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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay P. Mercado View Post
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    Anyone else who can provide the remaining two players in the 1997 RP Men's Team for the SEAG?

    1997 RP Men's Team (SEAG):

    Romel Adducul
    Danny Ildefonso
    Ralph Rivera
    Gerald Francisco
    Jomer Rubi
    Ato Morano
    Rensy Bajar
    Dino Manuel
    Norman Gonzales
    Henry Fernandez
    ????
    ????

    Coach: Dong Vergeire
    Glenn Peter Yap
    Christopher Cantonjos

    “Hindi ko na inaano ‘yun (mapasama sa pool) eh,” Santos said. “Kung susumahin mo ang buhay naming mga player, ‘san ba talaga ang first priority namin, ‘di ba? Ang first priority ko, dahil dito ko nakuha lahat ng kagandahan ng buhay ko at para sa pamilya ko, ang San Miguel. Alam naman ng lahat ‘yun. Ito ang dapat kong paglingkuran.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay P. Mercado View Post
    Anthony (or anyone else):

    Anyone else who can provide the remaining two players in the 1997 RP Men's Team for the SEAG?

    1997 RP Men's Team (SEAG):

    Romel Adducul
    Danny Ildefonso
    Ralph Rivera
    Gerald Francisco
    Jomer Rubi
    Ato Morano
    Rensy Bajar
    Dino Manuel
    Norman Gonzales
    Henry Fernandez
    ????
    ????

    Coach: Dong Vergeire
    The last two spots belong to Glenn Peter Yap and Christopher Cantonjos. Henry Fernandez was not part of the team. His spot belongs to Richard Melencio.

    This was basically the same team that competed in the ABC Men's earlier that year in Saudi Arabia. From what I remember, Jomer Rubi was brought in as an "insurance" for the SEA Games in Jakarta, replacing Oliver Agapito.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Servinio View Post
    The last two spots belong to Glenn Peter Yap and Christopher Cantonjos. Henry Fernandez was not part of the team. His spot belongs to Richard Melencio.

    This was basically the same team that competed in the ABC Men's earlier that year in Saudi Arabia. From what I remember, Jomer Rubi was brought in as an "insurance" for the SEA Games in Jakarta, replacing Oliver Agapito.
    isn't this the last SEAG Basketball Team that lost a ballgame? i think they deliberately lost its last game to avoid meeting the host country in the finals.

    their coach was dong vergeire...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay P. Mercado View Post
    1980 RP Youth Team:

    Alfredo Amador
    Edgardo Cordero
    Arturo Cristobal
    Ramon Cruz
    Angelito Esguerra
    Dante Gonzalgo
    Zaldy Latoza
    Reynaldo Lazaro
    Melvin Martin
    Antero Saldana
    Joel Valle
    Elpidio Villamin
    Frankie Lim - injured/reserve

    Coach: Arturo Valenzona
    correction it is not Ramon Cruz but Ramon "Onchie" dela Cruz



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay P. Mercado View Post
    1981 Men's Basketball Team:

    Frankie Lim
    Itoy Esguerra
    Bokyo Lauchengco
    Ricky Relosa
    Ed Cordero
    JV Yango
    Elmer Reyes
    Teddy Alfarero
    Franz Pumaren
    Wilton Roxas
    Toya Rojales
    John Copada

    Coach: Pilo Pumaren


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    Above is a rare picture of the Philippines vs Israel in the 1974 Tehran Asian Games #13 is Rudy "the Magician" Soriano of the Crispa Redmanizers with #10 Ramon Fernandez of the Komatsu Komets.

    Other members of the team were:

    from Crispa Redmanizers - Bogs Adornado, Philip Cezar, Atoy Co, Abet Guidaben and Johnny Revilla

    from U-tex Weavers - Danny Florencio

    from Komatsu Komets - Sonny Jaworski (Captain Ball)

    from Concepcion Carriers - Jimmy Mariano

    from Royal Tru-Orange - Yoyong Martirez and Dave Regullano
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay P. Mercado View Post
    1973 Men's Basketball Team:

    Jimmy Mariano
    Dave Regullano
    Ramon Fernandez
    Robert Jaworski
    Francis Arnaiz
    Alberto Reynoso
    William Adornado
    Joy Cleofas
    Manny Paner
    Rosalio Martirez
    Rogelio Melencio
    Abet Guidaben

    Coach: Tito Eduque
    1973 ABC:



    Quote Originally Posted by Servinio View Post
    The Philippine NT to the 1974 FIBA Worlds in Puerto Rico was basically the same team that won the Manila ABC in 1973. I do not know if any changes were made.


