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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 7:05 am 
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Liga invites ex-pros
SPORTING CHANCE
By Joaquin M. Henson
Sunday, May 25, 2008

Liga Pilipinas is inviting ex-pros to join the fledgling league’s inaugural season as coaches are looking for veterans to anchor their lineups.

Under Liga rules, a team is allowed to enlist two ex-pros but may go over the limit if they’re included in the maximum of eight homegrown players in a 14-man roster. The plan is to reduce the participation of ex-pros to just one per team next year to pave the way for the coming of a new generation of players.

Former PBA cagers Jun Limpot and Will Antonio are reportedly in the wish list of several coaches. Rumored to be in lineups are Zamboanga City ’s Peter Naron and Jay Mendoza, Cebu’s Stephen Padilla and Marlon Basco, Bacolod’s Francis Barcellano and Taguig’s Marvin Ortiguerra and Niño Marquez. Boyet Bautista and Erick Canlas are trying out for teams.

Liga president Noli Eala was in Cebu yesterday for the opening of the four-day preseason tournament involving Southern teams. He’ll be in Taguig today for the start of a similar four-day affair for Northern squads. The finals are set in Cebu on Tuesday and in Taguig the next day.

The league will be formally opened in Cebu on May 31 but no games are scheduled. Eala said he’s adopting the FIBA style of inaugurating a season by gathering team owners, officials and players to toast the new campaign. Games will begin on June 11.

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So far, Liga has confirmed teams in Misamis Oriental, Ilocos Sur, Pampanga, Taguig, Ozamis, Pagadian, Cebu, Bacolod, Zamboanga City, Laguna, Iloilo, Quezon, Baguio and Davao.

There is talk that at least four more teams will join the bandwagon. George Lorenzana of White Rock and the Gordon family are studying the possibility of forming a Subic squad. Gov. Jun Ynares is getting together a group for sponsors for a Rizal franchise. One major sponsor has already committed to participate. Cavite is close to organizing a team backed up by Bacchus energy drink. Mandaue is another city showing interest and the word is Jun Tan has already been named coach.

A tentative list of other coaches includes Taguig’s Jude Roque, Ilocos Sur’s Jun Da Jose, Quezon’s Oliver Bunyi, Laguna’s Nomar Isla of Emilio Aguinaldo College, Cebu’s Yayoy Alcoseba, Pampanga’s Aric del Rosario, Baguio’s Djalma Arnedo, Iloilo’s Jerry Jaranilla, Misamis Oriental’s Jun Noel and Bacolod’s Dennis Tumayan.

What gives Liga a solid foundation is the formidable backing of prominent individuals like Misamis Oriental Gov. Oscar Moreno, Ilocos Sur Gov. Deogracias Victor (D. V.) Savellano, Quezon Gov. Rafael Nantes, Pampanga Gov. Ed Panlilio and sports coordinator Gil Cortez, Taguig Mayor Freddie Tinga, Ozamis Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, Pagadian Mayor Sammy Co, Baguio Mayor Peter Rey Bautista, Pagcor chairman Ephraim Genuino of Trace College (Laguna), Bacolod’s Tony Agustin of West Negros University, Robert Uy of Toyota Iloilo, Rolando and Junie Navarro of Zamboanga City, Cebu’s Michel Lhuillier of ML Kwarta Padala, PLDT chairman Manny Pangilinan (who’s supporting Pampanga) and Harbour Center’s Mikee Romero (who’s supporting Taguig).

Then, there’s the giant San Miguel Corp. sponsoring Liga as presentor.

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A few weeks ago, Liga held a two-day workshop in Tagaytay where representatives of 12 franchises convened for an orientation on league policies, rules, systems and competition formats. Eala said the encouraging note was the strong participation of provincial teams, both from the North and South. News of the successful workshop spread like wildfire and it wasn’t long after that Quezon and Baguio decided to put up teams.

Quezon is now about to sign up its private sector partner, a big energy conglomerate, while Baguio has finalized its owning consortium composed of PTPM Sports Co., Victory Liner and Sunbolt Sports Drink. Purefoods coach Ryan Gregorio and his brother Allan, who calls the shots for Burger King in the PBL, are helping out Arnedo in organizing a title contender.

“Slowly but surely, Liga is making its presence felt in the provinces,” said Eala. “It’s exciting to be a witness to the snowballing support for regional basketball all over the country. There is really a lot of pride and passion at stake in a concept like Liga.”

