Imus, Cavite—January 2020—For some, playing basketball may seem just a game to play, but in reality, it takes a lot of sweat, courage, passion, and commitment to gain strides and bring the team to triumph.
After just one season, the much-awaited book that narrates the amazing rise of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons -- from cellar dwellers of the collegiate league to finals contenders in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) -- was launched December 9 at the UP Executive House in Diliman.
This event marks the 6th year of partnership between the PBA and Gatorade
Now that the annual yearly collegiate tournaments have all wrapped up, it’s time for university stars to take the next step towards building their own legacies in Philippine basketball as the 2019 PBA Gatorade Draft gears up, with the Draft Combine happening this December 5 and 6 at the Gatorade Hoops Center.
Young cagers of the University of Visayas passed the La Salle Greenhills test with flying colors, scoring a 62-58 victory. UV Green Lancers went off to a strong start in the first half of the SPB division championship game, and kept its dominance until the finish.
Roxas City, Capiz – University of Visayas (UV) and Nazareth School of National University (NU) were crowned champions in their respective divisions at the SBP-Passerelle Twin Tournament National Finals in Roxas City, Capiz. Around 120 student-athletes saw action at Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center, where they went head-to-head and competed for the biggest title in youth basketball.
From a single pawn brokering shop in Palawan in 1985 to the fastest growing and leading pawnshop and money remittance network in the Philippines, Palawan Express Pera Padala strongly identifies with the UP Fighting Maroons.
For more than three decades, UP’s performance in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) has been sub-par, with only one basketball championship to boast of in the post-war era. For many years, there were winless seasons, empty galleries, less than spartan team funds.
A SOURCE tells me that the atmosphere within the DoH is “tense.” This, while the world is preparing for the inevitable spread of COVID-19 as cases of so-called “community spread” emerge in Europe, the Americas and even the Middle East, the most noteworthy of which are those involving people who have no known history of travel to heavily-infected areas nor close contact with anyone who may have come from there.Read more ...
WEDNESDAY was my birthday and ever since 2016 I’ve not been too keen on the usual birthday celebrations. So I said to myself since my dad went to Heaven (the proverbial “much better place”) on this day in 2016, maybe I should also go myself to paradise? And that’s why I found myself on board a full PAL flight to Caticlan and on the island some call “paradise” by noon of the same day.Read more ...