Henry Liao Archives - Bandera

Alliance Basketball League

THE more, the merrier. Out there in the Metro is another high school basketball league named the Mondes Cup 12th Filipino Chinese Schools Alliance Basketball League (FCSABL) or simply the Alliance Basketball League. This year’s one-month competitions have attracted seven Chinese-Filipino schools. These are the Philippine Institute of Quezon City, Philippine Sun Yat Sen High […]

Uno High vs Jubilee

LIKE their male counterparts, girls just wanna have fun, too. It’s three-time defending titlist Uno High School against host school Jubilee Christian Academy in the best-of-three Finals of the 18-Under Girls Juniors basketball competitions in Season 5 of the Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association. Completing the double-round elimination phase with identical 9-1 records, each team […]

Showdown of top seeds

DESERVEDLY so, it’s the top two seeds that will face each other in the best-of-three Finals of the 18-under Boys Juniors basketball competitions in the 5th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association. Unblemished No. 1 seed Saint Jude Catholic School and No. 2 seed Jubilee Christian Academy made short work of their respective semifinal opponents to […]

PCYAA playoffs begins

TOP-seeded Saint Jude Catholic School takes on eighth-seeded Grace Christian College on Wednesday, February 7, at the start of the quarterfinal playoffs of the 18-under Boys Juniors division in the 5th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball competitions at the Uno High School gym in Tondo, Manila. Last year’s second-placers, the Judenites finished the […]

5th PCYAA action heats up

TEAM STANDINGS: BOYS JUNIORS DIVISION Jubilee Christian Academy (4-0), Saint Jude Catholic School (4-0), Philippine Cultural College (3-2), Saint Stephen’s High School (3-2), Pace Academy (3-2), MGC New Life Christian Academy (2-3), Uno High School (1-5) and Grace Christian College (0-6) GIRLS JUNIORS DIVISION Jubilee Christian Academy (6-0), Uno High School (4-1), Saint Jude Catholic […]

All set for PCYAA Season 5 (part 2)

HEREUNDER is Part II of our team-by-team preview of the eight-school, 18-Under Boys Juniors basketball competitions in the 5th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association, a Chinese-Filipino high school sports league in the Metro Manila area. SAINT JUDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL – Now that do-everything Maynard Yap (14.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg and 1.23 blocks) has completed his […]

All set for PCYAA Season 5

SEASON 5 of the Chinese-Filipino school-based sports league, the Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA), goes full blast with basketball action in the 18-under Boys Juniors and Girls High School divisions (after the 12-under Developmental and 14-under Aspirants and the start of competitions in Girls High School volleyball, table tennis (boys and girls), chess and […]

Jeron’s 104-point feat

HE’S currently an Alaska Aces rookie in Asia’s first professional league, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He once was a King Archer, collecting a pair of title rings (2013 and 2016) in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) during his five-year stay (2012-16) at De La Salle University. But, he, too, was a […]

Remembering Flash Elorde

LONG before Emmanuel (Manny) Pacquiao came into our national consciousness, there was Gabriel (Flash) Elorde, who many sports fans considered as the greatest boxer in Philippine sports history with his illustrious seven-year reign as the world champion in the super featherweight or junior lightweight division during the 1960s. I am writing about Elorde because today, […]

NBA ‘KJ’ teams on Xmas

THREE teams played the spoiler’s role during the National Basketball Association’s five-game bill on Christmas Day. “Kill joys” were the Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves as they spoiled their respective opponents’ festivities with victories on the road. Overcoming a sore back, 7-foot Cameroon native Joel Embiid had a successful Christmas Day debut with […]

NBA Christmas games

AS in the previous years, there are five games to be played on Christmas Day (today, Manila time) in the National Basketball Association. The high-profile five-game bill features (in chronological order) Philadelphia at New York, Cleveland at Golden State, Washington at Boston, Houston at Oklahoma City, and Minnesota at the Los Angeles Lakers. In hosting […]

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