TABLE OF CONTENTS
14 MESSAGE FROM THE PUBLISHER 16 MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE PUBLISHER
24 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
26- 46 THE YEAR THAT WAS
AN ABUNDANCE OF GOALS Sports Editor Mike Limpag looks back at a year full of firsts for Cebu’s sports scene, from its first major international triathlon and its first international football match, to a host of records set or broken by homegrown sports heroes. CALAMITIES AVERTED The year’s biggest stories resist yielding to a unifying theme, but they do remind us of the importance of taking things in stride.
50- 83 COVER STORY
MASTERS OF A BRUTAL GAME Ever since Gabriel “Flash” Elorde punched his way to the world stage, Cebu has proven to be a haven of boxing talent. GETTING A KICK OUT OF FOOTBALL The search for football stars gets underway despite the lack of local pitches, thanks to a growing fan base. THE GREAT ESCAPE Ordinary weekends? Not if you know where to look. Marian C. Baring shows us how runners, cyclists and speed daredevils get their fix. DRIVE CLUB Getting a grip ( and a putt) is within your reach. Lawyer and avid golfer Jovi Neri surveys the golf venues of Cebu. SHAPE CENTRAL Whether you want to pump iron, swim laps or take classes in zumba or yoga, here’s a good look at all your options, thanks to Kat O. Cacho.
84- 95 FASHION SPECIAL
IN FITNESS AND IN STYLE High- octane sports figures share the spotlight with high fashion, in this series of images that celebrate the power of the human form and elegance of what designers choose to wrap it with.