Wednesday, December 29, 2010


After a month-long football frenzy in the ASEAN region, Malaysia claimed this year's title for the AFF Suzuki Cup as champs by beating Indonesia in the first leg of the finals with 3-nil and a 2-1 goals for the second leg, with the aggregate score of 4-2.

Meanwhile, the Azkals got the Fair Play Award. Firman Utina of the Timnas bagged this year's Suzuki Most Valuable Player and Mohd Safee of the Malaysian squad got the Top Scorer Award by netting 5 goals for the tournament.

Here's the video of the legs for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup Finals:

First Leg at Malaysia:

Second Leg at Indonesia:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Indonesia vs Philippines, Second Leg.

The Azkals will be playing again at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium at Jakarta, Indonesia for the second leg of their match against the Indonesian squad.

"Our fitness proves itself in that we have scored three goals in the 94th minute over our last eight games. Teams that are unfit can't do that but we go right up to the very end and that proved itself in the result that we pulled out against Singapore, for example. We didn't give up and we kept going right until the very end.", said Simon McMenemy, the Philippine team coach.

The match will be televised live at Star Sports and a local cable channel, Studio 23 at 8 o'clock, this evening.

Still with high hopes! Go Pilipinas!

On the other news, Malaysia now has the spot for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup finals after drawing with Vietnam last Saturday, December 18, 2010 at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam. Malaysia won by an aggregate score of 2-0 from their last match with Vietnam.

ARTICLE: Our players are ready: McMenemy

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Indonesia 1 - Philippines 0

The game yesterday finally came to full time. Indonesia won by a goal against the Azkals at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia. Cristian Gonzales, the naturalized Uruguayan, netted the only goal for the match at the 32nd minute of the first half.

The Azkals almost drew the match after a loose ball on the 75th minute by a bicycle kick from James Younghusband but denied by Zulkifly Syukur just behind the net with a header.

Overall, the Philippines played their hearts out.

Next game will be on December 19, 2010 at the same venue and time.

On the other hand, Malaysia won against Vietnam with two goals to none.

Here are the video highlights for the matches:

Indonesia vs Philippines

Malaysia vs Vietnam

ARTICLE: Philippines 0 Indonesia 1 - Gonzales puts Indonesia on top

Monday, December 13, 2010

Off to Indonesia.

The Philippine National Football Team or the Azkals are off to Indonesia for the semifinal matches of the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup. Both home and away matches will be played at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, giving the Indonesians a two-fold home crowd advantage.

But the Filipino spirit lives in each and everyone of the Philippine contingent backed by millions of supporters back at home.

Now is the time for Philippine football! Good luck Azkals!

First match is on December 16, 2010 at 1900H probably televised on 8PM at Studio 23.

ARTICLE: Filipino football facing brand new era

*The photo used is from Azkals (Philippine National Football Team)'s facebook page.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


2010 is dying in days. End it with this great shows!

Asiancore's show at Center for Arts, Timog Avenue, QC.

Asiancore. Laguna. Railroad Records.

Cavite. 18th.

NCI. Still Ill. year ender.

Spirits of the Streets. Taguig City.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Myanmar 0 - Philippines 0

It's a draw! That only means the Azkals advances to the semifinal round of the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup with 4 points, a point behind the defending champs, Vietnam in Group B.

Great run by the Philippine team of the group matches that resulted on their best performance for the Cup in its 15 year history by not losing any game and advances to the semis for the first time.

As of now, exact venues for the Semifinals are yet to be determined. But one things for sure, there will be no match played in the Philippines because of the poor conditions of stadiums here, according to ASEAN Football Federation. That leaves the Philippines the choice to play one game from a neutral venue or both games will be played in Indonesia.

Games are scheduled on December 15 - 19, 2010.

Here's are the highlights of the goalless draw between Myanmar and the Philippines:

Other teams that advances on the semis are Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia.

ARTICLES HERE: Hard work pays off, says McMenemy, Myanmar 0 Philippines 0 - Filipinos through to last four

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Philippines 2 - Vietnam 0

This must be the historic victory of the Philippine National Football Team, also known as the Askalz, so far! Vietnam, is the defending Champs and they are one of the host nation along with Indonesia. The match is played at My Dinh Stadium, located in Hanoi, Vietnam. Talk about awesomeness!

Here's the video from YouTube™:

FULL ARTICLES CAN BE FOUND HERE: Historic victory leaves McMenemy bewildered, Philippines 2 Vietnam 0: Vietnam humbled by resolute Philippines

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Singapore 1 - Philippines 1

It's the first match for the Askalz in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 held at Hanoi's My Dinh Stadium against the three-time chapms, Singapore. Chris Greatwich, drew the match after scoring in the extra injury time.

Great start for the Philippines!

