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amdgc82
11-19-2008, 09:35 AM
Pacman's MP Warriors join Liga Pilipinas
Updated November 19, 2008 12:00 AM*
The Freeman

CEBU - The inaugural season of Liga Pilipinas got an added boost with the entry of GenSan MP Warriors of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao in the country’s newest Community-based league, league commisioner Noli Eala proudly announced yesterday.

“I just spoke to Manny Pacquiao. He has formally agreed to join Liga Pilipinas. Let us all welcome the GenSan MP Warriors to our growing Liga family,” said Eala in a text message disseminated to Cebu sportswriters.

This brings the total number of Liga member teams to 14, with the MP Warriors becoming the fourth squad from Mindanao after the Misamis Oriental Meteors, Pagadian Explorers, and Zamboanga Amores. Pacman’s MP Warriors are not new to commercial derby having joined the now defunct Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) for two years.

The Visayas cluster, on the other hand, is bannered by First Conference champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Cebu Niños and the Iloilo Warriors.

The rest of the Liga field are dominated by Luzon teams that include Harbour Centre-Taguig Batang Global, Quezon Red Oilers, Lipa-Batangas Barakos, Trace-Laguna Stallions, Ilocos Sur, Smart-Pampanga Buddies, Baguio, and Tagaytay.

The Cebu Niños of legendary coach Raul “Yayoy” D. Alcoseba will host the opening of the Liga Pilipinas Second Conference on December 10 at the Cebu Coliseum.— EBV (THE FREEMAN)

CrossOver
11-19-2008, 10:30 AM
Manny Manny Manny Manny!* :D

dieseldust
11-22-2008, 07:44 PM
ayos to! The more the merrier

CrossOver
12-07-2008, 10:46 AM
Manny Manny Manny Manny!* :D


Lipat muna tayo sa Boxing may Live Stream (http://www.gameface.ph/forums/index.php?topic=3808.30) na link* :D

Liga Pilipinas
12-08-2008, 01:51 AM
Congratulations to MANNY PACQUIAO, team owner of the MP Warriors, for defeating Oscar de la Hoya.* Mabuhay ka Manny and hope to see you on the Liga basketball courts very soon!

The_Big_Cat
12-08-2008, 10:40 AM
With Manny Pacquiao's biggest paycheck victory ever with a whopping US$ 20M, I hope Manny can sign-up excellent players for his team in the upcoming Liga conference.

CrossOver
12-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Itong team na to ang isa sa pinakamayaman dito sa Liga Pilipinas btw congrats idol Manny!* ;D

ram
01-05-2009, 02:40 PM
With Manny Pacquiao's biggest paycheck victory ever with a whopping US$ 20M, I hope Manny can sign-up excellent players for his team in the upcoming Liga conference.


Akala mo lang yun! Pero hindi! hindi! sabi nya sa akin kung anong salary cap na nak set sa Liga Pilipinas yun lang din ibibigay nya...
cguro sa allowance na lng babawi...
keber din sya kung my ex-pro sa team o wala...makukuha ang panalo sa ensayo sabi nya sakin!
yun lang!

odog808
01-07-2009, 01:19 PM
U guys should put a picture of the team jerseys (uniforms) on each team thread.....we in the States don't know how half the teams look.....

chez_moi
01-10-2009, 09:46 AM
May mga line-up na ba mga teams?

Growling.Fish
01-10-2009, 05:35 PM
I read somewhere that Manny Pacquiao is contemplating on joining the team as a player. He's just joking, ayt? ???

Liga Pilipinas
01-14-2009, 08:13 AM
Here is the initial roster of the MP Warriors of GenSan for the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II that will begin today in their home court in General Santos City:

Jasper CALLO (F, 6'3")
John Eric CORONADO (F/G, 6'0")
Peter DELIGERO (G, 5'6")
Norberto FAROCHILLEN (C, 6'4")
Alfred John GONZAGA (F, 6'0:)
Bob Cozy ILANGA (G, 5'8")
Jeffy LOCSIN (F, 6'2")
Louie Benn MEDALLA (G, 5'9")
Moorice MEJORADA (C/F, 6'4")
Donamar MENDOZA (C, 6'4")
Jay-R OLEGARIO (C, 6'5")
Bobby PACQUIAO (G, 5'7")
Emmanuel PACQUIAO (G, 5'7")
Roderick RAMOS (G, 5'9")
Jethron RECUSTODIO (F, 6'0")
Abdul Fariq Dave SAGAD (F, 6'2")
Donald TADENA (F/G, 5'11)

Coach: Mr. Jesus Ramon PIDO
Playing Team Owner: Mr. Emmanuel PACQUIAO


Note: Roster subject to change at game time.

easter
01-15-2009, 06:28 PM
I read somewhere that Manny Pacquiao is contemplating on joining the team as a player. He's just joking, ayt?* ???


