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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:02 pm 
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Bibigay si Comm. Duremdes dito, first of all ang owner ng Mandaluyong EL Tigres ay anak ni Chavit Singson na malapit kay Manny Pacquiao.


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Ray Parks assures fans PBA still 'ultimate goal' despite decision to play in MPBL
From: Reuben Terrado May 18, 2018, 11:09 pm

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Ray Parks is asking fans to calm down regarding his decision to play in the MPBL. Jaime Campos


BOBBY Ray Parks said playing in the PBA remains his ultimate goal as he responded to critics about his decision to play in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).

Following a memorable campaign with San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), Parks signed up for the Mandaluyong El Tigres in the MPBL, which will open its next conference on June 12.

Parks’ decision to suit up for the El Tigres was met with negative reactions from netizens who felt he should choose to go the PBA instead of playing in the MPBL.

Parks somewhat explained his decision to play in the MPBL on Twitter on Friday night, while also hinting that he could also enter the PBA draft this year.

Parks said he definitely wants to play in the PBA someday, but that isn’t possible this season since the draft will occur sometime around November or December.

“Guys, alam ko naman na ang PBA ang premier league, at ‘yun naman ang ultimate goal one day. Pero the draft isn’t until November or December pa yon sa alam ko,” Park said.

“So until then, kahit gustuhin ko na mag-PBA, kailangan ko pa din maghintay sa draft. Gets?” he added.

Parks’ stint in the MPBL, however, remains in doubt owing to a controversial rule where each team is allowed to play only one Fil-American no taller than 6-4.

Parks has criticized the rule, saying it was the first time he was considered an American in the Philippines despite holding a Philippine passport and having represented the country in international competitions.

Amid the controversy, a number of fans have questioned Parks' decision to play in the MPBL, saying he should take his act instead to the PBA.

Mandaluyong has Parks and Alab teammate Lawrence Domingo in its roster but MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes said the El Tigres will have to choose between the two on who will play since they are both considered Fil-Ams.

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 5:38 am 
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Contentious MPBL rule on Fil-foreigners stays: 'I’m very sorry sa players na naapektuhan'
From: Karlo Sacamos May 22, 2018, 05:42 pm


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MPBL commissioner Kenneth Duremdes left the door open for changes to the league's controversial rule on Fil-foreigners - but only in the future. Jerome Ascano


DAVAO – He’s a PBA legend who’s taking part in the PBA All-Star three-point shootout with a government official, but Kenneth Durmedes is also the commissioner of the fledgling Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) that has drawn flak for its controversial cap on Filipino-foreigners.

So there’s no escaping questions about the MPBL’s Fil-foreign player policy while he’s in a PBA event in the President’s hometown.

“Ang bottomline here is yung guidelines ng MPBL stays,” Duremdes insisted on Tuesday on the eve of the first leg of the All-Star week in Digos City, south of Davao. “Kung may naaapektuhang mga players, we’re very sorry.”

“But in every league or tournament, may kanya-kanya naman talagang guildelines and rules, so yun yung ginawa ni MPBL,” he added of the rule that limits each team to just one Fil-foreign player who stands no taller than 6-4. “Sinusunod lang din namin."

The rule implementation came on the heels of the Mandaluyong El Tigre's move to tap the services of Ray Parks Jr. and Lawrence Domingo, whose fathers are both American, with the MPBL requiring the team to choose between the two.

Duremdes, however, left the door open for changes to the controversial rule.

“I’m very sorry for those players na naapektuhan na alam natin ang feeling. Ako, player din, but sa ngayon lang naman yan eh,” the former PBA MVP said. “Hindi naman natin sinasabi na totally wala talaga sila and hindi pwede. In the future, kung yung liga natin maging stable (baka may pagbabago).”

“Just like any other league, ang PBA, I remember, naabutan ko pa yung 6-2 limit sa import eh, so meron yan (pagbabago),” he added. “Ngayon, lumalaki na yung mga player ng pro league, lumalaki na rin yung height ceiling ng imports. So yun din ang nakikita natin kasi it’s a growing league, so alam naman natin ang potential niya when it comes to developing homegrown talents.”

“But in the near future, sa mga upcoming seasons, may mga adjustments yan. Hindi yan naka-stuck lang sa isang ruling,” he continued.

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Duremdes insisted that allowing one Fil-foreign player is already a gesture of fairness.

“I think there’s no discrimination at all dahil we’re allowing nga eh one Fil-foreign on each team, so iba yun na wala kang pinayagan,” Duremdes. “Iba yun na parang sinabi mong yung ligang ‘to ay para lang talaga sa mga taga dito.”

“At the same time, nilagyan lang natin siya ng height limit, again, para dun sa mga local and homegrown na makakakapg-compete, makaka-match up sa kanila,” he added. “Kasi kung bibigyan natin ng malaking advantage yung malalaki nating mga kababayan na mga Fil-foreign, eh baka yung competition hindi na maging balanced para dun sa ibang teams na walang mga Fil-foreign na makukuha.”

