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08-11-2006, 02:03 AM
* * *HE is without a doubt the most popular "basketball player" in the MVBA . . . boxing superstar Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao.

* * *Manny saw action in two games for the very same team he owns, PacMan-General Santos, during the recent ML Kwarta Padala First Conference.* He started and scored a field goal in both games en route to an average of 2.0 points per game.

* * *PacMan went on to capture the Mindanao Division Championship before bowing to Visayas Division Champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu in the MVBA Finals last June.

* * *This thread is for Manny, the pride of the MVBA, the pride of the entire Philippines!

08-11-2006, 06:11 AM
How many minutes does he play per game?

08-19-2006, 09:37 AM
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Pacquiao wows Davao crowd in basketball
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey

FILIPINO hero Manny Pacquiao dazzled the Davao City crowd Thursday night with his speed and had the people cheering for every move he executed at the gym.

Back-to-back baseline jumpers, a three-point shot from the top of the key and an alley-oop pass to a cutting teammate were what Pacquiao flashed, not his patented straight lefts, right hooks or body shots.

Yes, Pacquiao came to town not for a boxing match, but for a basketball game when his Pacman-Gensan played the North Cotabato Braves in an exhibition match before a capacity crowd at the Almendras Gym.

Pacquiao, wearing jersey No. 14, went 4-for-14 to finish the game with nine points. He also had three errors and came up with one assist in 20 minutes.

Pacman-Gensan lost the match at 78-76 after a Brave player hit a three-point shot at the buzzer, stunning Pacquiao and the basketball fans who were cheering for the Gensan dribblers.

Pacman-Gensan and the Braves actually participated in a four-day event called the Mayor Roderigo R. Duterte Cup-Battle of Champions, one of the sports highlights of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival, but were eliminated early after two successive defeats.

The exhibition game was a curtain raiser to the Duterte Agilas-Cebu encounter for third place and to the Ozamiz-Digos Montaña matchup for the title.

But, it was no ordinary curtain raiser as Pacquiao showed dribbling, passing and shooting skills that thrilled the crowd no end.

Pacquiao started the game and played the off-guard position. He then missed his first three attempts, but the crowd urged him to keep on shooting.

In the next Pacman-Gensan possessions, Pacquiao started to drew cheers when he executed a behind-the-back and a between-the-legs dribble.

Moments later, Pacquiao dribbled past two defenders and made an alley-oop pass, his teammate receiving the ball in midair and tossing it for two points.

The crowd roared in approval on the play as Pacquiao exchanged high-fives with several teammates as he ran downcourt.

The biggest cheers came at the three-minute mark of the first quarter when a set play freed Pacquiao at the baseline and he made his first basket of the game.

On Pacman-Gensan's next ball possession, another baseline jumper off another set play gave Pacquiao his second basket from the same spot. Seconds later, Pacquiao, dribbling from the top of the key, suddenly fired from afar that surprised his defender and nailed a three-points shot to send the crowd into a frenzy and his pregnant wife Jinkey applauding from the bench.

Pacquiao played for a few minutes in the second and third quarters, but sat it out during the final period.

After the game, Pacquiao and his entourage left to some more cheers from the crowd. This may be the last time the punching machine from General Santos City will be engaging in a basketball game, or in any one his favorite pastimes for a bigger battle awaits him a few months from now.

On Nov. 18, Pacquiao will face Erik Morales of Mexico in a third fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.

08-29-2006, 11:31 AM
How many minutes does he play per game?
* * *Around five to six minutes.

* * *Manny Pacquiao started both games.* Once he made a basket, Coach Ramon Pido would pull him out and not field him again.* Unfortunately, PacMan-GenSan lost both games where their team owner saw action.

