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Ferdinand "Bong" Pascual (born July 30, 1970)[1] is a Filipino basketball referee. He has been officiating FIBA-sanctioned basketball games since November 12, 2002.[1] Pascual has officiated in various international competitions including the 2014 FIBA World Cup. He also was a former referee at the Philippine Basketball Association where he first officiated in 2006.[2][3] He also served as a referee for the UNTV Cup.[4][5]

Ferdinand Pascual
Born (1970-07-30) July 30, 1970 (ageĀ 48)
EducationUniversity of Baguio
OccupationBasketball referee

In 2016, Pascual was nominated by the FIBA as one of the officials that will work in the 2016 Summer Olympics held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[6] Pascual is the second Filipino referee to officiate an Olympic basketball game, next to Medardo Felipe in the 1984 Olympic Games.[citation needed]

Pascual studied at the University of Baguio where he was part of the varsity, the Cardinals.[3] Pascual is married and has three children.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Ferdinand Pascual - 2009 FIBA Asia Championship Referee Profile". 2009 FIBA Asia Championship. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Castillo, Musong (16 August 2009). "Yeng explains coaching style". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b Beltran, Nestor (23 August 2014). "Pinoy ref one of four Asians in Fiba roster". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  4. ^ "UNTV Cup 2 Semifinals: Judiciary Magis vs AFP Cavaliers (JUN152014)". UNTV Cup. Season 2. June 16, 2014. Event occurs at 10m55s. UNTV. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "UNTV Cup 2 Finals: AFP Cavaliers vs PNP Responders (Game 2)". UNTV Cup. Season 2. July 3, 2014. Event occurs at 11m9s. UNTV. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  6. ^ Terrado, Reuben (March 8, 2016). "Filipino referee Bong Pascual is bound for Rio Olympics. Will Gilas follow suit?". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved March 8, 2016.