Apparently not. He just scored 2 points in the first game. Usually he just gets to score 2 points and he is out of the game. The guy just wants to have fun out there. :D

mighty_lion
01-15-2009, 07:25 PM
Na-shock ako dito. On the positive side, im sure Roach is happy too. Sureball syang nasa kondisyon si Pacquiao.

Sana meron syan separate monicker as basketball player. ;D

Liga Pilipinas
01-18-2009, 02:28 AM
JANUARY 14 SCORES

First Game

* * *LAGUNA (84) -- Mangahas 21, Sanz 16, Angeles 13, Ekwe 12, Villaver 5, Estrada 4, Magdadaro 4, Bolocon 4, Doruelo 3, Legaspi 2.

* * *ZANORTE (73) --* Parreno 20, Rebollos 15, Concepcion 11, Lozano 8, Dumapig 5, Bolias 4, Merced 3, France 2, Climaco 2, Ong 2, Dais 1

* * *Period Scores: 17-12, 50-30, 77-40, 84-73.

Second Game

* * *ILOCOS SUR (63) -- Junio 14, Cruz 13, Musni 13, Arce 6, Gonzales 4, Valderama 3, Alberto 3, Yambao 3, Baluyot 2, Galapon 2.

* * *GENERAL SANTOS (59) -- Locsin 12, Mendoza 10, Gonzaga 7, Sagad 5, Ilanga 5, Tadena 4, Coronado 3, Farochillen 3, Mejorada 2, Callo 2, M. Pacquiao 2, B. Pacquiao 2, Oligario 2.

* * *Period Scores: 10-16, 22-27, 46-48, 63-59.

JANUARY 15 SCORES

First Game

* * *LAGUNA (84) -- Estrada 16, Mangahas 13, Villaver 13, Sanz 11, Ekwe 9, Angeles 8, Ricafuente 8, Doruelo 3, Legaspi 3, Bolocon 0.

* * *ILOCOS SUR (67) -- Cabatu 19, Galapon 7, Santos 7, Baluyot 6, Valderama 6, Alberto 5, Junio 5, Cruz 4, Musni 3, Gonzales 3, Yambao 2, Michael 0, Arce 0, Cabonce 0.

* * *Period Scores: 21-5, 48-25, 65-49, 84-67.

Second Game

* * *GENERAL SANTOS (104) -- Gonzaga 18, Mendoza 16, Ilanga 14, Locsin 13, B. Pacquiao 10, Sagad 8, Farochillen 8, Coronado 6, Medalla 5, Oligario 2, Tadena 2, Callo 2, Mejorada 0.

* * *ZANORTE (80) -- Parreno 22, Bolias 20, Concepcion 14, Rebollos 11, France 8, Lozano 4, Climaco 1, Dumapig 0, Navarro 0, Dais 0, Ong 0, Merced 0.

* * *Period Scores: 16-24, 43-42, 69-56, 104-80.

JANUARY 16 SCORES

First Game

* * *ILOCOS SUR (74) -- Junio 17, Cruz 13, Musni 8, Gonzales 8, Baluyot 5, Valderama 5, Galapon 5, Santos 5, Yambao 3, Arce 3, Cabatu 2, Michael 0, Cabonce 0.

* * *ZANORTE (60) -- Concepcion 13, Bolias 13, France 11, Parreno 7, Rebollos 6, Merced 6, Climaco 4, Longno 0, Saracho 0, Dumapig 0, Dais 0, Ong 0, Lozano 0.

* * * Period Scores: 11-15, 41-31, 56-54, 74-60.

Second Game

* * *LAGUNA (70) -- Ekwe 22, Ricafuente 17, Mangahas 9, Bolocon 6, Angeles 5, Estrada 3, Reyes 3, Villaver 3, Sanz 2, Doruelo 0, Magadadaro 0, Legaspi 0.

* * *GENERAL SANTOS (61) -- Mendoza 14, Locsin 11, Callo 9, Gonzaga 8, Sagad 6, Coronado 4, Medalla 3, M. Pacquiao 2, Farochillen 2, Ilanga 2, B. Pacquiao 0, Mejorada 0.

* * *Period Scores: 16-12, 33-29, 56-43, 70-61.