Other results from the Cup are as follows:

Group A

Indonesia 5 - 1 Malaysia
Thailand 2 - 2 Laos

Group B

Vietnam 7 - 1 Myanmar

Here are the articles from the Cup's official website: Avramovic: we paid price for profligacy, Singapore 1 - 1 Philippines: Late Greatwich strike shocks Singapore

Monday, November 29, 2010

Barcelona 5 - Real Madrid 0

FC Barcelona won the recent El Clasico match with Real Madrid on November 29, 2010. 5 goals from the Barca squad; 10′ Xavi, 18′ Pedro, 55′ David Villa, 58′ David Villa and 90+1′ Jeffrén Suárez. All is anticipating for a Messi show, but clearly, FC Barcelona is a team, a squad, so everyone is a player.

FC Barcelona will always be the greatest football club in history.

Article here:

All credits shall go to the original uploaders.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

El Clásico 11-29-2010

El Clasico must be the match/game that most of the world would watch! It's better than any NBA championship game! :)

who will win? Los Merengues or the Barças? Monday, November 29, 2010.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wake Up Philippines!

The link below is an uplifting article about Philippine football. Long years of being the underdogs, I guess that's where they got they monicker, "Azkals". Still the underdogs, the Philippine team is in high spirits as they fight their way to the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup happening from December 1-19 that will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam.

High hopes! Wear your colors! Support the Philippine National Football Team!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Auxerre 0 - Milan 2

AC Milan can start planning for the UEFA Champions League knockout stage after Zlatan Ibrahimović's fourth goal in Group G and a late Ronaldinho strike earned the Serie A leaders a 2-0 victory at AJ Auxerre that snuffed out the home side's hopes of progress.

Here's the video from with all the game highlights:

Full article can be found here: UEFA Champions League 2010-2011 Auxerre-Milan

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Argentina 1 - Brazil 0

Brazil lost this friendly match against Argentina. But seeing Ronaldinho play for the Brazilian national team, again, after the 2010 FIFA World Cup was priceless.

Overall, the game was entertaining, with all of Brazil's chances of scoring a goal. Argentina's solo goal was from 5'7" Barca striker Lionel Messi in the closing minutes of the match.

All credits should go to the video's and picture's original uploader.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Inter 0 - Milan 1

Another proof that a goal can give you a win.

After a physical game from the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri, the Red and Blacks reigned supreme! Goal was by the 6'5" Swedish striker, Ibrahimovic by a penalty on the 5th minute!

The win gave AC Milan the lead to the Serie A TIM 2010/2011 with 26 points. A point ahead of Lazio with 25 points.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Takbo Para sa Taklobo

The idea is good, so I posted this on Aspire.

As part of the implementation of the Subic Bay Integrated Coastal Management Plan, the Ecology Center would like to invite you to join the “Takbo para sa Taklobo” fund raising campaign.

Taklobo or Giant clams are colorful mollusks that fastened themselves on coral reefs and stay there for the rest of their lives.
These animals are considered integral part of coral reef system for they function to provide habitat and food for different marine animals.

We all know that, coral reefs are the rainforest of the sea, thus, loss of coral reefs leads to destruction of other marine resources.

Hence, one way to rehabilitate this important marine ecosystem is through giant clam seeding.

We appeal to all locators, schools and all interested stakeholders to be part of this meaningful event on December 10, 2010, Friday 5:00 AM at the Subic Bay Waterfront Area. Proceeds of this event will go to the “Adopt-a-Giant Clam Program” of SBMA.

Thank you and we look forward to a colorful Subic Bay through this meaningful partnership with your company.

For more information and clarifications please look for Ms. Rhea Jane Pescador at 047-252-4656.

Environmental Monitorinf Specialist



Running is one of the best aerobic exercises for physical conditioning of heart and lungs. It helps our body to ensure the efficient transport of blood nutrients and oxygen and is proven to reduce the risk of heart attack.

Running is also considered as a great stress reliever which and may even relieve mild depression. As a weight-bearing exercise, running also increases bone density, which can fend off osteoporosis..“Taklobo” the local name for giant clams are integral part of coral reef system that serves as habitat for diverse forms of marine life.

Taklobo are colorful mollusk which are self-sustaining when they reach their adult size, because their mantle with brown symbiotic algae is capable of photosynthesis.

They reproduce by mass spawning releasing millions of sperm and eggs into the reefs thereby attracting more fishes in the area. Takbo and Taklobo are two important things that sustain life both for marine organism and human beings.

Joining the marathon will enhance healthy heart and body at the same time giving life to ocean waters by supporting the giant clam seeding program in Subic Bay.

Proceeds of this event will go to the “Adopt-a-Giant Clam Program” of SBMA. Reseeding the ocean with giant clams will make the coral reef system healthy thus providing habitat and food for different of marine animals.

