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11-04-2006, 11:00 AM
MVBA Inter-division kicks off Nov. 14
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 11/04/2006

The Inter-Division phase of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Second Conference will kick off on November 14 in the Queen City of the South with an exciting double-header on tap at two separate venues.

The Toyota-Iloilo Turbos will clash with the Iligan Archangels at 6 pm at the Lapu-Lapu City Gym, while the Talisay City Aquastars will take on the Lanao Royals at 8 pm at the Talisay City Sports Complex.

This marks for the first time in MVBA history that teams from Visayas and Mindanao divisions will be going up against each other in the elimination round.

At the end of the classification phase, the top two teams per division will enjoy twice-to-beat incentives over the lower ranked squads. The winners will then clash for the division title in a best-of-three affair.

The division champions will set up a best-of-five showdown for the MVBA Second Conference crown.

MVBA commissioners Boy Murillo and Willie Generalao said the team with the best record at the end of the elimination round will always enjoy homecourt advantage in the succeeding phase of the tournament.

gameface_one
11-21-2006, 10:52 AM
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Misor cagers eye revenge at home
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TALISAY CITY -- The Talisay Aquastars dampened the celebrations of Manny Pacquiao Sunday evening by toppling his MP Warriors-GenSan, 83-73, in ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Second Conference hostilities at the Talisay City Sports Complex.

Drawing inspiration from their owner's three-round demolition of Erik Morales earlier in the day, the Warriors under Coach Ramon Pido looked headed for the easy win controlling the first three quarters until Aquastars Bruce Dacia, Mark Ababon and Leo Bat-og fueled a mighty fourth quarter rally that left the Warriors stunned.


Bat-og was unstoppable in the inside scattering nine of his 11 total markers, while Dacia and Ababon forced key turnovers resulting into easy lay-ups that spelled doom for the Warriors.

Dacia led the Aquastars of Mayor Socrates Fernandez and Coach Eddie Ybañez with 20 points followed by Ababon with 12.

Jeffy Locsin paced the Warriors with 19, 13 in the second quarter while Jethrone Recustodio and Apol Coronado chipped in 15 and 14 respectively.

The win was the fourth consecutive win and sixth in nine games for the Aquastars in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Water, Reva Sandals, Gameface.Ph and Nike Basketball. The Warriors fell to 4-4.

The Mindanao Division squads thus remained winless against their Visayas Division foes in inter-division play. But that could change as the Mindanao teams take their turn to host the games starting November 26 with Cebu Landmaster-Mantawi of Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan paying a visit to Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr of MVBA Chairman Governor Oscar Moreno and Coach Rex Salvaña at the Xavier University gym.

How they scored

Talisay 83 -- Dacia 20, Ababon 12, Carretas 11, Bat-og 11, Berame 7, Lumantas 7, Laygo 7, Akad 6, Garcia 2, Arda 0, Calo 0.

MP Warriors-Gensan 73 -- Locsin 19, Recustodio 15, Coronado 14, Medalla 9, Tadena 7, Menor 4, Farochilen 3, Sumampong 2, Cabanlit 0, Fernandez 0, Mejorada 0, Dennison 0.

Period scores: 18-24, 39-43, 57-61, 83-73.

gameface_one
11-26-2006, 05:58 PM
Misamis Oriental faces Cebu-Mantawi

Games Today (Xavier University Gym) 6 p.m. — Holcim Pryce PharmaMisOr vs Cebu Landmaster-Mantawi
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CAGAYAN DE Oro City — It’s the turn of the Mindanao Division teams to host their Visayas Division counterparts at the resumption of the ML Kwarta Padala MVBA Second Conference tonight at the Xavier University Gym.


Holcim Pryce PharmaMisOr of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno aims to notch a first win for Mindanao teams against Visayan teams as it hosts Cebu Landmaster-Mantawi of Joe Soberano at 6 p.m. at the Xavier University gym.

Last week, the visiting Mindanao teams lost all their games against their Visayan hosts.

With the playoff seeds in the Mindanao Division already settled, MisOr tries to salvage some pride. Coach Rex Salvana believes that the law of averages will catch up and allow his team to snap their current three-game losing run.

Much more should be extracted from team leaders Gilbert Demape (13.5 ppg) and Bob Cozy Ilanga (13.4).

Meanwhile, the 6-2 Landmaster squad needs the win to fortify its chances of getting the top seeding in the playoffs starting next week. It trails idle M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu (6-1) by half-a-game in the league made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature’s Spring Water, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Reva Sandals, Gameface.Ph and Nike Basketball.

Landmaster coach Jun Tan is confident that playmaker Egay Billones (11.5) has fully adapted to the team plays and that should boost the already prolific combination of Alex Cainglet (13.9), Abe Galinato (10.1) and Carlos Sayon (12.6).

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gameface_one
11-27-2006, 06:08 PM
Monday, November 27, 2006
Misor battles Mantawi Monday
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IT'S the turn of the Mindanao Division teams to host their Visayas Division counterparts at the resumption of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Second Conference tonight at the Xavier University gym here.

Host Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr of MVBA Chairman Governor Oscar Moreno aims to notch the first win for Mindanao teams against Visayan teams as they host Cebu Landmaster-Mantawi of Joe Soberano with another sellout crowd expected. Last week, the visiting Mindanao teams lost all their games against their Visayan hosts.


With the playoff seeds in the Mindanao Division already settled, MisOr attempts to salvage some pride. Coach Rex Salvaña believes that the law of averages will catch up and allow his team to snap their current three-game losing run. Much more should be extracted from team leaders Gilbert Demape (13.5 PPG) and Bob Cozy Ilanga (13.4 PPG).

Meanwhile, the 6-2 Landmaster squad needs the win to further fortify their chances of landing the top seeding in the MVBA Playoffs starting next week as they trail idle 6-1 M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu by half a game for the best record in the league made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature's Spring Water, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Reva Sandals, Gameface.Ph and Nike Basketball.

Landmaster coach Jun Tan is confident that playmaker Egay Billones (11.5 PPG) has fully adapted to the team plays and that should boost the already prolific combination of Alex Cainglet (13.9 PPG), Abe Galinato (10.1 PPG) and Carlos Sayon (12.6 PPG).

gameface_one
12-03-2006, 07:23 PM
ML-Kwarta Padala claims homecourt edge
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Game Tuesday (Mindanao Civic Center) 6 p.m. — Lanao Royals vs Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr



ILIGAN CITY — M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu pulverized the Iligan Archangels, 104-95, to clinch homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs stage of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association Second Conference at the MSU-IIT Gym.


With the Lhuillier cagers trailing by three in the second period, 35-38, Troy Mercader came off the bench and scored back-to-back baskets to spark a 10-0 run that gave the Cebuanos the lead for good at the turn, 45-38.

