Roster as of NOW.

This is still subject to change since the last day of finalizing rosters will be on Oct. 5. Got this from Hoop Talk's Note on Facebook. :D


Head Coach: Earl Timothy Cone
Asst. Coaches: Mr. Joel Banal Mr. Richard Bachmann, Mr. Isabelo Lastimosa,Mr. Luigi Trillo

PLAYERS: Mike Cortez, LA Tenorio,,Sonny Thoss, Kelvin dela Pena, Mark Borboran, Larry Fonacier, Willie Miller, Sean Co, Eric Canlas, Ariel Capus, Reynel Hugnatan, Jeffrey Cariaso, Brandon Cablay, Ervin Sotto, Tony dela Cruz, Joe Devance, John Ferriols, Mike Burtscher

Head Coach: Leo Isaac
Asst. Coaches: Mr. Ariel Vanguardia, Mr. Mon Celis

PLAYERS: Chad Alonzo, Jojo Duncil, Paulo Hubalde, Leo Najorda, Magnum Membrere, Reed Juntilla,
Alex Crisano, Rogemar Menor, Benedict Fernandez, Jim Bruce Viray, Yousif Aljamal, Gec Chia,
Aris Dimaunahan, MC Caceres, Donbel Belano, Gilbert Lao

Head Coach: Joseller Guiao
Asst. Coaches: Mr. Junel Baculi, Mr. Roehl Nadurata, Mr. Johnny Tam

PLAYERS: Ernesto Billones, JR Quiñahan, Frederick Rodriguez, Aaron Aban, Wynne Arboleda,
Gary David, Mark Yee, Beau Belga, Ram Carlo Sharma, Richard Yee, Ron Jason Buenafe, Orlando Daroya
Chico Lanete, Ronnie Matias

Head Coach: Joseph Uichico
Asst. Coaches: Mr. Art de la Cruz, Mr. Allan Caidic, Mr. Juno Sauler

PLAYERS: Celino Cruz, Billy Mamaril, Cyrus Baguio, Kevin White, Junjun Cabatu, JC Intal, Junthy Valenzuela, JJ Helterbrand, Douglas Kramer, Paolo Bugia, Enrico Villanueva, Willie Wilson, Eric Menk,
Rich Alvarez, Mark Caguioa, Ronald Tubid, Sunday Salvacion

Head Coach: Kenneth Duremdes
Asst. Coaches: Mr. Bo Perasol, Mr. George Ella, Mr. William Antonio,

PLAYERS: Chris Ross, RJ Rizada, Cear Catli, Kenneth Bono, Francis Allera, Rodney Santos, Marvin Cruz
Dennis Espino, Larry Rodriguez, Ronjay Enrile, Ricky Calimag, Norman Gonzales, Dale Singson, Alex Cabagnot, Mark Macapagal, Asi Taulava

Head Coach: Caloy Garcia
Asst. Coaches: Mr. Richard del Rosario, Mr. Mike Buendia, Mr. Jay Legacion,

PLAYERS: Tyrone TY Tang, Sol Mercado, Jireh Ibanes, Jay Alfad, Jay-R Reyes, Jeffrei Chan,
Gabe Norwood, Don Dulay, Marcy Arellano, Ryan Arana, Jervy Cruz, Mike Dizon, Mark Telan, Allan Salangsang , Mike Hrabak, Eddie Laure

Head Coach: Siot Tanquingcen
Asst. Coaches: Mr. Gee Abanilla, Mr. Pido Jarencio, Mr. Freddie Abuda, Mr. Biboy Ravanes

Mike Cortez, Jonas Villanueva, Dorian Pena, Dondon Hontiveros, Danny Ildefonso, Bonbon Custodio, Wesley Gonzales, Olsen Racela, Lordy Tugade, Samigue Eman, Jay Washington, Arwind Santos, Dennis Miranda, Mick Pennisi, Danny Seigle, Michael Holper, Chris Calaguio

Head Coach: Vincent Reyes
Asst. Coaches: Mr. Aboy Castro, Mr. Nash Racela, Mr. Ferdinand Ravena,

PLAYERS: Jimmy Alapag, Harvey Carey, Emerson Oreta, Nicholas Belasco, Mark Cardona, John Paul Escobal, Florendo Ritualo, Jason Castro, Yancy de Ocampo, Jared Dillinger, Ranidel de Ocampo,
Ali Peek, Mark Isip, Jonathan de Guzman

Head Coach: Boyet Fernandez
Asst. Coaches: Mr. Cholo Martin, Mr. Adonis Tierra

PLAYERS: Ardy Larong, Josh Urbiztondo, Nelbert Omolon, Kelvin Gregorio, Paolo Mendoza, Ryan Reyes
Chito Jaime, Marlou Aquino, Dennis Daa, Jason Misolas, Jervy del Rosario, Joseph Yeo, Gabby Espinas,
Kelly Williams, Chris Pacana, Charles Waters, Mark Benitez

