We don't care anymore if we win or lose our games in the FIBA qualifying series going on right now. Doesn't matter as long as this is the kind of team we have now.

Not understanding where all this is coming from and losing badly after all these months, what we have now is what this country wants and what it needs.

Whoever thought of that master plan to send the UAAP/NCAA selection should have his head examined. Some claimed it was Coach Baldwin.

Well, if this is indeed true, ship him back to the USA or stick his master plan only with Ateneo. That's why they lost to UP.

This is what we've been waiting for. Finally, the gods heard us. With all due respect to my friend Chot, as soon as the PBA finals is over between TNT and San Miguel, hope he replaces Tamayo, Malonso, Parks, and Thirdy Ravena with Fajardo, Castro, Pogoy and Tenorio.

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With June Mar F, we could have beaten that Lebanon team. They got away with so many offensive rebounds that really made the difference. Plus 21 turnovers.

But I'm still proud of this team. Inspite of fighting against the Lebanese maddening crowd and a team that has won the last six of the seven games they played on home ground, we really scared them wet in their seats.

They acted like they had won a medal in the last Tokyo Olympics after the cliffhanger. Kai Sotto was a revelation after his recent stint in Australia. Height is really might in basketball. And while we all admire Clarkson for playing with us, the guy should learn to play more decoy.

Everywhere he plays in the world, whether in the NBA or with us, he's a marked man and he gets double teamed all the time. He should not force his shots and pass more to the open man. We also have good three pointers that's why we even led by ten in the first ten minutes.

I'm glad coach Tim Cone is on the bench too. Two or three heads are definitely better than one in this game. With some revisions within the team, I'm sure our basketball fanatics will surely enjoy the World Cup here next year.

As i predicted, the triumvirate of MVP, AL P, and PBA Chairman Ricky V would eventually sort out this problem. Enough of experiments. There's no place for that in the FIBA Qualifiers or finals. Laban Pilipinas.

- Justice prevails -

The Taguig City Prosecutors Office dismissed the cyber libel cases filed by Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee chief operating officer

Ramon Suzara against 17 reporters and editors of the Daily Tribune over their coverage of the countries hosting of the 30th Seagames in 2019. In a 37 page decision by Senior Assistant Prosecutor Ju-Haree Tolentino dismissed the case for lack of probable cause.

Also off the hook are four members of the Philippine Olympic Committee namely Atty Clint Aranas, Joey Romasanta, Robert Bachmann, and Dr. Charlie Ho, who served as the Tribunes sources in a series of stories it published on the alleged irregularities during he biennial meet.

You know what's funny? Suzara is now also a member of the Philippine Olympic Committee now representing volleyball. Another case, also in Taguig, was also dismissed against Manila Times reporters and all our editors, including this writer and Ramon Tulfo. Justice prevails.