‘PDI walked the talk in supporting football’

Mr. Mariano Javier just scored a goal.

OVER THREE years ago, I expressed my appreciation (“Media should play up other sports,” Inquirer, 8/27/07) to the Inquirer for its Aug. 14, 2007 editorial calling on “big corporations to help popularize soccer … by sponsoring corporate teams.” I also wrote that “I would like to appeal to the Inquirer, and to media in general, to heed this call by providing this sport media coverage.”

Fast forward to today: What can I say? Not enough adjectives can describe my exhilaration and pleasant surprise at the turn of events.

Let’s have more success stories like this!

Continue reading Mr. Javier’s letter on the Inquirer website.

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Inquirer failed to state side more articulately

Now it’s clarified.

THANKS TO THE Inquirer for publishing the letter I submitted a month ago. (“Did the Inquirer lie in its editor’s reply?” 10/01/11). I am further grateful that the paper even replied to the letter. The editors gave us the most concise lecture on the (ideal) independence of a newspaper’s news and opinion divisions. Unfortunately, they also tried to shame me for supposedly not knowing that basic truth about journalism. I forgive them.

I would like to clarify some things, though.

Continue reading in the Inquirer website.