Tempers flared in the third quarter as Archangel Francis Sanz was ejected for punching Enrico Llanto at the 7:36 mark, while Sammy Ayodelle and Marlon Piodo gave each other cheap shots with 4:24 to go.

But M. Lhuillier’s offense, led by the sweet-shooting Stephen Padilla, who nailed four three-pointers in the third frame, proved too much for Iligan as it stretched its lead to 80-61 entering the final canto.

Cheered by their home fans, the Archangels mounted one final rally behind Jeffrey France and Michael Sereno and Jerson Espinosa but the best the hosts could do was to narrow the gap to 92-98, 52 seconds left.

The win improved M. Lhuillier’s win-loss record to a league-best 8-1 in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Water, Reva Sandals, Gameface.Ph and Nike Basketball.

The Archangels of Mayor Lawrence Cruz finished the classification round with a 3-7 card and will now prepare for their Dec. 6 semifinal date with the MP Warriors – GenSan of Manny Pacquiao.

gameface_one
12-04-2006, 07:49 AM
Monday, December 04, 2006
Misor to face Lanao in MVBA Minda semis
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ILIGAN CITY -- M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu displayed awesome offense and formally assured themselves of home court advantage throughout the upcoming playoffs of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Second Conference last December 1 by pulverizing the Iligan Archangels, 104-95, at the MSU-IIT Gym.

Trailing by three in the second period, 35-38, Coach Raul Alcoseba inserted seldom-used guard Troy Mercader and he responded by scoring quick back-to-back baskets to put M. Lhuillier on top for good, 39-38.

Jayford Rodriguez and Stephen Padilla added three more baskets for a 45-38 halftime tally.

In the emotional third period, Padilla then dropped four of his six triples and Enrico Llanto frolicked under the basket to blow the game wide open.

Tempers flared as Archangel Francis Sanz was ejected for punching Llanto at the 7:36 mark while Sammy Ayodelle and Marlon Piodo both got the boot for giving each other cheap shots with 4:24 to go.

M. Lhuillier held form to lead entering the final period, 80-61.

Cheered by their home fans, the now undermanned Archangels mounted one final rally behind Jeffrey France and Michael Sereno, with a three-point play by center Jerson Espinosa cutting their deficit to six, 92-98, and 52 ticks to play.

However, Aldrin Ocanada bailed out the Jewelers with back-to-back lay-ups.

Padilla led M. Lhuillier with 20 points followed by Llanto with 17 as four other teammates also had twin digits. France and Marvin Tundag paced the Archangels with 20 markers each. M. Lhuillier's defense limited MVBA scoring leader Dino Cabili to only two first period baskets.

M. Lhuillier thus earned its eighth win in nine games for the best record in the league generously backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Water, Reva Sandals, Gameface.Ph and Nike Basketball.

Even if they lost their game unfinished at press time last night with the Lanao Royals, M. Lhuillier holds the tiebreaker over Cebu Landmaster-Mantawi.

The Archangels of Mayor Lawrence Cruz finished the classification round with a 3-7 win-loss card and will now prepare for their December 6 semifinal date with the MP Warriors-GenSan of Manny Pacquiao.

How they scored

M. Lhuillier-Cebu 104 -- Padilla 20, Llanto 17, Rodriguez 12, Manigo 10, Ocanada 10, Latonio 10, Aying 9, Mercader 7, Caputolan 4, Ramirez 3, Enriquez 2, Piodo 0.

Iligan 95 -- Tundag 20, France 20, Sereno 11, Espinosa 11, Sanz 9, Gloria 5, Cabili 4, Orbe 4, Ayodelle 4, Bangloy 3, Duran 2, Cadavis 2, Oliveros 0.

Period scores: 18-18, 45-38, 80-61, 104-95.

gameface_one
12-05-2006, 02:27 PM
MVBA semis start today
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Games Today (Mindanao Civic Center) 6 p.m. — Lanao Royals vs Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr (Talisay City Sports Complex) 8 p.m. — Talisay Aquastars vs Cebu Landmaster-Mantawi



THE ML Kwarta Padala Minda-nao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Second Conference shifts to higher gear as the division semifinals begin today in separate venues with the hosts hoping to exploit their built-in advantages to extend their respective series.


The visiting teams enjoy a twice-to-beat advantage over their rivals.

The fourth-seeded Lanao Royals will host Mindanao Division top seed Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr at the Mindanao Civic Center starting at 6 p.m.

Over in the Visayas Division, the third-seeded Talisay Aquastars battle the second-seeded Cebu LandmasterMantawi at the Talisay City Sports Complex at 8 p.m.

The Royals (2-8) split their two classification round games with MisOr (6-4), with the home team losing both games. MisOr won, 79-53, last Oct. 13, while Lanao provided MisOr’s first loss, 65-65, last Oct. 27.

MisOr’s hopes to end a four-game slump. Expected to play key roles for MisOr is the backcourt tandem of leading MVP contender Gilbert Demape (14.9 ppg) and Bob Ilanga (13.4 ppg).

gameface_one
01-11-2007, 10:00 AM
MVBA pre-season games slated Jan. 26 in CDO
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 01/11/2007

The 2007 edition of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) will hold pre-season games starting off with the Mindanao Division swing on January 26 at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

Hosted by MVBA chairman and Misamis Oriental Gov. Oscar Moreno, a total of six teams will see action in the six-day cagefest billed as "MVBA Governor's Cup."

Spearheading the cast of entries is M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu, the champion of the inaugural two-conference MVBA season last year.

The M. Lhuillier Jewelers of Michel J. Lhuillier and head coach Raul "Yayoy" D. Alcoseba will have their hands full against host Holcim Pryce Pharma MisOr, MP Warriors-GenSan of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, Mantawi-Cebu Landmaster of Joe Soberano, and Lanao del Norte Royals of Gov. Imelda Dimaporo.

The tournament follows a single round robin format with the top two teams slugging it out for the championship in a winner-take-all affair.

After the Mindanao hostilities, action shifts to Visayas with another six-day pre-season showdown from February 18 to 23 at the Cebu Coliseum.

The pre-season games are being held as a runup to the 2007 MVBA season which formally opens in the first week of March.

Meanwhile, Alcoseba announced that M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Grand Reunion, which is being hatched in commemoration of the ballclub's 20th anniversary, has been reset to a later date.

The memorable event was originally scheduled on January 19, but Alcoseba was forced to postpone it to February 24 due to the 12th ASEAN Summit and the Sinulog festivities.

gameface_one
01-27-2007, 01:26 PM
Saturday, January 27, 2007
MVBA opens Saturday
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INTENSE basketball action returns to the Xavier University as the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association Governor Oscar Moreno Cup opens hostilities Saturday.