JANUARY 17 SCORES

For Third Place

* * *GENERAL SANTOS (75) -- Ilanga 16, Coronado 14, Callo 13, Gonzaga 9, Medalla 7, Mendoza 6, Locsin 4, Oligario 2, B. Pacquiao 2, Mejorada 2, Sagad 0.

* * *ZANORTE (71) -- Parreno 36, Concepcion 16, Saracho 6, Bolias 5, France 3, Rebollos 2, Merced 2, Ong 1, Dumapig 0, Navarro 0, Lozano 0.

* * *Period Scores: 20-21, 32-41, 59-53, 75-71.

Championship

* * *LAGUNA (66) -- Sanz 17, Mangahas 14, Villaver 9, Ekwe 8, Estrada 4, Angeles 4, Ricafuente 4, Bolocon 3, Legaspi 3, Magdadaro 0.

* * *ILOCOS SUR (62) -- Baluyot 14, Cruz 11, Junio 8, Alberto 7, Yambao 6, Musni 6, Cabatu 6, Galapon 2, Santos 2, Valderama 0, Arce 0, Gonzales 0.

* * *Period Scores: 15-16, 37-32, 50-48, 66-62.

john_paul_manahan
01-18-2009, 08:44 PM
not surprised with his interests in ballin.

remember that roy jones jr did something similar in pensacola for the usbl.

Growling.Fish
01-18-2009, 11:08 PM
Well..If he keeps this up, he might hurt himself. Good luck! ;)

Liga Pilipinas
01-21-2009, 10:52 PM
Here is the submitted roster of the MP Warriors of GenSan for the Pampanga Leg of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II that opened today in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga:

Jasper CALLO (F, 6'3")
John Eric CORONADO (F/G, 6'0")
Norberto FAROCHILLEN (C, 6'4")
Alfred John GONZAGA (F, 6'0")
Bob Cozy ILANGA (G, 5'8")
Jeffy LOCSIN (F, 6'2")
Louie Benn MEDALLA (G, 5'9")
Moorice MEJORADA (C/F, 6'4")
Donamar MENDOZA (C, 6'4")
Jolito OMANDAM (C, 6'6")
Bobby PACQUIAO (G, 5'7")
Emmanuel PACQUIAO (G, 5'7")
Roderick RAMOS (G, 5'9")
Jethrone RECUSTODIO (F, 6'0")
Abdul Fariq Dave SAGAD (F, 6'2")
Jay-R OLIGARIO (C, 6'5") - reserve
Donald TADENA (F/G, 5'11") - reserve

Coach: Mr. Jesus Ramon PIDO
Playing Team Owner: Mr. Emmanuel PACQUIAO

Liga Pilipinas
09-23-2009, 08:33 PM
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Manny Pacquiao’s MP Warriors of GenSan try to barge into the upper half of the standings at the start of the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III General Santos City Leg today (September 23) at the General Santos City Gymnasium.

Currently holding the eighth and last playoff spot with five Liga Tour Points in two legs, the Warriors will open their home stand against the Quezon Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi starting at 6:00 PM. The Red Oilers are tied with the idle Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue at sixth and seventh place with eight points each.

The Warriors have had the better of the Red Oilers in this conference backed by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP). In the opening Cebu City Leg last month, the Warriors beat the Red Oilers twice, 81-65 in the preliminaries and the 72-66 in the battle for Third Place.

While Coach Ramon Pido has maintained the same roster, the Red Oilers have received a boost with the return to active duty of Ramsey Williams, Jorel Canizares and Angelus Raymundo. The trio played a big role in Quezon’s runner-up finish to the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos in last week’s Quezon Province Leg.

The Warriors have Dondon Mendoza are their leading scorer and rebounder at 11.4 points and 5.0 rebounds a game. Providing him support are Jonjon Gonzaga, Donald Tadena, Christian Cabatu and Bob Cozy Ilanga.

In the first game, the fourth-ranked Smart-Pampanga Buddies (14 points) play cellar-dweller Zamboanga Uno Latinos (one point). Coach Allan Gregorio’s Buddies count back-to-back runner-up finishes in Taguig City and at home in Pampanga. On the other hand, Coach Ronald Rico’s Latinos are coming off a 25-day vacation after last playing in Taguig City.

The Latinos will be led by the trio of point guard Christopher Concepcion and shooter Jonathan Parreno and center Ariel de Castro.

Expected to play big roles for the Buddies are guards Jonathan de Guzman and Nino Gelig, swingman Anthony Espiritu, forwards Chester Taylor and Al Magpayo and center Claiford Arao.