Head Coach: Paul Ryan Gregorio
Asst. Coaches: Mr. Ronnie Magsanoc, Mr. Coy Banal, Mr. Rey Evangelista, Mr. Dayong Mendoza

PLAYERS: Paul Rico Maierhofer, Rafi Reavis, Kerby Raymundo, Peter June Simon, Nino Canaleta,
Romel Adducul, Paul Ryan Artadi, Jonathan Fernandez, Roger Yap, Marc Pingris, James Yap,
Chris Timberlake, Don Allado, Jondan Salvador

PBA Offseason Updates!

PBA Offseason Updates

- Rain or Shine signs up free agent Mark Telan

- Nic Belasco goes to Talk 'N Text, Rob Reyes goes to Red Bull and Larry Rodriguez goes to Coca-Cola

- Brgy. Ginebra traded Paul Artadi, Rafi Reavis and the rights to 8th pick Chris Timberlake for Enrico Villanueva, Rich Alvarez, Celino Cruz and Paolo Bugia of Purefoods. Burger King acted as the conduit team, trading Cholo Villanueva to Brgy. Ginebra and acquiring the rights to 2009 Rookie draft 18th pick Orlando Daroya and future picks.

- Purefoods released Richard Yee and Topex Robinson to free agency

- Burger King shipped their 3rd pick Chris Ross, guard Marvin Cruz and the 13th pick to Coca-Cola for Ronjay Buenafe and Coca-Cola's 2010 1st Round Draft pick.

- Barako Bull's Jeff Chan and Mike Hrabak traded to Rain or Shine for Rob Wainwright and Mark Andaya

- Jojo Duncil is now with Coca-Cola.

- Gabby Espinas traded to Sta. Lucia for Sta. Lucia's 2009 1st Round pick.

- Brgy. Ginebra released Junjun Cabatu, Macky Escalona and JR Aquino to free agency.

-Burger King's Marc Pingris traded to Purefoods for Purefoods' 2010 1st and 2nd Round Draft picks.

- Burger King's Arwind Santos traded to San Miguel for Marc Pingris, Ken Bono and San Miguel's 2010 1st Round draft pick


Powerade Team Pilipinas Games: FIBA-Asia

Thursday, 8/06 - 9 am - vs. Sri Lanka
Friday, 8/07 - 9 pm - vs. Japan
Saturday, 8/08 - 9 pm - vs. South Korea

The team left the country for Tianjin a while ago. On the 6th, James Yap won't be there to play yet but I think he'll fly to Tianjin in a few days. According to Ms. Patricia Bermudez-Hizon's twitter, all these will be aired live on both CS9 and BTV. Support our country by watching and praying for them.

Please also continue to pray for the eternal repose of the soul of Former President Corazon Aquino and for each other as she has instructed us. Tomorrow will be her funeral, let's all take a minute to remember and express our gratitude to her for making the move to regain our freedom. Until the end, LABAN!


I won't explain anymore, I'm sooo busy! Just dropped by for this. Here are the trades that I'm aware of as of the moment.

Marc Pingris -- from SMB to BK to PF
Ken Bono -- from SMB to BK
Arwind Santos -- from BK to SMB
Raffy Reavis, Paul Artadi, Chris Timberlake -- from BGK to PF
Rico Villanueva, Paolo Bugia, Celino Cruz, Rich Alvarez -- from PF to BGK
Ronjay Buenafe -- from CCT to BK
Nic Belasco -- from CCT to TNT
Marvin Cruz, Chris Ross -- from BK to CCT
Larry Rodriguez -- from three-way trade to CCT
Jeff Chan, Mike Hrabak -- from BB to ROS
Rob Wainwright, Mark Andaya -- from ROS to BB
Gabby Espinas -- from BB to SLR


Jones Cup Results

JONES CUP RESULTS (Team Pilipinas only)

072609 Lost to Iran 65-80
072209 Won over Taiwan B 94-90
072209 Lost to Korea 80-83
072209 Lost to Lebanon 83-95
072109 Lost to Japan 85-87
072009 Won over Kazakhstan 85-67
071909 Lost to Taiwan A 77 - 86
071809 Lost to Jordan 59 - 90

Team Pilipinas' Schedule and TV Listings for the Jones Cup

Sorry for the late post about this, I knew about it very recently.. Anway, here's the Powerade Team Pilipinas' game schedule and the telecasts for the Jones Cup.