While his poise as a rookie commissioner is being tested, Durmedes will find out if he still has it as marksman in the legends shootout on Wednesday night.

“Last time was here also in Digos, so I’m excited. Hopefully, meron pang natitirang shooting touch without even practicing,” Duremdes said with a smile.



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 5:40 am 
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Patrick Cabahug finally gets wish to play for Cebu in MPBL as Valientes step aside
From: Jonas Panerio May 23, 2018, 03:33 pm


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“I’m beyond excited to be playing in front of my fellow Cebuanos, friends and of course, my family,” says Patrick Cabahug. Jerome Ascano


CEBUANO wingman Patrick Jan Cabahug will finally get his chance to play for his hometown after signing up for the Casino Ethyl Alcohol-Cebu Sharks in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).

Cabahug, who briefly played for Air21 in the PBA before embarking on a nomadic basketball career that saw him play in various leagues around Southeast Asia, had initially agreed to play for the Zamboanga Valientes.

However, when Cebu came calling, Cabahug simply could not refuse.

“It’s a dream come true to finally represent my hometown. I left Cebu at the age of 16 to play for Adamson. Since then I’ve never had a chance to play for Cebu,” shared the 6-foot-1 perimeter deadshot who is currently playing in Thailand and will only be available to the Sharks at the end of June.

“I’m beyond excited to be playing in front of my fellow Cebuanos, friends and of course, my family,” he added.

Cabahug also expressed his gratitude to the management of Zamboanga, which graciously agreed to free him from his commitment to the Valientes for the chance to go back home.

“I just want to say thanks to the Zamboanga team for the opportunity. When I received the offer to play for the Cebu team, its like a sign, like this is it, I’m finally going to be able to play for Cebu. So I formally talked to Boss Junnie Navarro about it. I told him and am really thankful he understood my side,” said Cabahug.

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:38 pm 
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Parks, Rivero banner Mandaluyong in MPBL debut; actor Anderson leads Marikina
From: The Wires May 27, 2018, 04:40 pm


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Mandaluyong will have a powerhouse cast led by Ray Parks, Jr., Prince Rivero, and Thomas Torres in its MPBL debut against Muntinlupa on June 12.


EXPANSION teams Mandaluyong and Marikina show their wares when the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) opens its second season on June 12 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Known as the El Tigre, Mandaluyong will have Ray Parks teaming up with Alab Pilipinas teammate JP Alabanza and former La Salle stalwarts Prince Rivero and Thomas Torres when it takes on Muntinlipa in the 9:30 p.m. main game.

Marikina, to be led by actor Gerarld Anderson, takes on another expansion side in General Santos City in the 7:30 p.m. opener.

Touted as the potential top overall pick in next season's PBA Rookie Draft, Parks will also have ex-pros Mac Andaya and Jeff Javillonar as teammates in the 26-team regional league divided into the North and the South Divisions.

A total of 13 teams will comprise each group, where a team will play a total of 25 games in the elimination round. The top eight teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals.

The division semifinals and finals will also be best-of-three affairs before the champions of both divisions will face off in the best-of-five national championship.

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:43 pm 
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This is league of has-beens and about to be :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 12:50 pm 
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Seven Sigma wrote:
This is league of has-beens and about to be :lol:


What's your point?

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Di nga yata nakapaglaro kahit barangay league yan. :lol: :lol:

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Do you have any proof?


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Do you have any proof?


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Oo ikaw. :lol: :lol:

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Joseph Yeo ends six-month basketball hiatus for shot at redemption in MPBL
From: Christian Jacinto May 30, 2018, 08:51 pm

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Joseph Yeo works to get back in shape for the Manila Stars. Christian Jacinto


JOSEPH Yeo has come out of a self-imposed six-month basketball hiatus when he makes his debut in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) as one of the cornerstones of expansion team Manila Stars.

The 11-year PBA veteran put basketball aside over the past six-months to focus on his personal life and spend more time with his family after a forgettable season with Meralco last year.

“Kinalimutan ko yung basketball nung mga panahong yun. Nagbakasyon ako with my family, marami rin akong inaasikaso," said the former La Salle star. “Matagal na ako nag-stop e. Mga six months rin."

But when his good friend, Manila team owner Roman Ang, came calling, he figured it was the perfect time to come back.

“Unang-una, wala na akong balak maglaro talaga e. Pero napag-usapan namin ng mga friends ko, kaya naglaro na ako. Kasi feeling nila, bata pa daw ako. kaya ko pa naman maglaro,” he said.

Yeo, 34, said he has spent his first month with the Philip Cezar-mentored Manila squad working to get back in game shape.

"Tingnan natin ngayon, siyempre kahit papaano hinahanap ko rin yang basketball, nakasanayan ko na rin, di ba?” said the high-flying guard.

The chance to play longer minutes in the MPBL made the decision to come back easier, Yeo said.

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“Ie-enjoy ko yung basketball ulit. Last year ko sa PBA hindi rin ako masyadong nakalaro din. Siyempre frustrated, gusto ko pag magba-basketball ako gusto ko maglaro ako e. Nasa PBA nga ako di rin naman ako papalaruin, medyo boring naman yun, di ba?” Yeo said.

