20 April 2015

Why Young Batangueños Need not Use the ‘Ba’ in place of the ‘Ga’

There is, in the circle that I personally move around in, a noticeably increasing number of young people who substitute the participle ‘ba’ preferred by northern Tagalog-speaking provinces in lieu of the ‘ga’ traditionally associated with eastern Batangas and neighbouring communities.

17 April 2015

Remembering the Batangas Blades, a Pro Basketball Team at the SENTRUM

An MBA game at the SENTRUM. Photo from the DLSL Archives.

In 1998, a new professional basketball league opened shop in a way that interested me more than anything that the PBA does ever will. The league was called the Metropolitan Basketball League (MBA) and its member franchises were community-based similar to America’s National Basketball Association (NBA).

15 April 2015

What’s at Stake for the Philippine Azkals in WC Qualifying

Logos from Wikipedia.

I was both excited and annoyed as the Asian Football Confederation qualifying draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia went along the other day in Malaysia. For starters, it was a travesty that 2014 Suzuki Cup runners-up Malaysia were in Pot 5 among the lowest ranked teams in the draw.

13 April 2015

When DLSL was known as “La Salle ng Lipa”

De La Salle Lipa used to be known as La Salle ng Lipa in the seventies.

Yes it was, although what I do not know is if the name was in any way official. The school had been officially registered at the Department of Education in 1963 as La Salle High School after an entire school year of operations as the High School Boys' Department of the Our Lady of the Rosary Academy.

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