Philippines vs. Jordan
Tipoff: Saturday, July 18, 5 PM
ESPN Broadcast: Sunday, July 19, 1 PM

Philippines vs. Chinese Taipei – A
Tipoff: Sunday, July 19, 7 PM
ESPN Broadcast: Monday, July 20, 10 AM

Philippines vs. Kazakhstan
Tipoff: Monday, July 20, 3 PM
ESPN Broadcast: Live!

Philippines vs. Japan
Tipoff: Tuesday, July 21, 3PM
ESPN Broadcast: Live!

Philippines vs. Lebanon
Tipoff: Wednesday, July 22, 7PM
ESPN Broadcast: Live!

Philippines vs. South Korea
Tipoff: Thursday, July 23, 5 PM
ESPN Broadcast: Live!

Philippines vs. Chinese Taipei – B
Tipoff: Saturday, July 25, 3 PM
ESPN Broadcast: Live!

Philippines vs. Iran
Tipoff: Sunday, July 26, 1 PM
ESPN Broadcast: Live!

ESPN will not be able to air this weekend's games live because they'll be broadcasting the British Open Championship. Credits to a site where I found this. (Dang, I'm so sorry I can't give much credit, I wasn't able to copy the link of the site. I'm really sorry..) Let's all support our country in the best way that we can, by praying. God bless us all! :)

You Just Can't Have Everything

Right after another historic Game 7 between the Beermen and the Ginkings, here I am, blogging. And because I'm too excited to share my thoughts, I don't have a picture yet. Haha. Anyway,


If you ask me, they totally deserve it. They started this conference BIG, leading the way with an 11-3 after the elimination round and taking the first outright semi-finals berth even though played without their main men who got injured. They did everything step by step, and being humble in every step of the way. They waited for 4 long years before taking another championship and that's tough for a team that everyone's expecting to win because of their supposed powerhouse lineup. They waited patiently for their players to recover while making other improved bench players play.

And tonight, the Beermen have proven that they still have what it takes to be called CHAMPIONS. They fought hard, they strived hard not to give up any easy baskets. They played hard even if more than half of the fans in the Big Dome were against them. They did their best to win for God, for their fans and for themselves.

Jonas Villanueva won the Finals MVP Award which was won by Eric Menk and Ronald Tubid last year. Well, he deserves it. He worked hard and maybe, just maybe, this is his season. He won the Most Improved Player award recently and now he's an MVP. Meanwhile, Coach Siot Tanquincen, Coach Jong's former mentee and the coach almost every SMB fan hated, was the man of the moment a while ago. Someone actually carried him on his shoulders while the coach was smiling and waving at everyone. Now, I wonder, where the hell are these haters?

Anyway, Ginebra, probably, did not win the title, even if they had the talent, because it's actually a lesson for everyone. YOU CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHING. They were hailed All Filipino Cup Champions last year, they bagged a couple of awards recently in the Leo Awards, and they have millions of fans! We can now apply the quote, "you can't have everything, where would you put it?" in this situation. Don't believe me? Let's look at the signs. Sunday Salvacion, known to be a shooter and not a defender, was shut off the game in the first quarter right? David Noel, known to be a consistent player was not able to hit the shots he's used to taking a while ago. Coach Jong Uichico, a great tactician, seemed to run out of ideas and strategies in the game's crucial moments. Maybe I'm being weird again but that's my opinion and this is my blog! :))

We can't bring back what's lost, no one can. Fans can't make their teams win by being bitter or by saying foul stuff about players and referees. To take things lightly, let's just reminisce on some funny lines (well, for me anyway) during the dugout interview by Magoo Marjon a while ago.

"Yung mga manok!" -- Mark Pingris, making fun of Danny I for greeting the people who take care of his chickens last game

"Babati ako, babati ako!" -- Danny Ildefonso, when his teammates were pouring beer on him

"MVP! MVP!" -- Beermen, cheering for Jonas

"Tama na, tama na!" -- Jonas Villanueva, trying to tell his teammates to keep quiet 'cause he probably can't hear Magoo's questions and can't answer to them properly

"Ang sarap maligo sa San Miguel beer!" -- Olsen Racela, as he gets wet by his teammates who were pouring beer on him.

Goodbye PBA for the meantime. :( See you next season! I'm sooooo excited, can't wait.. I wanna know about the draftees and trades now! Hahahaha. PBA, Atin 'to! Thanks for a great season!

Upcoming Events:
July 18, 2009 - Philippines vs. Jordan at 5 pm, telecast on July 19 at 1 pm (ESPN)
August 2, 2009 - Annual Rookie Draft

I'll be posting RP Team's complete schedule in the Jones Cup together with the television listings later on. By the way, the Rookie Draft will again be held in Market! Market! I'll also be posting on trades and other off-season stuff. Ciao for now!