    1974 FIBA World Championship RP Team

    In this photo:

    SITTING: ?, Yoyong Martirez, Robert Jaworski, Francis Arnaiz, Joy Cleofas, William (Bogs) Adornado, Manny Paner and Mr. Legaspi,

    STANDING: Juan Cutillas, Carlos Loyzaga, Alberto (Big Boy) Reynoso, Dave Regullano, Ramon Fernandez, Abet Guidaben, Jaime Mariano, Rogelio (Tembong) Melencio, Dante Silverio and Tito Eduque
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    World Championship Teams:

    1954 at Rio de Janerio, Brazil (3rd Place):

    Antonio Genato
    Mariano Tolentino
    Carlos Loyzaga
    Napoleon Flores
    Francisco Rabat
    Florentino Bautista Jr
    Rafael Barretto
    Lauro Mumar (Captain)
    Benjamin Francisco
    Ponciano Saldana
    Bayani Amador
    Ramon Manulat

    Coach: Herminio Silva

    1959 at Chile

    Carlos Badion
    Constancio Ortiz
    Eduardo Lim
    Carlos Loyzaga
    Loreto Carbonell
    Edgardo Ocampo
    Alfonso Marquez
    Kurt Bachman
    Mariano Tolentino
    Emilio Achacoso
    Roberto Yburan
    Guillermo Baz
    Ramon Manulat
    Geronimo Cruz

    Coach: Virgilio Dalupan
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    OCTOBER 2, 1967: RP REGAINS CAGE TITLE




    The RP National Basketball teams won the ABC (Asian Basketball Championship) five times in 1960, 1963, 1967, 1973 and 1986.It also won the Asian Games Gold four times in 1951, 1954, 1958 and 1962 during the reign and time of Carlos 'The Big Difference' Loyzaga. The best finish by a Philippine Team and any Asian Team in the World Championships is a Bronze Medal in 1954. Up to this time, no Asian nation has ever surpass this until the present time.

    Let us relive and revisit that one single and shining moment when the Philippine team went on to regain the ABC in 1967 ---Here's that story from the front page of The Manila Times


    Philippine Team Lineups: Narciso Bernardo, Joaquin Rojas, Orlando Bauzon, Alberto Reynoso, Robert Jaworski, Adriano Papa, Danilo Florencio, Edgardo Ocampo, Rogelio Melencio, Edgardo Roque, Jaime Mariano/ Coach- Carlos Loyzaga

    Philippines
    d. Indonesia103-67
    Philippines d. Malaysia
    92-55
    Philippines d. India111-63
    Philippines d. Japan81-69
    Philippines d. Singapore107-58
    Philippines d. China83-79
    Philippines d. Hongkong103-52
    Philippines d. Thailand95-66
    Philippines d. Korea 83-80


    RP WINS CAGE CROWN

    DEFEATS KOREA 83 to 80


    Seoul, Oct.1 --- The Philippines regained the Asian basketball championship tonight with an uphill 83-80 victory over South Korea before 12,000 partisan spectators. Six Filipino players fouled out in the last quarter of a harrowing game in which the Philippines fell behind, 11-2, in the first three minutes. Narciso Bernardo led the Filipinos out of that jam to a 41-38 halftime lead. And as Adriano Papa caught fire and pumped in 12 points in a five-minute stretch in the third quarter, they stormed out front, 58-47. But the rugged, spirited Koreans did not give up so easily and the outcome remained in doubt until Danilo Florencio, fresh from the bench, hit four points in the last 48 seconds. Thus did the Filipinos get back the crown they lost to Japan in the third ABC tournament in Kuala Lumpur in 1965.

    It also ended a rash of international setbacks for the Philippines which began with its failure to qualify for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.