Selected games from the General Santos City Leg will be broadcast over Solar Sports next week from Wednesday to Saturday. Liga Pilipinas Classics are daily on Viva Prime Channel. More information on the league may be found at www.ligapilipinas.net.

Liga Pilipinas
09-24-2009, 10:34 AM
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Quezon Red Oilers continued their slow rise back into contention with a 78-74 beating of the host MP Warriors of GenSan to begin the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III General Santos City Leg Wednesday at the General Santos City Gymnasium.

With the win, the Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi hiked their total to nine Liga Tour Points, good for Sixth Place, and move within striking distance of the current Fifth Placer and defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors who have 11 points.

For the Warriors of Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido, they remain at the eighth spot and just inside the playoff picture.

Last conference, the Red Oilers made it all the way to the National Semifinals. The return of key players to the roster have energized the team and propelled them to a runner-up finish at home during last week’s Quezon Province Leg at the Quezon Convention Center.

“We want to get the home court advantage come the playoffs for the Super Leg this November,” said Coach Bunyi. “The team would like to thank its home fans for really boosting our spirits whenever we play in front of them.”

In the first game, the Smart-Pampanga Buddies under Coach Allan Gregorio pulverized an undermanned Zamboanga Uno Latinos, 103-72. Showing up with only six players, the Latinos easily fell prey and dropped their fifth straight game in the conference supported by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

Selected games from the General Santos City Leg will be shown next week on Solar Sports. Liga Pilipinas Classics air every morning on Viva Prime Channel. Liga Pilipinas’ official website may be found at www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

First Game

PAMPANGA (103) – Gelig 17, Arao 14, Aldave 12, Husted 11, Thiele 8, An. Espiritu 8, Taylor 7, Magpayo 6, Saguindel 6, Sta. Maria 5, Villamin 3, Nicdao 2, Tan 2, Al. Espiritu 2.

ZAMBOANGA (72) – Bolias 34, Concepcion 18, Rebollos 16, Tajonera 4, Merced 0, Amirulhadz 0.

Second Game

QUEZON (78) – Palaganas 18, Orias 13, Williams 12, Suguitan 8, Labagala 8, Cacha 6, Pinera 6, Raymundo 5, Dedicatoria 2, Chua 0, Reyes 0.

GENERAL SANTOS (74) – Farochillen 18, Coronado 10, Ilanga 9, Omandam 8, Mendoza 7, Callo 5, Recustodio 4, Sagad 4, Medalla 3, Tadena 2, Concha 2, Cabatu 2, Rubi 0, Gonzaga 0.

Liga Pilipinas
09-25-2009, 11:04 AM
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The host MP Warriors of GenSan gained their first win of the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference General Santos City Leg with a 101-75 whitewashing of the Zamboanga Uno Latinos Thursday at the General Santos City Gymnasium.

The easy win forced the Warriors of Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido into a knockout game against the Smart-Pampanga Buddies for the second seat in Saturday’s leg finals. The Warriors lost on opening day Wednesday against the Quezon Red Oilers, 74-78.

Earlier in the day, the hot Red Oilers subdued the Buddies, 70-68, to have the upper hand at the first championship slot in the games supported by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

The Buddies of Coach Allan Gregorio squandered a 19-point lead en route to dropping their win-loss card at 1-1 similar to the Warriors. Red Oilers guard Roberts Labagala bungled two free throws with 1.4 ticks on the clock and their side ahead, 70-68. Buddies center Claiford Arao grabbed the defensive rebound and fired a prayer that hit the back end of the rim at the buzzer.

The Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi upped their record to 2-0. “The team is back,” said a happy Coach Bunyi. “We thank Gov. Nantes and the fans for sticking with us.” Quezon went winless in their opening salvo in Cebu City but bounced back to place second at home last week in Lucena City to slowly climb up the Liga Tour Standings.

Choice games from the General Santos City Leg will be televised next week over Solar Sports from Wednesday to Saturday. Also, Liga Pilipinas Classics air everyday on Viva Prime Channel. More information on Liga Pilipinas may be downloaded at www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

First Game

QUEZON (70) – Raymundo 18, Williams 16, Palaganas 14, Dedicatoria 9, Cacha 4, Pinera 4, Suguitan 2, Panzo 2, Labagala 1, Orias 0, Macanig 0.

PAMPANGA (68) – Husted 13, An. Espiritu 11, Arao 8, Thiele 6, Sta. Maria 5, Magpayo 4, Gelig 4, Taylor 4, Villamin 4, Nicdao 3, Al. Espiritu 3, Saguindel 2, Aldave 1.