The fans will be immediately treated to a an exciting game as host and MVBA Chairman Governor Oscar S. Moreno's Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr tackles the Lanao Royals of Governor Imelda Q. Dimaporo in the main game at 7 p.m.

MisOr will draw strength from their rabid home fans that consistently packed the Xavier Gym during the MVBA's first season backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature's Spring Water, Accel, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Reva Sandals, Gameface.Ph, Sulpicio Lines and Nike Basketball.

Former PBA gunner and current University of the Visayas assistant coach Al Solis will make his debut as MisOr team consultant to head coach Rex Salvana.

Mindanao Division MVP Gilbert Demape will have new helpers in center Rino Berame and former CeSAFI MVP Mark Jonas Ababon.

The revitalized Royals will parade new head coach Cristopel Abellana and hope to start 2007 on the right note and improve on their performance in MVBA 2006 where they won twice in 11 games.

The Royals continue to pin their hopes on their triple towers composed of leading scorer Arlo Jueves, his older brother Baltazar Jueves and Jeffrey Mella.

In the 5:30 p.m. opener, reigning back-to-back champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City will face guest team Pagadian City.

M. Lhuillier clipped MisOr, 2-1, in the best-of-three series to last December for their second crown in as many conferences.

M. Lhuillier head coach Raul D. Alcoseba will enter the weeklong tournament not lacking in firepower. Finals MVP Stephen Padilla is still around together with Woodrow Enriquez, Mike Manigo, Jett Latonio, and Danny Aying.

Coach Alcoseba's coaching prowess will be put to the test anew as he hopes to extract the most from his manpower as they go for the champion's purse of P100,000.

Simple opening ceremonies will precede the games at 4:30 p.m. organized by Governor Moreno and the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental.

MVBA
04-25-2007, 01:46 PM
* * *BALAMBAN, CEBU – Stephen Padilla hit a 12-foot keyhole jumper with 1.4 seconds left to lift M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City over Arthro Kontra Arthritis, 94-93, last Tuesday (April 24) in a pulsating charity exhibition game between Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) contenders at the Buanoy Sports Center.

* * *Padilla shook off the tight defense of Luther Luke Justiniani to bury the game winner and complete M. Lhuillier's big comeback from 13 points down at the start of the final canto, 67-80.* Coach Al Solis then used Arthro's last two timeouts to plan one final play but M. Lhuillier's tight defense preserved the win.* Earlier, Rino Berame scored on an undergoal stab at the 10-second mark to give Arthro of Jonathan "Atan" Guardo the lead for the last time, 93-92.* Acting M. Lhuillier coach Lawrence Merced then sued for time to set the stage for Padilla's heroics.

* * *Jett Latonio and Mike Manigo joined Padilla in powering M. Lhuillier's late explosion with crucial baskets that put the heat on their foes.

* * *Tuesday's game was made possible by MVBA Vice-Chairman Joe Soberano of Cebu Landmaster for the benefit of the local parish church and was part of the town's annual fiesta.

* * *Padilla scored 10 of his 22 points in the final period.* Latonio and big men Ariel Mepana and Alano Caputolan followed with 13 points each.* Berame paced Arthro with 17 markers while Alex Cainglet added 15.* Also submitting twin digits were Michael Luga and Vergel Abelong with 14 and 12 respectively.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (94) – Padilla 22, Mepana 13, Caputolan 13, Latonio 13, Manigo 6, Aying 6, Enriquez 5, Limbo 5, Ramirez 5, Mercader 4, Ocanada 2.

* * *ARTHRO-CEBU (93) – Berame 17, Cainglet 15, Luga 14, Abelong 12, Diputado 8, Gabas 7, Abellanosa 5, Ursal 3, Gadiane 3, Mercado 2, Santos 2, Justiniani 2, Redulosa 2, Garcia 1.

* * *Period Scores: 23-26, 49-52, 67-80, 94-93.

gameface_one
06-09-2007, 02:27 PM
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Misor vs Iligan Saturday
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HOST Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr and the visiting Iligan Archangels will clash anew June 9 in Game Two of their best-of-three Mindanao Division Finals of the 2007 Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Xavier University Gym here.

MisOr of league chairman Governor Oscar S. Moreno and Coach Bong Abad and the Archangels of Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz and Coach Mike Reyes were completing their Game One encounter at press time last night at the MSU-IIT Gym in Iligan City.


The Archangels have made all three Mindanao Finals since the league began last year but has yet to win it. MisOr is looking for its second consecutive Mindanao crown.

MisOr will bank again on top guns Mark Jonas Ababon and Lowell Briones while the Archangels will counter with Mark Abadia and Carlos Sayon in a projected shootout.

The winner of the Mindanao series faces Visayas Division Champion Arthro Kontra Arthritis in a best of three series to be co-presented by ML Kwarta Padala, Converse and Gatorade and also with the help of Nature's Spring Water, Sulpicio Lines, Ocean Jet, Parklane Hotel, Red Horse, Yayoy's Grill, Gameface.Ph and Nike Basketball. Accel, Cokaliong Shipping, Holiday Plaza Hotel, Trans-Asia Shipping and Reva Sandals have also thrown in their support.

Arthro of sports patron Jonathan "Atan" Guardo and Coach Al Solis ended the reign of back-to-back champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City, 87-82, last June 6 at the University of San Carlos Gym. Arthro took the series, two games to one. Guard Luther Luke Justiniani and center JR Quinahan were named outstanding players of the series.

gameface_one
06-13-2007, 11:09 AM
MisOr vs. Arthro in MVBA Finals



Cebu Daily News
Last updated 03:10pm (Mla time) 06/12/2007


Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr successfully retained its Mindanao Division crown but not after going through two overtime periods before nailing a hard-earned, 99-92 win over the Iligan Archangels last Sunday in their do-or-die Game Three of the 2007 MVBA First Conference at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

MisOr, thus, completed their comeback from 0-1 series deficit and wrapped up the best-of-three affair, 2-1.

On Tuesday, MisOr hosts Visayas Division champion Arthro Kontra Arthritis in Game One of the best-of-three MVBA Finals at the same venue.

It was a great escape act for MisOr, which fought back from a nine-point deficit, 70-79, with only three minutes left in regulation.

MisOr forced the first overtime behind a pivotal 11-2 run late in the fourth.

Iligan had the chance to win in the second overtime, but Anton Viloria nailed a booming triple with only 20 seconds left, forging another deadlock at 89-all.

With still three minutes to go in the second extra period, MisOr took a slim 93-92 lead but Iligan failed to score from that point on to absorb the heart-breaking loss.

