, COJUANCOAQUINO at lahat ng KULTONG DILAW na KAMPON ng DEMONYO!Like: Maharlika  >> for more videos
Posted by Maharlika on Sunday, 13 December 2015



The Aquino cult and the Yellowtard Army don’t want you to know . . .  when Gloria Arroyo ordered an investigation of the massacre.  It leads to the media demonization of the Arroyo administration, from the "Hello Garci" Scandal to the resignation of Aquino-pawned officials, now known as the Hyatt 10, from the Arroyo cabinet.

Arroyo is currently in detention not because of "corruption" (as well all thought she is) but simply because she made one grave mistake to investigate the Hacienda Luisita Massacre. Now the Aquino clan got their revenge by not only having her presidency portrayed as corrupt, her character assassinated by the yellow media, but also took credit of her accomplishments while in Malacañang.  


#TuwidNaDaanPaMore #BananaRepublicItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

Saturday, March 19, 2016

President Obama on Free Speech on Campus

There you go Libtards and "Safe Space" idiots! Your patron saint has spoken and he said you're all bunch of crybabies! 


American President Barack Obama comments on the importance of free speech on college campuses at a town hall meeting at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on September 14, 2015. The town hall meeting was part of Obama's 2015 back-to-school tour with Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. ~TheFIREorg 
 



Sunday, February 28, 2016

World Top 15 Record Holders for the Most Three-Point Shots in a Single Professional Game

Filipino Triggerman Allan Caidic
As a kid growing up in the basketball-crazed Philippines, you heard and read stories of Filipino basketball players carving their names in the annals of the game. One of my favourite players of all time was Filipino basketball legend Allan Caidic. He was known for his three-point shots and for breaking the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) all-time record for the most triples in a single game three times in his career.

Anyway, I always wondered if he holds the world record for the most triples in a game in professional basketball and took me years to look for reliable sources and references.

Do not be surprise if National Basketball Association (NBA) players are not on the list. NBA is about Jordan Wannabeism! They prefer gravity-defying Jordan wannabes over long-range shooters such as Steve Nash, Stephen Curry, and J.J. Redick. The NBA’s all-time record for the most three-point shots in a single game (12 triples shared by Kobe Bryant, Donyell Marshall, and Stephen Curry) will not even feature in the Top 20 simply because a lot of professional players around the world scored 13 or more triples in a single game. Heck, 54 years old, 10 years retired Allan Caidic was able to beat that [NBA] record by scoring 14 triples in August 2010.

[Note: The list will only include records made by basketball players in a professional basketball league. I don't care if you know someone who scored 25 or 30 three points shots in game. If the player did it in college or high school then its not meant to be on this list.]

This list also featured in the Interbasket.Net (news website)

(Updated as of 30 May 2016)

