Solon tells PNP: Focus on cleansing ranks, not ‘PDA couples’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 03/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) should focus on cleansing its ranks instead of running after couples who engage in public display of affection (PDA), a lawmaker said Friday. Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Partylist…

Tempered expectations

Dennison Rey A. Dalupang 03/09/2021

Tim Cone, the multititled Barangay Ginebra coach, said that the most important battle for his Gin Kings in the coming PBA season is one that will be fought among themselves. “I think it’s going to be our…

Burned bridges

Musong Castillo 03/08/2021

Ray Parks Jr. obviously hit a sore spot with TNT management after announcing that he will take a sabbatical in the coming PBA season. And from the way league chair and TNT governor Ricky Vargas sounded, it…

Standhardinger traded to Ginebra for Slaughter

Celest Flores-Colina 03/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines— Barangay Ginebra has traded away center Greg Slaughter to NorthPort in exchange for Christian Standhardinger. The trade, which was approved by the PBA trade committee on Thursday, March 4, 2021, officially ended Slaughter’s fruitful stint…

Kelly Williams unretires, returns to TNT with 2-year deal

Bong Lozada - Reporter 03/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Kelly Williams is out of retirement and back with TNT after signing a two-year deal until 2023. The 39-year-old did not play in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup after leaving the team and announcing that he’s…

‘The Beast’ traded to Magnolia

Brian J. Ochoa 02/17/2021

Phoenix has traded Calvin “The Beast” Abueva to the Magnolia Pambansang Manok, said a report from PBA’s website on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The Fuel Masters reportedly shipped the hardworking forward to the Pambansang Manok in exchange…

Chot Reyes back as TNT head coach

Bong Lozada 02/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines—Chot Reyes is back with TNT nearly a decade after he left the team. The eight-time champion is replacing Bong Ravena at the helm of the Tropang Giga while team consultant Mark Dickel begged off from…

For the fans: Gin Kings win PBA All-Filipino crown

Denison Rey A. Dalupang 12/10/2020

In a conference played inside a bubble, where fans were barred from the stadium, Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone did not let the moment pass without a shoutout to the most passionate cheering section in basketball. “To…

Meralco, TNT force decider

Denison Rey A. Dalupang 11/26/2020

They say the greatest two words in sports are “Game Seven.” For a Meralco squad that faced the end of its season twice in the stretch, Game 5 sounds just as sweet. The Bolts, after all, have…

Beast uncaged

Denison Rey Dalupang 10/26/2020

Phoenix Super LPG’s dramatic, emotional week got capped off by news it has been waiting for for months, and the Fuel Masters are going to be chasing PH Cup glory inside the bubble with its most enigmatic…

Gov’t body grants PBA provisional approval

Bong Lozada 09/25/2020

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is officially back after the league received a provisional approval from Inter-Agency Task force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to conduct its season resumption in a bubble environment in Clark,…

PBA looks to start team scrimmages by September

Bong Lozada 08/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines—PBA is slowly making progress in its bid to resume the 2020-21 season as the league plans to submit a request to the government for full contact scrimmages starting September. As per PBA.ph, league commissioner Willie Marcial…

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