Second Game

GENERAL SANTOS (101) – Ilanga 19, Gonzaga 15, Callo 15, Coronado 14, Recustodio 11, Farochillen 6, Mendoza 6, Sagad 4, Concha 4, Tadena 3, Cabatu 2, Medalla 2, Omandam 0, Rubi 0.

ZAMBOANGA (75) – Bolias 31, Concepcion 21, Rebollos 12, Merced 7, Tajonera 3, Amirulhadz 1.

Liga Pilipinas
09-26-2009, 03:52 AM
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – It will be the Smart-Pampanga Buddies against the streaking Quezon Red Oilers for the championship of the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III General Santos City Leg. This after the Buddies eliminated the host MP Warriors of GenSan, 78-60, in Friday’s action from the General Santos City Gymnasium.

“Hopefully, the team can finally overcome the hump as we enter our third leg final,” said winning coach Allan Gregorio. “A win will put us in a good position for an automatic spot in November’s Super Leg and that’s our goal.” The Buddies lost last month’s Taguig City Leg to the host Forward Taguig, 71-74, and their own home leg the following week to the Trace-Laguna Stallions, 91-100.

Al Magpayo fired four triples en route to 24 points and nine rebounds to power the Buddies. Fil-Am find Allan Husted followed with 12 points and four steals. Jonjon Gonzaga was the lone Warrior in twin digits with 10 points. Jomer Rubi and Dennis Concha chipped in eight points each with Concha grabbing seven rebounds.

The Warriors of Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido suffered greatly as leading scorer and rebounder Dondon Mendoza went scoreless together with fellow stalwart Louie Medalla.

Either the Red Oilers or the Buddies will cart away their first weekly championship in the conference generously supported by Smart, Accel, Burlington, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

In the first game, the Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi formalized their entry into the championship game by dismantling the Zamboanga Uno Latinos, 111-87. Quezon also picked up a two-point bonus for sweeping all their three games.

Roberts Labagala led the charge with 19 points, four assists and three steals while center Angelus Raymundo added 17 points and 14 rebounds. All five Latinos played sans relief with Jayson Rebollos pumping in 32 markers followed by Christopher Concepcion with 22 and Charleston Bolias with 20.

Some games from the General Santos City Leg will be shown next week over Solar Sports. Liga Pilipinas Classics air daily on Viva Prime Channel. For more information, visit www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

First Game

QUEZON (111) – Labagala 19, Raymundo 17, Pinera 13, Palaganas 12, Suguitan 11, de Leon 9, Orias 6, Dedicatoria 6, Chua 6, Cacha 4, Williams 4, Reyes 2, Macanig 2, Panzo 0.

ZAMBOANGA (87) – Rebollos 32, Concepcion 22, Bolias 20, Tajonera 8, Merced 5.

Second Game

PAMPANGA (78) – Magpayo 24, Husted 12, Gelig 11, Arao 6, Sta. Maria 6, Al. Espiritu 6, Villamin 4, Taylor 3, Thiele 2, Tan 2, Aldave 1, An. Espiritu 1, Saguindel 0.

GENERAL SANTOS (60) – Gonzaga 10, Rubi 8, Concha 8, Farochillen 6, Coronado 6, Recustodio 5, Callo 5, Sagad 4, Cabatu 4, Tadena 2, Ilanga 2, Omandam 0, Medalla 0, Mendoza 0.

Liga Pilipinas
09-27-2009, 08:59 AM
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The Quezon Red Oilers pocketed the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III General Santos City Leg with a come from behind victory over the Smart-Pampanga Buddies, 78-73, at the General Santos City Gymnasium late Saturday evening.

Center Angelus Raymundo hit a boarding triple to shatter a 73-73 tie and push the Red Oilers on top for good, 76-73. The Buddies then failed to score, forcing them to quickly foul Luis Palaganas who calmly sank both charities for the final tally.

Earlier, Buddy Al Magpayo tied the game for the last time with a triple, 73-73, and 30 ticks remaining. Overall, the intense contest saw eight deadlocks and 22 lead changes.

The Buddies of Coach Allan Gregorio, behind the good three-point shooting of Jonathan Aldave and balikbayan Allan Husted, took the first half, 36-30.

Palaganas led the champions with 17 points. The 6’6” Raymundo was later adjudged as the leg’s Most Valuable Player with averages of 13.5 points and 9.3 rebounds. This also marks the first time the franchise of Gov. Raffy Nantes swept a leg.

