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MPBL: Batangas wards off Mandaluyong; Caloocan subdues GenSan 

The Batangas City Athletics flashed vintage form to keep the Mandaluyong El Tigre at bay, 61-57, Thursday night in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarOct 12th, 2018

Bulacan beats Batangas in duel between MPBL pioneers

Jay-R Taganas imposed his will on the undersized frontline of inaugural champion Batangas before carrying Bulacan in keeping in step with the top teams in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. Taganas only fired eight points, but was a monster on the glass with 17 rebounds as the Kuyas downed the Athletics, 63-54, last Tuesday at home in the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium. The burly big man was backstopped by Hans Thiele who had 11 points and six boards of his own while Jerrick Canada guided the attack with nine markers and 13 assists. With everybody doing their part, the home team scored their sixth win in eight games – remaining well within striking distance of Northern Division pacesetters San Juan, Bataan, Manila, and Mandaluyong. For Batangas, Moncrief Rogado and Lester Alvarez scored 13 points apiece. They dropped to 2-5 in the season. Meanwhile, Basilan barged back into the win column by dropping Caloocan, 92-84. Dennis Daa was a force with 25 points and nine rebounds to lift the Steel to a 3-4 standing. With the loss, the Supremos fell to 2-5. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

At least 24 teams to do battle in MPBL’s second conference

The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is just getting started in its aim of giving a bigger stage for players from all over the country the chance to shine. And now, the upstart league will have a 24-strong stable of squads all ready and raring to push it farther. “The vision of the league is to give a chance to homegrown players. Now may 24 teams tayo, we’re still striving to be a place for many more homegrown players,” commissioner Kenneth Duremdes said in the league-wide owners’ meeting on Wednesday at the Raffles Hotel in Makati. Last month, the MPBL closed the curtain on what was a successful first conference with the Batangas Athletics topping nine other teams to win the league’s inaugural championship. Then, the Bataan Defenders (now Risers), Bulacan Kuyas, Caloocan Supremos, Imus Bandera, Muntinlupa Cagers, Navotas Clutch, Paranaque Patriots, Quezon City Capitals, and Valenzuela Classic rounded out the leaderboard. Now, at least 14 new squads will be challenging both Batangas and the already established league hierarchy. Joining the MPBL are the the Cebu Sharks, Davao Occidental Tigers, General Santos Warriors, Laguna Heroes, Makati Skyscrapers, Mandaluyong El Tigre, Manila Stars, Pasay Voyagers, Pampanga Lanterns, Pasig Pirates, San Juan Knights, and Zamboanga Valientes. Rizal and Marikina are also new members of the league, but their monickers are yet to be determined. Meanwhile, Basilan and Sta. Rosa have also signified their intent to compete, but their memberships are yet to be finalized. Whatever the final number of teams is, Duremdes has no doubt that the league will only be bigger and better in its second conference tipping off in June. “You can expect every game to be a full-packed game. Yun yung naging initial success ng liga - yung nakakalaro yung sinasabi nating local heroes,” he said. League owners are still discussing the format, scheduling, and venues of the tournament as of press time. What’s sure is that the games will all be in Luzon. “Big thanks to our teams from the south kasi they all agreed na yung games nila, Luzon muna,” the commissioner said. If and when any from Cebu, Davao Occidental, General Santos, or Zamboanga make the playoffs, though, then the MPBL will have to consider granting them home games. “Kung nakapasok sila ng playoffs, who knows, yun yung chance nila to host home games,” Duremdes remarked. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

