ARE you ready for point-center Ange Kouame?The prospective naturalized player showed off improvements in his game in a short clip posted on his Instagram account late Thursday night.In a short one-minute clip, Kouame showcased his improved ballhandling as ...
Apr 9, 2021
WITH Ange Kouame a signature from the President away from being a full-fledged Filipino citizen, his Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin reiterated how much of a fit the 6-foot-10 center is to the future of Gilas Pilipinas.The Samahang Basketbol ...
Mar 27, 2021
TAB Baldwin was quick to defend the presence of several Ateneo call-ups in the current Gilas Pilipinas pool, saying college players who are familiar with his system are helping the others in the learning process.Nine of the 11 new faces ...
Mar 24, 2021
PRESIDENT Duterte will now have the final say on the Filipino citizenship of Ange Kouame and Bienve Maranon after the Senate approved their naturalization on third and final reading on Monday. The Upper House unanimously approved House Bill No. 8632, for the ...
Mar 15, 2021
ONE more reading and both Ange Kouame and Bienve Marañon are just a signature away from being full-fledged Filipinos.Senate Bill No. 1391, filed by Sen. Migz Zubiri for Maranon, and Senate Bill No. 2058, authored by Sen. Dick Gordon ...
Mar 9, 2021
VETERAN coach Norman Black emerged from the last Gilas Pilipinas bubble upbeat about the short- and long-term prospects of teen prodigy Kai Sotto - and encouraged by what the future holds for the national team with him around."He's actually ...
Feb 28, 2021
THE Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) plans to sit down with the PBA hierarchy to map out plans on how to form and train a Gilas Pilipinas team that was just given the green light to compete in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying ...
Feb 26, 2021
AS HIS naturalization application inches closer to the end goal, Angelo Kouame is grateful to have support from teammates and friends as he continues to adjust to Filipino culture, both on and off the court.Earlier this week, Kouame earned the affirmation ...
Feb 26, 2021
ONE needs not to question Ange Kouame's unbridled desire to be a Filipino citizen.After all, the Ivorian center isn't just out there to backstop Gilas Pilipinas for future international competitions, but is also here for the long ...
Feb 24, 2021
ANGE Kouame and Bienve Maranon took another step closer to gaining Filipino citizenship after their naturalization bills were approved in the Senate committee level.The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, chaired by Sen. Dick Gordon, cleared the passing of both ...
Feb 24, 2021
PBA
THE PBA hierarchy took time to personally thank one of the key players that allowed the league to finish the stalled Philippine Cup at the Clark bubble.Board chairman Ricky Vargas and Commissioner Willie Marcial paid Senator Bong Go a visit on ...
Feb 23, 2021
WITH ANGE Kouame and Bienve Marañon's naturalization gaining steam in Congress, it's a good time as ever to take a look at the legal side of citizenship and naturalization. If you were ever curious on what makes a Filipino ...
Feb 19, 2021
THE House of Representatives has unanimously approved the naturalization bills for Ange Kouame and Bienve Maranon on third and final reading on Tuesday.The House Plenary's decision grants the Ivorian center and the Spanish striker Filipino citizenship in the hope ...
Feb 16, 2021
ANGE Kouame's naturalization bill has passed through the second reading in the House of Representatives.The House Plenary approved House Bill No. 8632 on Monday which seeks to give Filipino citizenship to the Ivorian center, putting him a step closer ...
Feb 9, 2021
IVORIAN center Angelo Kouame and Spanish striker Bienvenido Marañon are one step closer to gaining Filipino citizenship.The House Committee on Justice has formally approved the committee reports seeking naturalization for the two athletes on Thursday, with the House Plenary about ...
Feb 4, 2021
GILAS Pilipinas won't be playing without the benefit of a naturalized player in the final window of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers.Ryan Gregorio, special assistant to Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) President Al S. Panlilio, disclosed on Saturday that only ...
Jan 30, 2021
COLLEGE basketball went dormant in 2020 but as calm as it was on the hardcourt, it was colorful outside of it.And as we count down the final days of this year, we look back at the top 10 newsmakers of the ...
Dec 30, 2020
IF Ange Kouame's naturalization process makes it to the February window, the Ateneo center will have the rare chance of making his Gilas Pilipinas debut at home with the third window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers to be ...
Dec 11, 2020
ANGE Kouame's bid for Filipino citizenship is just the first step in the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas' (SBP) plan to have a pool of naturalized players for Gilas Pilipinas."We would like to ultimately have a pool of players ...
Dec 5, 2020
ANGE Kouame is set to become a naturalized Filipino soon, but if the UAAP considers him as a local in the future, coach Tab Baldwin won't be in favor of Ateneo enlisting another foreign student-athlete. "I've heard the ...
Dec 4, 2020
SAMAHANG Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman Sen. Sonny Angara is hopeful that Ange Kouame can secure his Filipino citizenship in time for the third window of the 2021 Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers in February.Reacting to the news of the Justice Committee ...
Dec 2, 2020
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