Julius Navales finished with a team-high 20 points, Nico Pupos and Frank Nailon added 16 each for MisOr, which advanced to the MVBA Finals for the second straight time.

Carlos Sayon topped the Archangels with 19 markers and was backed by Jaysar Esperat with 17.

BOX SCORES:
MISOR (99)- Navales 20, Pupos 16, Nailon 16, Concha 15, Viloria 10, Numeran 8, Ababon 6, Tagupa 4, Apepe 2, Jabagat 2, Sagad 0, Sevilla 0.
ILIGAN (92)- Sayon 19, Esperat 17, Malinao 16, Abadia 10, Lanete 7, Tundag 7, Abatayo 6, France 4, Jueves 4, Tangarorang 2, Sereno 0.
QUARTERSCORES: 22-21, 36-35, 57-64, 81-81, 89-89, 99-92. /Correspondent Calvin D. Cordova

MVBA
06-15-2007, 03:23 PM
M. Lhuillier crushes Iligan Archangels

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Inaugural MVBA champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Jewelers fended off a spirited resistance by the Iligan Archangels to hack out an 82-73 triumph in their friendly encounter bankrolled by 24/7 Freight Logistics in partnership with Promac and Outland on Tuesday night at the University of San Carlos (USC)-Main Gym.

Thus, M. Lhuillier pocketed the P50,000 winner’s purse, while the Archangels took home the P30,000 consolation prize. Aside from that, spunky guard Niño Ramirez of M. Lhuillier and Harry Von Lanete of the Archangels received a 24-inch Promac TV set each for being the best performers in their respective teams.

On hand to award the prizes and beautiful trophies was event organizer Joan Rama, senior vice president of 24/7 Freight Logistics, an international freight forwarder and customs broker company.

“I organize this game just for fun. A friendly competition of sort because I want my friends, who incidentally play for the opposing teams, go up against each other,” said Rama on referring to Mike Manigo of M. Lhuillier and Mark Abadia of the Iligan Archangels.

Woodrow Enriquez, however, stole the show from Manigo with a game-high 20 points, while Ramirez and long-range bomber Stephen Padilla chipped in 12 markers apiece for the Jewelers, who dictated the tempo of the match right from the start and built as much as 17 points lead, 50-33, on a triple by Danny Aying with 8:21 left in the third quarter.

But the 24/7 Freight Logistics and Promac-sponsored Iligan Archangels countered with a 22-11 blast anchored on Lanete, Carlos Sayon and Jayford Rodriguez to whittle the deficit down to only six, 55-61, heading into the final 10-minute zone of the contest.

The Archangels of coach Mike Reyes even pulled closer at 57-61, but Ramirez came to the rescue by scoring five straight points to restore a 64-57 M. Lhuillier edge.

The last time Archangels came close was at 70-66 as Enriquez, Padilla and Aying bombarded four successive 3-pointers to snuff the air out of Iligan nose, 82-67, with only 1:27 left to play.

Aying, Jett Latonio and Alano Caputolan combined for 26 points for the Jewelers, who never called a timeout the entire game. Even head coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba enjoyed sitting on the bench as he let his assistants in Tata Merced, Lou Regidor and Fredo Enriquez call the shots for the team.

Lanete topscored for Iligan with 17 points followed by Jeffrey France and Sayon with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The scores

M. Lhuillier (82) - Enriquez 20, Ramirez 12, Padilla 12, Aying 9, Latonio 9, Caputolan 8, Mepaña 6, Piodo 4, Manigo 2

Iligan (73) - Lanete 17, France 11, Sayon 10, Abatayo 8, Malinao 6, Rodriguez 4, Sereño 4, Tundag 3, Abadia 3, Hermosa 3, Jueves 2, Esperat 2— EBV

gameface_one
10-19-2007, 11:51 AM
Cebu Landmasters solidify hold of lead

After beating Arthro for their seventh victory


Cebu Daily News
Last updated 10:25am (Mla time) 10/18/2007


Game tomorrow
(Cebu Coliseum)
5:30 p.m- Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue vs. M. Lhuilier

Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue tightened its hold of the lead when it got back at Arthro Kontra Arthritis, 83-70, Tuesday night in the MVBA 2007 Second Conference at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

Itching to avenge their only loss in the tournament inflicted by Arthro, the Landmasters of team owner Joe Soberano jumped to a torrid start and showed poise at endgame to notch their seventh win in eight games.

Bong Marata led Mandaue’s hot start, scoring 13 of his 17 points in the first half that allowed the Landmasters to take a, 45-28 lead at the bend.

The Jun Tan-coached Mandaue built leads of as many 20 points in the third period before Arthro tried to turn the game around in the closing minutes.

Alex Cainglet and Mark Ababon helped Arthro move within six in the final minute but Mandaue made crucial shots from the charity stripe to hold on for the win.

Mark Yee wound up with a team-high 19 points as Mandaue stretched its winning run to five.

Cainglet fired 23 points, Bernie Ursal chipped in 12, while Ababon had 11 for Arthro, which crashed to 2-4 (win-loss) in the tournament sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) and supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature's Spring Water, Sulpicio Lines, Accel, Cokaliong Shipping, Reva Sandals, Gameface.Ph and Nike Basketball.

University of the Visayas (UV) stalwarts Rino Berame and Michael Luga suited up for Arthro for the first time but the duo failed to make any difference as they only had two points each.

While Berame and Luga showed up, 6-foot-11 cager Gregory Slaughter, also from UV, was nowhere to be found as he was reportedly barred from playing by his mother collegiate team.

BOX SCORES:
MANDAUE (83)- Yee 19, Marata 17, Manigo 10, Santa Cruz 9, Ocañada 8, Saladaga 8, Nicdao 5, Gloria 5, Torion 2, Mangubat 0.
ARTHRO (70)- Cainglet 23, Ursal 12, Ababon 11, Garcia 8, Gadiane 6, Almacin 6, Berame 2, Luga 2, Bucao 0, Gabas 0, Mercado 0, Omandam 0.

gameface_one
10-20-2007, 10:17 AM
Visayas leaders collide



Cebu Daily News
Last updated 12:37pm (Mla time) 10/19/2007


One streak will continue while the other has to end when streaking teams Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue and M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City collide in a crucial match today in the 2007 MVBA Second Conference at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Landmasters and the Jewelers have been racking up wins that allowed them to move up to the Visayas Division standings.

The Landmasters have won their last five games to secure the number one spot with a 7-1 (win-loss) record.

