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‘Group of Death’ awaits Batang Gilas

Batang Gilas coach Mike Oliver said yesterday the Philippine team arrived a week early in Argentina to adjust to the time difference and climate conditions before opening its campaign at the fifth FIBA U17 World Cup in Rosario, a port city 300 kilometers from Buenos Aires, on Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJun 24th, 2018

Batang Gilas nabs record-high World Cup finish

  MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine basketball youth team made up for a lackluster group-stage run by finishing the FIBA Under-17 World Cup on a high ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Batang Gilas stays winless with loss to Argentina, faces Canada in KO phase

Batang Gilas vs Argentina. PHOTO FROM FIBA.COM The Philippines ended its group stage campaign without a win after bowing to host Argentina, 74-71, in the Fiba U17 Basketball World Cup Wednesdayat N.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Argentina staves off Batang Gilas in thriller

BATANG Gilas dropped its third straight game at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup on Wednesday but not after pushing to the limit host Argentina at the Newell’s Old Boys in Rosario. A battle of two winless teams in Group D of the tournament, the Filipinos crowded the hosts for much of the contest but just could not complete the task, slumping to the 74-71 defeat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Batang Gilas faces early tests in Fiba U-17 World Cup

Batang Gilas is in Group D along with France, Croatia and host Argentina, teams that assistant coach Josh Reyes described as among the 'toughest teams' in the field.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Elite 60 Dev’t Camp to serve as start for future Batang Gilas players

The Elite 60 Development Camp strives to be bigger and better now in its second year. And along with providing another avenue for young talent to better themselves, the training program is also providing another avenue for the Philippine national youth basketball team to better itself. “We (have tried) to come up with a program to complement and assist the national team program. That’s why this year, we decided to lower the age group to 16 and under,” camp director Eric Altamirano said in the program’s press conference on Thursday at the Capitol Commons in Pasig. He then continued, “If there’s any player that we can identify, the national team would be able to put them in the pool and have continuous training to hopefully make the national team.” The Elite 60 Development Camp is a training program that scoured the entire country for the best of the best young talent aged 16 and under. It will run from May 10 to 13 at the Colegio de San Agustin Gym in Makati. In its first edition a year ago, it gathered the top Under-18 players such as NCAA Juniors MVP Will Gozum and UAAP Juniors champion RJ Abarrientos. Now, it aims to identify younger talent who may very well serve as the core of Batang Gilas. “After the Elite 60 Camp, the objective is to have the national team coaches to be able to see sino ba ang potential players nila,” Altamirano said. Overseeing the camp alongside Altamirano, will be Rob Beveridge, former head coach of the Australian men’s national basketball team. For Batang Gilas itself, the training program is a much-welcome development. “This will really help us with the identification of talent. We lean on this program to identify the talent that we need,” assistant coach Josh Reyes said. And for that, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is also in all-out support of the Elite 60 Development Camp. “Magandang programa ang na-develop nina coach E at coach Alex [Compton] kaya it’s something worth supporting. Hopefully, this thing carries on through more years,” Gilas team manager Butch Antonio said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Elite 60 Camp seeks talent for Batang Gilas program

Over 174 boys in the 16-and-under age group from the National Capital Region and Luzon trooped to the La Salle Greenhills Gym to try out for the Elite 60 Camp last Tuesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Andrew Teh joins FIBA as technical delegate

Batang Gilas team manager Andrew Teh is now part of a group of Filipino officials who made it to the FIBA organization with his entry into the roster of Technical Delegates running the home-and-away games in the FIBA qualifiers for the 2019 World Cup......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Kai, Batang Gilas get rough draw in World Cup

Batang Gilas' FIBA U-17 World Cup opponents are set. After the official draw Monday, the Philippines is bracketed with Croatia, France, and host Argentina in Group D. Kai Sotto and the rest of our boys certainly didn't get any help in the draw as all of their preliminary opponents belong in the Top 10 of the world rankings. Hosts Argentina is ranked 7th while Croatia is 8th. The French are ranked as the 9th best boys' team on the planet. In comparison, the Philippines is ranked 31st. The 2018 FIBA U-17 World Cup is slated for June 30-July 8 in Rosario & Santa Fe, Argentina. Batang Gilas qualified after taking fourth place in the 2018 FIBA-Asia U-16 championships.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Height, speed are keys for Kai Sotto and Batang Gilas in FIBA Asian Championships