Liga’s “tour” or “circuit” concept and the “home and away” format are revolutionary ideas that provide a different and exciting dimension to the league.

Eala said Liga games will be aired on NBN-TV and hinted that another channel may be tapped to guarantee comprehensive coverage. A pool of 46 referees – 28 in the South and 18 in the North – has been assembled and will be supervised by technical committee head Perry Martinez, who previously served in the PBA with Eala.

Another innovation Eala said Liga will introduce is volunteerism in the provinces. “We’ll maximize the participation of local hosts,” he said. “We’ll tap volunteers for courtside reporting on TV, ushering, in-venue entertainment and others. Our goal is to involve the entire community in supporting its home team. That’s the formula that will assure a long and bright future for Liga.”


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 4:46 pm 
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CEBU CITY – Blowouts marked the opening salvo of the 2008 Liga Pilipinas ML Kwarta Padala Preseason Tournament Saturday evening (May 24) at the New Cebu Coliseum. The Misamis Oriental Meteors made short work of the Pagadian Explorers, 103-84. In the main game, host Cebu Ninos crushed the Iloilo Warriors, 128-94.

The M. Lhuillier-sponsored Ninos allowed the Warriors to score the first basket of the game, then answered with 11 straight points and the Warriors never recovered from there. The lead ballooned to as much as 49 markers early in the final period, 113-64. The Warriors of Coach Jerry Jaranilla then managed to bomb away from the three-point line to pare down the final deficit.

Ronald Capati led the Ninos with 19 points followed by Stephen Padilla with 17 and new recruit Richard Ian Saladaga with 16. Five other Ninos submitted double-digits to underscore the balanced attack of Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba. Tex Pelopero buried six triples to pace the Warriors with 20 points while Joseph Guanco added 17. Ruel Balgos had a double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds.

In the first game, the Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno rewarded new coach Jun Noel with the rousing victory. The Explorers of Mayor Sammy Co and Coach Eric Samson hung tough in the first period, controlling the contest until Ronnie Zagala scored a late basket to lift the Meteors on top, 21-20.

It was an all-Meteors show from there as they methodically mowed downed every Explorer attempt to come back. The win came at a cost as Meteor guard Ramil Tagupa was carried out of the court with a sprained ankle midway in the final canto. Tagupa had an excellent showing with 13 points and nine assists.

Donald Tadena topped the Meteors with 20 points and nine rebounds followed by Zagala with 17. Centers Jojo Omandam and Arian Daja led the Explorers with 22 and 15 points respectively.

Selected games from the tournament will be televised over the National Broadcasting Network (NBN-4) and local channel Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47).

How They Scored:

First Game

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (103) – Tadena 20, Zagala 17, Tagupa 13, Nailon 12, Caputolan 11, Paterno 7, Micutuan 6, Concha 6, Apepe 5, Faundo 4, Farochillen 2, Numeran 0.

PAGADIAN (84) – Omandam 22, Daja 15, Yee 14, Sinco 8, Labagala 7, Sinegdas 7, Saludsod 6, Marata 5, Villaver 0.

Period Scores: 21-20, 47-35, 77-55, 103-84.

Second Game

CEBU (128) – Capati 19, Padilla 17, Saladaga 16, Dacia 15, Basco 14, Aying 14, Rodriguez 12, Luga 8, Cavan 8, Enriquez 5.

ILOILO (94) – Pelopero 20, Guanco 17, Balgos 15, Garrido 13, Leonida 11, Senierez 10, Dosado 3, Laborte 3, Sina-on 1, Bautista 0, Sencil 0.

Period Scores: 36-20, 38-36, 106-61, 128-94.


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CEBU CITY – The Misamis Oriental Meteors won their second straight game Sunday night (May 25) at the ML Kwarta Padala Liga Pilipinas Preseason Tournament at the New Cebu Coliseum.

The Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel survived the challenge of the debuting Zamboanga Amores, 79-77. In the first game, Pagadian Explorers of Mayor Sammy Co and Coach Eric Samson eliminated the Iloilo Warriors of Coach Jerry Jaranilla from contention, 91-88.

