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August 05, 2015, Wednesday
  • Marquez says the problem of lack of police visibility in the streets will be solved ‘slowly but surely.’ about 1 hour ago |
  • 20 arrested in Tala, Caloocan City under PNP’s ‘Oplan Lambat-Sibat’ anti-crime campaign. about 1 hour ago |
  • 2 cargo vessels from Australia arrive in PH for use of the Philippine Navy. about 1 hour ago |
  • Floodwaters reach 5 barangays in Bukidnon. about 1 hour ago |
  • 9 children missing as a flashflood hits a river in Bukidnon. about 1 hour ago |
  • Visayas, Mindanao & extreme Northern Luzon expected to bear the brunt of southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Hanna. about 1 hour ago |
  • OCD raises blue alert for rescue teams in Northern Mindanao with the entry of Typhoon Hanna. about 1 hour ago |
  • Flood-prone Bgy. Tumana in Marikina braces for effects of southwest monsoon and Typhoon Hanna. 2 hours ago |
  • Losing senatorial bet Rizalito David could not afford the P50K filing fee needed to submit a petition vs. Sen. Poe. 2 hours ago |
  • Losing 2013 senatorial bet Rizalito David fails to question Sen. Poe’s citizenship at SET due to lack of funds. 2 hours ago |
  • Malacanang sees nothing wrong with Pres. Aquino's unscheduled arrival in Tuesday's LP event in San Juan. 4 hours ago |
  • Central Mindanao and Davao region experience continuous heavy rains. 4 hours ago |
  • Floods submerge 12 towns in Maguindanao. 4 hours ago |
  • Cotabato City suspends classes in elementary schools & high schools for the second day due to bad weather. 4 hours ago |
  • 6 landslides hit Kidapawan, North Cotabato. 4 hours ago |
  • Typhoon with int'l name 'Soudelor' has entered PAR and is now called 'Hanna.' 4 hours ago |
  • Large areas in Caloocan & other parts of Metro Manila & Cavite to experience water interruptions from Aug. 10 to 13. 4 hours ago |
  • LRTA refutes speculations of a train fare increase. 4 hours ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes cites security risk as primary reason why his witnesses in bribery charge vs. 2 CA justices won’t be able to testify. 20 hours ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes says his witnesses in bribery charge vs. CA justices won’t be able to appear before the CA hearing. 20 hours ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes says he will appear before CA hearing on Aug. 14 to explain his bribery charge vs. 2 CA justices. 20 hours ago |
  • Trillanes ordered to appear at CA hearing on Aug. 14 at 2 pm & explain why he shouldn’t be cited for contempt for bribery allegations. 20 hours ago |
  • CA tells Sen. Trillanes to explain his allegation that 2 CA justices got P 25M each in bribes to stop Makati Mayor Binay’s suspension. 20 hours ago |
  • DMCI tells Supreme Court that Torre de Manila is outside the boundary of Rizal Park. 20 hours ago |
  • DMCI tells Supreme Court that it followed all ordinances, rules & guidelines in building Torre de Manila. 21 hours ago |
  • Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says the poll body can adjust its calendar of activities & extend campaign period when there is election. 21 hours ago |
  • LTFRB sues 2 fixers who had long been loitering in the agency’s vicinity & offering fake franchise to applicants. 21 hours ago |
  • Sen. Chiz Escudero says Comelec should castigate candidates abusing election rules instead of extending the campaign period. 21 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada has been experiencing light-headedness and acid reflux. 21 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada will undergo medical check up at Cardinal Santos Medical Center from 6 pm Tuesday until Thursday. 21 hours ago |
  • Sandiganbayan grants Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s request for a medical check up at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City. 21 hours ago |
  • PAGASA says frequent heavy rains in the afternoon in Metro Manila are just due to thunderstorms. 21 hours ago |
  • PAGASA says there is no weather disturbance currently affecting Metro Manila. 21 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ is forecast to move west northwest at 20 kph. 21 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ was located 1,770 kilometers east of Luzon at 2 pm on Tuesday. 21 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ outside PAR has gustiness of up to 245 kph. 21 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ outside PAR carries maximum sustained winds of up to 215 kph near the center. 21 hours ago |
  • Signal Number 3 may be raised over Cagayan when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 21 hours ago |
  • Batanes may experience Signal Number 4 when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ (with local name ‘Hanna’) enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 21 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo attend Liberal Party meeting in San Juan today with Mar Roxas. 21 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo say no one has asked them to run as Roxas’ vice pres’l bet. 21 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos says she may run for Congress but she has not made up her mind. 21 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos says she is not eyeing the vice presidency. 21 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she hopes Sen. Grace Poe will agree to become Roxas’ runningmate. 22 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says if ever she will seek a higher post, it may be the senate. 22 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she has no plans of running for vice president. 22 hours ago |
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Pinoy Hoops on National Geographic Channel

By Peter Atencio | Oct. 15, 2013 at 12:01am
It’s a landmark year for Philippine basketball.

A lot has changed since his best-selling book, “Pacific Rims,” came out in 2010.

A lot more has happened since he became involved in the filming of his documentary, “Pinoy Hoops,” in 2011.

“This year’s a landmark year for basketball, and amazing things are happening,” said book author Rafe Bartholomew during the launch of his documentary last Tuesday at the Maxim Hotel in Pasay City.

The documentary is scheduled to be presented as a three-part series on the National Geographic Channel.

It will dwell on the country’s undying love for the sport and promises to guide viewers on a journey to places were basketball thrives best, examining why Filipinos from all walks of life fell in love with the game.

Bartholomew noted that this year, the Philippines hosted the FIBA-Asia championships and settled for runner-up honors.

He noted the historical significance involved the first-ever staging of the pre-season game of the National Basketball Association between the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

“It’s really exciting to see the country gaining recognition for being a really unique and special place in the world for basketball,” added Bartholomew, who was joined in the launch by Fox International’s Jude Turcuato.

The launch was done two days before the NBA preseason game between the Rockets and the Pacers.

To make the documentary, he traveled to places like Payatas in Quezon City, a small community in Caloocan and a rebel-infested area in Paete, Laguna to chronicle the growth of basketball at the grassroots level.

He also followed the activities of the Ginebra San Miguel Team and the Talk N Text Tropang Texters in 2011 Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup.

The segment talked about the “Ginebra mystique” and Robert Jaworski.
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