Danny I says sorry, SMB extends series

Last night was the unforgettable Game 6 of the 2009 Motolite PBA Fiesta Conference Finals against SMB and BGK. The big dome was painted white last night with all Ginebra fans wearing white to show their support for their favorite team and in response to the instruction from Asst. Coach Allan Caidic. It was an extremely NOISY game, Ginebra fans cheering their hearts out especially when their favorite players made difficult baskets or long three-pointers.

Ginebra fans seemed confident, I heard a lot of people say that SMB will take their sad loss.. Hey, where are they now? Haha. Sorry, I'm not a biased fan.. I just hate it when fans become too overconfident for their own good. Anyway, SMB won last night. I have no idea how they won or when they started to take the lead. (*annoyed* was too busy to watch the game.) All I know is that they won and that Danny I was interviewed as the best player of the ball game.

The interview was wonderful though, I don't think any part of the game would top that. Danny I answered a few questions first but then, suddenly, things went to greeting his family members, all Ilocanos, and even those who take care of his chickens in his farm (according to my aunt, they own a farm). He said hi to his daughter Sophia and his 2 boys. (forgot the name! sorry) Later on he apologized to the fans saying that he's only human and commits mistakes. When he was being interviewed, I was teary-eyed. Dang, he's one of my PBA idols! When I watched him live for the first time last May, I couldn't help but clap and cheer my heart out even if I didn't know him that much! Also, I love him as a father, he's a great father.. I do hope and pray that his daughter gets well soon..

Danny has already expressed his sincere apology to Mr. Nervandez and to the fans, I hope that this issue will never be a stupid issue ever again. Some fans commented badly last night when he committed a grammatical error. I say, stop it! So what? Are you perfect? Even Americans who speak English each and every efffing second commit grammatical errors! To Mars with you! Maybe, just maybe, they're too bitter since their team wasn't able to take the Championship trophy last night. This is one of the things I hate about some fans, they always look for ways on how to embarrass a player. Oh whatever, what's done is done. Game 7 tomorrow, don't forget! Also, Powerade Team Pilipinas' first game on the 18th. And today is our first anniversary. LOL. (Macky and I) I got addicted to him starting July 16 last year.. Share! :))

OMG, thanks daddy!

Daddy Ryan G. and I have the same idea! (Oh please, don't ask me why I call him that.) This is exactly what I've been pointing out to fans with whom I had arguments with! Ok, people seem to think that Coach RG is a bad coach since PF has some of the league's most talented players still the team failed to make it to the Semis or the Finals in the last three conferences. They always put the blame on him, don't they? But this is what we, Coach RG and I, believe in:

“Talent alone is not enough to win games. Players must know their roles on the team. Otherwise, we will not succeed."

I was so shocked when I read his statement since we have the same point-of-view on the matter. Yes, they might have the talent but if they don't know their roles, they would never ever win championships. The players might have all the talent but it seems that they don't even know what they're supposed to do yet. It doesn't rely fully on the coach you know.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. PF has a lot of star players but that doesn't mean that they'll perform their very very very best every game.. Look, it isn't Coach's fault that players miss freethrows or whatever baskets ok? *sigh* As the PBFantasy promotion said, don't pick the players just because they've made their names famous in the league. Pick players who perform well but don't require that much money. It's a good example of what I'm saying. Yes, PF does have it's star players but that does not mean that everyone must expect them to be champions every year! THAT'S ALL.

Jones Cup!

Here's the schedule of our beloved Powerade Team Pilipinas in the upcoming Jones Cup. Format: Date, Time, Team they're up against. :D

Date: July 18-28
Venue: Sinjhuang Stadium, Taipei
JULY 18 - 3PM --- JORDAN
JULY 19 - 7PM --- TAIWAN A
JULY 21 - 3PM --- JAPAN
JULY 22 - 7PM --- KOREA
JULY 23 - 3PM --- IRAN
JULY 26 - 5PM --- TAIWAN B

By the way, NO PBA GAMES THIS FRIDAY AND SUNDAY. This is because Araneta will be the venue for the UAAP Opening on Saturday and WWE on Sunday. (I think. Not sure about the days though.) Game 5 of the Motolite PBA Fiesta Conference Finals will be on Monday instead.

The Facts, not RUMORS.

People just don't believe facts, don't they? Ok. First off, I got the "inside stuff" from a friend's text message. At first, I didn't believe it that much.. Many don't until now. Some forum posts from Ginebra fans have a lot of questions like where did you get that Danny's daughter issue, etc, etc.. I was confused because of those posts! But, finally, some sort of confirmation came.. Here's a tweet from Ms. Patricia Hizon about the issue on Danny Ildefonso and Mark Pingris vs. Mr. Nervadez and in response to a fan's question on how she knew about the insider thing...