    Following the defeat to Japan in 1965 in Kuala Lumpur, the Philippines lost the Asian Games championship in Bangkok last December, finishing in sixth place. “We promised not to let our people down,” said Filipino coach Carlos Loyzaga, who was as a player starred in the Philippines’ greatest moments on the international basketball scene. Tears welled in Loyzaga’s eyes. The players were in tears as they shook hands with the handful of Filipino spectators who had come down to the court to congratulate them.

    The Koreans used the zone but pressed spasmodically, catching the Filipinos off-guard most of the time. However, Loyzaga’s boys managed to slip through the Korean defense whenever they saw an opening. The Filipinos, on the other hand, muzzled the Koreans with a switching man to man, although the effort cost them 41 fouls.


    Those who fouled out were Eddie Ocampo--- who virtually silenced Shin Dong Pa, the Korean ace; Rogelio Melencio, Joaquin Rojas, Robert Jaworski, Edgardo Roque and Orlando Bauzon. The Koreans drew only 30 fouls from the Uruguyan and Canadian referees, Mario Hopenayn and Allen Gordon Rae.

    In addition to clinching a berth in the Mexico Olympics, the Philippine quintet assured itself of a tour of the United States under the People to People program.Surprisingly nothing untoward happened. The most the partisan fans did was to boo the Filipinos whenever they had the ball. The crowd’s jeering was at its loudest when the Koreans rallied from 73-65 to 79-79 on the drives of Kim In Kun and Ha Ui Keon.

    The victory was the ninth straight for the Filipinos in the 10-nation, one-round series, which was staged for the fourth time since 1960. Japan wrapped up third place by clobbering Singapore, 90-55.

    Bernardo scored 16 of his 23 points during the Philippine rally in the first half. With Ocampo tying up Shin, the Philippines inched ahead for the first time at 27-26 in the 12th minute. Bauzon and Jaworski connected two baskets and the Filipinos were on their way. Papa, who sizzled only in the second half, was assisted by Jaime Mariano and Roque as the Philippines hammered out its 58-47 advantage.


    The Filipinos outrebounded the Koreans, 41-24, grabbing 17 to Koreans’ nine in the first half. Bernardo, Mariano, Melencio and Alberto Reynoso accounted for 23 of those rebounds. Officiating was strict, resulting in too many charging calls on both sides.

    The Manila Times/ October 2, 1967






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    source: Tower Sports Magazine, page 22, 2004 Athens Olympics Special


    Danny Florencio (the one that looks like Ogie Diaz..LOL) gets a victory ride from teammates Jimmy Mariano and Jun Papa - I think this was 1972 RP Olympic Team

    Trivia: (pls. don't use this for bragging!)

    The Philippines has qualified for the Olympics a total of seven times in men's basketball.

    The Filipinos placed fifth (4-1) record in the 1936, 12th (4-4) in 1948, tied for ninth to 16th spot (3-2) in 1952, and placed seventh (4-4) in 1956, 11th (4-3) in 1960, 13th (3-6) in 1968 and again 13th (3-6) in 1968 and again 13th (3-6) in 1972.

    With he loss of their best players to the professional league following the birth of the Philippine Basketball Association in 1975, the Filipinos surrendered their prominent position in the Olympics.

    In the inaugural 1936 Berlin Games, the Philippines, captained by future Senator Ambrosio Padilla, settled for fifth place - the highest ranking by any Asian country until now - even though it lost only to the U.S. in the knockout Quarterfinals and scored victories over bronze medalist Mexico, Estonia, Italy and Uruguay.

    The most recent RP Olympic Team - 1972 squad was composed of Jimmy Mariano (a team best 13.9 points per game), Danilo Florencio (13.1), Adriano Papa Jr. (9-3), William Adornado (4.0), Rosalio Martirez (6.0), Manuel Paner (7.9), Rogelio "Tembong" Melencio (6.3), Narciso Bernardo (6.3), Freddie Webb (5.3), Ricardo Cleofas (3.7), Marte Samson (3.4) and Edgardo Ocampo (2.1). Coach of the team was Ignacio "Ning" Ramos.

