11 months Globalization of PH sports Manilatimes |Sports
ROMY P. MARIÑASIt takes a barangay to raise a child, to paraphrase an African proverb. But in the Philippines, the barangay has become irrelevant in producing a highly competitive Filipino athlete instantly. Philippine sports officials only have to fly to the United States in particular to scout for a Filipino-American trackster or gymnast, bring him or her home to Manila and sort out his or her citizenship papers and, voila, the young man or young woman is certified eligible for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games that the Philippines is hosting in November-December this year. We have quite a ... more