The Meteors were well in control for majority of the game until veteran Ronald Saracho single-handedly carried the Amores back into contention by unloading 12 markers in the fourth quarter. The Amores flubbed a chance to tie the game when Peter Naron split his free throws at the nine-second mark, 77-78. Naron then fouled Ronnie Zagala who made his first but missed his second free throw to pad the Meteors’ edge, 79-77. Edter Chua grabbed the defensive rebound and fired an outlet pass to a streaking Junnie Navarro, who was then stopped by a wall of Meteor defenders at the buzzer.

Donald Tadena and Jerome Paterno led the Meteors with 15 and 14 points respectively. Saracho, a one-time CAAA MVP with Southwestern University, finished with a game-best 24 followed by center Mark Kong with 10.

In the first game, the Explorers avoided a big endgame collapse with timely hits in the final minute of play. Eldrin Senierez fueled the Warriors’ fourth quarter rally with 10 points. The Explorers nursed a shaky three-point lead, 87-84, until a passing error sent the ball back to the Warriors with 28 seconds to play. Senierez launched an off-balanced triple that could have tied the game.

Jan Villaver then added a free throw to give the Explorers breathing room with 16 ticks on the clock, 88-84. Suddenly, Warrior John Guanco sank a triple to threaten, 87-88. Both teams then exchanged free throws. In the final five seconds, the Warriors quickly moved the ball down the court to an open Guanco who made a triple, only to be overruled as time had already expired when the shot was attempted.

Villaver atoned for his scoreless performance the day earlier with 28 points. Mark Yee added 17 and Arian Daja 14. Senierez paced the Warriors with 28 points followed by Elben Leonida with 15 and Tex Pelopero with 12.

Selected games from the tournament sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) will be shown over the National Broadcasting Network (NBN-4) and local channel Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47).

How They Scored:

First Game

PAGADIAN (91) – Villaver 28, Yee 17, Daja 14, Saludsod 13, Sinco 8, Labagala 4, Sinegdas 4, Marata 2, Cortez 1, Omandam 0.

ILOILO (88) – Senierez 28, Leonida 15, Pelopero 12, Dosado 10, Guanco 8, Balgos 5, Laborte 4, Sina-on 4, Sencil 2, Bautista 0, Garrido 0.

Period Scores: 20-14, 43-36, 67-63, 91-88.

Second Game

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (79) – Tadena 15, Paterno 14, Concha 13, Farochillen 10, Caputolan 6, Zagala 5, Apepe 4, Micutuan 4, Numeran 4, Nailon 2, Faundo 2.

ZAMBOANGA (77) – Saracho 24, Kong 10, Navarro 9, Parreno 8, Naron 6, Alvarez 5, France 5, Concepcion 4, Chua 3, Caindoy 3, Climaco 0.

Period Scores: 22-18, 44-34, 59-54, 79-77.


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CEBU CITY – The M. Lhuillier-backed Cebu Ninos added another page to its long resume of championships by bagging the ML Kwarta Padala Liga Pilipinas Preseason Tournament Tuesday (May 28) at the New Cebu Coliseum over the gritty Pagadian Explorers, 88-74.

The Ninos of multi-titled coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba banked on a crippling 16-0 run to finish the first half, 51-36, starring Richard Ian Saladaga and Ronald Capati.

That was all the Ninos needed as the Explorers threatened briefly in the third quarter, 57-61. Veteran Danny Aying cooled the Explorers’ rally with a triple and Jayford Rodriguez added six points to push the Ninos comfortably ahead after three quarters, 72-61.

Saladaga then sank a triple followed by a Marlon Basco basket to deliver the knockout blow entering the final two minutes, 87-69, thus earning for the Ninos the very first championship trophy of the Philippines’ newest community-based league sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP).

Without ace point guard Woodrow Enriquez, who fractured his wrist the day earlier, the Ninos struggled for form thus allowing the Explorers of Mayor Sammy Co and Coach Eric Samson to dictate the tempo. Coach Alcoseba was forced to use Jerry Cavan and Stephen Padilla to distribute the ball in lieu of Enriquez. The Explorers led by as much as seven markers, 21-14, but the Ninos still managed to salvage the opening canto on a buzzer-beating trey by Michael Luga, 24-23.

Rodriguez led the Ninos with 17 points followed by Saladaga with 16 and Basco with 15. Arian Daja was the high man for the Explorers with 19 markers. Mark Yee had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Earlier in the day, the Misamis Oriental Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel salvaged Third Place by routing the Zamboanga Amores of Coach Ronald Rico, 101-71. The Meteors raced to a 22-6 lead after the opening canto behind the 10 points of center Bryan Faundo and never looked back from there. The lead grew to as much as 44 markers late in the third period, 71-27.