GenSan, Basilan upset Bulacan, Manda in MPBL

It was a night of upsets in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Anta-Datu Cup last Tuesday as General Santos and Basilan, two teams from Mindanao, pulled off shocking victories over fancied rivals to boost their playoff aspirations. The Gen San Warriors overcame a sloppy first half with a more solid effort in the next 20 minutes to turn back the Bulacan Kuyas in a low-scoring game, 56-43, at the JRU Gym in Mandaluyong. Held to an all-time low 12 points at the half, the Warriors worked double time on the defensive end and limited the Kuyas to only 20 points in the second half. With their defense starting to work wonders, the Warriors then unloaded 24 more points than their rivals’ total second half production to pull off a come from behind victory.  It was the third straight win by Gen San which has now forged a four-way tie for the fourth to seventh spots along with Zamboanga, Bacoor, and Laguna in the Southern Division, all of them carrying 4-4 win-loss slates. Delmar Mahaling finished with 15 points while Marlon Basco chipped in 11 for the Warriors, who held the Kuyas to 43 points, the lowest produced by any team in a game. In playing their worst game ever, the Kuyas absorbed their third loss in nine games. Basilan completed the night of upsets with a stunning 70-68 against of Mandaluyong which lost a game playing in front of its hometown crowd for the first time in the tournament. The Steel came out to spoil the home party as Clark Bautista and Dexter Garcia combined forces in the fourth quarter. It was the fourth win in nine games for the Steel who also dealt the El Tigre their second loss in eight matches......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Parks sets MPBL record in El Tigre win; GenSan holds on

Ray Parks notched another double-double and this time, the Mandaluyong El Tigre ended up winning after beating Zamboanga Valientes, 71-61, in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Saturday night at Imus Sports Complex in Cavite. Parks collected 13 points and an MPBL record 15 assists to lead the El Tigre to their first win. The 6-foot-4 guard's sterling showing came 10 days after recording 21 points and 10 rebounds in his MPBL debut in an 86-74 loss to the Muntinlupa Cagers at Araneta Coliseum. Meanwhile, the General Santos Warriors also chalked up its first victory after holding off the Imus Bandera, 79-73. Leomer Losentes led the way for the Warriors with 20 poi...Keep on reading: Parks sets MPBL record in El Tigre win; GenSan holds on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

MPBL inaugural champ Batangas sends statement at expense of QC

Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League inaugural champion Batangas has wasted no time in proving it remains one of the top teams now in the 2018 Anta Datu Cup. Leaning on former pros Bong Galanza and Dennice Villamor, the Athletics fought off a late rally by expansion team Quezon City for a 95-90 decision on Wednesday at the Caloocan Sports Complex. Galanza, who last played for Mahindra (now Columbian), was red-hot in his league debut and wound up with a game-high 28 points while former Ginebra Gin King Villamor had for himself a 20-point, 12-rebound double-double in their season-opening win. It was also those two who connived in the fourth, delivering the clutch makes even as the Capitals had a 31-point outburst in the quarter. The two new recruits were backstopped by a couple of players who had already played for Batangas when they won the championship last conference. Paul Varilla tallied 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists while Teytey Teodoro chipped in 11 markers of his own. QC was at the losing end in its debut even after ex-PBA D-League standout Jay Collado’s 21-point, 12-rebound effort as well as 19 points from former University of Sto. Tomas hero Jojo Duncil. Meanwhile, home team Caloocan made good use of its homecourt advantage, burying Pasig in the final frame for a 91-81 come-from-behind win. The Supremos (1-0) had six players in double-digits led by Mar Villahermosa who had 18 points on top of six rebounds and three assists. Bernzon Franco paced the Pirates (0-1) with 15 points. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Batangas City perfect at home; Muntinlupa wins

BATANGAS CITY — No matter how difficult it is, there’s no place like home for the Batangas City Athletics-Tanduay in the MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup. The Athletics struggled in the early goings but recovered their usual deadly form in the second half before fashioning out an 86-75 triumph over the Caloocan Supremos-Longrich at the Batangas City […] The post Batangas City perfect at home; Muntinlupa wins appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Caloocan Supremos try to stay alive vs Batangas City Athletics

MANILA, Philippines — The Caloocan Supremos hope to stay alive as they tangle with the Batangas City Athletics today in a crucial MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup match a.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Batangas repeats over Muntinlupa in MPBL

Sustaining their climb from a deep pit, the Athletics asserted their mastery over the Muntinlupa Cagers, 82-71, Thursday night in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

