Personal accounts, experiences and opinions on media and sports as a media practicioner in the Philippines.
Monday, December 8, 2008
PBA Singapore Game
The trip was only for the long weekend and we were very much looking forward to the first ever official PBA game in Singapore. It had been 3 years since I last visited the small island country and the progress was very noticeable. You can only hope and pray that the Philippines somehow gets some divine revelation to those who have the power and actually do right for the sake of their countrymen.
Smart/PLDT was one of the major sponsors/organizers and since MVP was also there, their team really seemed to have better benefits during the trip. They stayed at a better hotel, ate better food, and generally had a more comfortable time than the Beermen. It really helps to have the chairman join the trip.
The game between Talk and Text and San Miguel was actually pretty sloppy in the beginning with the Tropang Texters getting the upper hand eventually thanks to the outside shooting of Ritualo and Alapag. That simplifies the game too much but the bottom line, Ren Ren and Jimmy were clutch and you can't help but also be amazed by the effort of Jared Dillinger.
Just some of the Pix from the trip:
I had dinner with the San Miguel team at a place overlooking the man made wakeboarding location in the outskirts of downtown.
The Singapore Indoor Stadium was also a first class facility that seated about 10,000 people.
Good lunch at Boon Tong Kee with Mads Deguzman and dinner at No Signboard Raymund Miranda.
I was born in the Philippines, grew up in Chicago and now back in the Philippines after graduating from college.
I am a media guy having worked extensively both in front of and behind the camera for the biggest TV Networks in the Philippines.
I currently work for the FOX International Channels handling the Philippine Territory.
The Channels I oversee include Star World, Star Movies, ESPN, Star Sports, FX, FOXCrime, Channel V, National Geographic Channel, and FOX among others.