Faundo topped the Meteors with 22 while Jerome Paterno and Ronnie Zagala added 16 each. Ramil Tagupa had a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists. Joemie Alvarez paced the Amores, who are also supported by Rep. Erbie Fabian, with 20 points. Ronald Saracho and Mark Kong submitted 17 and 11 respectively.

Liga Pilipinas will be launched this coming Saturday (May 31) with formal rites at the Casino Espanol in Cebu City. BAP-SBP president Manuel V. Pangilinan has been invited as the guest of honor and speaker.

How They Scored:

Third Place Game

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (101) – Faundo 22, Paterno 16, Zagala 16, Tagupa 15, Caputolan 8, Numeran 8, Tadena 6, Concha 6, Farochillen 4.

ZAMBOANGA (71) – Alvarez 20, Saracho 17, Kong 11, Parreno 8, Naron 5, Navarro 4, Chua 2, Concepcion 2, France 2, Bascar 0, Caindoy 0.

Period Scores: 22-6, 48-19, 77-38, 101-71.

Championship

CEBU (88) – Rodriguez 17, Saladaga 16, Basco 15, Padilla 10, Dacia 10, Capati 9, Aying 6, Luga 3, Cavan 2.

PAGADIAN (74) – Daja 19, Yee 16, Orquillas 12, Labagala 9, Villaver 6, Saludsod 4, Quilo 3, Sinco 3, Omandam 2, Sinegdas 0.

Period Scores: 24-23, 51-36, 72-61, 88-74.


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HERE are the dates, participating teams and hosts of the various pocket tournaments that will comprise the elimination round. The detailed schedules will follow soon.

Week 1: June 11 to 15 - Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur
- Ilocos Sur, Cebu, Laguna, Tagaytay-Cavite

Week 1: June 11 to 15 - Cagayan de Oro City
- Misamis Oriental, Quezon, Taguig, Zamboanga

Week 2: June 18 to 22 - Ozamiz City
- Ozamiz, Lipa, Pagadian, Pampanga

Week 2: June 18 to 22 - Baguio City
- Baguio, Ilocos Sur, Iloilo, Misamis Oriental

Week 3: June 25 to 29 - Taguig City
- Taguig, Ozamiz, Tagaytay-Cavite, Zamboanga

Week 3: June 25 to 29 - Cebu City
- Cebu, Baguio, Laguna, Quezon

Week 4: July 2 to 6 - City of San Fernando, Pampanga
- Pampanga, Cebu, Misamis Oriental, Taguig

Week 4: July 2 to 6 - Iloilo City
- Iloilo, Ilocos Sur, Lipa, Pagadian

Week 5: July 9 to 13 - Lucena City
- Quezon, Iloilo, Ozamiz, Tagaytay-Cavite

Week 5: July 9 to 13 - Los Banos, Laguna
- Laguna, Baguio, Pampanga, Zamboanga

Week 6: July 16 to 20 - Pagadian City
- Pagadian, Cebu, Ilocos Sur, Taguig

Week 6: July 16 to 20 - Lipa City
- Lipa, Laguna, Misamis Oriental, Quezon

Week 7: July 23 to 27 - Zamboanga City
- Zamboanga, Lipa, Ozamiz, Pampanga

Week 7: July 23 to 27 - Tagaytay City or Trece Martirez City
- Tagaytay-Cavite, Baguio, Iloilo, Pagadian

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THE M. Lhuillier-Cebu Niños has added five more deadly weapons to help them in their quest to win the first-ever Liga Pilipinas title.

Niños coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba tapped the services of former University of the Visayas Green Lancers and centers Rino Berami and Ariel Mepaña for additional power in the middle while at the wing is the former UV Baby Lancer Reed Friar Juntilla.

Completing the new cast of players for the Cebu squad are former University of San Jose-Recoletos Earn Saguindel, who finished his collegiate playing years with the University of the East Warriors in the UAAP and former Lancer guard Mark Ababon.

The Niños started the Liga pre-season tournament with only 10 players in the lineup before annexing title with only nine players left after its starting guard Woodrow Enriquez was injured during the semifinal round.

Eight weeks

Enriquez will be out for at least eight weeks and the addition of Ababon and Saguindel will surely ease up the load of shooter Stephen Padilla and Gerry Cavan, who both acted as point guard during the pre-season tournament.