Here is World Top 15 Record Holders for the Most Three-Point Field Goals Made in a Single Professional Game:
  1. Mohammad El-Akkari: scored 32 three-point field goals in a single game for Al Mouttahed Tripoli in a 173-141 victory over  Bejjeh SC in the Lebanese Division A League on April 3, 2012 (113 points: 40/69 FG, 32/59 triples, 1/1 FT)
  2. Zdenko Babic: scored 28 three-point field goals in a single game for the KK Zadar (Croatia) in a 192-116 victory over the Apoelo of Cyprus in the Korac Cup (European Cup) on October 6, 1985 (144 points: 44 FG, 28 triples, 26 FT)
  3. Josip Mihaljevic: scored 28 three-point field goals in a single game for the KK Troglav Livno in a 144-68 victory over the KK Vitez in Professional League of Bosnia-Herzegovina (Croatian Division- Liga Herceg-Bosne) on November 21, 1998 (105 points: 32/40 FG, 28/36 triples, 13/13 FT) [Claimed to be a hoax!]
  4. Allan Caidic: scored 17 three-point field goals in a single game for the Presto Tivoli in a 162-149 victory over the Ginebra San Miguel in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Third Conference on November 21, 1991 (79 points: 29/39 FG, 17/27 triples, 4/4 FT)
  5. Chris Lofton: scored 17 three-point field goals in a single game for the Mersin BSB in a 116-70 victory over the Casa TED Kolejiler in the Turkish Basketball League on April 25, 2009 (61 points: 21/28 FG, 17/22 triples, 2/2 FT)
  6. Franco Harris: scored 17 three-point field goals in a single game for the Halcones UV Xalapa in a 116-77 victory over the Lechugueros in Mexico’s Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP) on February 15, 2014 (55 points: 18/29 FG, 17/28 triples, 2/3 FT)
  7. Marcelinho Machado: scored 16 three-point field goals in a single game for the Flamengo in a 101-80 victory over the São José in the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB) on March 7, 2010 (63 points: 16/21 triples)
  8. Ricardo Melendez: scored 16 three-point field goals in a single game for the Panteras de Aguascalientes in a 126-94 victory over the Gansos Salvajes de La Uic in Mexico’s Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP) on January 5, 2013 (54 points: 18/26 FG, 16/24 triples, 1/1 FT)
  9. Allan Caidic: scored 15 three-point field goals in a single game  for the Presto Tivoli in a 175-159 OT victory over the Alaska Milkmen in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Reinforced Conference on November 2, 1989 (68 points: 24/36 FG, 15/27 triples, 5/5 FT)
  10. Daryl "Majic" Dorsey: scored 15 three-point field goals in a single game for the Mayas de Yucatan in a 89-83 victory over the Santos Reales in Mexico’s Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP) on September 9, 2006 (47 points: 15 triples)
  11. Fred Vinson: scored 15 three-point field goals in a single game for the Santa Barbara Breakers in a 133-117 victory over the Vancouver Volcanoes in the International Basketball League (Western Canada and Western USA) on June 22, 2007 (46 points: 15 triples)
  12. Leon Rodgers: scored 15 three-point field goals in a single game for the Jilin Northeast Tigers in a 124-110 victory over the Shanxi Zhongyu in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on March 11, 2009 (66 points: 24/43 FG, 15/26 triples)
  13. Leonardo Gutierrez: scored 15 three-point field goals in a single game for the Peñarol de Mar del Plata in a 120-76 victory over the Boca Juniors in Argentina’s Liga Nacional de Básquetbol (LNB) on December 3, 2010 (48 points: 15/20 triples, 3/5 FT)
  14. Jose Slaughter: scored 14 three-point field goals in a single game for the Hill Brothers Coffee Kings in a 129-115 Great Taste Coffee Makers in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Reinforced Conference on October 18, 1987 (79 points: 14/33 triples)
  15. Fred Vinson: scored 14 three-point field goals in a single game for the Santa Barbara Breakers in a 161-149 OT victory over the Eugene Chargers in the International Basketball League (Western Canada and Western USA) on June 2, 2007 (56 points: 18/27 FG, 14/21 triples, 6/6 FT)
  16. Ricardo Melendez: scored 14 three-point field goals in a single game for the Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun in a 112-84 victory over the Cosmos de Tijuana in Mexico’s Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP) on November 12, 2009 (54 points: 17/24 FG, 14/19 triples, 6/7 FT) 
  17. JR Smith: scored 14 three-point field goals in a single game for the Zhejiang Wanma Cyclones in a 122-110 victory over the Qingdao Double Star in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) on February 1, 2012 (60 points: 21/32 FG, 14/18 triples, 4/5 FT)
  18. Terrell Stoglin: scored 14 three-point field goals in a single game for Club Sagesse in a 130-138 double-overtime loss to Champville in the Lebanese Division A League on January 30, 2015 (74 points: 21/38 FG, 14/24 triples, 18/22 FT)
 
Leonardo Gutierrez scored 15 three point shots in a game last December 3, 2010


The following players will be added to the list as soon as I find a reliable source that will confirm the Croatian A2 League and Iceland's D1 League as Professional Basketball Leagues:
  • Matej Kuna: scored 20 three-point field goals in a single game for the BC Belisce in a 159-77 victory over the Pozega in the Croatian A2 League East on February 11, 2006 (111 points: 20-26 triples)
  • Lewis Young: scored 18 three-point field goals in a single game for the Forth Steel in a 154-77 victory over the Stirling Birds and Bees in Scottish National League First Division on March 2, 1985 (108 points: 18 triples)
  • Frank Booker: scored 15 three-point field goals in a single game for the ÍR in an 88-93 loss to Snæfell in the Iceland’s D1 League on January 17, 1991 (60 points: 18/39 FG, 15/29 triples, 9/11 FT)
  • Antti Kanervo: scored 14 three-point field goals in a single game for the BC Jyväskylä in a 145-80 victory over the Visa-Basket in Finland’s Korisliiga First Division on March 16, 2008 (64 points: 23/33 FG, 14/18 triples, 4/5 FT)