    En route to its 13th place finich, the Philippines lost to Poland 90-75 (after leading 46-33 at halftime), Puerto Rico 92-72, West Germany 93-74, and Yugoslavia 117-76, beat Senegal 68-62; lost anew to the Soviet Union 111-80 and Italy 101-81 before beating Egypt by forfeit (the Egyptians did not appear for the game and returned home following an Arab Commando attack on the Israeli delegation) and upsetting then-Asian Basketball Confederation titlist Japan 82-73 in consolation round-play.

    Robert Jaworski, a future Senator like Webb, was a member of the RP Olympic team to the 1968 Mexico Games.
    The above picture of Jimmy Mariano and Jun Papa carrying Danny Florencio was at the 1967 Seoul ABC Championship after Florencio scored the crucial last 4 points for the Philippine Team that earned us the win and the Championship.
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    Thank you for the enlightening article. I first became more aware of this champion team when my twin brother and I were able to unearth an old Liwayway issue which had for its cover the entire team paying a courtesy visit to President Marcos after regaining the crown. All of them wore coat and ties including a bespectacled Ed Ocampo.

    In the article inside, one of the heroes was Danny Florencio who was described as "matangkad na batang forward." Maybe the standards were quite different then because I know that Florencio was never a six footer.

    There was also a picture of Tembong Melencio grabbing a rebound. Oddly enough he was wearing uniform no. 7. My brother and I were confused since Big J was a part of that team. If so then, what uniform number did the Big J wear? Or better yet, could someone here list the 1967 ABC roster arranged by uniform number from 4 to 15?

    Thank you very much

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    Default 1972 Munich Olympics Phippines Men's Basketball Team

    This kind of forum has always been my favorite topics. For those of you curious enough, here is my research on our last Olympic team, Thanks to sports-reference.com. Due to space constraints, each game (all eight of them) will be posted individually:



    Republic of the Philippines Coach: Ignacio Ramos
    No. Name Club G TP REB TO PPG RPG TOPG

    4 Edgardo Ocampo YCO Red Painters 8 19 3 3 2.38 0.38 0.38
    5 Narciso Bernardo Mariwasa Akai Recorders 4 25 2 2 6.25 0.50 0.50
    6 Jaime Mariano Concepcion Motorolas 8 111 37 13 13.88 4.63 1.63
    7 Rogelio Melencio Concepcion Motorolas 8 54 11 14 6.75 1.38 1.75
    8 Danilo Florencio Crispa Floro Redmanizers 8 105 16 9 13.13 2.00 1.13
    9 Marte Samson YCO Red Painters 8 25 15 3 3.13 1.88 0.38
    10 Adriano Papa, Jr. Crispa Floro Redmanizers 8 74 5 12 9.25 0.63 1.50
    11 William Adornado Crispa Floro Redmanizers 6 24 11 6 4.00 1.83 1.00
    12 Rosalio Martirez San Miguel Braves 8 46 21 15 5.75 2.63 1.88
    13 Manuel Paner San Miguel Braves 8 63 36 10 7.88 4.50 1.25
    14 Freddie Webb YCO Red Painters 8 42 15 14 5.25 1.88 1.75
    15 Ricardo Cleofas YCO Red Painters 7 20 4 3 2.86 0.57 0.43

    Totals 8 608 176 104 76.00 22.00 13.00
    Opponents 8 739 319 158 92.38 39.88 19.75

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    Default 1972 Munich Olympics Philippine Men's Basketball Team - Game 1

    Game 1 - Lost to Poland 90-75

    8/27/1972

    Philippines vs . Poland

    Philippines PTS REB TO

    Jaime Mariano 16 6 1
    Manuel Paner 14 7 1
    Danilo Florencio 10 0 1
    Ricardo Cleofas 8 1 3
    Adriano Papa, Jr. 6 1 1
    Rogelio Melencio 6 1 1
    Marte Samson 5 2 2
    Freddie Webb 4 0 3
    Edgardo Ocampo 3 0 1
    William Adornado 2 3 0
    Rosalio Martirez 1 4 2


    Philippines 75 25 16

    Poland PTS REB TO

    Andrzej Kasprzak 20 9 3
    Andrzej Seweryn 20 4 4
    Mieczysław Łopatka14 7 3
    Jan Dolczewski 12 3 0
    Eugeniusz Durejko 8 5 2
    Grzegorz Korcz 7 5 3
    Franciszek Niemiec 4 4 1
    Janusz Cegliński 3 5 0
    Ryszard Białowąs 2 0 0
    Piotr Langosz 0 2 0
    Waldemar Kozak 0 0 1
    Andrzej Pasiorowski0 0 0

