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LP: Remember dark 1978 elections, be brave in May 13 polls

Apr 07, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Campaign manager Francis Pangilinan likens Otso Diretso to Laban opposition bets who struggled in the 1978 Interim Batasang Pambansa elections

COURAGE. Liberal Party stalwarts Francis Pangilinan (2nd from L) and Erin Tañada (3rd from L) recall people's courage during the 1978 Interim Batasang Pambansa elections. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Boogie Mendoza: The consummate anti-communist spy

Mar 28, 2018 - 1:37 PM

A bullheaded strategist and psywar expert, he was an intelligence officer through and through

BOOGIE MENDOZA. Retired police general Boogie Mendoza passed away on March 28, 2018. From the Facebook page of Boogie Mendoza

10 reasons the '78 Karpov – Korchnoi chess match was weirdest ever

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Like Thrilla in Manila the championship made Baguio memorable to chess addicts

In this file photo from 1998, FIDE world chess champion Anatoly Karpov (L) of Russia plays an exhibition match with a local girl, Maricris Blanco (R) during a sentimental visit to this northern Philippines mountain resort. Karpov successfully defended his world chess crown there in 1978 in a marathon match against former compatriot Viktor Korchnoi. ANDY ZAPATA / AFP

Do not give alms to beggars this Christmas – DSWD

Dec 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM

Giving alms encourage street kids to go caroling on the streets is risky squeeze themselves between vehicles tap on car windows jump from one public utility vehicle to another

Gilas Pilipinas set to fight the skyscrapers anew

Aug 29, 2014 - 7:37 PM

As the Philippine men s national basketball team prepares to take on the world s best once again the coaches of the last team to make it to the World Championship reflect on Gilas

Gilas Pilipinas will once again be faced with taller opponents in its David vs Goliath struggle for hoops supremacy. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Looking back: Dalipagic, Yugos win 1978 World Championship in Manila (Part II)

Aug 06, 2014 - 12:02 PM

The Philippines played host to the World Basketball Championship in 1978 but it was Drazen Dalipagic and Yugoslavia who stole the show in Manila

The final of the 1978 World Championship featured Yugoslavia against the Soviet Union in a showdown between some of the world's best non-NBA talent. Screen shot from YouTube

Looking back: The 1978 World Basketball Championship in Manila (Part I)

Aug 04, 2014 - 2:29 AM

With Gilas Pilipinas first trip to the FIBA World Cup in 36 years just weeks away columnist Bert Ramirez takes a look back at the Philippines last stint which was held in Manila

National teams from all over the world converged on Manila in 1978 to battle it out for hoops supremacy. Photo from FIBA.com