Nimrod Lebumfacil Quiñones is a veteran sports journalist based in Cebu. He started as a correspondent for the sports section of The Freeman in 1989 while he was still in college and became the assistant sports editor a year after. In 1993, he took over as sports editor of the paper, which he held until 2004 when he moved to the business process outsourcing sector for a few months. In 2005, he returned to The Freeman as managing editor, but continued to write a sports column until he moved to Alta Vista Golf and Country Club to serve as its general manager in September 1, 2012. As an athlete, he played football and volleyball for his school team and represented Cebu in various national and regional judo tournaments. The author is also a sportsman, who currently sits as director in the board of the Cebu Volleyball Association (CEVA) and the Cebu Football Association (CFA). He is also the longest-serving commissioner of the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) having been appointed to the position by Mayor Alvin Garcia in 1998, then by Mayor Tomas Osmeña in 2001 until 2010, and in 2010 to 2013 by Mayor Michael Rama. He is also currently the acting president of the Cebu Chapter of the Philippine Judo Federation and a holder of a 1st Arts Association. For fun, the author dabbles in golf, biking, pistol shooting, and photography. dan blackbelt. The author is also a life member of the United States Martial

Parantac gives Philippines third wushu gold in Myanmar SEA Games

POOLED REPORT FROM THE PSA   MEDAL TALLY (As of 7 pm of Dec. 10, 2013) Country              Gold Silver Bronze Total Myanmar            17       6       7       30 Vietnam               7       4       7       16 Indonesia            5        8       7       20 Thailand              4       7        4       15 Malaysia              3       5       12      20 Philippines           3       5        3       11 Singapore            2       2        3…

Down time

By NIMROD NL QUIÑONES   I was down for a few days and even spent 28 hours in the hospital when I suffered severe abdominal pains. The worst came late Thursday night, but when I woke up last Friday morning, although several degrees lower, the pain was still unbearable. On Friday morning I had to…