Musikaramay Basketball: 3×3 Para sa Marawi: Uniting Filipino through Music and Basketball to help rebuild Marawi.

The month of October marks the 4th year anniversary. Musikaramay or “musika na nakikiramay” is a community of people in the music industry wanting to be real-life superheroes through music.
Also known as “busking for a cause”, Musikaramay goes around the metro setting up in public places to play for their chosen beneficiary. In 4 years, they have raised funds for the ff:

• Yolanda Survivors in Palo, Leyte
• Rehabilition for Zamboanga Children
• SAF 44
• Kids with cancer at the National Children’s Hospital
• Raincoats, boots and umbrella donations to indigenous kids in Subic

As of the moment, we have 20 scholars at the Blessed Ville Special School in Cavite which came from donations during their performances in the streets of Manila.

In celebration, Musikaramay will be staging the Musikaramay Basketball: 3×3 Para sa Marawi, a FIBA-endorsed Basketball League powered by Triple Threat Manila.

Nov 6, 2017, 8am to 6pm at the Cuneta Astrodome, 28 teams. 112 players. 7 hours of community basketball uniting different personalities from the music industry, will raise funds for our internally displaced brothers and sisters in Marawi through the help of Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.

With the essence of “BAYANIHAN” coming to life again, Co-presented by Globe Telecom thru the support of City Mayor Tony Calixto, Vice Mayor Boyet Del Rosario, Congresswoman Emi Calixto Rubiano, Councilor Ding Santos and the members of Sangguniang Panlunsod and Office of Senator Sonny Angara.

In partnership with Royal MNL, GlutaMAX MEN, Meister Philippines, RAKISTA and Rakista Radio

In cooperation with OPM – Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-Aawit, AMP (Asosasyon ng Musikong Pilipino), TV5, Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM, MYX Philippines,, Inquirerpop, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin Sports,, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Billboard Philippines and Kambi Rallos

Supported by Wilson Sports PH, Audiophile Components, Converga Asia, Inc., Frappe La Rue Philippines, STUDIO Z AUDIO PRODUCTIONS AND RECORDING STUDIOS, Nice Day Coffee, Maynilad, AOC, Royal Thee, Bed and Breakfast (Thai and Filipino Cuisine), Philips Monitors, and Foldable Kahon by KahoniStan

As these musicians have exemplified in their willingness to help by donating 1000php each, we too can make a difference in our society. Our own efforts will come a long way as long as our hearts are in the right place.

We would like to invite you to come, watch and join the cause. Instead of the traditional ticket selling, you will make a difference by giving 50php donation fee, and 2 canned goods.

Let it be that Musikaramay Basketball: 3×3 Para Sa Marawi unite more Filipinos to help rebuild Marawi.


Basketball Charity Exhibition Game Will be Attended by Celebrities, Politicians and Pro’s, Rotary Club of Murphy Cubao

This Sunday let us all join hands as Rotary Club of Murphy Cubao will be having a Basketball Charity event for the benefit of NAZARETH HOME, a haven for unwed mothers-to-be who are victims of rape, incest and betrayal.
We are setting aside political agendas, team rivalries and differences as we have fun and play basketball for one common goal.  Please join us this Sunday, March 5 at Kerry Gym.  
Please PM Tweets Causing Tupas-Balleza , for tickets inquiries. 

