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
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
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
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