- To raise fund for giant clam seeding in Subic Bay
- To increase public awareness in giant clam and marine resource management
- To encourage stakeholders to participate in managing the Subic Bay natural resources


Participants of all ages can register a week before the event through the designated or authorized representative and coordinators and through the SBMA –Ecology Center. A registration fee of fifty pesos (P50) will be collected.

The marathon will be consisting of 3 kilometers and 5 kilometers track starting at the Boardwalk, Waterfront Road SBFZ, at 5:00 in the morning.

Monitoring and control of traffic will be facilitated by the Traffic Unit of the SBMA Law Enforcement Department.

A short program before and after the marathon will be conducted by the Ecology Center. The program will serve as awareness campaign.

DATE: December 10, 2010, Friday

Article was posted, here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Shows.

Laguna leg of Badburn's album tour, Crack the Weakened Surface.

Davao City. Punk show. November 13, 2010.

Biñan, Laguna's seminal hardcore band from the 90s are doing a one night reunion show. SKREWHEDS! November 19, a night of nostalgia and awesomeness!

Baguio City's Awakened Hope First Anniversary show. Metal, hardcore, punk. Btw, two (2) bands are from Olongapo City - No Remorse and Drastic Intent! Should be fun!

Another Oi!/Punk show. November 25 at Obsidian Bar, Ortigas, Pasig City.

This one is the last leg of Badburn's album tour for the month of November. Center for Arts, Timog Avenue, Quezon City. November 27, 2010.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Filipino Zinergy is a blog that focuses on Philippine underground zine culture. They do not distribute zines but helps a lot on getting the messages across the globe. They are like the yellow pages of Philippine zine. Contacts of former and current zine makers, soft copies of some Philippine fanzine.

Aspire fanzine is lucky enough to grace the pages of this kick-ass blog! Thanks!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Menezes Plans on Calling Up Ronaldinho for the 2014 FIFA World Cup

After a Ronaldinho-less 2010 FIFA World Cup at South Africa, Mano Menezes, the new Seleção coach, revealed his plans on calling up Ronaldinho on 2014 FIFA World Cup that will take place in Brazil.

"I think I will call Ronaldinho. I have seen him play well and he is adapting to his new role," the coach told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Ronaldinho, a two-time FIFA World Player of the Year (2004 and 2005)was not called up on the 23-man squad for the Brazil national team in South Africa, mid this year. Dunga, Brazil's coach for the South Africa World Cup, felt Ronaldinho wouldn't "play for the team". He thought that Ronaldinho's stardom doesn't fit with what he wanted the team to be like.

Brazil lost against the Netherlands on the quarter finals by a goal (2-1). The game left the Brazilian players and fans alike crying.

*On my opinion, Brazil would at least qualify for the 2010 World Cup Semi Finals, if not win the Cup, if Ronaldinho is with the squad. I can't even believe Dunga left Ronaldo, Adriano or even Neymar off the team.

Read the full article here: Brazil Coach Mano Menezes Confirms Plans To Call Milan's Ronaldinho & Lazio Ace Hernanes

All credits goes out to the original uploader/poster.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Simon McMenemy, the New Philippine National Football Team Coach

New coach and new beginning but the same passion, determination and eagerness to strive!

Simon McMenemy, a 32-year old Brit is the new coach for the Philippine's National Football Team. A young and inspired individual which envisions football will be embraced by Filipinos. He's backed! Support!

It's time that we Filipinos try football than basketball simply because football is in the ground so we need not to be tall.

Read the full article here: McMenemy hoping football can thrill the Manilans

The UFL Cup Kick Off Games

More on Philippine Football. On top are the posters for the kick off games on the nearing LBC-UFL Football Cup 2010-2011. I wish I could watch these games because I would like to see pros/semi-pros play ball. But sadly, I couldn't. Anyways, looking forward to see the finals. :)

First match is between Loyola Agila Futbol Club and Dolphins United at 3pm. Followed by Green Archers Orient Freight and Nomad FC at 5pm.

So there, October 16, 2010, that's a Saturday, Makati Football Field in Makati City. Be there and enjoy Philippine Football!

Monday, October 4, 2010


I saw this video, out of boredom. I really don't know how talented Filipinos can be with this beautiful game. If Paulino Alcántara did it then, there is no way we cannot do it now! I am beginning to love Philippine football! Cheers!

The man from the Philippines, Paulino Alcántara.

Here's the Philippine Football History (thanks to YouTube and the original uploader!):

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Team Philippines at Homeless World Cup

Another football post!

The 2010 Homeless World Cup commercial.

Representing the Philippines are twins Hammid and Abdula Pasion (Laguna), brothers Mark and Lexter Maravilla (Quezon), best friends Michael Quinlat and Toniemark Arinal (Talisay City), Revect Lagarto (Manila), and Leopoldo Aragon (Bacolod), together with coaches, Ronald Patulin and Elmer Bedia.