For their part, the Jewelers are enjoying a four-game winning streak to keep in pace with the Landmasters, parading six wins and two losses, good for solo second place.
M. Lhuillier can actually earn a share of the lead if it beats Mandaue today.
The Landmasters, on the other hand, are looking for a win that will guarantee them of a home court advantage throughout the playoffs.

In their first meeting, the Landmasters came out victorious, 83-81.

The two protagonists have contrasting weapons with M. Lhuillier relying on its vaunted offensive juggernaut while Mandaue is banking on its pesky defense in thwarting its opponents.

The Jewelers are the top team in the league in offense with an average of 84.0 points a game.

The Landmasters, on the other hand, are the best defensive team, allowing their opponent to just 71.8 points per outing.

Mandaue coach Jun Tan has been getting good numbers from Mark Yee (13.6 ppg.), Mike Manigo (12.0 ppg.) Bong Marata (11.3 ppg.) and Richard Ian Saladaga (10.4 ppg).

Giving M. Lhuillier head coach yayoy Alcoseba the needed firepower are Woodrow Enriquez (11.3 ppg.), Bruce Dacia (14.6 ppg.), Marlon Basco (10.9 ppg) and Ron Capati (8.8 ppg.). /CORRESPONDENT CALVIN D. CORDOVA

MVBA
12-21-2007, 03:22 PM
Local News

Basketball referee threatens to sue Arthro assistant coach

Friday, December 21, 2007


International basketball referee Raleigh Relator is set to file criminal charges of slight physical injury and grave threats against Oliver “Jojo” Lozano, assistant coach of Arthro Kontra Arthritis basketball team.

Relator’s complaint, which was recorded at the Carbon Police Station blotter, accused Lozano of beating him up inside the dugout shortly after Arthro’s 88-93 loss to Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr Moneygram in the 2007 Mindanao-Visayas Basketball Association invitational Christmas Cup at the Cebu Coliseum Wednesday night.

Arthro and Holcim were fighting for the right to play for the championship crown in the four-day MVBA tournament.

Relator narrated that, while he was taking off his shoes in the dugout, Lozano suddenly arrived and struck him in the nape causing him to fall and lose consciousness for a while. He said that his nape was swollen as a result. “Pagkatapos niya ako sinapak, bumagsak ako at nawalan ng malay. Siyempre masakit ang aking loob.”

The alleged sudden attack might be linked to the loss of Arthro, said Relator but he added: “Fair naman ang officiating. Nagtra-trabaho lang kami rito. Di namin alam ang two teams. Ganyan talaga ang laro, may manalo, may matalo. Kaya lang dinibdib niya (Lozano).”

Relator believed that what drove Lozano to attack him could have begun when Lozano protested a call by another referee. Lozano allegedly threw an empty mineral water bottle on the court and this prompted Relator to penalize Lozano.

“Ako ang tumawag nang technical, kaya yun seguro ako ang napagbalingan,” Relator said.

Relator further alleged that, after the attack, Lozano threatened him by saying “I-salvage kita dito sa Cebu.” He said he ignored this then but he went to the Cebu City Medical Center for medical examination.*

The Freeman tried, by every means possible, to contact Lozano to get his side of the incident but to no avail. He was reportedly out of his house when contacted through his landline.

MVBA commissioner Jose “Boy” Murillo, when asked to comment on the matter, said that it was “very detrimental to the league,” and that the act of Lozano was “a conduct unbecoming of an assistant coach and should not be condoned.”

Relator has been a referee for 13 years, and had officiated games in major amateur and commercial leagues in the country and in various international competitions.

As a result of the incident, the MVBA penalized Arthro by scrapping its game last night against Malabon-Spring Cooking Oil, which was eventually awarded the third place trophy.

There has been a report also that Lozano also hit Ariel Bermeo who was busy texting at the time. Bermeo is also a referee but did not officiate in the Arthro-Holcim game.* — Garry B. Lao/RAE
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Balita

Referee gidapog sa asst coach sa Arthro
Ni Guamittos P. Logroño
Friday, December 21, 2007


Gikatakdang mag-atubang unya og kasong slight physical injury ug grave threats* ang assistant coach sa Arthro Kontra Arthritis ballclub.

Kini human si international basketball referee Raleigh Relator gikatakdang mosang-at unya og kasong kriminal batok ni Lozano, human siya gidapog niini* ka duha niadtong milabay’ng Miyerkules sa 2007 MVBA Christmas Cup diha sa New Cebu Coliseum diin* napukan sa Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr Moneygram ang Arthros sa score 88-93.

Ang maong insidente gipa-blotter ni Relator sa Carbon Police Station niadtong Miyerkules sa gabii human sa duwa sa dihang nagpakurasyon siya sa Cebu City Medical Center gumikan sa paghubag sa* iyang tangkugo.

Matud pa ni Relator nga human sa maong duwa iyang gihubo ang iyang sapatos didto sa ilang dug-out sa dihang kalit lang mitunga si Lozano ug midapog sa iyang tangkugo* hinungdan nga nahapla siya sa sawog ug nawad-an sa panimuot sa makadiyot.

Gani usa usab ka referee nga si Ariel Bermeo, kinsa wala mag-officiate niadtong tungora* gihapak ni Lozano sa dughan samtang* nag-text niadtong higayona.

‘Pagkatapos niya akong sinapak, bumagsak ako* at nawalan ng malay. Siyempre masakit ang aking loob. Fair naman ang officiating. Nagtatrabaho lang kami rito. Di naming alam ang two teams. Ganyan talaga ang laro, may manalo, may matalo. Kaya lang dinidibdib niya.”

Dugang pa niini nga dunay usa ka higayon sa maong duwa nga miprotesta si Lozano pinaagi sa paglabay og mineral* water sa korte hinungdan nga nagtoo siya nga gikasuko usab niini.

“Ako ang tumawag ng technical kaya yun seguro ako ang napaglibangan,” si Relator miingon.Gani sa wala pa mobiya si Lozano sa korte miluwat usab kinig pamahayag nga mihulga kaniya nga “I- Salvage kita dito sa Cebu.”

Nunot sa maong hitabo si MVBA Commissioner Jose “Boy” Murillo mipadayag nga dili makaayo ang gihimo ni Lozano gumikan kay maghatag kinig bating sumbanan sa liga.

Hinungdan nga ang Arthro gi-sanction ug gi- scrap sa duwa niini sa miaging gabii batok sa Malabon-Spring Cooking Oil ug automatic ang Malabon-Spring maoy nakadawat sa third place sa maong duwa.

