MANILA, Philippines—Kieth Absalon could have been a regular member of the Philippine Azkals, with accolades already attached to his name at such a young age.
However, the future Absalon envisioned will not be realized now that he has been killed in a roadside explosion in his hometown of Masbate.
The New People’s Army, the Communist Party of the Philippines’ armed wing, took full responsibility for the incident that killed Absalon.
A stellar career with Far Eastern University led to the 21-year-old midfielder being named to the starting 11 for UAAP Season 82.
Absalon joined an FEU team that was already loaded with titles and he was part of the Baby Tamaraws program that won 10 straight UAAP high school…