Monday, January 20, 2020

MERALCO Goes Down Fighting as GINEBRA WINS 2019 PBA GOVERNORS CUP


For veteran basketball coach Tim Cone, he would already be proud of his career accomplishments in the year 2019. In particular, he was the man with the plan for the Philippine Men’s National Team aka Gilas Pilipinas when it played and ruled at the Southeast Asian Games held in the country this past December. But it looks like he can add another feather in his cap for the 2019 PBA season, even if it spilled over into January 2020. His current team the Barangay Ginebra quashed any illusions that the Meralco Bolts had of a fighting chance in the Governor’s Cup finals, taking away the series in Game 5, 4-1.

New AMC “WALKING DEAD” SPINOFF Show Not Planned to Last "Forever"


For 16 years, Robert Kirkman’s zombie apocalypse comic book “The Walking Dead” has given fans of zombie survival horror and post-apocalyptic stories their fix from Image Comics. For about ten years and tem seasons, its television adaptation on AMC has delivered non-stop grim and dark tales of survival, societal building and the best and worst of the human condition. Such has been the staying power of the “Walking Dead” TV show that it got a companion series, web-episodes and after-show program. AMC even announced a new companion show to premiere this year, but unlike the long-winded main series, this one comes with an expiration date.

HOTDOG Bassist DENNIS GARCIA Dead a Year After BROTHER RENE


Back in September of 2018, the world of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) mourned the passing of a member of a long-running band that was one of the pioneers of its earlier predecessor genre, the “Manila Sound.” Said band was Hotdog, whose hit songs include “Manila” which was heard at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony late last year. The member who passed away was co-founder and original lead guitarist Rene Garcia, then aged 65. His death was announced to the public by his brother and band-mate Dennis. Tragically, just over a year later Dennis himself has also passed on.