The 6-foot-7 Berami is fresh from his stint with the Toyota Otis in the PBL along with Saguindel and Juntilla who both played for Hapee Toothpaste.

Mepaña had his time playing for the M. Lhuillier Jewelers before he was dropped from the team early this year, while Ababon last saw action with the Misamis Oriental in the MVBA.

The Cebuanos will be tested when they play for their first pocket tournament, visiting Ilocos Sur to compete against the host team Ilocos Bravehearts, Tagaytay-Cavite Heroes and Laguna Stallions from June 11 to 15.

While in Cagayan de Oro City the MisOr Meteors will host the Quezon Red Oilers, Zamboanga Amores and Taguig Batang Global.


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THE TOURING PHASE

The 14 participating teams will play in a series of mini tournaments, in the process earning tour points in the standings. There will be two simultaneous mini-tournaments to be held every week with four teams playing in each tournament. Six teams will draw a bye for the same week.

Each team will get to play in four mini tournaments, hosting one while playing in three other tournaments on the road. The team assignments have been predetermined by Liga Pilipinas before the start of the season. This phase will have 14 mini tournaments of 10 games each for total of 140 games on the schedule. A team is assured of playing in a minimum of 40 games for this conference.

Preliminary Round. In the mini tournaments, the four teams will play a single round robin amongst themselves, lasting for three playing days. One tour point will be awarded for each game a team wins during the round robin.

Semifinal Round. On the fourth day, the teams will play the knockout crossover semifinals with the top team playing the fourth-ranked team in one game and the second-ranked team playing the third-ranked team in the other game. The winners advance to the championship game while the losers dispute Third Place.

Final Round. The championship and Third Place game will be a one-game playoff.

Tour Points. The champion will earn 10 tour points while the runner-up gets five tour points. The Third Place team will receive three points while the Fourth Place team gets no points. The highest tour point total a team may get in one mini tournament is 13 points (10 for winning the championship plus three from winning all their round robin games) and 52 should they sweep all their four mini tournaments.

THE NATIONAL PHASE

When all the mini tournaments have been completed, the 14 teams will ranked according to their total tour points earned with the top 12 advancing to the playoffs or National Phase. Ties will be resolved using the latest FIBA rules as amended.

For this inaugural conference, there will be no distinction if a team is from the North (Luzon) or the South (Vis-Min). Therefore, it is possible to have an all-North or an all-South finale. This phase will last for a minimum of 25 games and may extend to as much as 43 games. Depending on its performance, a team’s playoff stint may be anything between one to as high as 17 games.

Qualifying Round. The four best teams will proceed directly to the quarterfinals while the Fifth to 12th Place teams go through the qualifying round. The eight teams will be paired according to their rankings as follows:

#5 versus #12
#6 versus #11
#7 versus #10 and
#8 versus #9

The teams will play a twice-to beat series with the higher-ranked team enjoying the home court advantage by hosting the first game and if needed, the deciding second game. The four series winners advance to the quarterfinals.

Quarterfinal Round. The quarterfinals will have the eight remaining teams playing a best-of-five series. The pairings will be as follows:

#1 versus #8 or #9
#2 versus #7 or #10
#3 versus #6 or #11 and
#4 versus #5 or #12

The higher-ranked team will enjoy the home court advantage by hosting the series’ first two games and if needed, the deciding fifth game. The other team will host Game Three and if needed, Game Four. The four series winners advance to the semifinals.

Semifinal Round. The semifinals will have the four remaining teams playing a best-of-five series. The pairings will be as follows:

#1, #8 or #9 versus #4, #5 or #12 and
#2, #7 or #10 versus #3, #6 or #11

The higher-ranked team will enjoy the home court advantage by hosting the series’ first two games and if needed, the deciding fifth game. The other team will host Game Three and if needed, Game Four. The two series winners advance to the Liga Pilipinas Finals.

The Liga Pilipinas Finals. The Liga Pilipinas Finals will be a best-of-five affair with the higher-ranked surviving team enjoying the home court advantage by hosting the series’ first two games and if needed, the deciding fifth game. The other team will host Game Three and if needed, Game Four.

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THE first pocket tournaments of Liga Pilipinas have been reset to June 18, 2008.