The fan said a bunch of P words and F words and flashed him the finger many times. He insulted Danny's daughter who has cancer

Danny I's daughter has been suffering from (I think) cancer. For that man to use that to try to distract Danny is just EVIL

The press people were saying it and They said danny revealed it when he went to the press room to explain after the game

Is posting tweets illegal? I'm really sorry, so pissed off since people just don't believe me.. :)) Anyway, hope these would clear things up.

Aww. :D

Do you know that I'm quite a Richard Del Rosario fan? I always want him talking during the games. When I first listened to him, I laughed really hard at his jokes and antics. He's a really funny guy and I just looooove listening to him! When I knew about him being College of St. Benilde's head coach, I started watching their NCAA games (along with SBC's of course). Oh btw, do you know that he and Jondan Salvador had the same school? Anyway, I recently found out that he has a twitter account and started following him. The other day, I posted this tweet, hoping to get a response.

@charddelrosario good luck coach! hope CSB takes its 3rd straight win. :)

I was, as usual, online last night and was shocked by a reply from him. Okay, scratch that. I was surprised. LOL. Shocked though, it's not everyday that one of your faves is gonna reply on your tweet right? And another thing, I thought a person can only see one's tweet when he follows him. He doesn't follow me, but he was able to read my message. Wow, another discovery. :)) Anyway, because I was surprised by it, I actually saved a preview of the page. :D Here it is. :)

Danny I's explosion

Danny Ildefonso is one of the most respected active veteran players in the PBA today and seeing him that mad after Game 2 of the Finals against Barangay Ginebra at a fan would just make you feel shocked. He seems like this cool and calm guy and witnessing that scenario was just plain shocking. One would ask himself, what the hell did that fan do to make him that angry? Also, why was Mark Pingris, another fan-friendly type of player, also involved in that sitch?

Thanks to an info from a friend and from Ms. Patricia Bermudez-Hizon's blog, things were cleared. It seems that the fan, by the name of Ferdinand De Guzman Nervadez first taunted Jay Washington by saying vulgar words and the never-dying dirty finger. Seeing no success, this fan focused on Ildefonso by shouting, "Mamatay sana anak mo." We all know that his daughter has cancer and is one of the reasons why Ildefonso missed the 2009 All-Star Game. And any father who'd hear that statement would be totally and madly enraged!

I understand the side of those people who say that the two should have just let it pass but I guess I can side better with Ildefonso and Pingris. Come on! Put yourselves into Ildefonso's position, you're a father who's trying to make yourself stronger in facing these challenges, trying to be optimistic and just desperately praying for your child's health and betterment and now there's this jerk who shouts that at you? Oh my gosh, that's simply unforgivable for a dad.

About the penalties given? Damn, I hate to say this but I firmly disagree! After asking Danny and Mark to pay 30, 000 and 10, 000 respectively, they're gonna be suspended? Oh come on! The jerky fan wasn't even given any sanction, not even asked to stand and face the wall for a minute or at least suspended from watching the game due to his effffing behavior. Alright, I'm "quite" one-sided. So sorry, can't help but be one-sided! I just haaaaaaate what happened!

Shocking Links. :D

It's just shocking to find out that in one way or another, you're linked to a player. That's exactly how I feel. :)) Hmm, not that much but, somehow, yeah.

First link: My sister studies Math in Kumon while my aunt waits for her everyday. She talks to parents and guardians there while waiting so as not to get bored and one actually said that her son was PJ's friend before! Also, they lived nearby in Pasig (I think). She said that PJ gave them some Purefoods products before during Christmas. :)

Second link: My friend/schoolmate/ex-classmate came from an all-girls school. She and her sister studied there during her grade school years. According to her younger sister, Wesley's sister was her batchmate! She even said that she saw Wesley fetching her sister before. Aww. :)

Third link: Between Jondan and me, there is no link. =)) That's because we're just connected by nothing. We're connected but no one connects us. Get it? Oh right, I guess the link is my dad. Jondan lives in BF Parañaque (according to my sources) and we have guards there. :) Nice, right? If only my dad was supportive enough, I could've have his address by now!

Links, I'm sure there are more and I'll do my very best to find out! :D

Chandler's benching.

As usual, I'm gonna share something again. I've seen this just a few minutes ago and I'm sure that this will make things clear for all Purefoods parokyanos. This is about the quarter finals' game 3 against Purefoods and Rain or Shine.

Rene Pardo at 7:30 am June 21
So long as Im handling the team, chandler will never be our import again. I ordered his benching as he was a liability and a distraction to his teamates.

