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19 teams commit to join MPBL's 4th season, says Duremdes
by Roy Luarca - May 11, 2021 - 3:08pm
At least 19 teams will be joining the MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) fourth season targeted to open on June 12.
Valientes back Marcial's bid for country's 1st Olympic gold
by Roy Luarca - May 1, 2021 - 3:40pm
After a successful pro debut and training in the United States, Marcial returned to his hometown on Tuesday to gear up for the imposing task of giving the Philippines its first Olympic gold medal.
Negros Muscuvados fielding homegrown talents in MPBL
by Roy Luarca - April 4, 2021 - 4:26pm
According to team owner John Gilbor, ten Negrenses have been signed up while negotiations are ongoing for ten more players to beef up the roster aiming to make the playoffs in their initial stint in the country's...
Zamboanga Valientes to test mettle in PBA 3x3 League
by Roy Luarca - March 26, 2021 - 11:56am
Zamboanga City Valientes MLV is joining the inaugural 3x3 season of Asia's first pro league.
Zamboanguenos want to see RJ Argamino in PBA
by Roy Luarca - March 25, 2021 - 11:09am
The prospect of losing key players RR De Leon, Med Salim and RJ Argamino to the PBA doesn't bother Zamboanga Valientes MLV.
Wilson named MPBL Lakan Season MVP
by Roy Luarca - March 21, 2021 - 4:37pm
The 6-foot-2 Wilson, former star of the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, piled averages of 19.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists to lead the Knights to the North Division crown and the National Finals against...
Knights, Tigers start MPBL Lakan finals
by Roy Luarca - March 16, 2021 - 3:05pm
The best of the North against the beast of the South.
Basilan's fate hangs after 2nd COVID-19 tests
by Roy Luarca - March 15, 2021 - 6:31pm
The Basilan Steel have to hurdle two major obstacles in their drive toward the Chooks-to-Go MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) National Finals.
Valientes celebrate in Balesin; Lingganay, Jumao-as join team
by Roy Luarca - March 14, 2021 - 1:45pm
The Valientes clinched four straight titles in the Champions League Basketball (CLB) 3x3 and they want to bag a local jewel in 5x5 as well.
Pacquiao grateful to Makati 5 for completing MPBL North finals
by Roy Luarca - March 12, 2021 - 12:22pm
"Sen. Pacquiao watched the game and he was grateful for what you have done. Despite the odds you fought with your heart out."
Knights gear up for MPBL Lakan national title chase
by Roy Luarca - March 11, 2021 - 4:12pm
They have won half of the battle but the San Juan Knights are not about to celebrate yet. They want the whole package — the Chooks-to-Go MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) Lakan Season national ...
San Juan trounces Makati, clinches MPBL North title
by Roy Luarca - March 10, 2021 - 7:31pm
The San Juan Knights pounced on the undermanned Makati Super Crunch to tally a 131-54 victory and clinch the Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season North Division crown.
San Juan favored over 'crippled' Makati in North division title duel
by Roy Luarca - March 10, 2021 - 1:46pm
The San Juan Knights tangle with the crippled Makati Super Crunch at 4 p.m. on Wednesday with the winner clinching the North division crown and advancing to the National Finals of the Chooks-to-Go MPBL.
All set for MPBL Lakan Season ender in Subic
by Roy Luarca - March 8, 2021 - 4:35pm
In the SBMA bubble since Friday are the San Juan Knights and the Davao Occidental Tigers.
MPBL dedicates Lakan Season finals resumption to frontliners
by Roy Luarca - March 7, 2021 - 4:03pm
Led by Senator Manny Pacquiao, the league COO and founder, the MPBL family, including its officials and staff, the team owners, coaches, and players, decided to express their appreciation to what these unsung heroes...
MPBL resumes March 10 with division finals in Subic
by Roy Luarca - March 6, 2021 - 3:12pm
The San Juan Knights and the Makati Super Crunch will dispute the MPBL Chooks-to-Go Lakan Season North crown while the Davao Occidental Tigers and the Basilan Steel tangle for the South title at the closed-door Subic...
Zamboanga Valientes stuns Sydney Supersonics for 4th straight 3x3 crown
by Roy Luarca - March 1, 2021 - 4:46pm
Proving their 8-6 victory over the Supersonics, a 2-time CLB champion and one of Australia's strongest 3x3 teams, in the preliminary stage was no fluke, the Valientes showed poise and cohesion in the thrilling final...
Simon, Baguio enter and leave PBA without fanfare
by Roy Luarca - February 2, 2021 - 2:30pm
PJ Simon was an unsigned fifth round pick while Cyrus Baguio got tabbed in the second round. Yet both high-flyers went on to have long, rewarding PBA careers.
4th MPBL season tips off June 12
by Roy Luarca - January 24, 2021 - 3:50pm
Sen. Manny Pacquiao, the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League CEO and founder, gave this assurance Saturday in a zoom meeting with the owners and representatives of the 31 teams which took part in the stalled Chooks-to-Go...
Zamboanga Family's suffers most as MPBL players join PBA rookie draft
by Roy Luarca - January 22, 2021 - 4:26pm
Starters Alvin Pasaol and Santi Santillan and reliables Anton Asistio and RJ Argamino have declared themselves available for the annual exercise, further depleting Zamboanga's once loaded roster in the Chooks-to-Go...
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