“Magpa-practice ka everyday pero di ka makakalaro. Parang it’s useless. Dito kahit papaano makakalaro ka, pagpapawisan. Doon manonood ka lang. Di ko makita yung point ng basketball kapag ganun.”

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At 40, Roger Yap feels reinvigorated ahead of comeback with Manila Stars in MPBL
From: Christian Jacinto May 30, 2018, 06:56 pm

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At 40, Roger Yap is set to be one of the leaders of the Manila Stars in the MPBL. Christian Jacinto


THREE-time PBA champion Roger Yap is set to make his return to the national stage when he suits up for the Manila Stars in the upcoming Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) season.

Yap last played in the PBA for Barako Bull in 2013 and although he's been out of the limelight for the longest time, Yap said he has kept busy playing and coaching in Cebu bush leagues.

"Okay pa rin, buhay na buhay pa. Actually naglalaro parin ako sa Cebu at di naman ako nagpabaya sa basketball. At the same time, nagco-coach ako," said Yap.

"May mga commercial (leagues) din dun sa Cebu, may mga ex-pro, may mga import, yun yung mga kalaban namin dun," he added.

The 40-year-old explained why he didn't suit up for his hometown squad Cebu Ninos, which isa also one of the expansion sides in a regional league that expanded to 26 teams in its second season.

"Late na kasi sila nagbuo ng team e. Una kasi tumawag dito sa Manila e," Yap explained.

"Wala pa sila nung tumawag ang Manila Stars kaya ginrab ko na yung chance dito kasi sayang nga naman, mapahinga lang din. Atleast dito may ensayo at makukundisyon ka," he added.

Yap admitted he's no longer the fiery guard that became one of the core players of Purefoods, and in fact offered to slide into an assistant role to head coach Philip Cezar.

But he was eventually convinced to play by team bosses led by team owner Roman Ang.

"Masaya pa din ako at nakabalik ako at nakalaro. Di na rin katulad ng dati kaya sabi ko nga pwede mag-assistant na lang ako kay coach Philip. Pero ayaw nila e," said Yap.

"Sa tingin ko kaya ko pa naman."

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What he promised to bring to the table is his leadership and experience from 12 years of playing basketball at the highest level.

"Mga bata kasama ko, kailangan i-guide ko sila. Ako yata pinakabeterano dito. Rookie pa mga kasama ko kaya kailangan di mapabayaan to," Yap said.

"Mahirap din baka pagdating sa laro magkawatak-watak kami kaya kailangan 'yung leadership andun. Sinasabihan ko yung mga ex-pro na tulungan yung mga bata."

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Ex-Ginebra player John Wilson vows to bring NSD attitude to San Juan Knights in MPBL
From: Christian Jacinto May 30, 2018, 02:14 pm

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JOHN Wilson is eager to bring the things he learned from coach Tim Cone and Ginebra to the San Juan Knights as he moves to the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).

The 31-year old marksman is expected to be a cornerstone of the team that is returning to action after 17 long years - or since its glory years in the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA).

“Wala akong masasabing masama. It’s a great experience with Ginebra and coach Tim. Marami akong natutunan,” said Wilson, who was released by Ginebra at the end of April.

“As a player ang mindset ko is maka-fit ako sa team at makuha yung details. Marami akong na-grab na technique, motivation, hanggang pagpunta ko ng San Juan, dala ko yun,” added Wilson.

“Tinutulungan ko yung mga players ko na mas-bata sa akin na gusto mapunta ng PBA.”

The former NCAA MVP out of Jose Riizal University is excited to be playing for the Knights, who he believes embodies the same attitude as his former team.

His new coach Randy Alcantara and several other former players including Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero and Gherome Ejercito reminds him of San Juan’s glory days when the Knights won the MBA championship in 2000.

The second conference of the MPBL, now with 26 teams, opens on June 12 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

“Ikinekwento sa amin ng mga past players at bosses is yung San Juan parang Ginebra din, may attitude na ‘Never say die.’ Kahit mga simpleng liga lang daw dito sa San Juan, dinudumog talaga ng mga tao so yung mga coaching staff namin na former players din ng San Juan, binigyan kami ng idea dun sa nakaraang MBA,” Wilson shared.

“Parang Ginebra nga daw, NSD din. Sa practice, ayun ang motivation, ito yung team namin dati, para kaming Ginebra, mapa-fans at mapa-laro.”

Wilson is thankful for the opportunity for former professionals and those who are just starting their careers.

“Sobrang laking bagay lalo dun sa maaga nawala sa PBA. Nabibigyan pa ng opportunity. Maraming salamat kay Sen. Manny Pacquiao na bumuo siya ng ganitong liga. Yung mga players na maaga nawala sa PBA or mag P-PBA palang, ito yung second chance or stepping stone going to the PBA.”


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:22 am 
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Yep, tanggalin ng PBA. Walang kwentang league nayan. I like the idea of North and South conference.


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naging bagsakan na to ng mga laos at aging former players...dapat may age limit


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