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  1. #21

    Re: Greatest Bulldog Ever!

    am not sure but it might be him
    have no pics
    i only got the info dati from my late dad

    btw the hubby of ust's mrs francisco also played for NU during the late 40's
    i think he was also an olympian
    nandun din ba siya sa pic
    he might be your dad's team mate in NU
    yung anak nila ni mrs francisco played for ust in the 90's and in the pba too

  2. #22

    Re: Greatest Bulldog Ever!

    You mean tatay mo si Mayor Yabut ?
    Anyway, the pic I have says "1949 NU blue and gold bulldogs", and the teammates handwritten on the back of the pic were:
    Sunga, Escober, Romero, Yabot, Magsino, Nerit, Faustino, Calinog, Messina, De Villa, Bautista, Sambrano, Geron, Villamor, Barrios.

    baka naman kaya si Francisco nag-laro sa 1946, 1947 ?



    Quote Originally Posted by dioning
    am not sure but it might be him
    have no pics
    i only got the info dati from my late dad

    btw the hubby of ust's mrs francisco also played for NU during the late 40's
    i think he was also an olympian
    nandun din ba siya sa pic
    he might be your dad's team mate in NU
    yung anak nila ni mrs francisco played for ust in the 90's and in the pba too

  3. #23

    Re: Greatest Bulldog Ever!

    Quote Originally Posted by dioning
    am not sure but it might be him
    have no pics
    i only got the info dati from my late dad

    btw the hubby of ust's mrs francisco also played for NU during the late 40's
    i think he was also an olympian
    nandun din ba siya sa pic
    he might be your dad's team mate in NU
    yung anak nila ni mrs francisco played for ust in the 90's and in the pba too
    Ben Francisco - member of 1954 UAAP Champion team NU Bulldogs

  4. #24

    Re: Greatest Bulldog Ever!

    i thought the champion bulldog UAAP champion was in 1951 ??? or is it really 1954 ?


    Quote Originally Posted by amdgc82
    Quote Originally Posted by dioning
    am not sure but it might be him
    have no pics
    i only got the info dati from my late dad

    btw the hubby of ust's mrs francisco also played for NU during the late 40's
    i think he was also an olympian
    nandun din ba siya sa pic
    he might be your dad's team mate in NU
    yung anak nila ni mrs francisco played for ust in the 90's and in the pba too
    Ben Francisco - member of 1954 UAAP Champion team NU Bulldogs

  5. #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by pachador
    i thought the champion bulldog UAAP champion was in 1951 ??? or is it really 1954 ?
    NU's lone title in UAAP was in 1954. They were coached by Leonardo "Skip" Guinto. UST were the champion in 1951.

  6. #26

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    Thanks !!! by the way, did caloy loyzaga play for NU Buldogs in high school ?? and was his coach a Joker Faustino ??* *I read this Daily inquirer article published july 2006 , that Caloy played for a team called "Bulldogs" coached by Joker Faustino. I was wondering about this because my dad's nickname is "Joker" . In fact on this tombstone it says Antonio "Joker" Faustino. Is there any way you can verify this ??* My* dad died when I was only 5 years old and my mom knew little about his basketball side. Maraming salamat talaga for your time !!!


    Quote Originally Posted by amdgc82
    Quote Originally Posted by pachador
    i thought the champion bulldog UAAP champion was in 1951 ??? or is it really 1954 ?
    NU's lone title in UAAP was in 1954. They were coached by Leonardo "Skip" Guinto. UST were the champion in 1951.

  7. #27

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    mayor namin si yabut sa makati noong panahon ni apo ferdie
    and nope, he is not my father
    my father was a journalist & avid sports fan
    marami lang siya mga kuwento nung panahon niya
    lalo na kung tungkol sa baseball & basketball


    si ben francisco nga yung hubby ni mrs felicitas francisco
    ano nga pala name nung anak nila

    atsaka korek, caloy loyzaga played highschool basketball sa NU

  8. #28

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    ayun, naalala ko na
    gerard francisco ang pangalan ng anak ni felicitas & ben francisco
    he now the assistant coach of kenneth duremdes sa coca cola

  9. #29

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    http://www.gmanews.tv/story/140908/O...-Bernardo-dies

    Olympian, ex-MICAA cager Bernardo dies
    12/23/2008 | 10:29 PM

    MANILA, Philippines - Basketball Olympian Narciso “Ciso" Bernardo passed away Tuesday, his family told GMANews.TV Tuesday night. He was 71.

    According to his son Noel, his father died at noon Tuesday in hospital due to cardiac arrest.

