The League is committed to the following goals and objectives:
(March 12, 2012)
Dear Players and Friends,
The start of 2012 season is on hold until further notice. The time I spent managing the league alone for many years is having adverse impact on my family and social life. For the past 12 years I single-handedly organised the league with burning desire and utmost dedication to ensure the running of the league continuously and effectively. I would like to ask the players and supporters to assist me by volunteering their time in the running of the league. If I can have volunteers to help me this year, the tournament will go ahead as soon as possible otherwise, the tournament will be cancelled until next year. It is very hard for me in particular and to the local Filipino community to see its final demise after having invested so much time and effort in managing the league since its founding in 1999. I need your full understanding and cooperation to save our league. I will keep you posted on further developments. Thank you.
GRAY - 2011 SEASON CHAMPIONS
(L - R ) L J Chan, Marcial Cabanilla, Nino Tarnate, Owie Sarvida, Jom Tarnate, Jarelle Ibale
(not in the photo - Jun Lorenzo, Darell Tan, Gerard Cao)
PBIBL WINS PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY CUP
June 12, 2011 ( c. uchi )
PBIBL All-Stars caught EMG Enterprises napping in the stretch and pulled off a come-from-behind 52-40 win to capture the Inaugural Philippine Independence Day Basketball Cup Championship Crown at Hampton Park Basketball Stadium.
EMG started like a house on fire. They made shots from everywhere and built a 15-point lead including a 10-0 run early in the first half. EMG was firing on all cylinders, their shots were falling, and their defense was pretty good.
But in the second half, the All-Stars erased EMG’s lead almost as quick as how they erected it. The triumvirate of Eric Miraflores, Michael Ogdoc and Jom Tarnate conspired for the All-Stars onslaught. Owie Sarvida and Roldan Dador also displayed tremendous effort in chasing loose balls and scoring off put-backs.
EMG players did not know what hit them and before they knew it, their lead was gone and after a few minutes in the second half, the All-Stars were already working on a lead of their own.
The All-Stars never say die spirit won this game for them. After EMG’s big first half, many teams would have given up.
Not the team from the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Not on Philippine Independence Day.
And definitely not on a Championship match.
Gray sweeps Black to win back-to-back Championship.
Gray completed yet another splendid campaign with a masterful 68-48 thrashing of Black to bag the 2011 PBIBL Championship.
Nino Tarnate led Gray in scoring with 22 points. Jom Tarnate had 21 and Marcial Cabanilla and L J Chan added 9 and 7 points respectively.
Eric Miraflores scored a game-high 26 points to pace Black while Anthony Arcangel contributed 15 points and Al Mejia chipped in 4 points.
Gray registered an immaculate record of 15-0 win in the regular season and 3-0 in the playoffs.
Gray played solid defense and excellent team ball throughout the post season and the stellar play of their back court studs Owie Sarvida, Jom Tarnate and Jarelle Ibale.
Black tried to make it a close contest in game 2, even taking a 20-18 lead in the first quarter. But Gray rattled off a 9-0 run in the third quarter to take a 45-32 lead heading into the final period.
Gray was never really threatened in the fourth quarter and led by as much as 22 points before the end of the match.
Game 1 - October 2
Game 2 - October 16
2011 PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY CUP CHAMPIONS
L J CHAN