“We came here because of two reasons – family and passion,” said victorious coach Oliver Bunyi as he secured his first leg crown this conference and third overall since last year. “This is our gift to Gov. Nantes and the people of Quezon.”

Due to their good performance, both finalists shot up the Liga Tour standings with the Red Oilers now occupying Second Place with 23 points while the Buddies grabbed Third Place with 21 points. The undefeated M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos still rule the roost with 45 points. The top two teams will be given automatic spots in November’s five-team Super Leg that will determine the next National Champion.

In the battle for Third Place, the Zamboanga Uno Latinos pulled off an 87-71 shocker over the host MP Warriors of GenSan. The win marked the Latinos’ first after seven straight losses this conference supported by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

Playing the entire tournament with only six men, the Latinos under Coach Ronald Rico leaned on the 35 points and six rebounds of guard Jayson Rebollos.

The Liga Tour makes its seventh stop this Wednesday at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College in Los Banos, Laguna as the Trace-Laguna Stallions welcome the Warriors, Forward Taguig and the defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors.

Selected games from the GenSan Leg will be shown next week over Solar Sports from Wednesday to Saturday. Liga Pilipinas Classics air daily on Viva Prime Channel. The league’s official website is at www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

For Third Place

ZAMBOANGA (87) – Rebollos 35, Bolias 19, Concepcion 17, Tajonera 8, Merced 8.

GENERAL SANTOS (71) – Mendoza 25, Coronado 9, Rubi 8, Gonzaga 8, Recustodio 8, Farochillen 6, Callo 2, Medalla 2, Omandam 1, Tadena 0, Sagad 0, Concha 0, Cabatu 0.

Championship

QUEZON (78) – Palaganas 17, Raymundo 14, Williams 10, Orias 9, Labagala 9, Dedicatoria 8, Pinera 6, Suguitan 4, Cacha 1.

PAMPANGA (73) – Aldave 14, Husted 12, Arao 9, Magpayo 7, Sta. Maria 5, Taylor 5, Al. Espiritu 5, Thiele 4, Saguindel 4, Gelig 4, Villamin 4, Tan 0, An. Espiritu 0.

Halftime: 30-36.

fujitsu
09-27-2009, 06:52 PM
:)

coreytaylor
12-27-2009, 10:25 AM
PacMan Vs.
From boxing to jumpshots, Manny Pacquiao just knocks ‘em down.
by Tzvi Twersky // Images Chris Farina - Top Rank
http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2009/11/pacman-vs/

Imagine for a second that you’re a renowned expert in your profession.

Imagine that you are among the best in the world at what you do.

Imagine that you’ve gained riches and fame due to your skill and expertise.

Now imagine wishing you could be doing something else.

Imagine being willing to give it all up, to risk everything, if only you could be in another line of work.

You may or may not have to conjure up any of this. This may be your story. Maybe not. But it’s definitely the way things are for Manny Pacquiao, no imagining involved.

Having won all but five of his career fights (49-3-2), the short, muscular Filipino is universally accepted as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers currently fighting. Having KO’ed 37 of his opponents, the latest being Ricky Hatton who got knocked out in the second round of their fight this past May, PacMan—as Pacquiao is known—is at the pinnacle of his ring game. Yet, Pacquiao dreams of something more…playing in the NBA.

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

A few days prior to Halloween, PacMan was asked: “If you could dress up as any boxer in history (and it can’t be yourself), who would it be?

His answer: “I would be “big” George Foreman. Not only because it would give me an opportunity to win a world title in an eighth weight division but…I would be big enough to play power forward in the NBA!”

Pacquiao stands all of 5-6, and depending on when his next fight is, walks around at about 140 pounds. Aside from the rare exception, you can’t play in the NBA at that size. Manny knows that, and he’s come to accept it.

So when not dodging and jabbing at opponents, PacMan plays pickup ball. Risking injury and the end of his career is not enough for him. He also owns a team in the Philippines, and frequently attends NBA games (when he’s in America).

With a fight coming up on Saturday in Las Vegas against WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, per trainer Freddie Roach’s rules, Paqcuiao hasn’t balled in about a month. Expect that to change soon after he steps out of the ring sometime late Saturday night.

Not too long ago, Manny Pacquiao took a break from hitting the bag to catch up with SLAM:

SLAM: Did you play any organized ball as a kid?
MP: Yes, I played on teams before. Now I actually own a team [PacMan Gensan] in one of the six professional leagues in the Philippines.

SLAM: When you play ball yourself what position do you play?
MP: I’m a point guard. ;D

SLAM: Are you allowed to play basketball when you’re training?
MP: Yes, up until the last five weeks of camp basically.

