Latest Stories

Former Gilas guards top All-Star choices


JV Casio, the former national team mainstay picked first overall in the last Rookie Draft, is the leading vote-getter for the annual PBA All-Star Game scheduled in Laoag next month.

The Powerade guard amassed 45,038 votes and led the most established stars in the league to earn a starting guard’s spot for the Rookies-Sophomores-Juniors (RSJ) squad that will battle the Veterans in the main All-Star attraction.

Another rookie, Marcio Lassiter, was second with 43,067 votes and will form, together with Casio, the fearsome guard spot for the RSJ in the annual classic.

Arwind Santos of Petron Blaze, a perennial MVP contender, was the biggest vote-getter for the Veterans with 42,996 for one of the starting forward spots.

James Yap and Mark Caguioa, gunslingers for their respective teams and usual crowd favorites, tallied 37,893 and 29,157, respectively, earning just enough nods to take the starting guard spots for the Veterans.

Joining Santos in the frontline for the Veterans are Marc Pingris of B-Meg with 41,192 votes, and teammate JC Intal with 29,503.

Chot Reyes of Talk ‘N Text will call the shots for the Veterans. The remaining members of which, like the RSJ squad, will be determined by the coaches of the other PBA teams not calling the shots in the All-Star Game.

Bo Perasol of Powerade will mentor the RSJ side, which also has Josh Urbiztondo of B-Meg (39,963), Chris Lutz of Petron (42,757) and Dylan Ababou (38,621) as the side’s first five.

The May 10-13 mid-season spectacle will be jointly hosted by the City of Laoag led by Mayor Michael V. Farinas, and the province of Ilocos Norte under Gov. Imee Marcos. This marks the second time the province is hosting the All-Star weekend after staging the 2005 edition.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Basketball , PBA All-Star Game

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


  • ‘Dry spell’ delayed, thanks to busted valve
  • At 77, Erap has Easter treat for Manila cops but keeps City Hall folk in agony
  • Joy Belmonte defends council, waste-to-energy tech
  • House bill seeks special body to manage, protect Manila Bay
  • No Lenten break for QC thieves
  • Sports

  • Tottenham beats Fulham 3-1 in Premier League
  • Martino defends Messi, takes blame for Barca fail
  • Vettel hoping for resurgence at Chinese GP
  • MLB pitcher donates $100,000 for Sewol ferry victims
  • Hamilton takes pole at Chinese Grand Prix
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Why ‘Noah’ can’t dock his ark at Philippine theaters
  • Acclaimed artist goes wild while on holiday
  • Believing in this mermaid
  • Missing Xian
  • Awarded TV couple brings Jesus’ life to the big screen
  • Business

  • Connecting and transacting with one another
  • Building wealth for health
  • Why Mandaue Foam buys, rather than rents, space
  • A workplace of new possibilities
  • Learning by doing: pilgrimage of faith
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Cesar Chavez movie sparks memories of Fil-Am labor leaders
  • Filipinos in US poised for success
  • Visas for priests and other faith leaders
  • DOH to continue tracking co-passengers of OFW infected with MERS virus
  • 5 Filipinos with MERS in UAE reported in stable condition
  • Marketplace