What seemed to be the laughing stock of the league became a shining example of faith, discipline and hard work.

This was the story of Coach Eric Altamirano’s journey. He recounts when he took the post as coach of National University Bulldogs 4 years ago and how God brought him and the team from cellar dweller (60 year title drought) to this year’s UAAP Season 77 champions.

Watch his testimony below and I pray you will be inspired and realize that God is a turn around specialist. What seems to be a set back can very well be a Divine Set up to bring honor and glory to His name.


Monday mornings are usually basketball pick up games for me, several pastors, campus ministers and those in full time ministry like LA, Patrick, Owie, Roel, etc. Others who are professional students like Josh join us too. (peace Josh!)

One of the advantages of homeschooling is that I get to bring Ryan, my 8 year old, with me.  That can be considered as his P.E. class (haha).

While he was practicing his shots, I was sitting by the sidelines watching him.

I, then, noticed a pattern.  After he takes a shot, whether he makes it or not, he looks at me to check my reaction.

I usually give him a thumbs up sign or a nod to acknowledge his efforts – whether he makes the shot or not.

Dads, our kids look to us for a reaction, response or approval which is why it is critical to stay close and stay positive.

Giving a thumbs up sign not just because of achievement but primarily for effort is well worth it.

Just a reminder to all the dads out there, our kids are watching.  And how we respond can either build or break their confidence.