2018 Jr. NBA Philippines targets 250,000 participants

As the NBA continues to spread its influence on the global sporting community reaching 26 million kids in 71 countries, Jr. NBA Philippines plans to do the same. For its 2018 edition, Jr. NBA plans to target 250,000 participants and 900 coaches across the archipelago. The program remains free for children aged 10 to 14-years-old who are eligible to join throughout four stages that will begin with skills clinics in schools and local communities. The Regional Selection Camps will follow with a National Training Camp to further trim down the number of participants with the best of the roster getting to experience a full NBA trip. "For the past 10 years, Jr. NBA Philippines h...Keep on reading: 2018 Jr. NBA Philippines targets 250,000 participants.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 13th, 2018

Jr NBA Philippines 2018 aims for 35,000 Filipino participants

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino youth players aged 10 to 14 years old get another chance to take their basketball dreams to greater heights as Jr NBA Philippines 2018 opened its doors on Satuday, January 13.  This year's program aims to reach more than 35,000 Filipino kids – after hitting a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Jr. NBA goes digital as it enters new decade

Jr. NBA is back in business and for 2018, it's about to be bigger than ever. Kicking off a new decade of the youth basketball program, Jr. NBA Philippines has once again teamed up with Alaska to launch the 2018 edition Saturday at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati. The Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 will run through May and is expected to hit more than 250,000 participants all over the country. "This year is our 11th year and we wanna make it bigger and better," NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson told ABS-CBN Sports. "Last year we had about 30,000 players and coaches participating and obviously we want to grow that number but we also want to create new digital, mobile, and social content so that more people can benefit from Jr. NBA," he added. Speaking of the planned move to digital by Jr. NBA, Singson says that their website has been re-launched to accomodate free content. It should allow basketball enthusiasts, even those who cannot directly participate to Jr. NBA events, to access useful tips and drills. "A lot more content geared towards players, coaches, and just fans of the game," Singson said. "So if you're a young basketball coach that has a team and wants new ideas, that will be on our site they can just watch or stream it, potentially even download it. Basically, it's gonna be on 365 days a year. That's the vision for the website, a lot of content is gonna be up. That is one of our key initiatives, to build our presence on the digital side," he added. Following this weekend's tip off, several coaching clinics will run until March while regional selection camps will go until April. Finally, a national training camp will take place in May with the main event slated for May 20 at the SM Mall of Asia. Online registration for Jr. NBA Philippines is now live at   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

10 standouts from Makati basketball clinic get golden ticket to Jr. NBA PH camp

Jr. NBA PH press release Ten outstanding kids earned a chance of a lifetime after being picked to be part of the Jr. NBA Philippines camp 2018. The young standouts were handpicked among 40 participants ages 5-13 from three barangays in Makati who honed their skills in a training session that was concluded by a friendly game in AXA Philippines’ youth basketball clinic. AXA Philippines, one of the leading insurance companies in the country chose the 10 most outstanding players from the group, and will support them as they participate in the NBA's global youth development program that promotes basketball participation, sportsmanship, teamwork, and an active lifestyle.  AXA Philippines, through its corporate social responsibility arm, continuously spearheads and participates in similar development activities to help empower communities to live better lives through sports and other ventures......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 to engange Pinoy youth and coaches nationwide

Jr. NBA PH press release MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Dec. 23, 2017 – Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska will tip off Jan. 13 at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati and runs through May 2018 as part of the league’s effort to encourage youth basketball participation. This year’s program is set to reach more than 250,000 participants and 900 coaches across the country.  Online registration is open now at Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills and core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to enhance the youth basketball experience for players, parents and coaches.  During the 2017-18 season, the NBA will reach more than 26 million youth in 71 countries through a variety of camps, clinics, skills challenges, league play and outreach events.   The program remains free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14 throughout its four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip.  Since its launch in 2007, Jr. NBA clinics have been implemented in 110 cities and municipalities across the country and the 2018 program will return to key provinces including Agusan Del Norte, Batangas, Benguet, Cavite, Misamis Oriental, and Negros Occidental.  Regional Selection Camps will be held in Bacolod (Feb. 10-11), Butuan (Feb. 24-25), Baguio (March 17-18) and Metro Manila (April 7-8), with the top 37 boys and 37 girls advancing for the National Training Camp in Manila in May 2018, which will feature an NBA and WNBA player or legend.  The program will culminate with the selection of 16 Jr. NBA All-Stars, comprised of eight boys and eight girls, who will embark on an overseas NBA experience trip with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.  Prior editions of the Jr. NBA Philippines program have featured notable alumni including Aljon Mariano, Kobe Paras, Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, Ricci Rivero, and Kai Sotto.  “For the past 10 years, Jr.  NBA Philippines has established itself as a platform to improve the youth basketball experience and promote an active and healthy lifestyle among the Filipino youth,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.  “Together with Alaska, we are committed to providing proper guidelines to how the game should be played and taught to more youth, coaches and parents in the country.” “As part of our long-standing partnership with the NBA, Alaska Milk Corporation is proud to play an active role in shaping the basketball players of tomorrow through good nutrition and proper life values,” said Alaska Milk Corporation Marketing Director Blen Fernando.  “We look forward to making a lasting impact on the lives of aspiring athletes on and off the court through the Jr. NBA program.” The 2018 edition of Jr. NBA Philippines will also include the Jr. NBA Coach of the Year program, led by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Carlos Barroca and Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso, to provide training for 14 Jr. NBA coaches during the National Training Camp, with two Jr. NBA Coaches of the Year awarded with an NBA experience trip.   Jr. NBA Philippines furthers the mission of Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that highlights the nutritional benefits of milk, encourages physical activity through play, and instills values that are essential to becoming a champion.   AXA, CloudFone, Gatorade and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner.  ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines.  Coaches and participants can now register the Jr. NBA program online at, where the program terms and conditions can be found.  Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook and the NBA at and on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit and follow PlayPH at and on Facebook and Twitter. About the NBA The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League, set to launch in May 2018.  The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2017-18 season featured 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV,, the NBA App and NBA League Pass.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.4 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes. About Alaska Milk According to the 8th National Survey of FNRI and DOH (as of 2013), obesity is one of the most prevalent nutritional problems of Filipino children and adults, with about 5 out of 100 Filipino children being classified as overweight. Obesity can lead to different health problems like heart diseases and even diabetes at a young age, which could lead to serious health, economic and social implications later on in life. In line with Alaska Milk’s mission to bring affordable nutrition and a love of active play to every Filipino household, powering the Jr. NBA is a major part of Alaska’s “NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.” initiative. By highlighting milk’s nutritional benefits and encouraging children to go out and play, Alaska consistently works to instill the values Determination, Hard Work, Teamwork, Discipline and Sportsmanship in tomorrow’s champions......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