The Philippine youth team bannered by promising big man Kai Sotto,will bank on height and speed for its coming campaign in the FIBA U16 Asian Championships in Foshan, China from April 2-8. The 15-year-old Sotto, who recently led Ateneo to the UAAP juniors basketball championship, serves as the centerpiece of the 12-man team of coach Michael Oliver which also counts on Rafael Go, Raven Cortez, McLaude Guadana, Terrence Fortea, Recaredo Christian Calimag, Rence Padrigao,, and Shaun Geofrrey Chiu – all of whom suited up for the Batang Gilas squad that won the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) juniors championship held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last year. Newcomers include Jerick Kyle Bautista, Joshua Rafael Lazaro, Yukien Andrada, and King Balaga. “We have a combination of height and speed. At least hindi na tayo kawawa sa ilalim unlike before. Hindi na tayo undersized sa mga kalaban natin,” said Oliver. Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive director Sonny Barrios, who, was with Oliver and Batang Gilas co-team manager Andrew Teh and Wilbert Loa in Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Tapa King Restaurant at the Farmers Center in Cubao, said seven Batang Gilas players are above six feet, including Sotto who stands 7-foot-1, Chiu, who is 6-foot-8, and Cortez at 6-foot-7. Chiu and McLaude joined the team together with deputy coach MC Abolucion in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Tapa King, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. The country is bracketed in Group B with powerhouse Australia and Malaysia. The host country leads Group A together with New Zealand and Hong Kong, Group C will have Iran, Chinese Taipei, and Macau, while Group D is composed of Korea, Japan, Lebanon, and India. In all, 13 countries are seeing action in the week-long event. Barrios said the meet was supposed to be held last year shortly after the SEABA meet, but had to be moved to this year as FIBA failed to find a willing host. The top four countries to finish in the meet will represent Asia to the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup in Argentina next year. As per tournament format, the best placed team in each group will qualify directly to the knockout stage starting with the quarterfinals. The second and third place teams will proceed to the playoff round. It won’t be easy, according to Oliver, since the team didn’t get to practice with a full roster until after the end of the UAAP season. “Naghahabol talaga kami sa training. Daily practices kami as much as possible,” said the Batang Gilas coach......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Batang Gilas joins Australia, Malaysia in FIBA U-16 group

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines drew powerhouse Australia and Malaysia for its group assignments in the FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Who has blocks on both Steph Curry and Ben Mbala? Only Gian Mamuyac

Gian Mamuyac’s numbers didn’t say much about his skills or contribute much to Ateneo de Manila University’s championship win last Sunday. He only had three points, three rebounds, and nine minutes in that winner-take-all Game 3. He gave us one of the highlights of the game, however.   Ben Mbala will not be denied. #UAAPSeason80Finals pic.twitter.com/8zPdZfuwWN — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) Disyembre 3, 2017   Yes, six-foot swingman Mamuyac rejected an inside shot by six-foot-seven and back-to-back MVP Ben Mbala. While it was far from a game-winner or game-sealer or anything of the kind, it was still quite the image for the Blue Eagles’ wonderful season – which saw, through the tournament, a less-heralded group of guys standing up to and then getting the better of Camerooninan powerhouse Mbala and once-defending champion De La Salle University. It was also an image showing how Ateneo consistently got contributions from all over its roster. For reference, Mamuyac only averaged 9.6 minutes of play in the Finals, but made an impact by clamping down on the likes of Aljun Melecio, Ricci Rivero, and yes, Mbala. For those in the know about him and his skills, however, that block is no longer a surprise. Long known as a defensive stopper, the long-limbed Mamuyac has had many gems against the likes of Melecio, John Lloyd Clemente, and Marvin Lee in the UAAP Juniors. And oh, he also has had this defensive gem at the expense of this somebody named Steph Curry.   OMG! Batang Gilas & former Blue Eaglet Gian Mamuyac @mamuinthesea just blocked @StephenCurry30 game winning three! pic.twitter.com/t9YQQtywfE — TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) Setyembre 6, 2016   Yes, Gian Mamuyac now has a resume most of us could only dream of – one-time UAAP Seniors champion, one-time UAAP Juniors champion, and owner of defensive stops on both NBA MVP Steph Curry and back-to-back UAAP MVP Ben Mbala. And the first-year player is only getting started. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Road to FIBA Asia 2017: China

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas faces a stern test in its 2017 FIBA Asia Cup because they are lumped in the Group of Death......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2017