That statement is actually from facebook. One of my fellow onliners asked Gov Pardo why Chandler was benched during the game's most crucial quarter. We all know why though, since Coach RG thought that he was acting like a brat; now, we know who instructed him. And through The Dean's article, we know the real reason behind Chandler's attitude that game. So, everything clear now? :)

it's me and coach rg against the world.

Coach RG's gonna continue coaching the Giants, that's final. Well, at least this says so..

Purefoods board governor Rene Pardo told GMANews.TV that he instructed coach Ryan Gregorio to possibly trade one of its marquee players in exchange for a rookie that they can pluck out in the first round.

So, what's the reaction of PF fans? I'll quote a few.

I could go on, but I might end up throwing my laptop against the wall if I don't stop. So let me just leave with this parting shot, a quote from Ryan Gregorio at the beginning of the Fiesta Conference: "We had problems in scoring last conference. I hope with Allado and Canaleta on board, our inability to score can be addressed." Well, that didn't work. Maybe next time he could learn how to draw up a fucking play.

but just the same, we're F*CKED UP!

there will be a lot of fans that will leave the team because of the same system and with the same head coach that made the same boring plays. I would rather watch a barako bull againts coca cola , than PF powerhouse with the same old plays handled by a genius coach that was just hoping for luck every game.
till when we will wait for a change? what do we need as fans to to be heard by the management? we were bored with this kind of coaching!!! better disband the team than to watch them losing under this GENIUS COACH!

My reaction? YEYYYYY! I've been fighting for Coach RG ever since the day that I became a PF fan. Why? I don't know either. I just feel for him everytime. Actually, I was attacked by many "PF fans" when I said my opinions on Coach Ryan. Sorry, I like him and I'm willing to be kicked out of a forum just because of defending him from weird fans, fans who say that they've been fans since '88? Well, again, I'm sorry 'cause I don't give a damn. It's not about how long you've been a fan of a certain team, it's how you support them. Here are some excerpts on the argument. There are so many more, but I'll just post the links. Anyway, I don't really expect that you'll even care but I just want to share this.

bakit sa mga tao mo lang din sinasabi yan neneng? bakit hindi mo din sabihin sa sarili mo, minsan kasi kung gusto mong igalang ng ibang tao ang opinyon mo, igalang mo din muna opinyon nila, kung ayaw mong masaling sa forum, wag ka magreact, at kung ayaw mo mapersonal dito sa forum, wag ka din mamersonal,
fair enough db? Saying things like uncivilized sa mga nagpepersonalang fans is mali naman ata.

nagets mo naman siguro ang sinasabi ni bang db? hindi lahat ng sinasabi ng mga nasa forum ay tama at hindi mo din kailangang sagutin ang lahat ng sinasabi nila, hirap naman kasi, naglalabas sila ng frustration nila, entra ka naman at kokontra at kapag pinatulan ka na, sasabihin mo umakto ng matanda, be matured 1st bago mangaral, ok neneng?

This was written by an SMB FAN, in short, NAKISAWSAW SA ISSUE. I can't believe that they have the guts to say that I'm immature (hey, he says I'm not matured right?) Even my precious AHC says I'm a lot mature for my age. And who the hell is this guy? An SMB fan who's about 25 or even above? To Mars with him! I just haaaaaate these people. Here are some links on arguments about Coach RG in my former home, PBA Online. (I know reside in Pinoy Basketball Addicts)
There are so many more threads about him, I'm sure. But since I wasn't a regular onliner before, I didn't see them early enough. I hate fans who're like this, I swear. There was actually a time when I wasn't able to sleep well because of these efffffers. Dang, I don't know what else I could say except that I'm happy that Coach's staying. :D Come on, who wouldn't be happy if one of your inspirations' gonna stay doing what he loves? (He and Coach Ronnie are both from UP. They are the people who inspire me to try my best in the upcoming UPCAT.) People don't know the real reason for the team's loss, I think I do but, of course, I'm not spilling it. :))

Happy Birthday, Raging Giant!

Happy happy happy 29th birthday to the one and only Raging Giant, Enrico Villanueva! Wish you and your team all the best. :) I hope he'll reply to my pm in facebook one day. I can wait. :))

Penny's Heroics Give Coke a "W"

Each and every team right now is trying to avoid being in the 9th and 10th spot in the team standings. Yes, unlike the past conferences, there won't be any eliminated team. But, then again, being "up there" will give a team a lot of advantage. Being in the top 2 means automatic semifinals berth. Being in the bottom 2 means a twice to win disadvantage. Last night's 2nd game was a significant game for both teams.

Coca-Cola, ranking 8th in the conference now, needed last night's game to avoid being 9th while the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters could've almost assured a semifinal berth if not for James Penny, Coke's import, who scored 30 points, the last three of which came from rainbow country with 1:42 left.