Click here for details:

versus Montana (February 25, 2006) (http://www.gameface.ph/forums/index.php?topic=35.msg1318#msg1318)

versus Pryce Pharma-MisOr (May 4, 2006) (http://www.gameface.ph/forums/index.php?topic=35.msg5163#msg5163)

08-29-2006, 07:57 PM
:D Meron sanang video clip sa moves ni pacquiao

09-03-2006, 11:10 AM
i would hate to guard manny pacquiao. what if he suddenly gave me an upper-cut while he goes for a lay-up nyeyeyeye. thats what you call intimidation factor.......=)

12-11-2006, 12:22 AM
* * *Manny Pacquiao graced the MVBA game last December 10 between his MP Warriors-GenSan and Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr at the South Cotabato Gym and Cultural Center.* The Warriors won, 81-78, the even the best-of-three Mindanao Division Finals at 1-1. This time, he did not suit up as he already saw action earlier in the preliminary game.

Pacquiao scored 23 points in a losing effort for the DPWH-South Cotabato at the hands of the Misamis Oriental Executives led by MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar S. Moreno.

12-11-2006, 12:28 AM
Pacquiao scored 23 points in a losing effort for the DPWH-South Cotabato at the hands of the Misamis Oriental Executives led by MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar S. Moreno.

I'm a huge Pacquiao fan. I think playing basketball is a HUGE risk for him. His body is worth millions of dollars. Knee, Ankle, Shoulder injuries are NOT RARE in the game of basketball. I'm surprised his manager, Shelley Finkle did not specify in his contract that he shouldn't play "contact sports" that may risk his boxing career?

08-25-2007, 03:17 AM

Pacman beats Cebu media in friendly basketball game
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
Monday, August 20, 2007

Had he not been into boxing, the amiable Filipino sports hero Manny Pacquiao would have been a professional basketball player. Yes folks, apart from his ring acumen, Pacquiao is also endowed with basketball talent that can rival the best shooting guards in the PBA today.

Pacquiao flaunted his hoop skills with finesse and charted a game-high 27 points in leading Team Pacman to a 75-72 victory over the Cebu Sports Media Association (CSMA) cagers in a friendly but competitive hardcourt showdown yesterday at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Pacquiao, who never had any sign of slowing down playing the entire 40-minute skirmish, baffled the CSMA stalwarts with his explosive perimeter shooting and excellent dribbling ability that also enabled him to easily pierce through the triple-teaming defense thrown at him by their very game opponents.

On several instances, Pacquiao drove hard to the baseline, attacked the defense of CSMA players and then kick-out the ball to an open teammate. Although their offense is anchored mainly on him, Pacman showed he’s a team player by creating plays and dishing out spate of nifty assists to his teammates.

At the outset, Team Pacman clobbered CSMA and led by as much as 21 points late in third period. But the CSMA chargers staged a daring fight-back in the windup to threaten to 70-73 with just 31 seconds left before the final buzzer.

Team Pacquiao, however, wisely used the clock before Pacquiao completed his game-long brilliance by hitting a pair of free throws to settle the final tally.

“Eto naman yung ginagawa ko eh. Kahit sa Amerika, naglalaro ako nga basketball,” Pacquiao reasoned out why he played basketball against some members of the Cebu tri-media.

The CSMA side was composed of Manny Villaruel and Yoyo Abayan of The Freeman, Jun Migallen, Erwin Lirazan, Allan Defensor, and Rommel Manlosa of Sun.Star, Lito Tecson, Calvin Cordova, and Jonas Panerio of Cebu Daily News, Dodong Guden of dyRF Radyo Fuerza, Roy Aznar of RPN-9, and sports patron Alan Choachuy, who was gracious enough to provide venue for the goodwill encounter.

After the match, Pacquiao and his confidant Rex “Wakee” Salud tendered a sumptous lunch at Conching’s Restaurant where the group feasted on various native chicken dishes, grilled squids, “caldereta”, and lechon (roasted pig).

08-27-2007, 02:59 AM
Monday, August 27, 2007
Comics steal Pacquiao’s show in fans day

MANNY Pacquiao got a lovely break from his preparation for his rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera on Oct. 6 and had not a few light moments in the process.

