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TV5 will be showing the Cebuana Lhullier PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, which will start on Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
The switch from AkTV to TV5 met the PBA Board’s approval on Thursday, with Commissioner Chito Salud noting TV5′s signal strength and coverage goes hand-in-hand with the league’s thrust to reach its fans nationwide.
According to Sports5 head Chot Reyes, “This excitement level for this year’s Commissioner’s Cup is truly unprecedented, with more fans either tuning in or watching the games at the venue. The PBA is now a television must-see. And with the games on TV5, more viewers will be able to satisfy their thirst for gripping basketball action.”
The PBA Finals will also be simulcast on AksyonTV (Free TV: Channel 41 in Mega Manila, Ch. 29 in Cebu / Davao; Cable: Channel 1 on Cignal, Ch. 85 on Sky, Ch. 78 on Destiny). Encore telecasts will be made available on HYPER.
Game 1 will be on May 15, Wednesday; with Game 2 on Friday. Both games will be on at 7:30pm, LIVE.
Scheduled to open in September 2013, the NBA Café will feature a unique dining and entertainment experience that captures the excitement of the league through memorabilia displays, NBA highlights and programming, an NBA retail area, and will host viewing parties and appearances by NBA talent.
At the NBA Café, fans will enjoy quintessentially American bar and grille favourites and a selection of Asian-Filipino classics, giving it a local twist. It is the first sports bar and restaurant in Manila catering specifically to basketball fanatics and enthusiasts, in a nation where 40 million people play or have played the game.
This is the second league-owned restaurant set to open outside the U.S.; an NBA Café also is planned for Madrid in 2013. NBA City, the league’s first themed restaurant, opened in 1999 at the Universal Studios Resort in Orlando.
“Basketball fans in the country now have a place dedicated and designed specifically for them,” said Nian Rigor, Assistant Vice President, Hoopla Inc. “NBA Café will provide them a taste of the authentic NBA experience that they can share with family and friends, complete with great food, custom-made NBA Café Manila merchandise and the finest in basketball entertainment. This stays in line with our goal to bring new experiences and concepts to Filipinos.”
“The NBA Café will be a unique destination that will bring NBA basketball closer to our fans in the Philippines,” said Carlo Singson, NBA Country Manager, Philippines. “Given their vast knowledge in the food and entertainment industry, Hoopla is an ideal partner to bring the NBA Café to life and to provide fans another authentic NBA experience.”
NBA Legend Muggsy Bogues, who was in Manila for the finale of the four-month long Jr. NBA programme, made a special stop at the site, conducting a hard hat inspection with NBA executives to monitor the progress of the NBA Café.
“This is my first time in the Philippines and I’m overwhelmed by the passion the people have for basketball here,” said NBA Legend Muggsy Bogues, who at 5-3 is the shortest player ever to play in the NBA. “More than a restaurant, the NBA Café will be a destination where fans here can watch games in an entertaining atmosphere that captures the history and excitement of the NBA.”
The NBA recently announced a comprehensive global games schedule that will include a total of eight games in six countries this October, including the first ever pre-season game in the Philippines. In addition, each year the NBA conducts local events in the Philippines, including the Jr. NBA youth development programme, which has reached more than 60,000 students, parents and coaches over the past five years, and NBA 3X, the league’s global basketball competition and lifestyle event which will be conducted in 14 countries outside the US this summer.
All In for the Biggest Race Across Southeast Asia adidas Philippines Opens Registration for the Annual adidas King of the Road 2013
Runners, it’s time for you to gear up because adidas is now opening the registration for this year’s adidas King of the Road (KOTR), happening this July 7 at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
The 2013 edition of the adidas KOTR will allow runners to choose between the 16.8K and 10k race categories. The 16.8K-distance will have two sub-categories—Closed, which will be exclusive for Filipinos, and Open category for all nationalities. Male and female runners who will top the race from the Closed category will be crowned as the Philippines’ King and Queen of the Road and will represent the country in the adidas KOTR Southeast Asia Championship in Malaysia later this year.
On the other hand, the 10K-distance will have an added feature this year, the Student’s Relay category. The Students’ Relay category, created to encourage the youth to lead a healthy lifestyle, will be open exclusively to college and university students 25 years old and below. One male and one female student need to partner up and form a relay team, with each running a 5km leg. The winning pair will win cash prizes individually as well as for their respective schools.