Here are the National Basketball Association (NBA) Record Holders for the Most Three-Point Field Goals Made in a Single Game:
    1. Stephen Curry: scored 13 three-point field goals in a single game for the Golden State Warriors in a 116-106 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on November 7, 2016 (46 points: 16/26 FG, 13/17 triples, 1/2 FT) [NBA Regular Season Record]
    2. Kobe Bryant: scored 12 three-point field goals in a single game for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 119-98 victory over the Seattle Supersonics on January 7, 2003 (45 points: 16/28 FG, 12/18 triples, 1/1 FT)
    3. Donyell Marshall: scored 12 three-point field goals in a single game for the Toronto Raptors in a 128-110 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on March 13, 2005 (38 points: 13/22 FG, 12/19 triples)
    4. Stephen Curry: scored 12 three-point field goals in a single game for the Golden State Warriors in a 121-118 overtime victory over the Oklahoma City Thunders on February 27, 2016 (46 points: 14/24 FG, 12/16 triples, 6/8 FT)
    5. Dennis Scott: scored 11 three-point field goals in a single game for the Orlando Magic in a 119-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on April 18, 1996 (35 points: 12/20 FG, 11/17 triples)
    6. JR Smith: scored 11 three-point field goals in a single game for the Denver Nuggets in a 118-98 victory over the Sacramento Kingson April 13, 2009 (45 points: 13/22 FG, 11/18 triples, 8/8 FT
    7. Stephen Curry: scored 11 three-point field goals in a single game for the Golden State Warriors in a 105-109 loss to the New York Knicks on February 27, 2013 (54 points: 18/28 FG, 11/13 triples, 7/7 FT)
    8. Deron Williams: scored 11 three-point field goals in a single game for the Brooklyn Nets in a 95-78 victory over the Washington Wizards on March 8, 2013 (42 points: 15/24 FG, 11/16 triples, 1/1 FT)
    9. Klay Thompson: scored 11 three-point field goals in a single game for the Golden State Warriors in a 126-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings on January 23, 2015 (52 points: 16/25 FG, 11/15 triples, 9/10 FT)
    10. Kyrie Irving: scored 11 three-point field goals in a single game for the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on January 28, 2015 (55 points: 17/36 FG, 11/19 triples, 10/10 FT)
    11. Stephen Curry: scored 11 three-point field goals in a single game for the Golden State Warriors in a 134-121 victory over the Washington Wizards on February 3, 2016 (51 points: 19/28 FG, 11/16 triples, 2/3 FT)
    12. Klay Thompson: scored 11 three-point field goals in a single game for the Golden State Warriors in a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunders on May 28, 2016 (41 points: 14/30 FG, 11/18 triples, 2/2 FT) [NBA Play-off Record]

    Monday, February 22, 2016

    Character Assassination of Manny Pacquiao

    Last week, Manny Pacquiao sparked debates on-line between his supporters and the PC brigade (a combination of the LGBT community, Atheist militants, and hypocritical liberals). In an interview, the eight-time world boxing champion was asked about his opinion on same sex marriage and he said:
    “It’s common sense, will you see any animals where male is to male and female is to female? The animals are better. They know how to distinguish male from female. If we approve male on male, female on female then man is worse than animals.”
    That statement causes outrage around the world especially with the last part, "worse than animals." He didn't specifically said, "gay people" are worse than animals. . . he said, H-U-M-A-N-S are worse than animals. (It's kinda true, we humans are slowly destroying the planet environmentally, economically, socially, and politically.)

    Gay personalities and bandwagoning local B-list celebrities quickly condemned the boxing legend. Even basketball legend Magic Johnson himself joined the fray. The biggest one was of course, when he was basically disown by his promoter, Bob Arum, who after making a lot of money off his name, lauded Nike for dropping him off as one of their endorsers. Speaking of Nike, an attention-seeking idiot started an internet petition to drop Manny Pacquiao and though, the local media lauded him, I don't think it would be wise for him to go home to the Philippines soon especially when some of Pacquiao’s supporters are uneducated and the only way for them to deal with people that they don't understand is violence.

    Anyway, it was recently revealed that his words were intentionally taken out of context by a manipulating media and has been spread around the world.

    Here is the full interview:



    The media, in this case TV5, intentionally excluded the last part of his interview to advance their own agenda:
    “But I am not condemning…. I am not condemning them, just the marriage, committing sin against God”
    What TV5 did was a classic example of character assassination or media demonization/dehumanization. They manipulate public opinion in order to advance their own agenda and in most cases, especially in the West, at the request of powerful figures from the government and/or the rich elites. In the United States, the mass media demonized Saddam Hussein and his "Weapons of Mass Destruction" swaying public opinion and support eventually leading to the invasion of Iraq. More recently, Vladimir Putin and his Russia were being portrayed as the villains whenever the West fucked up something in Eastern Europe or the Middle East, and of course, just about any public figure who are not liberal in America, gets the same treatment by the liberal mass media. In Pacquiao’s case, on the other hand, is the chance for a third-rate media outlet to not only attract click-baits, comments, and likes from the social media but also to promote their liberal agenda to a family-centered Filipino culture.

    TV5 just like most of the Philippine mainstream news media (from ABS-CBN to GMA), is copy-and-paste and yellow journalism rolled into one. Exaggerations of news events, manipulating public opinions, promoting propaganda, scandalmongering, gossips and sensationalism, poor research, and biased polls/surveys.