    Poland 90 44 17

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    Default 1972 Munich Olympics Philippine Men's Basketball Team - Game 2

    Game 2 - Lost to Puerto Rico 90-75

    8/28/1972

    Philippines vs Puerto Rico

    Philippines PTS REB TO

    Danilo Florencio 23 1 2
    Jaime Mariano 7 7 4
    Freddie Webb 7 6 3
    Rogelio Melencio 7 2 2
    Adriano Papa, Jr. 6 0 1
    Rosalio Martirez 6 0 2
    Narciso Bernardo 4 0 0
    Ricardo Cleofas 4 0 0
    Marte Samson 2 6 0
    William Adornado 2 5 5
    Manuel Paner 2 5 1
    Edgardo Ocampo 2 1 0

    Philippines 72 33 20



    Puerto Rico PTS REB TO

    Mickey Coll 18 7 1
    Héctor Blondet 16 5 6
    Neftali Rivera 14 1 5
    Rubén Rodríguez 9 17 3
    Billy Baum 8 4 1
    Mariano Ortíz 7 0 1
    Jimmy Thordsen 6 5 3
    Joe Hatton 6 2 2
    Raymond Dalmau 4 5 3
    Teo Cruz 4 0 4
    Earl Brown 0 1 0
    Ricky Calzada 0 1 1

    Puerto Rico 92 48 30

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    Well I am the "twin brother" Ford Mo 47 referred to here. Now part of the reason why I was forced to enlist as a member here was to read in full what he posted.

    Now I know. He has always been the mathematical twin. And he loves those stats being a BS Math graduate, topped by a masteral degree in actuarial science.

    I do confirm that we have been keen followers of Philippine basketball since we were about six years old, influenced by our grandfather, and to a lesser extent by our older cousins and father.

    This is the first forum that we twins are together. So I hope you readers will appreciate what we post from time to time.

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    IBN should be more than proud and happy to welcome two of the topnotch basketball (and sports in general) historians we've ever come to known. I've known Percy (POF for short) dating back 2003 in the old PBA phorum and at MYPBA. I haven't met his twin brother though, although I've heard a lot about him through POF and through his posts in another forum. IBN would be more than happy to welcome these two aboard.

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    RP YOUTH BASKETBALL TEAM FOR ABC IN DOHA, QATAR NAMED

    Manila, Aug. 16, 2000 - National head coach David (Boycie) Zamar announced the Philcom Western Union- Philippine National Team lineup yesterday composed of collegians from the NCAA, UAAP and NCRAA. The team will represent the country in the third Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) Championship for Young Men in Doha, Qatar this month.


    Heading the cast are Youth Team veterans Christian Coronel of San Sebastian, Britt Reroma of San Beda College, and Yancy de Ocampo of St. Francis of Assisi School System.


    Zamar named 11 regulars, two alternates and four reserves who are members of either the Young Men's or the Youth basketball pool and have seen action in the first National Basketball League (NBL) recently. He said Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) president Freddie D. Jalasco Jr. will head the delegation.


    The other regulars are Ronnie Zagala, on residence at FEU; Patrick Tiongco and Mark Joseph Kong, on residence at Letran; Mark Magsumbol of St. Benilde, Ranidel de Ocampo and Ervin Sotto of St. Francis of Assisi, Nelbert Omolon of Philippine Christian University, and Jean Marc Pingris and Manuel Caceres of Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA).


    Named as alternates were Rolly Menor, St. Benilde reserve, and Manuel Caceres of PSBA. Listed as reserves are Christian Cabatu, Anthony Topacio, Marren Padrones, and Romar Menor of St. Benilde who is on the injured list.


    "We're all set to go. I had hoped to be able to bring Jenkins (John Joseph Mesina of San Beda), but I'm afraid he cannot make the trip. I've personally talked with San Beda authorities and they have declined to allow him to go with the team to Qatar," Zamar said.

