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GRANT ANGELO KOUAME FILIPINO CITIZENSHIP – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara has endorsed the proposed entry of Angelo Kouame to Gilas Pilipinas with the filing of a bill calling to grant Philippine citizenship to the Ivory Coast standout. Angara, who is chairman of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), filed Senate Bill 1892 as part of the country’s ongoing efforts to build up […]

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PACQUIAO ON KOBE BRYANT: THE WORLD HAS LOST A LEGEND

Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League owner Manny Pacquiao said it right in his tweet when Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash early Monday in Calabasas, California. “The world lost a legend today,” the eight-division world boxing champion and former Philippine Basketball Association player said. The entire Philippine basketball community, in general, was saddened by the […]

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1986 CHAMPIONS JOIN UP MAROONS COACHING STAFF – PERASOL

The UP Men’s Basketball Team (UPMBT) will be boosting its coaching staff with four former UP Fighting Maroons as part of its efforts to continue the upward trajectory of its program and win its first University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball championship since 1986. This according to UPMBT Head Coach Bo Perasol, […]

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KNOCK OUT ILLEGAL SPORTS BETTING, GAME FIXING — ABANTE

“Do a Pacman and knock out illegal sports gambling and game-fixing!” This was the appeal of Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and other concerned authorities, after Senator Manny Pacquiao suspended a team in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) after evidence showed that its personnel and players were […]

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FRONTROW International throws support for UP Fighting Maroons

The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons continues to get support for their University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 82 campaign as FRONTROW International, a dynamic and rapidly-expanding direct selling company in the health, beauty, and wellness industry in the country, became their newest backer.  UP alumni Raymond “RS” Francisco, FRONTROW president and […]

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Musings of an Accidental Maroon Supporter

“Nagrarally lang mga estudyante sa UP.” “Hassle pumila sa UP kapag hindi ka nakakuha ng klase.” “Hindi rin daw nagtuturo mga prof sa UP.” I half-heartedly entered what was supposed to be the best university in the country with these apprehensions communicated to me by family and peers. After a month in the university, I […]

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UP alumni urge UAAP to tap third-party observers, technology to improve officiating

With the UAAP basketball season nearing its end, alumni of the University of the Philippines (UP) reiterated their call for fair officiating after the UP Fighting Maroons narrowly edged the Adamson Falcons 73-71 last Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena. NowheretogobutUP Foundation (ntgbUP) Chairperson Atty. Agaton Uvero stressed this on Tuesday, saying that the […]

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PHILIPPINES TO SEND BASKETBALL TEAM TO ASIAN GAMES IN INDONESIA – GO

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go confirmed reports that the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) have finally agreed to send a Philippine squad to the Asian Games in Indonesia later this August. Go also confirmed his involvement in negotiations for the participation of Gilas Pilipinas in the Asiad. […]

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ANGARA: INCLUDE CPR TRAINING IN SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Senator Sonny Angara is urging all private and public schools to include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training in their respective curricula. Angara is the principal author of Republic Act 10871, popularly known as the “Samboy Lim Law,” which aims to train young Filipinos into lifesavers. “Schools are the best venue to equip students with the lifesaving […]