Nasayran nga si Relator usa kini ka taga Roxas City, Capiz ug beterano na og 13 ka tuig sa maong trabaho gumikan sa iyang amateur ug commercial nga liga nga gisalmutan dinhi sa nasud sama sa NCAA, UAAP, NCRAA, ***, NBL, MVBA, ingon man uban pang mga duwa sa gawas sa nasud. Si Lozano incumbent nga kagawad sa Labangon.
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Friday, December 21, 2007
Coach punches ref
By Rommel C. Manlosa
Sun.Star Staff Reporter

AN UGLY face of Cebu basketball once again resurfaced following the loss of Arthro Kontra Arthritis to the Holcim Money Gram-Misamis Oriental in the knockout game for the second championship seat in the ongoing 2007 MVBA Christmas Cup tournament held at the Cebu Coliseum last Wednesday evening.

Arthro assistant coach Jojo Lozano allegedly punched international referee Raleigh Relator after the Cebu team lost 88-93 for the right to face the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Jewelers in the championship game.

According to MVBA Mindanao Commissioner Willy Generalao, Relatorlost consciousness when Lozano hit the Manila-based Relator on the nape.

“He (Relator) must have been hit hard because he was admitted to the hospital (Cebu City Medical Center) last night (Wednesday) and was advised to take a CT Scan for security purposes. He threw up at the hospital,” Generalao told Sun.Star Cebu.

Sun.Star Cebu tried to talk to Lozano but got no reply after two text messages and two calls.

During an interview with Cebu sports reporters, Relator said he fell on the floor and lost consciousness after the hit.

“Syempre masakit sa loob ko ang nangyari. We were fair in officiating, we are here to work and we don’t know the two teams. Games are always like that, somebody will win and somebody will lose,” Relator said.

Relator suspected that the technical foul he slapped on Arthro’s bench at the 6:30 mark of the game was the reason for Lozano’s action.

Arthro lost a 60-70 lead entering the final quarter when MisOr launched a 13-1 rally that put the visiting team ahead, 75-74, after Ramil Tagupa pocketed two free throws off a foul by Ariel Mepaña.

Bottle thrown

It was at this point that Arthro’s bench complained and a mineral water bottle was thrown on the floor. Relator slapped a technical foul and MisOr stretched its lead 80-74.

Relator is now planning to file a criminal charge for physical injuries and grave threats against Lozano after Lozano allegedly issued a threat on Relator and company.

The incident was entered at the blotter of the Carbon Police Station.

Aside from Relator, another Manila-based referee, Ariel Bermeo, also alleged that he was hit on the chest by Lozano.

Arthro Team manager Jeson Guardo, on the other hand, opted to keep silent at the moment.

“No comment as of now. We were not there during the incident. We still need to talk with the referees and coach Jojo,” Guardo said in a text message.

Relator and three other referees from Manila were hired by MVBA to officiate the games since the Division Finals of the MVBA. Only Relator and Bermeo stayed behind to officiate the Christmas Cup.
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Referee gi-TKO sa assistant coach

KONTROBERSIYA ug kagubot maoy mimarka sa Cebu basketball sa niadtong Miyerkules sa gabii taliwala sa kapildihan sa Arthro Kontra Arthritis sa mga kamot sa Holcim Money Gram-Misamis Oriental sa knockout game sa 2007 MVBA Christmas Cup tournament sa Cebu Coliseum.

Kini sa dihang ang assistant coach sa Arthro nga si Jojo Lozano giingon nga misumbag ni international referee Raleigh Relator human mapildi ang Cebu team, 88-93, nga maoy naghatag og katungod sa MisOr ug katungod nga makigsangka sa nagpaabot nga M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City team sa championship round.

Si Willy Generalao, ang MVBA Mindanao Commissioner, mibutyag nga nawad-an sa panimuot ang Manila-based nga Relator sa dihang naigo kini sa kumo ni Lozano sa tangkugo.

“Kusog gyud siguro tong pagka-igoa kay kay na-admit gud sa ospital ug ipa-CT Scan pa man gani aron pagsiguro,”matod ni Generalao sa dihang gikahinabi sa Sunstar-Cebu.

Gisuwayan sa Sunstar pagkuha ang habig ni Lozano apan wa kini mo-reply sa duha ka text message ug tawag.

Sa interview sa mga Cebu sports reporters, si Relator miingon nga natumba siya sa sawog ug nakuyapan human matangkugo.

“Syempre masakit sa loob ko ang nangyari. We were fair in officiating, we are here to work and we don’t know the two teams. Games are always like that, somebody will win and somebody will lose,” nagkanayon si Relator.

Nagduda si Relator nga ang technical foul nga iyang gitawag nadto sa bench sa Arthro sa katapusang 6:30 segundos ang nahabilin sa duwa maoy gikasuk-an og maayo ni Lozano.

Naglabaw na unta og 10 puntos ang Arthro, 70-60, apan sa kalit lang napapas kini sa pagsugod sa final quarter sa dihang mipabuto ang MisOr og 13-1 nga maoy naghatag og labaw sa Holcim, 75-74.

Ang free throw ni Ramil Tagupa sa foul ni Mepana maoy naghatag og duha bintaha sa MisOr.

Dinhi nagsugod ang kainit sa duwa ug pipila ka plastik sa mineral water ang gipanglabay sa sawog. Gumikan niini, si
Relator naobligar sa pagpahamtang og technical foul sa Arthro ug maoy nagpabingat sa bintaha sa MisOr.

Naglaraw karon si Relator nga mopasaka og criminal charge for physical injuries and grave threats batok ni Lozano kinsa gialegahan nga nanghulga usab ngadto ni Relator ug kaubanan niini.

Ang insidente natala sa Carbon Police Station.

Gawas kang Relator, laing Manila-based referee nga si Ariel Bermeo ang mialegar kang Lozano nga naigo usab siya sa suwang.
Ang team manager sa Arthro nga si Jeson Guardo, sa iyang bahin, wa lang una mohatag og komentaryo.

“No comment as of now. We were not there during the incident. We still need to talk with the referees and coach Jojo,” nagkanayon si Guardo sa iyang text messages.

Si Relator ug laing tulo ka referees gikan sa Manila ang gipang-hire sa MVBA aron mo-officiate sa mga duwa sa Division Finals. (RCM)

(Disyembre 21, 2007 isyu)
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Arthro slaps referee unconscious, faces legal cases


Cebu Daily News
First Posted 12:34:00 12/21/2007


CEBU CITY, Philippines - An ugly slapping incident, involving an assistant coach and a referee, marred last Wednesday's game between Arthro Kontra Athritis and Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr at the Cebu Coliseum.

Arthro and MisOr were playing for the final championship slot of the 2007 MVBA Christmas Cup which MisOr won, 93-88. But the action did not end there.

After the game, international referee Raleigh Relator proceeded to the officials' dugout and while he was taking off his shoes, Junjun Lozano appeared and hit him in the nape.