SLAM: You play with your friends or you go the gym and play pickup?
MP: I play with whoever wants to play; sometimes my friend; sometimes my entire team wants to play. It’s a lot of fun for us.

SLAM: You watch a lot of NBA?
MP: Yes, I actually just [attended] a Lakers-Hawks game.

SLAM: Have you watched any games yet this year?
MP: Yes. I watched Lakers-Clippers on the first day.

SLAM: Were you impressed with Kobe?
MP: Yes, he’s really improved his team play the last couple of years.

SLAM: You’re among the best pound-for-pound boxers. Who’s the best pound-for-pound NBA player?
MP: In my opinion, I still believe it’s Allen Iverson (as does Rasheed Wallace) ;D; he’s so small and he scores more than anybody. Now, I think, Kobe and LeBron are the best, too.

SLAM: How did you come to own a team?
MP: It was a league that started five years ago [the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association], and it’s like the NBA that each city has a team. And the city that I’m from came to me and offered a team, and I bought it. There are different conferences and seasons, and last year we won two of the four conferences.

SLAM: Are the players local products or do you bring in international players?
MP: Everybody is local, and I actually play with my brother Bobby on the team.

SLAM: Who’s better between the two of you?
MP: My brother is very good also. He’s a shooting guard. He’s fast and has a good fadeaway.

SLAM: So you guys play well in the backcourt together?
MP: Yes, a lot of alleyoops. (Laughs) :D

SLAM: You train hard for boxing, but basketball is a pretty good workout, too, no?
MP: Yes, especially because in boxing we don’t really run continuously for a very long time. So like boxing, the workout is short but very intense.

SLAM: You’ve said how Ron Artest and Paul Pierce can maybe box. Are there any boxers who could play ball?
MP: Yes. Roy Jones Jr. played in the past. My sparring partners and I play together in the Philippines. And Shawn Porter is pretty good. So there are a few boxers who can play ball. I think the quicker guys would do better than the big heavyweights.

SLAM: What do you love so much about the game?
MP: The teamwork and also the speed of the game. The strategy between two teams, how 10 different guys could play different styles and make it a good game.

Alas, PacMan is a boxer and not in the L.

That’s too bad for the guys who have to stand on the other side of the ring.

coreytaylor
12-27-2009, 10:39 AM
Related article from above:

Manny Pacquiao’s other passion: Basketball
http://www.interbasket.net/news/2009/12/26/manny-pacquiaos-other-passion-basketball/

At 5-6 and 135lbs, Manny Pacquiao isn’t an intimidating figure initially, but the diminuative Filipino may be, pound-for-pound, the toughest boxer on the face of the planet.

Slam Magazine recently interviewed the street-tough fighter about his other passion- basketball. Here’s an excerpt of the interview:

SLAM: Tell us how you got into basketball
Pacquaio: It’s a very popular sport in the Philippines. It’s actually our national sport; we’re just to short to play professionally [laughs].

SLAM: What position do you play?
Pacquaio: I’m a point guard who scores a lot ;D. I like to shoot three-pointers and drive to the hole. Except sometimes they won’t let me [go to the basket] because I have an upcoming fight.

SLAM: Do you worry about getting hurt when you play basketball?
Pacquaio: No, it’s like when I get in the ring: If I worry about getting hurt, that’s how i’ll end up getting hurt.

SLAM: Which [NBA] players are you friend with
Pacquaio: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Trevor Ariza used to come to the gym in L.A., and Ron Artest was at the gym yesterday.

SLAM: You think any of those guys could box?
Pacquaio: Yes, I think Paul Pierce and Ron Artest could fight. Ron is a big guy! :D

SLAM: When you retire, are you going to play ball?
Pacquaio: Yes, of course. I’m goint to play basketball ’til I am 50 or 60 years old. It’s my first love — more than boxing — I’m just very, very short.

Liga Pilipinas
02-10-2011, 11:13 AM
IT IS with deep sadness to announce the passing away of Fean "Choy" del Rosario, head coach of the MP Warriors of GenSan last Monday (February 7) at the General Santos Doctors Hospital due to leukemia. He was 40 years of age. Coach Choy is survived by his wife and son and his remains lie in state at the Tay-Chan Funeral Homes in Barangay Apopong and will be interred this Sunday.