NU Bullpups to wear the flag in 2018 Asean School Games

Not even a month after playing for Batang Gilas in the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup, Gerry Abadiano, Terrence Fortea, and Carl Tamayo will be playing for flag and country anew in the 2018 Asean School Games. The three national youth team players banner the Philippine team represented by Nazareth School of National University in the regional meet scheduled for July 19 to 27 in Malaysia. Earlier in the month, Abadiano, Fortea, and Tamayo were key cogs for Batang Gilas who registered the country’s best finish in the FIBA U17 Worlds at 13th place. Now, heady guard Abadiano, streaky shooter Fortea, and versatile big man Tamayo will be joined by Harold Alarcon, Aaron Buensalida, Vince Cuajao, Dom Dayrit, John Felicida, Cyril Gonzales, Kevin Quiambao, Joshua Ramirez, Reyland Torres. Of course, multi-titled mentor Goldwyn Monteverde will be calling the shots for Team Philippines backed by Freego. NU was awarded the right to represent the Filipinos after winning the 2018 Palarong Pambansa earlier in the year. They will be competing against the best young talent Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand have to offer. In the girls tournament, Chiang Kai Shek College, supported by SM, will be defending its title. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News19 hr. 0 min. ago

Gilas player Terrence Romeo questioned over bar brawl

Gilas Pilipinas player Terrence Romeo was questioned by police after his group was allegedly involved in a bar brawl in Quezon City before dawn yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

PBA: Marcial on Terrence s latest scuffle: 'Mag-ingat siya'

After figuring in yet another controversy, Terrence Romeo had another talk with PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial. Romeo, after TNT's elimination in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup courtesy of San Miguel Wednesday, was involved in a bar fight early Thursday morning. [Related: Terrence Romeo, group involved in Quezon City bar fight] Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident and no criminal charges were filed as both involved parties settled their differences. For his part, Commissioner Marcial just gave Romeo a gentle reminder. 10 days ago, Terrence was also part of the ugly brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and the Boomers at the Philippine Arena. "Sabi niya Comm nandun lang ako sa loob, bigla ako tinapik sa dibdib. Sabay na-arm lock siya so pumalag siya, pumiglas siya. Tapos nagpuntahan sila sa presinto, nagka-ayos na sila kasi humingi ng tawad yung naka-away ni Terrence. Nag-sorry daw so sabi naman ni Terrence na sige okay na," Marcial said Thursday at the MOA Arena. PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial on Terrence Romeo's latest controversy #PBA2018 | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/U3gyO2cIeI — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) July 12, 2018 "Sabi ko naman na mag-ingat siya sa ganung sitwasyon, lalo na parang celebrity yung dating niya. Okay naman daw, sabi niya hindi naman siya sumuntok," he added. Romeo likewise tweeted an update Thursday, saying he didn't do anything and both camps are good already. im in my house right now. Im not held up in any prison or station. No need to make a fuss. Watch the cctv i believe its somewhere in social media right now.I didnt do anything.Let the video speak for itself.Anyway both camps are okay naman na. Goodnight😊 — Terrence Romeo (@tbvromeo) July 12, 2018   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Forcing sudden death, GlobalPort looks to complete upset

SURVIVING a very tough first test in their Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal assignment, the GlobalPort Batang Pier have grown more determined to continue making heads turn and complete an upset......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

The dead do not always die

YOKOHAMA---The media here have been dominated by two stories: the intense, record-breaking rainfall that has caused massive destruction and loss of life in western, southern and central Japan; and the execution by hanging of the founder of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, Shoko Asahara, otherwise known as Chizuo Matsumoto. Six other members of the group were hanged as well. Six more remain on death row while six others are serving life sentences. The beliefs of Aum Shinrikyo, which means "supreme truth", is a syncretic assemblage of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, with apocalyptic Christian prophecies worked into the mix. The cult was founded in the 1980s and was proven to be behind the deadly 199...Keep on reading: The dead do not always die.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Gabriela Silang – Manila Picture

María Josefa Gabriela Cariño Silang (March 19, 1731-September 29, 1763) was the first Filipino woman to lead a revolt during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. An active member of the insurgent force of Diego Silang, her husband, she led the group for four months after his death before she was captured and executed. Born… link: Gabriela Silang – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Sotto powers Batang Gilas to 13th place with rout of New Zealand

Riding high after earning its first win, the Philippines ripped New Zealand, 73-51, early Monday morning (Manila time) to end its campaign on a winning note in the Fiba Under-17 World Cup in Argent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

FIBA U17: Batang Gilas ends stint on high note

Saving its best for last, Batang Gilas romped past New Zealand, 73-51, to close out its 2018 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup campaign on a strong note at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Santa Fe, Argentina. FIBA U17: Batang Gilas ends stint on high note by Jerome Lagunzad Saving its best for last, Batang Gilas… link: FIBA U17: Batang Gilas ends stint on high note.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018