The decision was made in order for the teams, the league and the broadcast group to have more preparation to ensure the best brand of basketball. The new schedule will be posted once it is finalized.

We are sorry for any inconveniences caused.

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2 TV stations to show Liga action


Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:40:00 06/16/2008

MANILA, Philippines—Eight teams will kick off action in the Liga Pilipinas tour phase which begins regional basketball competition on Wednesday.

The Ilocos Sur Bravehearts will host South pre-season winner Cebu Niños, Quezon Red Oilers and Taguig Batang Global.

Over in the South, the Misamis Oriental Meteors will be challenged by Baguio Victory and pre-season runners-up Pagadian Explorers of the South and Laguna Stallions of the North.

The Pampanga Buddies and Ozamiz Cota will host Week 2 starting June 25.

Liga Pilipinas has also finalized the two-network coverage of its maiden season with government networks NBN-4 and IBC-13.

Rico Meneses, Liga head of marketing, inked the deal with Joey Isabelo, NBN general manager and Bob del Rosario, IBC-13 head.

The two networks will have equal coverage of the 14-leg Tour phase, playoff games and the National Championship for 13 hours per week. One game per day on each network will be aired starting with the first two legs on June 18 in Ilocos Sur and Misamis Oriental.

“Liga is delighted and excited about this TV deal,” Meneses said.

The main game of the two legs simultaneously played in the tour phase will be shown on the same day but on a delayed basis—6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. over IBC-13 and 10:30 p.m. to 12 midnight over NBN-4.


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6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

NBN
10:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Selected games will be shown on a slightly-delayed basis on the same game day. Some games will be replayed over VIVA Prime Channel. Check with your cable provider for time and availability.


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Games (June 18) – Santo Domingo People’s Center
2:00 PM Taguig vs. Cebu
4:00 PM Quezon vs. Ilocos Sur



Games (June 18) – Xavier University Gym
2:00 PM Pagadian vs. Laguna
4:00 PM Baguio vs. Misamis Oriental


Liga Pilipinas, the country’s newest and most innovative community-based basketball league, finally tips off with a heavy four-game schedule (June 18) in two separate venues and televised over two separate networks.

South Preseason champion M. Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos of Michel Lhuillier and Coach Raul Alcoseba will face the Harbour Centre-backed Taguig Batang Global of Mayor Freddie Tinga and Coach Jude Roque in the pocket tournament opener starting at 2:00 PM at the Santo Domingo People’s Center in Santo Domingo, Ilocos Sur, a good 30-minute drive from Vigan City.

The multi-titled Cebuanos are one of the early favorites owing to their ideal mix of veteran players and rising young stars plus their long winning history. However, the rest of field has gone all out to shore up their rosters.

The host Ilocos Sur Bravehearts of Gov. DV Savellano and Coach Jun da Jose will then take the floor against the visiting Quezon Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi in the main game at 4:00 PM.

A first in Philippine and perhaps international basketball, teams will compete in a series of pocket tournaments, in the process earning points to qualify for the national playoffs to determine the historic first Liga Pilipinas champion.

With each team required to sign up at least eight homegrown players, expect the next generation of basketball superstars to be discovered via this league sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP).

Over at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City, It will be host Misamis Oriental Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel battling the Baguio Victory of Coach D’jalma Arnedo after the curtain raiser between the Trace-Laguna Stallions of Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla against the Pagadian Explorers of Mayor Sammy Co and Coach Eric Samson in their own pocket tournament. Both the Stallions and Explorers finished second in their respective preseason tilts.

The Southern games will shift to newly-renovated Gingoog City Gym on Thursday and Friday before retuning to Xavier for the weekend’s semifinals and finals.

Two selected games every play date will be shown slightly delayed by a few hours over IBC-13 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM and NBN-4 from 10:30 PM to 12:00 AM. Some games will also be replayed over Viva Prime Channel.

Drawing an opening week bye are North Preseason Champion Smart-Pampanga Buddies, Ozamiz Cotta, Mang Inasal-Iloilo Warriors, Lipa Barakos, Tagaytay-Cavite Heroes and Zamboanga Amores. The Buddies and the Cotta will host next week’s two tournaments beginning June 25.

The Participating Teams:

BAGUIO VICTORY – Rogelio Basto, Arnel Calimag, Renato Carino, Mark Fampulme, Allan Gamboa, Arnold Gamboa, Reynor Lujero, RB Mangahas, Nicho Pupos, Erwin Sta. Maria, Jason Tiongson, Edbert Ton and Coach D’jalma Arnedo.