Every thing must be earned the hard way as they say and last night was really hard for both teams; so hard that they even needed another 5 minutes just for a team to win. Overtime, my friend. They needed overtime. And how did that happen? It was all thanks to Penny of Coke and Sol Mercado of Rain or Shine.

Just when the Tigers were near to losing at 81-83, with five seconds left, their import came to their rescue, hitting a three-pointer and was fouled while making the shot. He, then, calmly took the bonus free throw which made them on top by 2 points. Problem was, at the other end, Sol Mercado was fouled by Alex Cabagnot. Due to the penalty situation, he took 2 free throws, both went in. CCT had another chance to win the game within regulation but Mark Macapagal missed the shot which ended regulation at 85 all.

It was almost a double overtime but Penny did not allow it. The game ended with CCT leading by 3, 94-91. We still have to give credit to Jai Lewis though who had 30 points and 22 rebounds and Nic Belasco who had a very quiet 17 points.

Because of ROS' loss to CCT, it's conference record is now at 8-6. They are now experiencing their franchise's  first ever final four appearance. They have a slim chance for the semifinals berth if supposing that Ginebra loses its last 2 games. Meanwhile the Tigers is still in the race with Alaska in avoiding the 9th spot.

Coke (94) -- Penny 30, Belasco 17, Macapagal 13, Taulava 10, Telan 10, Buenafe 8, Cabagnot 4, Singson 2, Calimag 0, Dimaunahan 0.

Rain or Shine (91) -- Lewis 30, Mercado 23, Isip 10, Reyes 13, Laure 6, Norwood 5, Tang 2, Salangsang 2, Arana 0, Dulay 0, Ibanes 0, Wainwright 0.

First Game: Barako Bull Elasto Painters vs. San Miguel Beermen
SMB 99 – Freeman 33, Hontiveros 23, Ildefonso 14, Pena 10, Pennisi 9, Villanueva 6, Pingris 2, Racela 2, Custodio 0, Bono 2, Washington 0, Gonzales 0.
Barako Bull 92 – Selvy 32, Duncil 18*, Espinas 12, Hrabak 7, Sharma 6, Chan 5, Crisano 5, Najorda 3, Rodriguez 2, Juntilla 2, Membrere 0, Ybanez 0.
Quarterscores: 26-32; 52-40; 69-70; 99-92

* conference high for Jojo Duncil

All-Star Skills Competition

I had a great time watching the All-Star Week! It was my first time, you know. I've watched an All-Star Skills Competition but that was in the NBA (the most recent one). So, you'd expect me commenting on everything once again. :)) I'd say that the whole thing was nice, not flawless though. In the 3pt shoot-out, Larry Fonacier ran out of basketballs which forced him to try the whole thing again. In the slamdunk competition, a few players missed dunks. Kelly Williams, the defending Slamdunk Champion wasn't able to show up due to food poisoning. :( Ah well, what's done is done. Anyway, I got so entertained especially with Jared Dillinger and Gabe Norwood in the Slamdunk Competition. Here are the stats and some videos, enjoy. :)

Powerade Obstacle Challenge:
1st Round: LA Tenorio (AA)  -- 34.6 sec
   Sol Mercado (ROS) -- 46.8 sec
   Warren Ybañez (BB) -- 56.8 sec
   Bonbon Custodio (SMB) -- 48.6 sec
   Paul Artadi (BGK) -- 30.7 sec
   Norman Gonzales (SLR) -- 46.7
   Egay Billiones (BK) -- 34.3 sec
  Jason Castro (TNT) -- 1.03 min
  Alex Cabagnot (CCT) -- 43.7 sec 
  Willie Miller (def. champ) -- 37.4 sec
Final Round: LA Tenorio -- 37.4 sec
       Paul Artadi -- 36.7
       Egay Billiones -- 40.6
WINNER: Paul Anthony Artadi of the Barangay Ginebra Kings :]

Vitwater 3pt Shootout
1st Round: Larry Fonacier (AA) -- 10 pts
   Donald Dulay (ROS) -- 11 pts
   Jeff Chan (BB) -- 15 pts
   Dondon Hontiveros (SMB) -- 16 pts
   Ronald Tubid (BGK) -- 11 pts
   Norman Gonzales (SLR) -- 9 pts
   Gary David (BK) -- 18 pts
   Jimmy Alapag (TNT) -- 14 pts
   Ronjay Buenafe (CCT) -- 13 pts
   Renren Ritualo (def. champ) -- 15 pts
   James Yap (PF) -- 17 pts
Final Round: Dondon Hontiveros -- 15 pts
       James Yap -- 21 pts
       Gary David -- 8 pts
WINNER: James Carlos Yap of the Purefoods TJ Giants :]