Inviting everyone to RC Murphy Cubao‘s basketball (charity) exhibition game on Sunday, March 5 at Kerry Sports Manila, Shangri-la, The Fort. Parade starts at 1 pm followed by the first game: Team Senate vs Team HOR (House of Representatives), and the second game: Team PBP (Professional Basketball Players) vs Team Celebrity. Finals at 6-8pm.
Tickets are sold for P700. Please PM Tweets Causing Tupas-Balleza for tickets.
1. Gate opens at exactly 1pm
2. Please wear rubber shoes or rubber soled shoes.
A. Senate team headed by Senato rs 1. SONNY ANGARA, 2. BAM AQUINO & 3. JOEL VILLANUEVA with 4. Christian ANDAYA, 5. Rommel BALBOA, 6. Rodel DASCIL, 7. Ronald GOLDING, 8. Sam RAZON, 9. Emmanuel BALTAZAR, 10. Angel DON, 11. Jayson LERIO, 12. Tong FLOREINDO, 13. Reynaldo MALAGA, 14. Benjie NAVEA, 15. Patrick PARAON, 16. Harry PETILOS, 17. Marlon LEGASPI, 18. Mon ROSALES, 19. Mark MODESTO & 20. Simon VALENCIA
B. Legislators team by Congressmen 1. Neil ABAYON (Aangat partylist) 2. Jonathan Sy ALVARADO (1st Dist, Bulacan), 3. Franz ALVAREZ (Palawan), 4. Arnel CERAFICA (1st Dist, Taguig) 5. Dax CUA (Lone Dist, Quirino) 6. Samsam GULLAS, (1st Dist, Cebu), 7. Scott LANETE (2nd Dist, Masbate), 8. Dennis LAOGAN (kabuhayan partylist), 9. Eric MARTINEZ (1st Dist, Valenzuela), 10. Henry Cañega ONG (2nd Dist Leyte), 11. Rogelio PACQUIAO (Sarangani), 12. Boboy TUPAS (5th Dist Iloilo), 13. Lord Allan VELASCO (Marinduque), 14. Francis MATUGAS (Surigao Del Norte), 15. former Cong Lino CAYETANO (Taguig), 16. GAB Chairman Baham MITRA, Board Members 17. Atty Lorenz Noy DEFENSOR (3rd Dist Iloilo Province) & 18. Nielo Nielo TUPAS (5th Dist Iloilo Province) , 19. Mayor Ronaldo GOLEZ (Dumangas, Iloilo), 20. Vice Mayor Gel ALONTE ( Biñan City, Laguna), 21. BID Officer Richard CHUA, GAB Commissioners 22. Edwin TRINIDAD & 23. Matthew GASTON
C. Celebrity team headed by 1. Atty Adel Tamano (Spokesperson for United Opposition), 2. Atty Aquil TAMANO (former GAB Chairman), 3. TJ MANOTOC (Sportscaster), 4. Antonio AQUITANIA (Actor), 5. Wendell RAMOS (Actor), 6. Carlos AGASSI (Actor) 7. Boom LABRUSCA (Actor) 8. Akihiro BLANCO (Actor), 9. Lui VILLARUZ (Actor/Director), 10. Gerhard ACAO (Comedian),11. Gary Lim (Comedian), 12. Bayani AGBAYANI (Comedian)13 . Ingleberg KAW (businessman), 14. Christopher ROXAS (Actor), 15. Mark RIVERA (Folded & Hung endorser/Actor), 16. Police/ Mr Mr Philippines International 2015 PO1 Don McGyver COCHICO, 17. Jeff MISOLAS ( former model/events organizer), 18. Iain JOHNSTON (Varsity player, Brent Int’l School) 19. JP KOCH (Clinique Ambassador & Indie Actor) 20. Joshua EULARIA (Commercial model) 21. Aljun TEJADA 22. Miguel ARCIGA Tess 23. Jaycie VITERBO Marlene Ladia Viterbo Rommel C. Viterbo
D. And professional basketball players team headed by 1. Kenneth Celera Duremdes (Sta Lucia, PBA), 2. Bong Ravena (T&T, PBA), 3. Asi TAULAVA (NLEX, PBA), 4. Jerry Cordiñera (Purefoods, PBA), 5. Ken BONO (Meralco, PBA), 6. Wynne ARBOLEDA (Air21Express, PBA), 7. Joselle Angeles (SMB, PBA), 8 Emman MONFORT (NLEX, PBA), 9. Cyril SANTIAGO (MMDA UNTV) & 10. Arnold GAMBOA (Star Hotshots,PBA), 11 kiko ADRIANO (SMB, PBA) & 12. Anton TOLENTINO Jr (PNP, UNTV), 13. Luis SINCO & 14. Ralph DELES (D-League, LaSalle St Benilde) 15. Thirdy RAVENA (ADMU, UAAP) & 16. Ali CARLOS (La Salle St Benilde)
This is for the benefit of NAZARETH HOME, a haven for unwed mothers-to-be who are victims of rape,incest and betrayal.
Muses 1. Team SENATE
A. Ms Earth 2015 Angelia Ong
B. Ms. PUP 2012 Rose Anne De Guzman
2. Team HOR
A. Ms Southeast Asian
Philippines 2017 Sainthia Joy Sorilla
B. Ms. Nielshien Salalila
3. Team PBP
B. Ms Ella Bernardo
4. Team Celebrity
A. Ms Dinagyang Aliwan 2016 Krista Jhoanne Tañada
B. Ms Lizabelle Bernardo

Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars cheer up kids at Philippine Heart Center

Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars cheer up kids at Philippine Heart Center

Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars Jarrell Lim (2011) and Tyler Tio (2013) dropped in at the Pediatric Ward of the Philippine Heart Center (PHC) to distribute stuffed toys and lunch boxes to young heart patients in an NBA Cares activity. The two All-Stars were accompanied by Jr. NBA Coach Ruben Lanot and staff of Larc&Asset PR.
The three Jr. NBA personalities went from ward to ward to talk to the kids and spread Christmas cheer. Besides giving gifts, the basketball personalities encouraged the kids to continue their battle against their various conditions.  
 PHC Chief Nurse Raquel Tejada said the Jr. NBA visit did a lot to raise the morale of the children and their parents and inspired parents of previous patients to also engage in charitable works for the kids during the Holiday season. This is an on-going activity of the Jr. NBA players and Larc&Asset PR.
Jarrell Lim, who is playing for the UP Fighting Maroons, and Tyler Tio, who will soon suit up for the Ateneo Blue Eagles said the Christmas activity was truly heart-warming and gratifying. “We will definitely be back next year and would like to involve more Jr. NBA players in this simple but meaningful endeavor. The Jr. NBA is all about inspiring kids and reaching out to children who need cheering up the most is definitely part of our definition as NBA goodwill ambassadors,” said Jarrell Lim.
Jr. NBA Philippines, the grassroots program of the National Basketball Association, will be back in action on January 2017. Boys and girls aged 10-14 years old are encouraged to join the program which is now on its 10th year in the Philippines.

Kevin Durant Still Love OKC

Kevin Durant Still Love OKC

Kevin Durant, the former main man of the Oklahoma City Thunder, an All-star and a hero to the Oklahoma sporting community may have left to play for another city but it does not mean that he have forgotten the place where he spent eight long years of his NBA career.

Kevin Durant may be playing for the Golden State Warriors but his heart still belongs to the Help Positive Tomorrow Children in Oklahoma City school for the homeless children. During his time in OKC he has always pledged to help the homeless children and this year is no different as he once again donated $57,000 from his Durant’s charity foundation.

HoopX Manila “Give A Sole” Charity Event

HoopX Manila “Give A Sole” Charity Event

Give A Sole Charity Event

During this season of giving, let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. This December 20, 2016, HoopX Manila invites you to join us as we celebrate the Spirit of Christmas by donating old basketball shoes to the less fortunate individuals who really enjoy playing the game of basketball. The HoopX “Give A Sole” Charity Event will be held at Brgy. Bagumbuhay Basketball Court, Project 4, Quezon City at 1pm – 6pm. Great basketball experience awaits to those who are willing to donate their used basketball shoes, old clothing like Drifit shirts, jerseys or singlets used on Fun Runs. Participants can play 5 on 5 basketball with other teams and also can participate on featured event like 1 on 1 basketball, half court shot, and a 7 foot rim to be use on the HoopX Dunk Contest.

We will also do Special Event for ballers who loves to shoot 3’s, who will win the 1st HoopX 3 Point King Contest. Participants MUST avail the “Give A Sole” Advocacy Shirt to enter this event. Cash prize plus gift from our sponsors will be given to the winner. The HoopX Elite All-Star Game highlight of this event as they CLASH for the 2nd time.

HoopX Elite Basketball Camp

For those who will participate on the HoopX Elite Basketball Camp on December 27-28, you can do your registration to the officials table to reserve your slot.

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Attend the YSA Volunteer’s Meetup this Sunday and know how you can contribute in nation-building through youth sports!

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What is Athlete’s Social Responsibility (ASR)? How can you be a part of it?

What is Athlete's Social Responsibility (ASR)? How can you  be a part of it?