New recruits spark Navotas latest MPBL win; Makati back on track

Navotas proved that it has made the right move in acquiring players in the ongoing trading and drafting of players in the free agent market as last Wednesday, the new recruits showed they could fit well with their new squad. Veteran point guard Jai Reyes scored 18 points while hardworking Marlon Gomez came away with a double-double effort and the newest Clutch towed their team 90-83 victory over the Parañaque Patriots at the Angeles University Foundation Gymnasium. Picked up in a trade with Caloocan for Monbert Arong, Reyes didn't have much difficulty fitting in a team that also includes Ron Dennison, Matt Salem, and Kris Porter, his teammates in the PBA D-League. "Hindi mahirap yung transition," Reyes said. "Kasi naglalaro rin dito sa Navotas yung mga teammates ko sa D-League, plus I have known coach Ritchie Ticzon almost all my life."    The inclusion of Reyes gave the Clutch the veteran presence they needed in arresting back-to-back setbacks. Navotas improved its win-loss mark to 5-6 while dealing Parañaque its sixth loss in 12 games. While Reyes was a welcome addition in the backcourt, Gomez, a do-it-all big man acquired by Navotas in exchange for Levi Hernandez, provided the intangibles and additional inside presence for the Clutch. His double-double effort of 15 points and 14 rebounds was testament enough proof at how solid contributor he is. "Marlon is here to stay for us. He's the big man that we need. Siguro, ang only reason for us to release him is if he's moving up to the PBA," added Ticzon.     Makati edged home team Pampanga, 69-67, in the second game. Jeckster Apinan led the way with 15 points, while Cedric Ablaza contributed 13. Ex-pro Rudy Lingganay and John Rey Villanueva added 12 apiece for the Skyscrapers, who improved their win-loss record to 7-4 and atoned from their previous setback against Cebu.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

MPBL: Batangas City plays streaking Laguna; Gen San battles slumping Pasay

INAUGURAL staging champion Batangas City is now beginning to make its presence felt, winning back-to-back games in the MPBL Datu Cup, but that wasn’t enough to get them to the .500 mark......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Manila Stars vs Mandaluyong El Tigre Full Game Highlights/MPBL DATU CUP 2018 – Manila Video

Mandaluyong El Tigre vs Manila Stars Full Game Highlights/09-26-2018. #manilavsmandaluyong #mpbldatucup #basketballsports source link: Manila Stars vs Mandaluyong El Tigre Full Game Highlights/MPBL DATU CUP 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

MPBL: MANILA CITY STARS VS MANDALUYONG EL TIGRE? RIEL CERVANTES – Manila Video

MPBL: MANILA CITY STARS VS MANDALUYONG EL TIGRE? RIEL CERVANTES – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

MPBL: Manila Stars vs Mandaluyong El-Tigre | 1st Half | September 26, 2018 – Manila Video

MPBL DATU CUP 2018 Live! #mpbl #DatuCup #LigaNgBawatPilipino September 26, 2018 Venue: San Andres Sports Complex, Malate Manila 1st Game: Quezon City Capitals-Black Mamba Energy Drink vs Pampanga Lanterns 2nd Game: Manila Stars-Robust Energy Capsule vs Mandaluyong El Tigre-Data Land The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is a regional men’s semi-professional basketball league in the… link: MPBL: Manila Stars vs Mandaluyong El-Tigre | 1st Half | September 26, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

MPBL: Athletics continue climb; Crusaders rip Shoemasters

Slowly but surely, the Batangas City Athletics are getting back to form......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

GenSan, Basilan mark day of upsets in MPBL

The General Santos Warriors and the Basilan Steel showed Mindanao squads should not be taken lightly Wednesday night as both came from behind to stun their favored Luzon-based rivals in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Muntinlupa, Imus still streaking in MPBL