The regular 10K race will still be held, which is open to all runners interested to join this distance. Prizes also await runners who will top the said categories.
“The brand’s battle cry is All In, as adidas continues to support and encourage people to be the best they can be in whatever interests they have —be it sports, fashion, or music” says Jason Gervasio, adidas Brand Communications and Sports Marketing Manager. “In the case of KOTR, adidas is showcasing its commitment to sports by bringing together and empowering runners from all over the Philippines and Southeast Asia, giving them a chance to engage in their passion for running.”
Southeast Asia Roads Lead to Malaysia
adidas is not only encouraging runners to compete within their countries. As part of its drive to provide the best experiences for its consumers, KOTR will once again be held in different legs across the SEA countries.
To date, the first adidas KOTR SEA Regional Championship held in October 2011 culminated in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, involving participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. The success of this multi-country race inspired the brand to make the event a regional annual tradition. Hence, the KOTR SEA Championship Year 2 was organized and held at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore in 2012.
This year, participants of the KOTR SEA Championship will get a chance to run through the streets of Malaysia. The final race will be held in October, where winners from Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand will be joined by the KOTR SEA Championship Closed Category participants from the host country itself. Only one winner each from the Male and Female divisions will be crowned as the adidas Southeast Asia King and Queen of the Road.
How to Join KOTR 2013
There are two ways to sign up for this year’s adidas King of the Road Philippines:
- Visit http://adidaskingoftheroad.com/ph and register online by filling up all the required fields (not available for 10KM Relay for Students). Online registration is open from May 2 to June 23, 2013.
- Visit any of the seven (7) adidas KOTR 2013 registration sites in the following stores —adidas Greenbelt 3, adidas SM Mall of Asia, adidas SM Megamall, adidas Powerplant, adidas Trinoma, adidas Two Parkade (Bonifacio Global City), or Runnr at Bonifacio High Street. Onsite registration is open from May 2 to June 30, 2013.
Race fees are as follows: P1,300 for the 16.8K race; P1,100 for for the 10K regular race; and P800 for for the 10K students’ race. Runners signing up for the 10K students’ race will have to present vaild student IDs (must be valid until July 7, 2013) at the registration sites.
There is also a discount for runners that sign up in large groups. Participants who register with their friends and family at the same time at the registration site get the following discounts:
- Group of 10-14 = Php100 off each
- Group of 15-19 = Php150 off each
- Group of 20+ = Php200 off each
Supporting this year’s race are the sponsors Summit Water and 100 Plus.
For more news, updates, and promos on adidas KOTR 2013, visit www.facebook.com/adidas or follow the conversation with #kotrph2013.
DAGUPAN CITY, Apr. 18 — Basketball fans will be treated to a rare extravaganza starring the acknowledged next generation of outstanding Pinoy basketball players in the National Training Camp of the Jr. National Basketball Association (NBA) Philippines 2013 on April 28.
The most promising young stars of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and provincial school leagues will pit their talents against each other in an exhibition game featuring Jr. NBA All Stars alumni from 2007 to 2012 who are now suited up for the various collegiate leagues nationwide.
Jr. NBA All Stars alumni bannered by the University of Sto. Tomas, University of the Philippines, University of the East, National University, De La Salle, Ateneo, San Sebastian, Jose Rizal and Ateneo de Cebu will see action in the noontime game.
NBA Legend Muggsy Bogues, who will arrive in Manila to join the Jr. NBA coaching staff at the National Training Camp will coach Team Muggsy while PBA Legend Jojo Lastimosa will coach Team Jolas. A players’ draft will be held on April 13 to determine the composition of each team.
“Everybody’s so excited because it is a first for the Jr. NBA. The program has grown and evolved through the years and this new event will show why these young players were chosen as the best of their respective batches, and why they are today’s most promising varsity players in school leagues all over the country,” said Carlo Singson, NBA Asia Country Manager-Philippines.
On the same day, new Jr. NBA All Stars will be selected from a pool of 50 participants aged 10 to 14 years old who stood out in the Regional Selection Camps held in the cities of Dagupan, Davao, Lucena, National Capital Region and the Alaska Power Camp.
