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Cheerdance 2014: NU vs UP vs UST in UAAP Season 77

If you think the fight is over, think again. The Cheerdance Competition in UAAP Season 77 may have been decided last 14 September 2014 but the spirited debate is far from finished. Not much contention for the 3rd place finish of the UST Salinggawi. The beef of contention is between UP and NU. Did the NU Pep Squad really deserve its second championship trophy? Did the UP Pep Squad deserve to regain the championship after first relinquishing it to NU last year? Here, watch the 2014 UAAP CDC videos again and decide for yourselves. Continue reading Cheerdance 2014: NU vs UP vs UST in UAAP Season 77

Grace and Power in Sepak Takraw

This sport is a combination of the Malay word “sepak” (kick) and the Thai word “takraw” (ball, made of rattan or plastic). That’s the simple-sounding name. The way the game is played, however, is far from simple. It’s the big brother of the Filipino’s childhood game of “sipa”, only one million times a big brother. Use any part of the body, except the hands (pretty much like football). Kick, run, twist, turn, jump, somersault, block, and float. Float, you ask? It’s hard to describe it. Watch and be amazed. Continue reading Grace and Power in Sepak Takraw

World Cup 2014: Philippine Azkals in Next Round

Historic. This is how best to describe the win of the national football team of the Philippines, better known as the Azkals, over Sri Lanka. This is the first time that the Philippines has advanced to the second qualifying round for the FIFA World Cup, scheduled in 2014 in Brazil. Continue reading World Cup 2014: Philippine Azkals in Next Round

Manny Pacquiao by any Name (FirePower: Pacquiao vs Cotto)

He is known by many names. So many names, in fact, that it seems his opponents are trying to give him an identity crisis, perhaps in the hope of somewhat dispersing the fury and raw power in, as well as the deadly accuracy of, his fists. Let’s take a look at the many names of Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquaio. Continue reading Manny Pacquiao by any Name (FirePower: Pacquiao vs Cotto)