    Speaking of yellow journalism, I’m not talking about those yellowtard army and their Aquino cult, though they are just as much the same. Yellow journalism is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism.

    Manny Pacquiao should sue TV5 . . .  simple as that.

    Anyway, in the end, Pacquiao stood up for his faith and whether he’s going to win a senatorial seat or not, he has done more for the country than most of his critics. The rest of the world can fuck themselves and as for those Filipino wannabe geniuses who was quick to judge Pacquiao, you’re just a bunch of idiot liberals who ask for tolerance but couldn’t tolerate other people’s opinion. Hypocrite! Double Standard Hypocrisy! Banana Republic! It’s More Fun in the Philippines!

    Freedom of Speech is one of the most fundamentals of human rights but that doesn’t mean freedom of speech only apply to the people you agree with . . .  And this goes to every reader out there . . .  Christians, Muslims, Atheists, Conservatives, Libertarians, Liberals, Socialists, Heterosexuals, Homosexuals, Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Carnivores, Vegans, Rich, Poor, Youngsters and Oldies.

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    Farewell to a Legend: Carlos Loyzaga

    Just when we're celebrating the chance to host the biggest international basketball event in the Philippines since the 1978 FIBA World Championship, we found out today the passing of the greatest Filipino basketball player of all time.

    Carlos Loyzaga was not only the "Big Difference" for the numerous Philippine national teams that he was part of but he was the Big Difference of Philippine Basketball. He led the Philippines to four consecutive gold medal finished in the Asian Games and four Asian Championship titles (one as head coach in 1967 and another as an assistant coach in 1973). He was basically involved to all, but one (1986), of the Asian Championship titles that the country has ever won since the inaugural 1960 tournament.

    The two-time Olympian will be mostly remembered as the player that lead the Philippines to bronze medal finished in the 1954 FIBA World Championship. He finished the tournament as the third leading scorer and the distinction of being the only Filipino player ever to be named in the all-tournament World Mythical Five selection.

    The moment he stepped away from national team duty (the last one being one of the assistant coaches of 1973 Asian champions); the Philippines struggled to complete in international basketball. It doesn’t help that commercial greed was on the rise at that time when the love of money became more important than the love of the game... Oops! Let me re-phrase that... I mean it was two years away from the birth of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)... that's what I meant... wink wink...

    Anyway, enough politics, the Philippines struggled in the Post-Loyzaga Era (or the Professional Era) winning the Asian Championship only once in 1986 and did not win another medal until seventeen years later when the Philippines hosted the 2013 edition while in the Asian Games only managed to win a silver and a couple of bronzes.

    Team Achievements:
    - 1951 Asian Games basketball gold medallist
    - 1952 Olympic Games, 9th place
    - 1954 Asian Games basketball gold medallist
    - 1954 FIBA World Championship bronze medallist
    - 1956 Olympic Games, 7th place
    - 1958 Asian Games basketball gold medallist
    - 1959 FIBA World Championship, 8th place
    - 1960 Asian Basketball Confederation champions
    - 1962 Asian Games basketball gold medallist
    - 1963 Asian Basketball Confederation champions
    - 1967 Asian Basketball Confederation champions (as head coach)
    - 1968 Olympic Games, 13th place  (as head coach)
    - 1973 Asian Basketball Confederation champions (as assistant coach)

    Individual Honors:
    - 1954 FIBA World Championship Mythical Five Award
    - 1960 Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) Championship Mythical Five Award
    - Philippine National Basketball Hall of Fame  (1999)
    - Philippine Sportswriter Association Athletes of the 20th Century award (2000)
    - Philippine Sportswriter Association Lifetime Achievement Award  (2013)
    
    Artwork credits: Michael Canja/Posted by Mr. Chino Trinidad

    

    Monday, January 18, 2016

    Book For Sale: History of the Filipino People (7th Edition)

    History of the Filipino People (by Teodoro A. Agoncillo and Milagros C. Guerrero)
    Author: Agoncillo, Teodoro A.
    Other Authors: Guerrero, Milagros, 1941-
    Edition: 7th edition.
    Published: Quezon City : R.P. Garcia, 1986
    Physical Description: 648 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 22 cm.
    Subjects: Philippines -- History.

    Condition: This Book is in Good Condition. With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. It may have some writing and highlighting.

    Notes: After the February 25, 1986 popular revolution, the heirs of Teodoro A. Agoncillo decided to include the chapter 'The Continuing crisis' which was ordered removed during the Martial Law years.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 596-620) and index.

    Special Features: This book has the authentic signature of Teodoro A. Agoncillo's son TEODORO V. AGONCILLO, III and has a serial number of 10869'

    Price: $500
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