    RP Had the Biggest Lead in a Basketball Game

    The Philippine team registered what could be the world's biggest lead in an amateur basketball game when it clobbered Brunei Darussalam, 160-19, at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium on July 2, 2000. The 141-point lead could be the biggest for any amateur basketball team since basketball was introduced in the Philippines by the Americans. During the game, the Philippine national team limited the Brunei squad to only 19 points. It later won the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Young Men's Tournament crown against Malaysia.


    from Gameface:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toto Battung
    RP WINS by 141 Points
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    by Lorenzo Manguiat
    July 3, 2000


    No mercy.

    The Philippines' 20 and under men's basketball team booked itself a finals slot in the SEABA Young Men's Tournament atfer clobbering Brunei Darussalam, 160-19, yesterday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

    The Nationals completely dominated the game from start to finish, forcing the Brunei players to commit an eye-poping 73 turnovers, which in turn led to an avalanche of easy baskets. At one point, the RP squad reeled off 33 consecutive points and twice fired 28 in a row.

    It was a pitiful sight to watch the Brunei players fumbling the ball on almost every occasion as they were simply no match against the much taller and more skillful Filipinos. Brunei only managed to score seven points in the final 20 minutes after trailing 12-71 in the opening half.

    Eight out of the 11 players fielded in by Coach Boyzie Zamar scored in double figures led by Jenkins Mesina with 25 points.

    The Filipinos, who notched their second win, will meet Malaysia for the crown today at 3:30 PM. The Malaysians defeated Singapore, 71-62 in the night cap.

    Scores: Philippines 160- Mesina 25, Zagala 20, Tiongco 19, Magsumbol 19, Menor 18, Sotto 17, Kong 16, R. de Ocampo 13, Reroma 7, Coronel 4, Y. de Ocampo 2

    Brunei Darussalam 19- Lim Aik Hock 5, Po Yung Hai 4, Lim Chee Pin 2, Chong Ching Poh 2, Ho Pu Kok 2, Yong Chin Aull 2, Tay Kai Sen 2.

    Halftime: 71-12
    I can proudly say that I watched this game live at the venue. Talagang nagmukhang kaawa-awa ang mga batang Brunei.

    By the way, Yancy de Ocampo was limited to only two points because he sustained a cut on his eyebrow early in the first period during a loose ball scuffle. He never returned.

    Also missing from the box scores is forward Nelbert Omolon.

    Just to give a perspective, the Brunei center and tallest player was a fat kid who stood a shade above six feet. They had at least one more player at the 5'11 to 6'0" range and the rest were from 5'5" to 5'9".

    So what happened to this RP Team?

    Nelbert Omolon (Sta. Lucia), Christian Coronel (Sta. Lucia), Ervin Sotto (Alaska) and brothers Yancy de Ocampo (Talk 'N Text) and Ranidel de Ocampo (Talk 'N Text) are still active in the PBA;

    Jenkins Mesina had a brief PBA career with Purefoods;

    Mark Magsumbol (Quezon), Ronnie Zagala (Taguig) and Mark Kong (Misamis Oriental) are currently playing for different teams in Liga Pilipinas. Magsumbol (Sta. Lucia/Air 21) and Kong (Alaska/San Miguel/Red Bull) also made it to the PBA;

    Britt Reroma is an assistant coach at San Beda-Rizal;

    Romar Menor and Patrick Tiongco are OFW's in the Middle East. Menor played one season of pro ball with Cagayan de Oro in the MBA's final year in 2002;

    Coach David "Alamat" Zamar is currently coaching in Indonesia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Servinio View Post

    1999 PHILIPPINE NT (SEA GAMES)
    Romel ADDUCUL
    Freche William ANG
    Wynne ARBOLEDA
    Celedon CAMASO
    Ruben DE LA ROSA
    Gilbert DEMAPE
    June LONGALONG
    Victor Pedro MARTIN
    Renato MORANO
    Jonathan SERRANO
    Ernesto BILLONES (guest amateur player)
    Kerby RAYMUNDO (guest amateur player)
    Coach Francisco Luis ALAS

    1999 PHILIPPINE NT (ABC)
    Wynne ARBOLEDA
    Vigildo BABILONIA
    Crizaldo BADE
    Rollie BASILIDES
    Donaldo HONTIVEROS
    Richard MELENCIO
    Ferdinand RAVENA
    Jovito SESE
    Oscar SIMON
    Dale SINGSON (DNP)
    Melvin TAGUINES
    Alvin TENG
    Michael GARCIA (reserve)
    Coach Victor SANCHEZ
    RP beats Bahrain after a brawl

    Fukuoka, Japan - Asian Games bronze medalists the Philippines survived a battle of punches and kicks to beat Bahrain, 83-75 at the Asian Men's Basketball Championships on Friday.