ATHLETE’S SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (ASR) – the responsibility of athletes to give back to the community by sharing their passion for sports to the youth
YSA’s 13th Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards experience paved the way for the organization’s realization of its true potential to be an instrument of social change through sports. Volunteerism has been the backbone of YSA’s success and we were inspired to promote volunteerism more.
Through our advocacy, athletes had the opportunity to volunteer and share their experience to our aspiring youth athletes. Everyone in the group actually saw the development of the athletes and the community. As much as we want to go around all over the Philippines, we can’t because YSA can’t do this alone. We need more athletes to help out and give back to their own communities. We need more athletes to realize that they should be socially responsible to commit to the idea of Athlete’s Social Responsibility. Hence, the birth of this project – Athlete’s Social Responsibility (ASR).
YSA defines ASR as the responsibility of athletes to give back to the community by sharing their passion for sports to the youth. It is not just about teaching the youth the required skills but also instilling good values to them through play and at the same time unleashing their potentials. Through ASR, we aim to make athletes become socially responsible and to start creating positive social change in different communities.
WHY ASR should exist?
1. There are many young people who are interested in sports who don’t have the opportunity to learn and this could mean a lot of potentials that are waiting to be unleashed. The more youth who do not have access to sports also means more youth are being deprived of the benefits of playing sports.
This is where we see athletes as instruments in spreading the power of sports to the youth. By encouraging athletes to take part in ASR, they are also helping the youth do away with bad habits and sedentary activities.
2. Many athletes do not see their potentials to affect social change. Through ASR, we want them to realize that there’s more to life than winning games and becoming the best athletes that they can be. We want them to realize that they can use sports to inspire the youth not just to become good athletes but also become champions in life.
3. ASR simply supports the fact that sports can unite people. By instilling the value of volunteerism to the athletes and using sports to make the youth become better individuals, we believe that ASR will contribute in nation building through sports.
HOW can you support ASR?
1. To become a socially responsible athlete you just need the following:
1. Passion for sports.
2. Willingness to share it.
3. Time to share it to the youth.
Start with the youth in your community. YSA only started with 3 kids and now we have more than 100 aspiring young athletes in one community and counting. Don’t wait for the right time to give back, make time for it. Start with what you have wherever you are.
2. Help us promote ASR by sharing our photos and videos on our Facebook page
3. Join the ASR Challenge by joining our Facebook volunteers’ group.
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Actress Diana Menezes Supports Pedal for HIV

You do not see many people today who combines their advocacy with the love of sports or physical exercise. Faustine Angeles is one of those rare few. He plans to spread HIV prevention awareness on different parts of the country on a bicycle. Being an athlete himself, he mentioned that physical exercise or sports would help someone with the HIV Virus to stay strong and healthy. With the help of Victor Silva of Brazil, they hope to accomplish a noble mission by empowering the youth about HIV and put an end to prejudice.
One interesting part of this campaign is that the poster it self was made with a drop of Faustine’s blood infected with HIV. The reason being is because he wants to show everyone that touching someone infected with the virus is something that is not contagious. (The small red dot on the poster is a drop of his blood). The press conference today was graced by actress Diana Menezes who is whole heartedly supporting the campaign her self.

by: Emil Rebano

Faustine Angeles in the middle together with Diana Menezes

Pedal for HIV " Tour de PIlipinas” Poster

“HIV Positive Poster Tour de PIlipinas”

A drop of HIV-positive blood.
Would you step back and move away from it?

The HIV epidemic in the Philippines has been described as “explosive,” with the fastest rate of increase in new HIV cases globally. While other countries have managed their HIV epidemics and are now witnessing a significant decline in the number of new cases, the Philippines has recorded sharply increasing rates of new infections.

An HIV awareness campaign that aims to reduce the stigma associated with HIV through the innovative HIV-Positive Poster will be holding its Tour de Pilipinas, visiting key sites in the country starting this February. The HIV-Positive Poster, which is one of the main features of the awareness campaign, is made with a drop of HIV-positive blood.

The HIV posters were originally developed by Grupo de Incentivo a Vida (GIV), a non-government organization based in Brazil. Made with a drop of blood donated by a person living with HIV (PLHIV), the posters carry messages that explain how HIV is transmitted, and underscore that people can NOT get HIV from the poster, or from casual contact with a PLHIV. The HIV-Positive Poster campaign has won international awards such as the Bronze Lion at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival – Press Category.  The poster was first released in Asia (in the Philippines) by Pedal for HIV, in partnership with GIV – Life Support Group.

