JUDE P. ROQUE

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Without a doubt, the Gilas Pilipinas National Men’s Basketball program just got a shot in the arm after two major developments over the past week were made public – the hosting of the SEABA tournament in Manila in April, which is the qualifier for the FIBA Asia Continental Cup later…

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Let’s get to know another successful college basketball pre-season tournament, called the Engr. Demetrio Quirino (EDQ) Cup, which is hosted and organized by the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) in Manila. Since my friend and colleague Sebastian “Potit” De Vera took over the TIP Manila sports program, the EDQ…

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Looks like 2017 will be another great year for basketball in the country. The on-going Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) All-Filipino tournament has been exciting so far with highly competitive games. Also, efforts are currently being made to rescue the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) from cancellation as commissioner Joe Lipa…

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2016 was certainly packed with several basketball-related events. Here are some of the top hoops stories for the past year: Ginebra ends title drought with Brownlee’s winning shot. Import Justin Brownlee, who replaced the injured Paul Harris, hit a buzzer-beating, game-winning triple that ended Barangay Ginebra’s 8-year drought in Game…

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For the second straight year, an NCAA champion coach makes the jump to the other side.  Jamike Jarin, who steered the San Beda Red Lions to the 2016 NCAA title, recently bid his alma mater goodbye after a two-year stint for a coaching job in the UAAP, reminiscent of Aldin…

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When the smoke cleared, the UAAP world looks exactly the way it should be looking – with the mighty Green Archers as Season 79 men’s basketball kings. The only surprise was the scare given by the gallant Ateneo Blue Eagles to their arch rivals in the best-of-three finals. Without a…

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Congratulations to La Salle for taking Game 1 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) best-of-three finals. But we have to applaud the efforts of Ateneo after almost doing the improbable last Saturday. Let’s face it, the Green Archers are the hands down favorites this season, even before…

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We predicted a tight contest between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws in Game 1 of their University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 79 semis match up. Even when Ateneo had already defeated FEU twice this season, we knew the defending champions Tamaraws were…

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While the local basketball community is starting to rave about a potential Ateneo-La Salle finale in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines’ (UAAP) Season 79 men’s basketball tournament, the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws and Adamson University Falcons are preparing for a grueling semis battle that starts on Wednesday.…

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Like a phoenix from its ashes, the Blue Eagles of Ateneo de Manila University are making a strong comeback from a lackluster start in the ongoing University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 79 men’s basketball tournament. The blue and white squad from Loyola recently claimed its fifth win…