The greatest of them all

Sen. Alberto Romulo phoned recently to say he enjoyed reading about Ramon Manulat, who played on the Philippines’ 1954 FIBA World Cup third place team in Brazil, in the Dec. 31, 2020, issue of The Philippine Star. Romulo was 21 when the Philippines became the only Asian country to land a podium finish in the FIBA tournament. Caloy Loyzaga was on that team with Manulat and Romulo, now 87, recalled the glory days of the Philippines’ supremacy in Asian hoops. It was an era where Romulo celebrated the exploits of Loyzaga who is arguably the greatest Filipino basketball player of all time. Loyzaga …

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