    Tensions flared with 1.09 seconds left on the clock after Jovito Sese snatched a rebound and was blocked by Ahmad Malalla. The foul play triggered a skirmish with several players brandishing chairs and throwing punches.

    The match was resumed several minutes later but neither side appeared eager to score in the dying seconds.

    The Philippines, four-time winners in 1960, 1963, 1973 and 1985, finished 11th and Bahrain 12th.

    AFP 09-04-1999

    Info from Anthony Servinio in Gameface:


    Here is the Philippine Team to the 1999 ABC Men's Championship in Japan:
    Wynne Arboleda - Laguna Lakers
    Vigildo Babilonia - Pasig-Rizal Pirates
    Rolly Basilides - Laguna Lakers
    Michael Garcia - Laguna Lakers
    Donaldo Hontiveros - Cebu Gems
    Richard Melencio - Laguna Lakers
    Ferdinand Ravena - Pasig-Rizal Pirates
    Jovito Sese - Laguna Lakers
    Oscar Simon - Laguna Lakers
    Melvin Taguines - Laguna Lakers
    Alvin Teng - Laguna Lakers

    Coach Victor "Rambo" Sanchez - Laguna Lakers

    Note: A 12th player, Dale Singson, was not allowed to join the trip by his mother team the Iloilo Megavoltz.
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    Tecnogas pockets Goyu Cup
    January 1991

    Forget about the outcome of their first tussle. The way RP Tecnogas beat Hongkong’s Casino Cigarets for the first Goyu Cup invitational basketball championship last week can still be rate as a first class upset.

    That Tecnogas bested Casino, 102-95, the first time they met hardly hinted of what would happen in last Saturday’s thrilling showdown at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. As it turned out, Tecnogas repeated over Casino, 100-95, to sweep the six-team five-nation-field.

    But why consider it an upset? Because Casino, already beefed up by four americans, added another devastating import during the finals to further bolster its chances. For a while there, the quintet looked capable of lifting Casino to the title. With new import Kevin Graham, a 6-foot-8 banger, teaming up beautifully with 7-foot David Willard, 6-6 high-flyer Anthony Stewart and 6-9 Chad Tucker, Casino stormed to a 38-27 lead, with 7:27 left in the first quarter.

    Tecnogas, a hastily-formed team built around former PBA import Daryl Smith and Detroit native Sean Shelton, rallied however, and managed to level the count, 55-all at interval. And it was neither Smith nor the 6-5 Shelton who sparkled Tecnogas’ comeback but local skywalker Ferdinand Ravena with his acrobatic, gravity-defying drives.

    Then in the second half, sniper Justino Pinat and speedster Jerry Gonzales, both former Letran Knights stnadouts, took over as they teamed up to frustrate Casino’s numerous tries to pull away. Pinat banged in five triples while Gonzales struck from medium range as the fagged out Americans were unable to put up a decent defense.

    Still, with Tucker and Graham alternately scoring from inside, the scores were tied at 93-all with only 2:24 to go. There, the 5-foot-7 Gonzales, a former NCAA MVP, took over. He sneaked in a jumper, stole and then completed a three-point play to tilt the balance in Tecnogas’ favor. The Americans, visibly affected by the tight calls, lost their composure and were never able to stage a last-ditch rally.

    Tecnogas was champion and coach Molet Pineda basked in glory. “I just instructed the boys to run and gun. At saka higpitan ang zona,” said Pineda. “Iyon lang naman ang paraan para talunin ang mga kano.” The ploy worked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Emon74

    Pinoy Cagers hold sway
    January 1991

    Given two tall players, Filipinos can now hold their own against foreigners in basketball. This long time boast is once again being proven in the ongoing Goyu Cup Invitational basketball championship at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

    Local squads Tecnogas and RFM Swift are currently lording it over the six-team, five-nation international cagefest sponsored by Goyu & Sons, Inc. Tecnogas, composed mostly of former Letran Knights and backstopped by ex-PBA import and long time Philippine resident Daryl Smith and the massive Sean Shelton, is unbeaten after three starts; while the star-studded but hastily assembled Swift quintet, drawing rebounding strength from pinoy behemoths Edward Joseph Feihl and Bonel Balingit, is at second place with a 2-1 record.