TESDA eyes participation in Worldskills ASEAN Competition 2018

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is planning to bring Filipino participants to the Worldskills ASEAN Competition 2018, schedule Aug. 31-Sept.2 in Bangkok, Thailand. Rolando V. dela Torre, TESDA Davao provincial director and co-vice chair of the national technical committee the Philippines, said in a media forum in Davao City that the country […] The post TESDA eyes participation in Worldskills ASEAN Competition 2018 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

DOH targets zero firecracker injuries for New Year 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) said it aims to have zero firecracker-related injuries – or at least minimise them – when Filipinos welcome the new year.  In a statement on Monday, December 4, the DOH said this year’s “Oplan: Iwas Paputok” campaign seeks to encourage revelers, especially children, ........»»

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Vista Land targets 1.5-M GFA in 2018

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Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

CBCP to tackle new guidelines from Rome in plenary assembly

  The president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) urged the faithful to pray for their prelates as they meet for their plenary assembly later this month in Cebu City.   Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles is expected to lead the first plenary assembly for 2018 fromJanuary 22 to 29.   In an interview over Radio Veritas, the prelate appealed to the faithful to pray for their bishops as they discuss issues relevant to the Catholic Church.   "We need your prayers so that we will be enlightened and fruitful in our discussions regarding what we would do as we move forward as leaders of the Church," Valles said.   Th...Keep on reading: CBCP to tackle new guidelines from Rome in plenary assembly.....»»

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Michele Gumabao enters Top 40 of Binibining Pilipinas 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Michele Gumabao has moved a step closer to becoming a beauty queen.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News4 hr. 32 min. ago

Fighting misinformation and spreading peach through tech

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Ceres-Negros makes first appearance in AFC Champions League qualifiers

MANILA, Philippines – Ceres-Negros FC will face Burmese squad Shan United in the first preliminary round of the 2018 AFC Champions League qualifying play-offs on Tuesday, January 16, in Yangon, Myanmar. The inaugural Philippines Football League champions will debut in the the continental competition's qualifying round as they face the ........»»

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Celine Dion is coming to Manila

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EDITORIAL - Vulnerable targets

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Christianity’s arrival in PH – boon or bane?

  Any historicalreview would illustrate the seismic shiftsthe Philippine Catholic Church has been undergoing, including the earth-shaking scandals into which she has been dragged repeatedly.   Does it matter to me that the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has declared 2018 as the "Year of the Clergy and the Religious" as part of the nine-year preparation for the 5thcentennial, or 500 longs years of the Christianization of the Philippines?   The predecessors of the Filipino clergy and consecrated persons today are the Spanish friars of old. And it appears that the arrival of Spanish clergy and consecrated persons 500 years ago was a ...Keep on reading: Christianity’s arrival in PH – boon or bane?.....»»

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Almond Vosotros to debut in Thai League, but dreams of PBA return

  MANILA, Philippines – Former Gilas Pilipinas cadet Almond Vosotros has joined Mono Thewphaingarm (Mono Thew) Basketball Club in the Thailand Basketball Super League (TBSL), which opens its 2018 season on Saturday, January 20.  While he looks forward to playing abroad, Vosotros laments that the lack of opportunities he found ........»»

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MILF hopeful for passage of Bangsamoro law in 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Moro Islamic Liberation Front is optimistic Congress will approve the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Palace Welcomes Higher PH Ranking in World’s Most Powerful Passports

Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the country’s climb in the latest Henley and Partners Passport Index, which ranks all of the world’s passports according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The Philippines rose three notches higher to 72nd place in 2018 from 75th last year, according to Henley and Partners, a […].....»»

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STRANDED IN MANILA AIRPORT 😞 | Philippines Travel Vlog 111, 2018 | Flight to Taipei Taiwan – Manila Video

Lucky Manila Airport has the Sky Lounge in departure! Our flight from Manila to Taipei Taiwan was delayed a loooooong time ⬇ Click ‘Show More’ to expand ⬇ Maybe it was a sign not to leave the Philippines or Manila, which we’re actually really sad about. The Philippine is genuinely one of our favourite places… link: STRANDED IN MANILA AIRPORT 😞 | Philippines Travel Vlog 111, 2018 | Flight to Taipei Taiwan – Manila Video.....»»

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P1 T worth of projects under construction as of Jan — DOF

MANILA, Philippines — Forty-four public infrastructure projects with a total cost of about P1 trillion are under construction as of early-2018, according to.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Magnolia s Lee back to fiery form, earns PBA Player of the Week nod

MANILA, Philippines – Paul Lee got off to an explosive start in 2018 after steering Magnolia to back-to-back wins in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018