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Pinoy referee picked for Olympics

By Joaquin Henson/The Philippine Star – Ferdinand (Bong) Pascual of Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, will become only the second Filipino basketball referee ever to work in the Olympics after Medardo Felipe in 1984 and said the other day the honor isn’t his but the country’s. Pascual, 45, was recently chosen to Read more »

San Miguel makes history, wins PBA Philippine Cup title

By Jane Bracher/rappler.com – Destiny was on the side of the San Miguel Beermen Wednesday, February 3 as they completed a historic comeback to frustrate the Alaska Aces once again, 96-89, and win their second straight PBA Philippine Cup title. The Mall of Asia Arena, for the first time in Read more »

SEA Games: Did the Philippines do better?

By Paolo del Rosario/CNN Philippines – With the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games done and dusted, much has been said about the delegation that the Philippines sent out. There was a total of 402 gold medals to play for in the 2015 edition of the SEA Games in Singapore. Before the Read more »

Jordan Clarkson on his Filipino heritage: ‘It’s why I play’

By Naveen Ganglani/rappler.com – As Jordan Clarkson was surrounded by fretting members of the media that were throwing questions every opportunity they could, the theme of the 15-minute conversation quickly veered from talks about the Los Angeles Lakers or Kobe Bryant. Rather than discussions of “the future of Los Angeles” Read more »

New York Knicks’ deputy athletic trainer is Filipino

By Ezra Ferraz/rappler.com – The recent revelation of Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder injury underscores the importance of medical professionals in the world of elite sports. This applies to team sports as it does to individual sports like boxing. One Filipino who is at the top of this field is Erwin Benedict Read more »

Manny Pacquiao News: Filipino Boxer To Have Dinner With British Royalty

By Anthony Riccobono/ibtimes.com – Famed welterweight Manny Pacquiao is treated like royalty in the Philippines. Later this month, Pacquiao will get the royal treatment when he travels to the United Kingdom to meet with a member of the British Royal Family. On Thursday, Pacquiao confirmed that he will Read more »