The National Training Camp is the third and highlight phase of Jr. NBA Philippines 2013 presented by Alaska. The new batch of Jr. NBA All Stars – like the Jr. NBA All Stars Alumni – will be rewarded with an authentic NBA experience abroad plus the chance to play against a counterpart Jr. NBA team there. (JCR/VHS-PIA1 Pangasinan/Jr. NBA)
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This is such BS! All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen ?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player Or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that??
I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that
was. Maybe this is how my book
ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me…Then again maybe not! It’s 3:30am, my foot feels like dead weight, my head is spinning from the pain meds and I’m wide awake. Forgive my Venting but what’s the purpose of social media if I won’t bring it to you Real No Image?? Feels good to vent, let it out. To feel as if THIS is the WORST thing EVER! Because After ALL the venting, a real perspective sets in. There are far greater issues/challenges in the world then a torn achilles. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, find the silver lining and get to work with the same belief, same drive and same conviction as ever.
One day, the beginning of a new career journey will commence. Today is NOT that day.
“If you see me in a fight with a bear, prey for the bear”. Ive always loved that quote. Thats “mamba mentality” we don’t quit, we don’t cower, we don’t run. We endure and conquer.
I know it’s a long post but I’m Facebook Venting LOL. Maybe now I can actually get some sleep and be excited for surgery tomorrow. First step of a new challenge.
Guess I will be Coach Vino the rest of this season. I have faith in my teammates. They will come thru.
Thank you for all your prayers and support. Much Love Always.
BAGUIO CITY, April 9 (PIA) — The 4th Miners’ Cup, a basketball tournament for boys 16 years old and below, which aims not only for physical activity and sports development to youth but also offers scholarships to deserving youths, opened here Saturday.
The Miners’ Cup, being held at the Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) Gymnasium, is led by the Philippine Mine Safety Environment Association (PMSEA) and Philippine Safety of Mining Engineers (PSME), Team Minero and Ang Minero Party List.
The tournament, which is open to all high schools in the city will run until May and offers two categories – 16 years old and under and 14 years old and under.
PMSEA president Engr. Louie Sarmiento, who led the opening program and ceremonial tossing of the ball, disclosed that aside from developing teamwork, camaraderie and perseverance, the event also aims to promote mining, geology and environmentalism, as through the tournament the association also gives mining and geology-related scholarship to deserving students.
“Hopefully, we can bring down to the high school level the good employment opportunities that mining and geology offer to them after graduating high schools as the Philippines is among the top 10 countries, as far mining industry is concerned,” Sarmiento said.
Aside from college scholarship, five players from the tournament will be selected to be beneficiaries of high school educational assistance.
Miners’ Cup scholar Alvin, who just graduated from the BCNHS, in an interview, shared that the educational assistance he received from the tournament was a big help for their family in his high school education.
The tournament also gave him an opportunity to further develop his basketball skills and with offers from several Baguio universities to play in their varsity teams, he can pursue his dream to earn a college degree, he added. (JDP/CCD-Julienne Fortunato and Jeffrey Gallardo/UC interns)
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MANILA – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and KFC Philippines today announced the expansion of their multi-year marketing partnership, which began in 2008. As the Official Quick Service Restaurant of the NBA in the Philippines, KFC will continue its commitment to develop basketball and connect with the NBA’s passionate fan base in the Philippines.
To tip off the renewal, KFC will launch the “In the Bucket” Facebook contest inviting fans to share the things they love about the NBA and KFC. The grand prize will be a trip for two to the US to experience the entertainment and excitement of an NBA Finals game.
Additionally, KFC will continue to be integrated into different NBA media properties and events in the country, including NBA.com/Philippines, Jr. NBA presented by Alaska—the league’s youth basketball development programme—and other NBA events such as NBA 3X. KFC will also conduct NBA-themed in-store promotions, giving local fans a chance to win exciting prizes in more than 200 KFC locations across the country.
“Many of our loyal customers are great basketball fans and we are extremely excited to be renewing our long-standing partnership with the NBA,” said KFC marketing director Natalie Perez. “Not only do we get a chance to show how much we appreciate our fans’ continued patronage, it’s also a way for us to celebrate Filipinos’ love of the game.”
“KFC has been a great partner over the course of our relationship and has helped bring the excitement of the NBA to Filipino fans,” said Carlo Singson, NBA country manager, Philippines. “By expanding our relationship, KFC will help bring more events and authentic NBA experience to the Philippines over the next several years.”