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Alex Eala notches a first for the motherland
Filipino tennis sensation Alex Eala says her victory was a victory “for all of us. —PHOTO FROM pna.gov.ph

Alex Eala notches a first for the motherland

It took just three years, and it was sweet. This time, no one will be in any position to ask the Filipino tennis sensation Alexandra “Alex” Eala whether she’d ever win a Grand Slam singles title. Last Sept. 4, the 17-year-old lefty claimed her first junior Grand Slam singles title at the 2022 US Open, becoming the first player from...

‘Pamana’: Archery enthusiasts aim at heritage target
Armand Mijares teaches archeology at the University of the Philippines in Diliman and is a cofounder of the Pamana (Heritage) Archery Club. —PHOTO BY CLIFFORD NUNEZ

‘Pamana’: Archery enthusiasts aim at heritage target

Every Tuesday and Friday on a grassy lot behind the University of the Philippines’ (UP) Albert Hall in Diliman, Quezon City, enthusiasts are shooting arrows at a circular straw target from different distances. Rather than hitting the bull’s eye and running up points as in competitive archery, they are focused on perfecting the athletic art in terms of breathing, stance,...

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