Witnesses said the slap rendered Realtor unconscious for a while.

Aside from Relator, Ariel Bermeo, who did not even officiate the game, was also hit by the hot-headed Lozano.

“Dinibdiban din niya ako habang nag-text ako,” said Bermeo.

Relator was brought to the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) for treatment and the incident was reported at the Carbon Police Station.

“Pagkatapos niya akong sinapak, bumagsak ako at nawalan ng malay. Siyempre masakit ang aking loob. Fair naman ang officiating. Nagtatrabaho lang kami rito. Di namin alam ang two teams. Ganyan talaga ang laro, may manalo, may matalo. Kaya lang dinibdib niya,” said Relator, who is planning to file slight physical injury and grave threats cases against Lozano.

Before that incident, Relator noticed that Lozano protested a call against Arthro and threw an empty mineral water bottle on the court while the game was ongoing.

“Ako ang tumawag ng technical foul, kaya yun seguro ako ang napagbalingan,” said Relator, who is from Roxas City, Capiz.

Relator is a 13-year referee and has officiated games in the NCAA, UAAP, NCRAA, ***, NBL and international basketball tournaments in the country.

Relator added that Lozano also threatened him saying, “I-salvage kita dito sa Cebu.”

After that loss to MisOr, Arthro was supposed to play Tagaytay-Spring Cooking for third place but because of the incident, the Oil Masters automatically took the third place trophy.

In a separate interview, Jerry Guardo, team owner of Arthro, said they will conduct an investigation and will not tolerate what Lozano did. But he also hit the decision of the organizers automatically awarding the third place trophy to Tagaytay.

“I think that was unfair. They can penalize Lozano but not the entire team. They should have let us play,” said Guardo. /Correspondent Calvin Cordova

MVBA
12-22-2007, 04:37 PM
Sports

Guardo apologizes for Lozano incident

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Arthro Kontra Arthritis basketball team owner Jonathan “Atan” L. Guardo yesterday apologized for the rash actions of their assistant coach Jojo Lozano, who struck a referee in a fit of anger following Arthro’s 88-93 loss to Holcim-Moneygram MisOr in their do-or-die match for a final berth in the 1st MVBA Christmas Cup last Wednesday at the Cebu Coliseum.

“I condemned what Jojo Lozano did the other day. I take apology for what happened,” said Guardo in a text message.* “I already tasked Jerry Guardo to conduct internal investigation. I promise it won’t happen again,” added Guardo, who is in the United States spending the holiday season.

In his complaint recorded at the Carbon Police Station blotter, international referee Raleigh Relator accused Lozano of hitting him in the nape while he was taking off his shoes at their dugout, causing him to fall and lost consciousness for a while.

Relator also alleged that Lozano threatened to salvage him here in Cebu. Relator is from Roxas City, Capiz and a veteran whistle-blower for 14 years now.

In retaliation, Relator is set to file criminal charges of physical injury and grave threats against Lozano.

Lozano was not available for comment.

Jerry Guardo said Lozano is answerable and must be responsible for his actions although the Arthro organization will conduct first a formal investigation to hear Lozano’s side and determine what appropriate sanction they will enforce.

“We will hear first Lozano’s side,” said Jerry Guardo. “I know he was carried away by his emotions, but his act should not be condoned. We joined the MVBA since last year and we win some, we lose some.* What Lozano has done is not the behavior* when we lose.”

Jerry Guardo said some factors may have driven Lozano to commit such offense, suggesting the sudden change of format in the middle of the tournament and what they deemed as “impartial officiating.” — EBV
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Palaro
Guardo nangayo'g pasaylo
Ni Yoyo R. Abayan
Saturday, December 22, 2007


Nangayo og pasaylo si Arthro Kontra Arthritis basketball team owner Jonathan 'Atan'* L. Guardo kagahapon tungod sa gipakita sa iyang assistant coach nga si Jojo Lozano, kinsa gikatahong nanapog og referee atol sa* 88-93 nga kaparotan sa Arthro batok sa Holcim-Moneygram MisOr atol sa ilang do-or-die final match sa* 1st MVBA Christmas Cup* niadtong Miyerkules sa gabii* didto sa Cebu Coliseum.

"I condemned what Jojo Lozano did the other day. I take apology for what happened,"matud pang Guardo sa iyang text message.* “I already tasked Jerry Guardo to conduct internal investigation. I promise it won’t happen again,” dugang pang Guardo, kinsa atua karon sa Estados Unidos.

Sa iyang reklamo, basi sa blotter sa Carbon Police Station, si international referee Raleigh Relator nipasangil ni Lozano nga maoy nihampak sa iyang tangkugo samtang siya naghubo sa iyang sapatos sa ilang dug-out, hinungdan sa iyang pagkahagba og nakuyapan.

Si Relator nipasangil usab ni Lozano, kinsa* nibahad kaniya nga ipa-salvage dinhi sa Cebu. Si Relator tua nanimuyo sa Roxas City, Capiz ug 14 na ka tuig sa iyang propesyon.

Gipaabot karon nga mopasaka og tukmang kaso si Relator batok ni Lozano.

Si Jerry Guardo nagkanayon nga si Lozano manubag gyud sa iyang nahimong kalapasan hinuon ang Arthro organization mohimo pa og pormal nga imbistigasyon aron pagkuha sa habig ni Lozano.
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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Referee files case v. coach for attack after match


MANILA - based basketball referee Raleigh Relator filed a case of slight physical injury and threat against Arthro Kontra Arthritis assistant coach Jojo Lozano yesterday in Mandaue City.

Relator, a resident of Monumento in Caloocan City, said he filed the case to prevent Lozano from doing the same thing against his peers.

“I would like to stress that what I have been doing is not for me but for all of the referees, especially those here in Cebu. If Lozano can do it to a visitor like me how much more against the local referees,” Relator said in an interview with Sun.Star Cebu last Thursday evening.

Witnesses

“It (case) was already finished and we will be filing the case in Mandaue tomorrow morning (Friday). I have four witnesses who are willing to testify against him,” Relator added.

International referee Ariel Bermeo, and their local counterparts Joseph Lim, Mark Hermosa, and Ronnie Cabibil were Relator’s witnesses.

Relator said Lozano’s action was might have been sparked by a technical foul.

“I had no confrontation with Lozano. The call was in their favor. After Joseph Lim called a foul on a Misamis Oriental player, he then slammed a mineral water bottle on the floor, which was uncalled for since the call was not against them. So I slapped him a technical foul. They (Arthro) were leading by that time, instead MisOr took over the lead for good,” said Relator.

Relator was brought to the hospital after receiving a karate chop on the nape. Despite the advice to stay overnight at the Cebu City Medical Center, Relator signed a waiver and rested at the hotel where they were billeted.

