To all working students who struggled

I just want to share my recent farewell column in TomasinoWeb, the official online student publication of the University of Santo Tomas. Hi. I am Nikko Dave S. Francisco. I am not a Dean’s Lister. I am not a student leader. I am not that active in various student organizations. […]


Gilas Pilipinas joins a 4-team pocket tournament in Italy

Overview Gilas Pilipinas joined a pocket tournament in Italy in preparation for upcoming FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Team / Opponent PHI CAN CHN ITA Philippines (PHI) n/a X  W 72-69 L 106-70 Canada (CAN)  X n/a W 95-69 W 74-71 China (CHN)  L 72-69 L 95-69 n/a X Italy (ITA) […]


Gilas Pilipinas tests Turkey, gets blown out by 35

  Turkey welcomed the Gilas Pilipinas with a 103-68 blown out tuneup game at Abdi Ipekci Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. Naturalized bigman Andray blatche led the Philippines with 21 points, while Jayson Castro, exploded in 3rd quarter, had 15. Turkey established an 11-point lead in first ten minutes, 30-19. Former […]


Pilipinas: Saan tayo patungo? 1

Habang sinusulat ko ito, kasalukuyan nangunguna si Mayor Rodrigo Duterte para sa pagka-pangulo, at Senador Bongbong Marcos sa pagka-pangalawang pangulo. Marami marahil ang natatakot, kagaya ko, sa kahihinatnan ng Pilipinas sa susunod na anim na taon. Maraming natatakot sa maaring malawakang pang-aabuso sa karapatang pantao, o kaya sa posibleng Batas […]


The moment I saw Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago 1

This week is my last examinations week as a college student. I know that I should study harder so I can surely march on stage. Right after my work schedule ended, I literally run to P. Noval basketball court in University of Santo Tomas. Luckily, after spending few minutes waiting, […]