CEBU NINOS – Mark Jonas Ababon, JR Atablanco, Danny Aying, Marlon Basco, Rino Berame, Ron Capati, Jerry Cavan, Bruce Dacia, Michael Luga, Ariel Mepana, Stephen Padilla, Jayford Rodriguez, Richard Ian Saladaga, Woodraw Enriquez (injured) and Coach Yayoy Alcoseba.

ILOCOS SUR BRAVEHEARTS – Rolly Basilides, Christian Cabatu, Bryan Duay, Lester Fabrigas, Arden Guiyab, Roel Hugnatan, Ryan Ico, Marlon Kalaw, Randy Lopez, Mario Reyes, Eder Saldua, Joel Solis and Coach Jun da Jose.

LAGUNA STALLIONS – Rommel Aclon, Alex Angeles, Nat Cruz, Floyd Dedicatoria, Richard Dorado, Jerwin Gaco, Raymond Lingal, Leomer Losentes, Victor Medina, Angelus Raymundo, JR Retaga, Ricky Ricafuente, Marc Roldan, Kristian San Luis, Abby Santos, John Valderama and Coach Nomar Isla.

MISAMIS ORIENTAL METEORS – Mark Apepe, Alano Caputolan, Dennis Concha, Eric de la Cuesta, Weng Farochillen, Bryan Faundo, Dexter Micutuan, Frank Nailon, Jerome Numeran, Jerome Paterno, Earn Saguindel, Donald Tadena, Ramil Tagupa, Ronnie Zagala and Coach Jun Noel.

QUEZON RED OILERS – Kristian Alcala, Cris Bolado, Jorel Canizarez, Dennis Casino, Jerome Chua, Ian Garrido, Joseph Lingao-Lingao, Kim Macanig, Mark Magsumbol, Chico Manabat, Junar Mendoza, Hafer Mondragon, Larry Oabel, Rhyan Panzo, Ramsey Williams and Coach Oliver Bunyi.

PAGADIAN EXPLORERS – Noel Cortez, Arian Daja, Rob Labagala, Bong Marata, Jojo Omandam, Mike Orquillas, Dong Pamaran, Eric Quilo, Orville Saludsod, Perseus Sinco, Kenneth Sinegdas, Emmanuel Unabila, Jan Villaver, Mark Yee and Coach Eric Samson.

TAGUIG BATANG GLOBAL – Boyet Bautista, Jeff Bombeo, Francis de Leon, Jeremiah de Leon, Marco Fajardo, Lou Gatumbato, Noy Javier, Mel Latoreno, Nino Marquez, Ronnie Matias, Marvin Ortiguerra, Mixson Ramos, Paul Reguera, Rob Ripalda, Erick Rodriguez, Ervic Vijandre and Coach Jude Roque.

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Cebu City Niños to play on the road without Enriquez

THE M. Lhuillier-Cebu Niños will open its Liga Pilipinas battle on the road as the multi-titled squad travels to Ilocos Sur this week to the Santo Domingo People’s Center for the 2008 Liga Pilipinas league.

The Niños of beme–dalled coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba and sports patron Michel Lhuillier will challenge three teams, host Ilocos Sur Bravehearts of Gov. DV Savellano, Taguig Batang Global of Mayor Freddie Tinga and the Quezon Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes in the five-day joust that will culminate with a one-game finals on June 22.

The competition is sanctioned by the Sama–hang Basketbol ng Pili–pinas.

Alcoseba has made major movements after losing his top point guard Woodrow Enriquez.

Enriquez will be sidelined for at least six weeks due to a fractured bone on his left arm, sustained during the recent Liga South pre-season tournament.

To fill the playmaking and scoring void left by Enriquez, Alcoseba tapped the services of guards Mark Jonas Ababon and Arturo Atablanco hope
Alcoseba also acquired 6-foot-7 center Rino Berame and 6-foot-4 bruiser Ariel Mepaña to help the team’s rebounds and defense. This will be the first time that Berame and Atablanco, a former Duterte-Davao Agila, will suit up for Cebu’s ball club.

Returnees Ababon and Mepaña played for the Niños when the team was still called the M. Lhuillier Jewelers.