The streak keeps on going for Muntinlupa and Imus even as last Thursday even as the two teams pulled off contrasting wins over their respective rivals in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Anta-Datu Cup at the Imus Sports Complex in Cavite. The Cagers survived a near meltdown before holding on for a 77-76 win over the Parañaque Patriots. Muntinlupa had to hold its breath before notching its seventh straight win as it squandered a 31-point lead in the third period and watched Parañaque chop the lead slowly but surely. The Cagers were still comfortably ahead, 73-50, inside the final seven-minute mark when the Patriots let their defense do the work, holding their rivals to just a lone field goal. Ryusei Koga came through with a triple then completed a steal, setting up Ivan Valenzuela for two free throws for a 77-74 count with only five seconds left in the game. Koga gave up a duty foul to stop the clock, but put more pressure on Chito Jaime to make at least one of his two free throws. The ex-pro forward missed the first, then made the second then Harold Arboleda let loose a triple that went in as time expired, making Jaime’s split charities earlier more significant. Arboleda led all scorers with 21 points, but also contributed 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double performance in the league, the most completed by any player in the young two-season history of the fastest growing regional amateur basketball league in the country.    Muntinlupa coach Aldrin Morante admitted that his wards relaxed too much when it built a big lead, but blamed himself as well for experimenting on using different combinations, particularly in giving more playing time to the second stringers. In the nightcap, Imus streaked to its fourth straight win after outplaying Pampanga, 88-76, to improve its win-loss record to 5-3 and forge a tie for second spot in the Southern Division. The Bandera, however, needed to survive a 36-point explosion from Juneric Baloria before extending its winning streak. Baloria’s 36 markers is the new all-time record for most points in a game......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

'WalangPasok: List of class, work suspensions due to ‘Ompong’

Local government units announced on Friday class and work suspensions in preparation for the effects of Typhoon "Ompong," internationally known as "Mangkhut." Here's the list: Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Apayao -- all levels (Sept. 15) Baguio - all levels, including work public and private (Sept. 15) National Capital Region Caloocan -- all levels (Sept. 15) Las Pias -- all levels (Sept. 15) Makati City -- all levels (Sept. 15) Malabon -- all levels (Sept. 15) Mandaluyong -- all levels including graduate school (Sept. 16) Manila -- all levels (Sept. 15) Marikina -- all levels (Sept. 15) Muntinlupa -- all levels (Sept. 15) Navotas Ci...Keep on reading: #WalangPasok: List of class, work suspensions due to ‘Ompong’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

MPBL: Caloocan Longrich vs Manila Stars | 2nd Half | September 11, 2018 – Manila Video

MPBL DATU CUP 2018 Live! #mpbl #DatuCup #LigaNgBawatPilipino September 11, 2018 Venue: Ynares Sports Center, Antipolo City 1st Game : Caloocan Longrich vs Manila Stars Robust Energy Capsule The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is a regional men’s semi-professional basketball league in the Philippines. The MPBL originated with 10 teams on its inaugural season. After… link: MPBL: Caloocan Longrich vs Manila Stars | 2nd Half | September 11, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

2 Cameroon nationals in ‘black dollar’ scam arrested

If an offer is too good to be true, most probably it's a scam.   A Quezon City businessman almost fell victim to a "black dollar" scam offering to triple his money.   But operatives of the National Capital Region Police Office-Regional Special Operations Unit (NCRPO-RSOU) arrested the perpetrators---two Cameroon nationals and a Filipino woman in Makati City on Thursday night.   The suspects---Samuel Djumba, 47; Patian Libukan, 36, both from Cameroon but temporarily staying at a condominium in Mandaluyong; and Sarah Miranda, 47, of Caloocan---were caught in an entrapment operation inside Room 2615 of City Garden Grand Hotel, at the corner of Makati and Kal...Keep on reading: 2 Cameroon nationals in ‘black dollar’ scam arrested.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

El Tigre maul Strikers; Warriors repel Sharks in MPBL

Mandaluyong El Tigre attacked without letup and forced the Bacoor Strikers to surrender, 83-61, Thursday night in the Maharlika Pilipinas Baskteball League Datu Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018