AS part of the continuing efforts to raise the level of the profession, sports editors, columnists, and writers of the country’s leading national tabloids have banded together to form a new group.
To be called TOPS, or the Tabloid Organization in Philippine Sports, the association hopes to contribute its share in local sports development through responsible reports and analysis in the ever-changing sports environment.
The association also hopes to work closely with established groups, such as the National Press Club (NPC) and the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA), in promoting and maintaining a high standard of sports journalism.
Leading the new association are Ed Andaya of People’s Tonight (president), Dennis Eroa of Bandera (VP Internal), Maribeth ‘Beth’ Repizo of Pilipino Star Ngayon (VP External), Nympha Manio-Ang of Bulgar (treasurer), Mae Balbuena of Pang-Masa (auditor) and Edwin Rollon of Balita (secretary).
Members of the Board of Directors are Enjel Manato of Abante/Abante Tonite; Fred Nasiad of Bandera; Jeff Venancio of Police Files, Clyde Mariano of Pilipino Mirror; Rico Navarro of Remate, Jessie Ong of Business Monitor and Danny Simon of Hoy! – a Canada-based newspaper.
The formal induction of officers will be announced soon.