Liga Pilipinas
03-23-2011, 03:44 PM
Note: The following articles are from independent external sources and does not necessarily reflect the official stand of Liga Pilipinas, Pinoy Basketbol Incorporated (PBI) and Pinoy Basketbol Management Incorporated (PBMI).
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MP Basketball Cup opens
By Roderick Osis
Tuesday, March 22, 2011


POUND-FOR-pound king Manny Pacquiao takes his love for basketball to a whole new level by opening the MP Basketball Cup Monday afternoon at the Easter College Gym.

The tournament was organized by Pacquiao and is expected to last for at least three weeks. Thirteen teams composed of collegiate hoopsters from Baguio and outside the region signed up for the marathon tourney.

The tournament was made as part of Pacquiao's training regimen as he trains for his match against Sugar Shane Mosley on May 7.

Renewing their rivalry inside the hardcourt are University of Baguio and the University of the Cordilleras, which figured in last year's championship of the Baguio–Benguet Educational Athletic League (BBEAL) men's basketball finals where UB won in two games to clinch its back-to-back title.

Another collegiate basketball squad from the BBEAL is the Cordillera Career Development College from La Trinidad in Benguet who captured its first BBEAL title in 2007 and then followed it up in 2008.

Also joining the fray is Cordillera Higher Education Sports Athletic Association 2011 men's basketball champion Baguio College of Technology while other commercial teams include Tea House, composed mainly of Beneco players, La Trinidad Glass, and Mother's who will be bannered by former pro Chris Cantonjos.

Pacquiao will also be pitting three teams in the tournament while the Baguio Media tries their luck in the competition.

Pacquiao has been training in the city since March 14 and by far, has been seriously working out. Trainer Freddie Roach seems to be happy with the way things are going in their training camp saying, “It has been the best first leg of training by far.”

Despite catching his breath during the first two days of training, Pacquiao has slowly regained his condition and is set to spar against unbeaten welterweight Shawn Porter and lightweight David Rodela later this week.

Porter and Rodela arrived late Sunday night from the United States to serve as Pacquiao’s spar mates.

Porter, who holds a 17-0 record with 14 knockouts, is noted for his speed and power; while Rodela, 15-3-3 with six knockouts, is a regular fixture in Pacquiao’s training camps because of his tenacity and resilience.

Arum also arrived in the country Monday to be with Pacquiao to witness his high-altitude training camp.

The Top Rank executive told the media he is excited to see his most priced ward already showing signs of his old form despite being just a week into training.


Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 23, 2011.

Liga Pilipinas
03-29-2011, 07:37 PM
Note: The following articles are from independent external sources and does not necessarily reflect the official stand of Liga Pilipinas, Pinoy Basketbol Incorporated (PBI) and Pinoy Basketbol Management Incorporated (PBMI).
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MP Warriors nips UB Cardinals
By Roderick Osis
Wednesday, March 23, 2011


MP WARRIORS buckled down to work in the last five minutes of the ball game to earn their first win in the 1st Congressman Manny Pacquiao Cup at the Easter College Gymnasium Monday evening.

MP Warriors, owned by Pacquiao, scored a 90-80 victory lead by Alfie Grijaldo's 18 and Louie Medalla's 17, including five triples over the tough University of Baguio Cardinals.

Trailing by seven at the end of the first half, 43-50, the MP Warriors opened the third period with a 12-2 run which saw them earn the lead the second time in the ball game, 55-52, with 6:20 remaining courtesy of Medalla and Girjaldo.

But the Cardinals just won't let the game slip away after tying the ball game at 64 all with 2:20 remaining with Billy Boado leading the charges for the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League champion then ended the period with a 64-66 squeaker.

With teams scoreless during the first two minutes of action in the fourth period tied at 70 in the 6:31 mark, after which Medalla fired a triple to break the ice giving the Warriors the upperhand, 73-70, with 6:15 remaining.

UB then came back with a fiver to nothing run to lead by 2, 73-75, with 4:54 remaining but the Warriors simply outclassed the Cardinals by pulling a run of their own to erect an 86-78 advantage with 2:14 remaining in the ball game on a 13-3 run.

Jonathan Parreño came up with 16 for the Warriors while Pacquiao, displaying his basketball prowess had 14 points with brother, Bobby, chipping in 10 markers.

Pacquiao, the fighting congressman of Saranggani province also wowed the crowd with his behind the back passes and mid-air hangtime during the ball game eluding his defenders.

The Cardinals were paced by Klayrhil Elefante who fired 24 points, all from the beyond the arc while Boado added 19.

UB actually the opened the ball game with a 0-6 advantage but the Warriors came back to steal a 7-6 lead midway in the opening quarter before the Cardinals ended the period with a 20-26 advantage.


Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 24, 2011.