Team Philippines bagged the Host Cup trophy after beating the Team Norway in a grueling 4-3 physical match. The Host Cup is a play off among teams ranked 25 - 32 after the Secondary stage. So that puts Team Philippines on the 25th spot of all nations! A progression from the last year's Cup, which the team landed on the 29th position.

Read the full article at: The Jeepney Magazine
Learn more about the Homeless World Cup by clicking this link!

Team Brazil won the 2010 Homeless World Cup trophy after beating Team Chile! Brazil!

The 9th Homeless World Cup will be in Champs de Mars, Paris, France. Before that see Team Philippines as they celebrate their victory for the recently concluded 2010 Homeless World Cup:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Hey guys! Sorry for the delay of some zine updates. I'm still hoping that by Monday I could post the "Journey to the Printing Press". That would at least tell some stories about the, err, journey to the printing press for the Aspire zine. As a treat, all you aspirants out there(if there are any), Mic, the one who makes the infamous Step Forward zine, one of the madmen behind Non-Compliant Issue, (one of the)the one who runs Still Ill Records, and the one who plays bass for the mighty Bystorm, is kind enough to review my shitty zine.

Here's the link: La Cosa Nuestro


Disclaimer: Haha. The lines, Lastly, we have Feud. What can I say? This band existed when I was in grade school. Hahaha. I was referring to the year Feud have been formed. Hehehe. No pun intended. :)

The Ad.

Nestle™ Milo Tonic Food Drink!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

AC MILAN 2 - AJ Auxerre 0

I know it's a bit late but what the hell. Haha. AC Milan won their European debut match by 2 goals. All goals are by Ibrahimovic, of course, with the assists of Ronaldinho. Here are the pics and video highlights of the glorious game:

Next AC Milan UEFA Champions League 2010-2011 match is with Ajax Amsterdam at the Amsterdam ArenA. Go Rossonerri!

(Photos are from AC Milan's Official Facebook Page. The video is from YouTube uploaded by renjiz1308. All credits are for the original uploaders. Thanks!)


Finally, after lightyears of constant editing/chatting with bands, Aspire's first issue is out! Details soon.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Beat the Count Round 8

It's the infamous "Beat The Count" tour by Railroad Records based on Laguna where they feature bands from the label and guest bands near the venue of the show. Now on its 8th installment. Still features heavy hardcore bands like Piledriver, West, Unheard, and more. May 14th at Guerilla Radio along Shaw Blvd, Pasig City. Be there!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Asterisk Collective at Urdaneta City, Pangasinan

This show is co-produced by the good-looking folks from Asterisk Collective. Yes, same date with the TBOD show but with two distant location. Northern Luzon folks should check this one out. Features bands from Bulacan, Baguio, together with Pangasinan locals. May 15th, Urdaneta, 5 in the afternoon.

The Beauty of Doubt Release Show

This will be the release party for The Beauty of Doubt's "Just Matter" 3-song EP. May 15th. Sick line-up for P50!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pilipinas 3-way Reunion Show: Forgiveness Denied, Sauna and Richard Collier

Three of the best dead bands will be playing together for one night; Forgiveness Denied, Sauna and Richard Collier. A sunday matinee show organize by the good folks at Non-Compliant Issue. May 23 at Ten02 Bar. Together with the Philippines' finest.

Bane In Laguna

Yes, I missed the Ruiner show last April 5. And I guess, I will be missing this show too. Anyways, come to this once in a lifetime show. It will be great, fun and exciting! The show is billed on Laguna. 4026.05.19.2010:

Aspire's Back!

You got that right folks! Aspire is back. First issue is out on May 2010(this time it will come out). It will feature interviews by five local bands from the Philippines; Fist Foundation(Olongapo City), Standing Firm(Iligan City), Shirley Steinberg(Malolos City), the mighty Piledriver(Laguna) and a reprint interview by The Beauty of Doubt. Plus, other usual zine stuffs.

Anyways, sorry for the long delay.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tour Shows For January

Second installment of the annual Lakefest of San Pablo City, Laguna. This will feature Discrimination Free from Malaysia:

Next poster is the second show for Discrimination Free. This time it's in Ten02 Bar, Quezon City. Show starts at 3pm so come early:

Next is Australia's Pisschrist and Germany's Blockshot show at Cuerdas Bar in Pasig City. Two touring bands for P120? That's a bargain guys!

Pisschrist's Pampanga show. This one will start late at night to give way to First Blood's show at Manila on 1-5pm. Toxic Orgasm at Vampire State of Cebu City, Philippines will play this show so this will be a bang!

And lastly, First Blood's Manila Tour. Alcatraz ( is billed on this show. Flyer will be updated as soon as it is revised. A great way to start things off this 2010.