The new recruits hope to blend well with holdovers Stephen Padilla, Bruce Dacia, Danny Aying, Mar–lon Basco, Ronald Capati, Jayford Rodriguez, Jerry Cavan, Michael Luga and Richard Ian Saladaga in delivering the historic first Liga championship to Cebu.

This will be the first time in four years that the Ninos will visit the northern part of the country. The Jewelers won the only regional competition, the United Regional Basketball Lea–gue, in 2004 over the Ilocos Sur Snipers.

After the Ilocos Sur trip, the Ninos will host one mini tournament and travel to two more cities to earn more points. The dates and participants of these mini tournaments will be announced later.

A team will earn points based on their performances in the mini tournaments that they join. A mini tournament champion is crowned every week. The top-ranked teams based on total points at the end of all the mini tournaments will advance to the national playoffs.


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SANTO DOMINGO, Ilocos Sur – The M. Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos leaned on the heroics of Stephen Padilla and Mark Ababon in the overtime period to outlast the Taguig Batang Global, 98-93, in Liga Pilipinas opening day action at the Santo Domingo People’s Center Wednesday night (June 18).

Regulation ended at 82-82. Padilla and Ababon, representing two generations of University of the Visayas Lancers, scored all of the Ninos’ 16 points in the extension. The Harbour Centre-supported Batang Global of Mayor Freddie Tinga scored the first six points to race to an 88-82 lead.

Ababon hit a triple and a twinner to grab the lead for good, 90-88, and 1:18 to go. Padilla then delivered the knockout blow with another triple at the 33-second mark, 93-88. From there, Padilla added five free throws to preserve the win for the wards of Coach Yayoy Alcoseba and Michel Lhuillier.

The Batang Global of Coach Jude Roque forced overtime by scoring the last 12 points of regulation time after trailing, 70-82. Marco Fajardo scored on a breakaway lay-up at the buzzer off a missed Padilla jumper to force the extra period. The Ninos led by as much as 22 points in the third canto, 56-34, until Noy Javier and Marvin Ortiguerra powered a 16-0 rally to make the contest exciting.

Three Ninos scored 20 or more points with Ababon hitting 23, Bruce Dacia with 22 and Padilla with 20. Javier paced Taguig with 17 followed by Ortiguerra and former M. Lhuillier guard Lou Gatumbato with 13 markers each.

In the first game, Marlon Kalaw drove strong to the basket against a phalanx of Quezon Red Oilers for the winning points with four ticks to play and push the host Ilocos Sur Brave Hearts to the 84-82 win.

Guard Ryan Panzo gave the Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi the lead for the last time on a triple with 2:20 remaining in the seesaw contest, 82-80. Eder Saldua then equalized via a jackknife lay-up in traffic and 1:18 left, 82-82.

With the shot clock winding down, Kim Macanig launched a hurried jumper that missed and Roel Hugnatan collared the defensive rebound and fired a pass to the waiting Kalaw for the winning shot. The Brave Hearts then pulled two defensive stops to ensure the win in the league sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP).

Saldua, a recruit from Davao City, fired 27 points to lead the Brave Hearts of Gov. DV Savellano and Coach Jun da Jose. Gilbert Malaban chipped in 14. Ramsey Williams topped the Red Oilers with 16 markers while Panzo added 13.

How They Scored:

First Game

ILOCOS SUR (84) – Saldua 27, Malabanan 14, Hugnatan 9, Cabatu 9, Guiyab 4, Kalaw 4, Balares 4, Castro 4, Basilides 4, Reyes 3, Lopez 2, Codamon 0.

QUEZON (82) – Williams 16, Panzo 13, Macanig 12, Mondragon 10, Garrido 7, Lingao-Lingao 6, Chua 5, Manabat 5, Canizares 4, Casino 2, Bolado 2.

Period Scores: 19-25, 40-42, 70-64, 84-82.

Second Game

CEBU (98) – Ababon 23, Dacia 22, Padilla 20, J. Rodriguez 10, Basco 8, Aying 5, Capati 4, Mepana 3, Cavan 2, Saladaga 1, Berame 0.

TAGUIG (93) – Javier 17, Ortiguerra 13, Gatumbato 13, Fajardo 11, Reguera 9, Bombeo 7, Latoreno 7, Matias 6, F. Rodriguez 5, Marquez 4, Bautista 1, F. de Leon 0, Ripalda 0.

Period Scores: 18-16, 47-31, 66-59, 82-82 (reg.), 98-93 (OT).

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