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Alab Pilipinas (under the corporate name Pilipinas Basketball Club, Inc. or PBCI) is a Filipino basketball team currently playing in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) as San Miguel Alab Pilipinas under the sponsorship of San Miguel Corporation.

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
2018–19 San Miguel Alab Pilipinas season
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas logo
LeaguesASEAN Basketball League
Founded2016
HistoryAlab Pilipinas
(2016–2017)
Tanduay Alab Pilipinas
(2017–2018)
San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
(2018–present)
ArenaVarious
Team colorsRed, Blue, White
              
Head coachJimmy Alapag
Championships1
(2018)

The team is owned and managed by the sports talent management firm, Virtual Playground, headed by talent agents Dondon Monteverde and Charlie Dy.[1] Alab Pilipinas is the fourth Philippine team to play in the ABL.[1] Alab is a Tagalog word that translates as "blaze" in English.

It previously played as Alab Pilipinas during the 2016-2017 ABL season as the fourth ABL team from the Philippines, and as Tanduay Alab Pilipinas under the sponsorship of Tanduay Distillers, Inc. from November 2017 to January 2018.

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HistoryEdit

"Alab Pilipinas" (top) and "Tanduay Alab Pilipinas" (bottom) logos

Alab Pilipinas is the fourth Filipino professional basketball team in the ABL, succeeding Pilipinas MX3 Kings who only played one season in the league. They were officially announced as a member of the ABL in September 2016.[2] The team was formed by Charlie Dy and Dondon Montiverde. Six of its original players are ABL veterans who had previously played for the Champion team San Miguel in the 2013 ABL season.

The team staged their home games in venues located in Biñan, Laguna, Cebu, and Davao during the entire duration of their first season.[1] They organized several basketball clinics together with the local government units as part of the basketball grassroots development program.[3]

The team became sponsored by liquor brand Tanduay and played as Tanduay-Alab Pilipinas[4] from November 2017 to January 2018. On February 1, 2018, San Miguel Corporation took over as the team's sponsor and was renamed San Miguel Alab Pilipinas. The sudden separation with Tanduay came about reportedly due to differences between the two parties in the handling of the team.[5]

RosterEdit

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 3     Domingo, Lawrence   1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 30 – (1989-04-11)11 April 1989 Eastern New Mexico
F 5     Tiongson, Caelan   1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 208 kg (459 lb) 27 – (1992-05-07)7 May 1992 Biola
F 6   Alabanza, JR 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 31 – (1987-10-18)18 October 1987 UE
F 9   Rivero, Prince 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 24 – (1995-02-19)19 February 1995 De La Salle
G 13   Javelona, Paolo 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 26 – (1992-10-25)25 October 1992 National-U
F 22     Rosser, Brandon   2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 25 – (1994-06-29)29 June 1994 UC Riverside
G/F 24   Sumalinog, Chris 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 30 – (1989-07-11)11 July 1989 Ateneo
G 25     Alvano, Ethan 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 22 – (1996-07-28)28 July 1996 Corona High School
G 27   Torres, Thomas 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 24 – (1994-10-27)27 October 1994 De La Salle
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager
  •   Charlie Dy
  •   Dondon Monteverde

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (WI) World import
  •   Injured

Head coachesEdit

Name Tenure Totals Regular season Playoffs
G W L PCT G W L PCT G W L PCT
Mac Cuan November 29, 2016 – March 26, 2017 22 11 11 .500 20 11 9 .550 2 0 2 .000
Jimmy Alapag November 19, 2017 - present 55 39 16 .709 46 32 14 .696 10 7 3 .700
Totals 77 50 27 .649 66 43 23 .652 12 7 5 .583

Team resultsEdit

Season Team name Elimination round Playoffs
Finish W L PCT Stage Results
2016–17 Alab Pilipinas 3rd/6 11 9 .550 Semifinals Singapore Slingers 2, Alab Pilipinas 0
2017–18 San Miguel Alab Pilipinas 3rd/9 14 6 .700 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Alab Pilipinas 2, Saigon Heat 0
Hong Kong Eastern 0, Alab Pilipinas 2
Alab Pilipinas 3, Mono Vampire 2
2018–19 San Miguel Alab Pilipinas 2nd/10 18 8 .692 Quarterfinals Alab Pilipinas 0, Hong Kong Eastern 2
Total elimination round 43 23 .652 2 semifinals appearances
Total playoffs 7 5 .583 1 Finals appearance
Total franchise 50 28 .641 1 championship

Home arenaEdit

Unlike other teams in the ABL, Alab Pilipinas doesn't have a primary venue. Instead, it tours around the Philippines, mostly in the Mega Manila, with select games elsewhere.

The team hosted all but one of their 2018 ABL Playoffs games at the Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

Current (for the 2018–19 ABL season)
Former

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Terrado, Reuben (August 6, 2016). "Monteverde-Dy tandem to field Philippine representative in coming ABL season". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Badua, Snow (September 24, 2016). "Jimmy Alapag eyed as playing coach of Alab ng Pilipinas in ABL, says source". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Dy, Richard (August 6, 2016). "New Philippine ball club joins ABL for 2017 season". Fox Sports Asia. Archived from the original on September 18, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Sykioco, Leif (October 17, 2017). "Alab eyes better finish in bigger ABL". The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Riego, Norman Lee Benjamin (February 1, 2018). "Former champion returns to ABL as Alab Pilipinas backer". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  6. ^ Terrado, Reuben (November 14, 2016). "Alab Pilipinas makes ABL debut in home game against Singapore Slingers". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Terrado, Reuben. "Untitled". Twitter. Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved November 14, 2016. Alab Pilipinas will play home games in Binan, Sta Rosa, Olivarez College gym, and Davao.#ABL @aseanbasketball | @reubensports
  8. ^ a b Riego, Norman Lee Benjamin (November 21, 2016). "Alab Pilipinas coming to a venue near you". ABS-CBN Sports. Retrieved November 22, 2016.

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