Sportswriters Association of Cebu (SAC)

Yesterday (Jan. 29), the group of men and women whose stories you read about in the newspaper Sports Section met to deliberate on the winners for the upcoming SAC-SMC All-Cebu Sports Awards, an annual gathering where top athletes, coaches, individuals and teams are honored. I don’t have the final listing yet of awardees and will post them very soon. But for now, here are our photos from yesterday’s lunch at Cafe Laguna, courtesy of San Miguel Corp. and one of their top honchos, Girlie Garces.

Seated fom left: Marian Baring (Sun.Star Daily), Rick Gabuya (CDN), Manny Villaruel (The Freeman), Girlie Garces (of San Miguel Corporation); (standing, from left) Marsante Alison (The Freeman), Mike Limpag (Sun.Star Cebu), Raffy Osumo (The Freeman), Jun Migallen (Sun.Star Superbalita), Caecent Noot-Magsumbol (The Freeman), Brian Ochoa (CDN), John Pages, and Nimrod Quinones (The Freeman)

Caecent Noot-Magsumbol of The Freeman and Jason Panerio of Cebu Daily News

The Freeman Sports Editor Manny Villaruel (left) and Raffy Osumo, The Freeman Asst. Sports Editor

Nimrod Quinones (standing), The Freeman Managing Editor, with (from left) Rick Gabuya (CDN Sports Editor), Manny Villaruel and (in pink) Mike Limpag, Sun.Star Cebu Sports Editor

Discussing the Awardees

“Excellent food at Cafe Laguna!” says Mike Limpag (2nd from right), munching on the chicken pandan

Manny, Caecent, Raffy and Nimrod

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John Pages

By John Pages

I've been a sports columnist since 1994. First, in The Freeman newspaper under "Tennis Is My Game." Then, starting in 2003, with Sun.Star Cebu under the name "Match Point." Happy reading!


  1. Hala ka diha!katambok na nako…hehehe..wa man ka nag-ingon imu diay ni e-post Commish…he he he

    Anyway,everyone…we elected John Pages as the new president of the Sportswriters Association of Cebu(SAC)!!! No body objected because we know, we’re in good hands with John!

    Goodluck and as always,dito lang ako to give support!!!


  2. Hi there,
    Is there an archive of previous winners of the SAC SMB winners? In my youth, circa 1982, I was awarded the Sportswriters award for Archery. I lost all documentation and the award when my ancestral home in Mandaue burned down. I migrated to the US in ’91 but would like to know if there is an archive I can show my kids!

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