As a referee since 1994, Relator admitted that it was the first time he was physically harmed.

“There were abusive words, which is natural in our profession but this is the first time in my officiating career that I was harmed. That is why I wanted to pursue this case because if I won’t, then it can be a precedent in the future,” he added.

The referees are calling on the organizers to impose sanctions on Lozano and threatened to boycott any of Arthro’s game if no actions will be made.

Due process

For his part, MVBA founder Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba said he will be conducting an investigation for both parties.

“I already asked Boy Murillo and Willy Generalao (MVBA commissioners) to call the parties involved for an investigation. Lozano will be given due process but if he will not come and air side then we will surely impose on him severe penalty,” Alcoseba said.

BAP-SBP vice president for the Visayas Michel Lhuillier, for his part, is asking the MVBA to furnish him a copy of the their recommendation since the league is sanctioned by the association.

“It gave the company (Arthro) a bad image. In basketball there is always a winner and a loser but if you hurt somebody because you lose, you will never learn your mistake. Instead of focusing on how to win the game, you have another focus if you concentrate on harassing the referees or making continuous complaints. I will require MVBA to submit a report and it will be forwarded to the BAP-SBP office in Manila for the imposition of the sanction,” Lhuillier said.

Relator and Bermeo, who was also allegedly struck by Lozano on the chest, left last night for Manila but promised to return for the investigation and court hearings.

“I am willing to come back to Cebu to officiate. I will be doing my job as long as the organizer believe in me,” Relator said. (RCM)
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Sabado, Disyembre 22, 2007

Guardo misaad nga di na gyud mahitabo ang pagpanapat sa iyang assistant coach


NANGAYO’G pasaylo si Arthro Kontra Arthritis team owner Jonathan “Atan” Guardo sa nahimo sa iyang assistant coach nga si Jojo Lozano, kinsa nakadugkat og kontrobersya sa bag-uhay lang gyud nahuman nga 1st Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Christmas Cup.

Gikatahong gisumbag ni Lozano ang tangkugo ni international referee Raleigh Relator human sa kapildihan sa Arthro, 88-93, batok sa Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr sa ilang semis knockout game niadtong Miyerkules. Nakuyapan si Relator ug nahidangat sa ospital.

“I condemned what Jojo Lozano did the other day. I take apology for what happened,” asoy pa ni Guardo sa text message nga
iyang gipadangat sa sports media.

“I already tasked Jerry Guardo to conduct internal investigation. I promise it won’t happen again,” dugang ni Guardo, kinsa kasamtangang nagbakasyon sa Amerika.

Sa iyang reklamo nga na-blotter sa Carbon Police Station, nagkanayon si Relator nga gisumbag siya ni Lozano samtang naghubo siya sa iyang sapatos sud sa dugout.

Nidugang si Relator, kinsa lumad nga taga Roxas City ug sud na sa 14 ka mga tuig isip referee, nga gibaharan sab siya ni Lozano.

Sa mga panghitabo, si Relator naglaraw nga mopasaka og kasong criminal charges of physican injury ug grave threats batok kang Lozano.

Wa’y gipagawas nga komentarto si Lozano kabahin ning maong kontrobersya.

Giklaro ni Jerry Guardo nga si Lozano gyud maoy responsable sa iyang gibuhat, hinuon matod niya nga mihimo gyud sila’g imbestigasyon kabahin niini.

Human sa imbestigasyon, hayan diha pa sila modesisyon kon unsay angayang isilot kang Lozano.

Nidugang si J. Guardo nga nakasabot siya nga nadala lang gyud si Lozano sa iyang kainit apan dili angayang ibaliwala ang iyang nabuhat. (ESL)

(Disyembre 22, 2007 isyu)

MVBA
01-04-2008, 03:18 AM
MVBA establishes parity among members in 2007


THE YEAR 2007 will probably be best remembered as the year that parity began to establish itself in the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA).

After a highly-successful debut season in 2006 that saw the multi-titled M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers sweep not just both the regular conferences but also all the short-term invitational tournaments organized by the MVBA, cracks in their armor began to surface and the other MVBA teams did not waste time to capitalize.

The year began with M. Lhuillier ruling the four-team Gov. Oscar Moreno Cup at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City from Jan. 26 to 30.

M. Lhuillier defeated host team Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr in the finale, 72-67, thus avenging its 80-85 defeat to MisOr in the classification round.

Less than a month later, it was the turn of Cebu City to host the five-team Cebu City Charter Cup from Feb. 19 to 23.

Using a unique double elimination format, the Jewelers breezed their way into the finals against newcomer Heartvit-Tribu Guardo. Heartvit had to fight its way from the losers’ bracket and their hard work was rewarded with an 84-83 upset of the Jewelers in the championship.

Only four teams signed up for the 2007 First Conference which started March 26 and Heartvit was renamed Arthro Kontra Arthritis. The other teams were M. Lhuillier, MisOr and the Iligan Archangels.

Since a lot of MVBA personalities were involved in the May elections, the conference had to take several extended breaks. But with all the post-election business finally over by June, the conference resumed with the playoffs.

Arthro made history by ending M. Lhuillier’s regime in the Visayas Division, beating the Jewelers in Game Three at the San Carlos Gym, 87-82, for a 2-1 triumph.

MisOr defeated the gritty Archangels, prevailing in the double-overtime Game Three, 99-92. They went on to be the first Mindanao Division team to win a regular conference title, sweeping Arthro in two games.

MisOr needed an overtime to take Game One, 74-71.

The title came three days later at the Cebu Coliseum, 74-65. MisOr center Frank Nailon earned the nod as conference Most Valuable Player.

With only nine days to rest, MisOr joined M. Lhuillier and Iligan in the first Talk N Text Invitational from June 24 to 28.

Touted as the toughest Cebu tournament in recent years, the tournament attracted two reinforced teams from the Metro Manila’s Philippine Basketball League, Dazz ‘Sang Patak and Burger King.

M. Lhuillier scored redemption from its First Conference debacle by annexing the title at the expense of Dazz, 80-75. Veteran Danny Aying was chosen as MVP in the first provincial tournament under the aegis of the newly-minted Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP).

One thing that MVBA teams proved in 2007 was their continuing superiority over guest teams from Manila and other parts of the Visayas and Mindanao, a testament of the high level of competition in the league.



from The Manila Bulletin (http://www.mb.com.ph/archive_pages.php?url=http://www.mb.com.ph/issues/2008/01/01/SPRT20080101113157.html) (page E-2, January 1, 2008)

atxpinoy
04-03-2008, 12:03 AM
When is it and who are the team. Just curious!

Thanks!