BASKETBALL, chess and softball will be the topics of discussions in the “Usapang Sports on Air” by the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) this Thursday, April 22.
Kat Tan, known as the “One-Armed Mamba“, will talk about her experience as a player of La Salle-Zobel and now fitness and basketball coach.
GM Mark Paragua and Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) Chairman Michael Angelo Chua and Vice Chairman Ariel Potot will discuss the coming PCAP All-Star and the PCAP Second Conference also known as GM Wesley So Cup next month.
Philippine women’s softball team and Adamson University coach Ana Santiago will give an update on the Blu Girls’ preparation for the coming SEA Games in Vietnam and the Lady Falcons ‘ campaign for 15th consecutive crown in the UAAP in case they resume this year.
TOPS president Ed Andaya of People’s Tonight is inviting all officers and members, and friends in the sports community to join the 10 a.m. sports session sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and Games and Amusements Board (GAB).
This is the 16th session for the year and fourth for the month of TOPS, which is composed of editors, columnists, reporters and photographers of the country’s leading national tabloids and friends from different social media groups.
Last month, TOPS celebrated women’s month with the PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Alexa Polidario and Erjane Magdato of Abanse Negrense last March 4; PSC Commissioner Celia Kiram, Philippine Sports Hall of Fame awardee Elma Muros-Posadas and mixed martial arts superstar Lara Pearl Alvarez of Team Lakay last March 11; Philippine Olympians Association president Akiko Thomson-Guevara, taekwondo champion-coach Janice Lagman-Lizardo and duathlon star Pawie Fornea last March 18; and Milo stars Pauline Lopez and Stephen Fernandez, obstacle course racing champion Kaizen dela Sena and table tennis star Rose Jean Fadol last March 25.
After the Holy Week break, BaliPure Water Defenders team manager Gil Cortez, coach Rommel Abella and players Sati Espiritu and Gyra Barroga, former Southeast Asian Games long jump bronze medalist Khay Santos of Baguio City and mixed martial arts stars Jennelyn Olsim and Jomar James Pa-Ac of Team Lakay attended the session last April 8 and Kurash Sports Federation of the Philippines president Rolan Llamas last April 15.
Philippine Fencing Association president Richard Gomez, coach Amat Canlas and fencers Jylyn Nicanor and Noelito Jose attended the TOPS special session last April 17.
Veteran sportscaster Ernest Leo Hernandez is the moderator.