Yesterday, it was not just Manny Pacquiao who had fun but everyone including his teammates at Team PacMan, their opponent the Cebu Sports Media and the boxing fans who came to troop to the Cebu Coliseum for yesterday’s Fans Day.

The comic relief were provided by comedians Dennis Padilla and Long Mejia—who were in Pacquiao’s team.

The two known celebrity friends of Pacquiao were clowning around that gives everyone a very Sunday laugh.

That was the second straight Sunday Pacquiao had a hearty laugh inside the hardcourt. Last Sunday, it was his trainer Buboy Fernandez and RWS Stable trainer Roberto Bubuli Jr. who tickled him pink inside the court.

And for two consecutive Sundays—Pacquiao’s team bested the mediamen , this time by a wider margin, 102-93.

Mejia and Padilla, who are known friends of Pacquiao, didn’t give a damn doing comical antics for free as it gives the Filipino ring superstar, a breather of his week-long training at the gym.


One of the antics that drew more laughs was when Pacquiao dribbled around—twisting and turning—before passing to Mejia. The “mad” Mejia was furious, returned the ball to Pacquiao and challenged the super featherweight superstar to a fist fight while pulling his jersey over his head.

There was also one moment that Padilla also pulled the shorts of Mejia, Padilla overshooting a free throw way above the board then scratching his head. But the biggest laugh was when the trio conspired with a referee.

The three passed the ball back to each other in an attempt to use all the time in the shot clock. When the clock dwindled, Padilla passed the ball to the referee under the basket.

The referee gamely converted the uncontested shot.

But aside from the comical show, Pacquiao’s younger brother Bobby stole the limelight by showing that in basketball, he has got the better of his more famous sibling.

Bobby showed he has a good leaping ability and good shooting hands to finish with 21 points.


Team PacMan dominated the game with the Pacquiaos leading the way.

However, as Sun.Star Cebu columnist John Pages showed the basketball stuff he is made of, CSMA caught up and pulled a 42-39 lead at the half.

It was a close quarter battle in the third before Team PacMan banked on Jing-Jing Rama to pull away in the fourth quarter.

Rama topped Team PacMan with 26 points, while Manny finished with 17. Pages topped the sports media with 29 markers followed by The Freeman’s Manny Villaruel with 23 and Roy Aznar of RPN-9 with 20.

Team Pacman (102)—Rama 26, B. Pacquiao 21, M. Pacquiao 17, Warren 11, Panerio 9, Mejia 8, Fernandez 4, Panerio 2, Igpit 2, Padilla 2. CSMA (93)—Pages 29, Villaruel 23, Aznar 20, Migallen 7, Defensor 6, Choachuy 6, Cordova 2. (RCM)

08-27-2007, 01:39 PM

Pacman KOs Cebu Media anew
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
Monday, August 27, 2007

For the first time in basketball history, a referee hit a shot in a game he is officiating. Seriously speaking, this is just one of the comical scenes that enlivened a small throng of spectators who watched yesterday’s rematch of the friendly basketball duel between Team Pacman and the Cebu Media hoopsters yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

And after the mixture of laughters and serious hoop matters on the hardcourt, Team Pacman - bannered by the flashy Pacquiao brothers Manny and Bobby - again knocked down the DURABEND-sponsored Cebu Media squad, 102-93.

“Funny,” remarked David Rodela, Pacquiao’s sparring partner who suited up in the game wearing Pacman uniform with fellow Mexican Raymundo Beltran.

Unlike in their first encounter where Pacman won, 75-72, last August 19 at the City Sports Club-Cebu Gym, the Cebu Media hoopsters tasted a lead this time. After being down by as much as 15 points, the Cebu Media fought back in the second period to wrest the driver’s seat at halftime, 42-39.

In that stretch, noted comedians Long Mejia and Dennis Padilla of Team Pacman were clowning around, flaunting their very amusing, endless passing skills and other hilarious antics to the delight of all those who were inside the venue.

In the third period though, Team Pacman returned to serious business with Bobby and Manny Pacquiao pounding on the Cebu Media with a variation of insides and outside attacks.

Sharp-shooting forward Jingjing Rama joined the fray by bombing in 3-pointers including five straight that vaulted Team Pacman to an 80-65 advantage entering the final 10 minutes of the contest.

The last quarter of the game was all comedy. At one point, Team Pacman connived with the referee in setting up one comic sketch. After Pacquiao got hold of the ball, he tossed it to Padilla, who then threw the leather to Mejia.

Mejia, in return, handed over the ball to the referee, who calmly sank his short stab from the right wing, forcing the crowd to burst into laughters.

The closest the Cebu Media hoopsters could come was at nine points, which was incidentally the final tally.

Rama, who shot 8-of-10 from beyond the arc, paced Team Pacman with 26 points. Manny Pacquiao had 17 points followed by his younger brother Bobby, who flashed some basketball flair and high-leaping ability, netted 21 markers.

The newest revelation for the Cebu Media cagers was John Z. Pages, who somehow relived the glorious moments when he played for La Salle-Bacolod varsity team during his high school days by topscoring with a game-high 29 points.

Pages ferociously attacked the defense of Team Pacman aside from creating nifty plays for his teammates. He was backed up by Manny Villaruel with 23 points followed by Roy Aznar with 20 markers in a losing cause.

Jun Migallen was held off to seven points, while Architect Allan Choachuy, the benefactor of Cebu Media, cashed in six points and four assists before fouling out early in the fourth period.

On hand to grace the match was Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael L. Rama and Councilor Raul “Yayoy” D. Alcoseba.

After the game, Pacquiao graciously signed autographs, posed for photo opportunities and rub elbows with his multitude of fans who trooped to the Coliseum.

The scores

Team Pacquiao (102) - Rama 26, Pacquiao B. 21, Pacquiao M. 17, Pacquiao W. 11, Panerio 9, Mejia 8, Fernandez 4, Igpit 2, Padilla 2, Panerio 2

Cebu Media (93) - Pages 29, Villaruel 23, Aznar 20, Migallen 7, Choachuy 6, Defensor 6, Cordova 2 — With Marigold P. Lebumfacil

09-02-2007, 01:17 AM

Pacman meets his MP Warriors
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
Sunday, September 2, 2007

Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao again took a day off from his training yesterday at the RWS Gym and instead met with the players and coaching staff of his MP Warriors-GenSan to discuss their participation in future commercial tournaments.

Last Friday, Pacquiao skipped his training after manifesting flu-like symptoms. Though he’s already fine yesterday, Pacman decided to have some rest upon the advise of* his American trainer Freddie Roach.

“Actually, Pacquiao is now feeling well. He’s doing fine. He was just advised by Freddie Roach to take enough rest before going back to training, hopefully on Monday,” a Team Pacquiao insider to The Freeman.

Pacquiao spent his time with the MP Warriors-GenSan, who are in town holding practice in preparation for their upcoming hardcourt sojourn including in the 2007 Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Second Conference, which will open on September 16 at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

09-03-2007, 03:00 AM

Cebu Media cagers hit back at Team Pacman
Monday, September 3, 2007

The DURABEND-backed Cebu Sports Media Association (CSMA) Hoopsters rode on a solid fourth-quarter show to finally hit back at Team Pacman, 95-91, in their friendly basketball match yesterday at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Overall though, Team Pacman holds a two games to one edge over the Cebu Media in their three-game series. The team of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao topped Games 1 and 2 - 82-76 and 102-93, respectively.

Manny Villaruel of The Freeman led Cebu Media’s offensive charge, but it was the smooth finishing touches of Pages brothers John of Sun.Star Daily and Charlie and reinforcement Chad Cañares who buffered the media hardcourt warriors to victory.

Team Pacman was in complete command at the outset and took a 21-16 lead after the first 10 minutes of play, but Cebu Media rallied back in the second period to wrest the driver’s seat at halftime, 41-40.

Team Pacman regained control after three quarters, 66-63, but Cebu Media, behind the combined efforts of John and Charlie Pages, Cañares, and Jun Migallen of Superbalita, staged a fiery uprising in the windup to post its biggest lead at 10 points, 93-83, on Villaruel’s short stab with less than a minute remaining in the game.

Jingjing Rama tried desperately to bail Team Pacman out of danger by hitting back-to-back 3-pointers, but time wasn’t on their side.

Villaruel topped Cebu Media with 22 points followed by Cañares with 14 markers. Charlie Pages and Mark Capili each had 10 points, while John Pages scored all his nine points in the fourth quarter aside from creating beatiful plays for his teammates.

The rest who played for Cebu Media were Erwin Lirazan of Superbalita, Jonas Panerio and Calvin Cordova of Cebu Daily News, Allan Defensor of Sun.Star, sportsman Benedict Chua, Pete Bordador and Erwin Yu. Team sponsor Alan Choachuy showed up but did not play due to injury.

Pacquiao, who played the entire 40 minutes with only a little rest during halftime as compared to their previous matches, charted his best output of 30 points. Rama netted 25 points, while M. Panerio and Warren H.P. carded in 11 markers apiece in a losing cause.

Before the game, Pacquiao, who was with his wife Jinkee, was gracious enough to pose for photo opportunities and sign autographs from a small throng of adoring fans who flocked to the gym.

Buboy Fernandez, Pacquiao’s assistant trainer, said Pacman will resume his heavy training today at the RWS Gym owned by noted Cebuano boxingman Rex “Wakee” Salud. Pacquiao is expected to spar with Filipino super featherweight contenders Arniel Tinampay and Aaron Melgarejo for eight rounds this afternoon.

Pacquiao skipped his training last Friday and Saturday after being downed with flu, but appeared well and fine when he faced the Cebu media yesterday.

The scores

Cebu Media (95) – Villaruel 22, Cañares 14, Capili 10, C. Pages C. 10, J. Pages 9, Migallen 9,* Chua 7, Panerio 6, Defensor 4, Lirazan 2, Cordova 2

Team Pacman (91) – M. Pacquiao 30, Rama 25, Warren H. P. 11, M. Panerio11, Kakilala 5, Boneth 4, Joson 3, Panerio 2

Quarterscores: 16-21; 41-40; 63-66; 95-91 — Marigold P. Lebumfacil


Pacman told to keep out of basketball
By Abac Cordero
Monday, September 3, 2007

Will Manny Pacquiao spar today after being knocked down by the flu virus the last couple of days?

The answer, according to his chief trainer, Freddie Roach, will be known only after the Pinoy boxing sensation completes his morning jog today at the Alta Vista golf course in Cebu.

“We will know after he runs whether or not he will do some sparring in the afternoon. I will have to see how he does in the morning before I make the decision,” said Roach.

Pacquiao, who’s been training in Cebu for the last three weeks, skipped sparring last Friday due to the flu, and stayed in his hotel suite with wife Jinkee and baby girl Princess last Saturday.

Yesterday morning, Pacquiao felt a lot better and spent some minutes on the basketball court, playing with Cebuano sportswriters, and some members of Team Pacquiao.

Playing basketball only means that Pacquiao is ready to go back to the gym barely a month left before his Oct. 6 rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera in Las Vegas.

But if you ask Roach, the noted American trainer would rather see Pacquiao resting on Sundays instead of playing basketball where he risks suffering an injury.

A minor sprain could mean a lot heading toward a big match.

Roach said he talked to Pacquiao yesterday, and told him to stay away from the basketball court, and instead focus entirely on his training that shifts to Los Angeles on Sept. 22.