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Rio’s Olympic waterways full of trash, sewage

In this Oct. 23, 2013 photo, a man works on the reforestation of mangrove forests along Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio’s Olympic committee has pledged in writing that the pollution problems will be fixed, and many had hoped the Olympics would force authorities to tackle decades of neglect and poor planning that have blighted waterways. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games. AP

Rio de Janeiro’s endless beaches and lush tropical forest will be a photographer’s dream during the 2016 Olympics. But zoom in on the likes of once-pristine Guanabara Bay, and the picture is of household trash and raw sewage.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Running mom’s birthday wishes

As write this, I turn a year older. However, I remain in the same 35-39 age bracket in the Boston Marathon and still need to run a BQ in 3 hours 40 minutes in order to qualify.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Ex-Olympic swimming champion Kitajima to wed pop star

apan's Kosuke Kitajima competes in the men's 200m breaststroke final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London. AFP/MARTIN BUREAU

Japan’s four-time Olympic swimming champion Kosuke Kitajima has announced his engagement to a 27-year-old pop singer.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Trillanes wants Aquino’s uncle stripped of POC presidency

Jose “Peping” Cojuangco, Jr.

Senator Antonio Trillanes wants the country’s national sports associations to replace Philippine Olympic Committee chair Jose “Peping” Cojuangco, Jr., weeks after the Philippines once again failed to win a medal in the recently concluded Olympic Games in London.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Sports | Read More »

As the Olympics ended


This Bystander week ending has got to be one of the most eventful in my recent Stateside visits. Highlight, of course, was the four-day Summer Olympic Games in London as viewed on TV. Then there was my viewing on TV of the rare first-season showing of two outstanding movies of the year, my learning more about the latest high-tech terms which is a Eureka! experience for this low, no-tech “ignoramus” and my visiting and being again this time with my two remaining children, two remaining in the States with the passing away last year of one of three, and getting in touch with my recently immigrated son who is not allowed yet to come to the States, and all of this in this partially disabled year starting my nonegarian decade in the States. There, I have finally accepted and revealed my status!

Posted: August 17th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »