Archive for the 'Filipino Athletes' Category

Lydia de Vega

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Biography Perhaps there’s no other Filipino sports woman who put us into the map than Lydia de Vega. Known as the Sprint Queen, she was the fastest-running woman all over Asia.

Jayjay Helterbrand

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Biography Anthony Jayjay Helterbrand (born on October 14 , 1976 in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association for the Barangay Ginebra Kings. Known by many as Helter Skelter, he is also known, along with backcourt tandem Mark Caguioa , as one-half of the so-called, The [...]

Mark Caguioa

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

{mosgoogle} Although having somewhat of a reputation for being a wild man, Mark Caguioa’s talent on the basketball court can’t be overlooked. His nickname is The Spark, and he’s half of the duo called The Fast and the Furious, which he formed with backcourt teammate Jayjay Helterbrand. He is currently signed with the highly popular [...]

Alex Cabagnot

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

{mosgoogle}  Biography  Alex Cabagnot, embattled professional basketball player, is currently signed with the Philippine Basketball Association’s Sta. Lucia Realtors. The young point guard, although born in the Philippines, spent his adolescent and young adult years in Los Angeles, stirring up some controversy surrounding the All-Filipino requirement to play for the Realtors. That aside, contract disputes [...]

James Yap

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

{mosgoogle}James Yap, shooting guard for the Philippine Basketball Association team Purefoods Chunkee Giants, has enjoyed a star-studded two-year career. After becoming one of the most promising players during his high school years, he went on to play first for amateur teams, leading them to victories, then was drafted in 2004 by Purefoods. Yap married Kris [...]

Efren Bata Reyes

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Also called “The Magician,” Efren Bata Reyes is currently the pocket billiards star of the worldwide tournament stage. He has won many major tournaments, and was part of the “Filipino Invasion” that took the United States by storm beginning in the 1970s. His talents and performances earned him a feature spot in a movie, “Pakners,” [...]

Manny Pacquiao

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Manny Pacquiao is a household name in Philippines and so much so that a movie has been produced on his life and released on June 21, 2006. The title is Pacquiao: The Movie and the lead role has been played by Jericho Rosales and is directed by Joel Lamangan. Born on 17 December 1978 and [...]