Tour de Pilipinas, organized by Pedal for HIV and GIV, aims to:
  • Increase visibility of the HIV Positive Poster
  • Provide information on HIV
  • Empower the youth to became advocates
  • Reduce HIV stigma & discrimination

Faustine Luell T. Angeles Jr., founder of Pedal for HIV, will be travelling to key sites together with two representatives from the Brazil-based GIV – Life Support Group. Tour de Pilipinas will have the following schedule:

Banaue – 16 February
Palawan –23 February
Cebu – 1 March
Boracay – 6 March
Iloilo – 10 March

The specific venues in these locations will be announced later.

Tour de Pilipinas is organized in partnership with The Red Whistle, an HIV awareness campaign that uses the arts and social media in its advocacy to normalize HIV and AIDS. Sponsored by Premiere Condoms, Spyder Philippines, Catch Restaurant, Hooch Bar, 2GO Travel, HOWWWL Digital, Hotel Centro, & GoPro.

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Dying Fan’s Wish is to See Idol Mark Caguioa

Ginebra Mark Caguioa Grants Wish of Dying Fan

Mark Caguioa may be one of the most recognized names in Philippine basketball. He had accomplished a lot from his career and he will definitely be remembered as one of the best players, if not from the PBA, maybe from Ginebra’s franchise history. The Spark has definitely given many fans thrills and excitement whenever he plays on the court.
Aside from his achievements on the court, Mark is also a man with a soft heart. While not everyone will keep record of this, a lot of fans will surely remember this act of kindness from Mark Caguioa as he grants a wish of a dying fan.
Papa Gani is a die-hard Ginebra fan and one of his last wishes is to meet his idol during his remaining time. He is one of those people who unfortunately know how much they have left to live and their only desire is to get their final wishes fulfilled. Papa Gani is suffering from chronic kidney and heart failure. Her daughter, also a Ginebra fan, was the one who made way for his dad’s wish come true. She was the one who posted the request on social media and the Ginebra community helped ensure that Mark Caguioa gets the message.
Papa Gani will remain a Ginebra fan and is hoping to see the next season to once again see his favorite player and team play the sports he loves. We can only hope he gets healed, after all he also a believer of the ” Never Say Die” attitude. 

Please Support The New Charitable Basketball League in Manila, Buy this Awesome Shirt!

The City League Shirt for only 250 pesos, 50 pesos goes to Charity

There are plenty of basketball leagues around the Metro, but none of them truly focuses on giving back to the society and making a difference. Powcast Sports is honored to be a part of this league as their official on-line media partner and we are all-in in giving them full support in their goals and mission.

Of course, we are also doing this for the love of basketball and for those who also love the sports, come and join us and watch the start of the new era in city basketball league on January 9, 2016 at the CCP Bobcats Gym in Sta Mesa Manila.  Don’t forget to bring you 250 pesos in support for our cause.

Please support our Feeding Program, when you buy a shirt worth 250pesos,50 pesos will go to selective homeless family in the metro…1st target place Roxas blvd. target date 2nd week of February…Let’s all start our year right!By giving and sharing lets all Play to Help!:) 
– The City League Commissioner 

To Buy email:    or go to this page and send a message:

As part of the league preparations, sports clinic held at CCP bobcats gym sta.mesa manila together with the team captains of each of 24 teams who will compete for the first city league crown.

Jr.NBA Philippines Spreads Holiday Cheer at Philippine Heart Center

Dozens of children battling different heart illnesses received stuffed toys and a lot of Holiday cheer from Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska this Christmas when Jarrell Lim, Jr. NBA Philippines All-Star and Alaska Goodwill Ambassador 2011 and Jr. NBA Coach Ruben Lanot visited the Pediatric Ward of Philippine Heart Center this December. Apart from the gifts, the UP Fighting Maroon guard and Coach Ruben encouraged the kids to continue their battle against their various conditions and played with them in their newly opened Play It Forward Play Space. Dr. Ina Bunyi, Section Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Rehabilitation of the Philippine Heart Center and her staff thanked the Jr. NBA Philippines representatives for coming and cheering up the young patients. “The toys and your words of encouragement made these young heart patients happy. You have set them on the road to recovery,” she said. Above, Jarrell Lim (left) and Coach Ruben Lanot (right) offer a toy to a young heart patient as Dr. Bunyi looks on.