Vitwater Slamdunk
Import Division:
first round: Dave Noel -- 9+8+9+8+9 = 43
   Gabe Freeman -- 9+9+10+9+10 = 47
   Anthony Johnson -- 6+6+6+7+7 = 32
2nd round: Noel -- 7+7+8+9+9 = 40
   Freeman -- missed dunk, automatic 25 pts
   Johnson -- missed dunk, automatic 25 pts
WINNER FOR DIVISION: David Noel of the Barangay Ginebra  Kings :)

Local Division:
first round: KG Cañaleta (PF) -- 9+9+10+9+9 = 46
   Gabe Norwood (ROS) -- 7+9+10+9+9 = 44
   Jared "Pacman" Dillinger (TNT) -- missed dunk, automatic 25 pts
--> whatever, he was very entertaining. I actually think that he knew he won't be able to hold the ball with boxing gloves. he probably just wanted to entertain the fans. I'd say, he succeeded. :D
2nd round: Cañaleta -- 8+8+9+9+9 = 43
   "Mr President" Norwood (ROS) -- 9+9+10+9+10
--> he was with Sol Mercado to assist him. It was another entertaining dunk. :D 
    Dillinger -- 8+8+9+8+9 = 42
WINNER FOR DIVISION: Gabe Norwood of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters :)

Local vs. Import
Noel -- 50+50 = 100
Norwood -- 46+48 = 94
CHAMPION: David Noel of the Barangay Ginebra Kings :]

green no more :))

Finally, I was able to replace my freakishly green layout! :) This is great. :) Sadly, I spent about an hour picking the layout, half an hour in trying if they'll work, half an hour in looking for some more sites with more user-friendly layouts, and another half hour in changing stuff in the new layout, all because of my uber slow computer. :\

Anyway, I'm busy with my review (for college entrance tests) right now. The review's actually one of the reasons why I haven't updated the blog yet. Also, my CPU needs more memory. I have soooo many files here and all of them (well, for me) are important. I haven't found a computer repair shop nearby yet so, most unfortunately, I won't be able to do something about this yet. :(

This week is actually our 2009 Motolite PBA All-Star Week. :) Tomorrow will be the first of three games this week, it'll be between the North All-Star Team + selected imports and the Powerade Team Pilipinas. The game will be in Victorias City in Negros Occidental. I'm encouraging, no, forcing, everyone to watch! :)) It will be a good challenge for the RP Team and I hope that they'll be able to prove themselves tomorrow.

North All-Star Team:

^ Starters: Marc Pingris, Rico Villanueva, Paul Artadi, Macmac Cardona, Danny Ildefonso*

^ Reserves: Jay-R Reyes, Gary David, Gabby Espinas, LA Tenorio, Joseph Yeo

^ Coach: Tim Cone of Alaska

*in exchange of Lordy Tugade who's suffering an injury. latest news says that he won't be playing though. now, the question is, who'll be playing in exchange of him?

Powerade Team Pilipinas:

^ Asi Taulava, Sonny Thoss, Mick Pennisi, Kerby Raymundo, Kelly Williams, Gabe Norwood, Ranidel de Ocampo, Jared Dillinger, James Yap, Ryan Reyes, Willie Miller, Cyrus Baguio, Jayjay Helterbrand

^ Coach: Yeng Guiao of Burger King

That's all for now. I'll update the blog as soon as I can. :]

what a trade!

Burger King traded some players with 2 teams under the San Miguel Corporation, Purefoods and Ginebra. The team gave Cyrus Baguio and Homer Se to get 2 future draft picks to be drafted in 2010. They also exchanged Celino Cruz with Aaron Aban of PF. Fans have a lot of things to say about this trade. Burger King fans protested even if the management can't hear them. Their stand on the trade? Why trade Baguio and Celino? Why get Aaron Aban? Well, I'd say, those questions are for Coach Yeng Guiao and BK's management to answer. We'll have to see what these players can do tomorrow. Nonetheless, I'd say that the trade was a complete surprise and was very shocking. Ginebra fans have expressed their happiness in the Baguio addition to their lineup.. Question is, what about Homer Se who has done "some damage" to their players in the 2008 Fiesta Conference Championship Series?

oh hot damn. :))

My blog is obviously freakishly green right now, I'm sorry for the inconvenience. I'll fix this later, during the day. :)) I had no choice but to use this layout since my former layout just went boom, gone..

Anyway, thanks visitors. :) Hope I'll be able to post soon. Sorry. Sorry. Sorry.

Photobucket gone wild. That's supposedly the title of this post. They're doing weird stuff so that people will avail of photobucket pro.. Tsk tsk.

Good morning, people. :)