By Ruel S. De Vera
It was one of the more striking transformations in any personal filmography. In the 2003 ensemble film “Love Actually,” Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro played Karl, a handsome, sweetly shy tech guy in the early stages of an office romance with Laura Linney’s Sarah. Then, in a truly astonishing change, Santoro was unrecognizable but utterly unforgettable as the grotesquely pierced, inhumanly tall, power-mad god king Xerxes in the kinetic historical action epic “300.”
Canon, a leading brand in imaging solutions, is providing support to the next generation of Philippine football players.
By Teddy S. Manansala
It’s always thrilling to watch games in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) between perennial rivals Ateneo and La Salle. These matches are intensified as fans enter the picture.
By Rama Co
Twenty-time Premier League champions, 11-time FA Cup winners, the fourth richest football club in the world in 2013 and the second most valuable football club in 2013. These are just some of the many awards that English football club Manchester United has amassed over the years. With such a decorated history, Manchester United, or The Red Devils as supporters call the club, has become one of the most prestigious football teams worldwide.
By Krista Rodriguez
An MVP title holder of the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde swimming team, Miguel starts his day with a hearty breakfast at the crack of dawn at 3:30. He then goes to training from 5 to 7:30 a.m. As a swimmer, he is driven by the thrill of wanting to beat the competition. He knows he can achieve this through hard work and perseverance. His main goal is to keep putting his school on top. “A gold isn’t an overnight prize, every medal is a reward for the amount of work you put into your training everyday,” Miguel says.
By Robert Jon L. Garcia
College basketball, and recently, volleyball, have been enjoying immense popularity in the Philippines, thanks to the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP).
By Jillian Carpio
Football? It’s everything. Football isn’t something I do, it’s who I am. I just feel closer to my soul when I play.” For 19-year-old Michael Yuvienco, goalkeeper of the San Beda College football team, the sport isn’t just a pastime—it’s a way of life.
By PJ Enriquez
It’s a nice cool morning when I arrive in Barangay 138 in Caloocan City. Nothing really seems out of the ordinary, except for the fact that the street is blocked on both ends to make way for kids playing street football.
Backstage PassBy Isabel Roces
For a British-Filipino who just moved in from the United Kingdom a few years ago, Darren Heartmann has settled in quite fast.
The all-star football game “Clear Dream Match 2” will be held Aug. 24 at the University of Makati, with 2006 Fifa World Player of the Year Fabio Cannavaro and former Chelsea team captain Dennis Wise in the lineup.
By Carmencita S. Sioson
After winning all 16 games in this year’s United Football League, Team Socceroo Football Club’s second division perfectly finished this season and continues to play the sport with a “full heart”—the mantra of its late cofounder, Wool Reyes.