    Noel, a councilor of Mandaluyong City, said Bernardo has been bed-ridden since 2002 when the cager had a stroke.

    Bernardo, also a former councilor of the city, would be buried on Saturday.

    Bernardo, before his death, received several honors for being one of the top scorers during the Manila Industrial Commercial Athletic Association (MICAA) basketball tournament.

    He was a member of the basketball team in the 1960 Rome Olympics and the 1972 Munich Games. He was also the last coach to help the Crispa Redmanizers win a championship in 1984.

    In January 1998, Bernardo was among the Philippine Basketball Association’s All-Time Mythical Five of Philippine Basketball for his exploits in the 1960s.- GMANews.TV

  10. #30

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    http://www.gmanews.tv/story/141051/G...es-rich-legacy
    Gentleman on the court: Legendary cager Bernardo leaves rich legacy
    12/24/2008 | 08:36 PM

    MANILA, Philippines - Noel Bernardo may have been too young to witness his father's greatness.

    But Narciso Bernardo left his son, his family and his followers enough memories both on and off the hard court to remember him for years to come.

    "He embodied the ideals of a basketball player, of an athlete," Bernardo described his father.

    "One of his teammates used to say to me that they called my dad, 'the gentleman on the court'. He was one of the best players during his time but he also played with dignity. When he was on the court, he gave it his best."

    Bernardo was only 10 years old when his father retired from basketball in 1973, so he admitted he wasn't old enough to grasp his dad's athletic accomplishments.

    By the time the elder Bernardo hung his sneakers, he had filled his resume with a scroll-like list of international participation. He was a two-time Olympian (1960 and 1972), and a member of the National teams that played in the Fiba-Asia championship (then known as the Asian Basketball Confederation) and the Asian Games.

    But Bernardo did recall a few instances that gave him a hint of his father's celebrity status as a player.

    "There was a time when we went to this restaurant, this was in the 1960s. We couldn't find a table because the place was full. Somebody recognized my dad and he was like, 'You're Narciso Bernardo, right?' And my father nodded and the man just offered us his table. My father refused, of course, but I was thinking to myself, 'My dad must be somebody.'"

    Most of Bernardo's basketball image of his dad was formed through second-hand information.

    The elder Bernardo was known primarily as an offensive player who was one of the most prolific free-throw shooters of his time.

    "There was only one job he was told to do when he was on the court: to score," the son said. "When he was shooting free throws it wasn't whether he missed or made them, his contemporaries told me; it was whether it went through all net or not."

    Bernardo has also heard the story about how his father was one of the early highly paid Filipino athletes.

    "They used to tell me that if my father played today, he'd probably be one of the richest," Bernardo said. "The players during that time would say that my dad was the first player to earn more than P1,000 in basketball."

    Ciso, short for Narciso, was still visible in the basketball scene even after he retired. He coached a handful of professional teams, his last with the legendary Crispa Redmanizers dynasty which he guided to their last championship (the 1984 All-Filipino tournament) in the Philippine Basketball Association before the franchise folded up.

    He served key administrative positions in the PBA and the then-fledgling Philippine Amateur Basketball League in the 1980's. He also served once as commissioner of the basketball tournament of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.

    Honoring his exploits, the PBA named Bernardo in the all-decade team, representing the 1960's. He was also inducted into the Philippine Basketball Hall of Fame.

    In early 2002 while jogging, he suffered a heart attack and had been bed-ridden since. He died Tuesday at age 71.

    Nobody among the next generation Bernardos has come close to matching the late patriarch's achievements on the court. And the elder Bernardo didn't impose on the younger generation.

    "To my dad, it was just whatever you wanted to do with your life, it was your decision," the younger Bernardo said. "He gave us that freedom."

    Bernardo, currently a District Two councilor in Mandaluyong City, did follow in his father's footsteps in a different arena - in public service.

    The elder Bernardo was Mandaluyong councilor from 1988-2002.

    "It's about teaching kids out there the value of being good citizens in sports and various activities. That's what we've been trying to accomplish being in our position as public servant."

    When asked how he felt being in the shadow of a legendary father, Bernardo said he didn't mind.

    "There was a time when Fidel Ramos was still the President and he passed by our area and he saw my dad. The President ordered the entourage to stop and he asked one of his security to go up to my dad and call him to his side. The President was just excited and he told the people around him, 'This is Narciso Bernardo. I'm a fan of his'. Same thing happened when President Joseph Estrada saw him. He came up to my dad and he told everyone there. 'This man is my idol.'

    "I had a father who was adored by people. What more could one ask?" - GMANews.TV


 
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