    The 6-foot-8 Smith and the 6-5 Shelton alongside 6-4 Jolly Escobar give

    Tecnogas a formidable frontline which it put to good use to thwart Indonesia’s Pelita Jaya, 90-76, and Hongkong’s Casino Cigaret, 102-95, respectively. Against China’s Fuji-YKL, Tecnogas coach Molet Pineda rested Escobar and nearly paid the price as Tecnogas barely beat the long tom artists from Fujian province 105-102, last Tuesday.

    The 7-foot Feihl and the 6-9 Balingit alternately patrol the slot for RFM Swift, which practiced but once before the six-day cagefest started. After losing badly, 86-103, to Casino Cigaret in last Saturday’s Inaugurals, the hotdogs, powered by Jun Limpot, Vergel Meneses and Johnedel Cardel went to beat Taipei’s Makita Power Tools, 111-82, and Pelita Jaya, 118-84, respectively.

    If the trend continues, Tecnogas and Swift are likely to contest the championship, with Casino, a team built around six Americans, as the other probable contender.
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    1988 RP Youth Team:

    Vergel Meneses
    Jojo Lim
    Danny Francisco
    Rodericko Racela
    Joselito Guanio
    Johnadel Cardel
    Zandro Limpot
    Dennis Ramirez
    Vic Pablo
    Ferdinand Ravena
    Edward Joseph Feihl
    Mar Magada

    Coach: Ato Badolato
    Mar Anthony Magada was never part of this team. The last spot should go to Robert Ruiz of Letran.
    from Gameface:

    Quote Originally Posted by Emon74

    1989 ABC Junior Championships held at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium
    Article by: Vincent Santos Talao

    “it was a good first win but the boys have to play better,” said RP coach Edmundo Badolato after the nationals overpowered Singapore, 92-55. “we have to improved our defense, specifically our full-court press.”

    Assuming the RP squad does get better enough to score wins over India and Iran, and sweep the quarter-final round, it will most likely face South Korea, Iraq and the winner of the Malaysia-Saudi Arabia game in Group 2, Iran edged India, 53-52, in a boring game and neither is expected to give the Philippines trouble in Group B of the preliminaries. The koreans blew Indonesia off the court, 101-72, on the same day, but not after being held to a 50-45 halftime score. Korea, which produced such deadshots as Shin dong-pa and Lee Chung-hee, traditionally has had great outside shooters, but can be overpowered inside with strong low-post offense. Players like Danny Francisco, Jun Limpot and Vergel Meneses, will be the key to a win.

    On the whole, however, experts tend to pin their hopes on the versatile Johnedel Cardel, who topscored (16) for the Philippines on the first day.

    Cardel, a veteran of the Asian 17-and-under tournament in Qatar last year, is expected to deliver in clutches. This development will then bring on the ultimate question: Can the Philippines beat Chinese-Taipei in the knockout-semifinals and earn the right to challenge the Great Wall – defending champion China?

    Remember, coach Joe Lipa, back in 1986, whipped a two-week old junior team into form enough to bag the silver medal against stiff competition, limited logistics and unpopular sentiments from a number of filipinos at that time. The man is made and so are most of his players then. Members of the 1989 RP Junior Team are now given the task and a chance to make the most of it. The ball is their hands.

    *the 10th ABC Youth championships held here in 1989 was one of those I followed closely, we were 5-0 and were avoiding an early confrontation with China in the cross-over semifinals in a must-win situation against Japan, unfortunately we lost, 90-88, on a last second jumper by the japanese player which stunned the hometown crowd at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium, I recall how another Japanese player early on committed a dangerous foul on Meneses while Vergel was going for a slam, as expected we lost to China, 80-57 in the cross-over semis and was relegated to third place, avenging our defeat at the hands of Japan, China went on to beat Chinese-Taipei for the Championship.
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