Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas

Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas sets to rule the hoops in the ASEAN level

Originally known as the Mindanao Aguilas, the new team joining the Asean Basketball League (ABL) has changed their official name into Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas after another Philippine team, Racal Motors, backed out just weeks before the opening of the league’s sixth season.

The pull-out of the Racal Motors paved the way for the Pilipinas Aguilas to solely represent the Philippines and thus using ‘Pilipinas’ instead of ‘Mindanao’. Mindanao is the southern part of the Philippine archipelago.

Roster

The new team is composed of young and experienced athletes mainly from Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Boosted by two-time PBA Most Valuable Player Willie Miller and two-time PBA Best Import AZ Reid, this team is definitely set to rule the hoops in the ASEAN level.

NAME POSITION HEIGHT NATIONALITY
Val Acuña * SF 6 ft 4 in Filipino
Chad Alonzo * PF 6 ft 4 in Filipino
Alex Austria PG 5 ft 11 in Filipino
Adrian Celada F 6 ft 3 in Filipino
Nico Elorde PG 5 ft 10 in Filipino
Mike Gamboa PG 5 ft 7 in Filipino
Jerramy King G 5 ft 0 in Filipino
Charles Mammie C (Import) 6 ft 7 in Sierra Leone
Sam Marata * SG 6 ft 2 in Filipino
Willie Miller * G 5 ft 11 in Filipino
Leo Najorda * SF 6 ft 3 in Filipino
Emmerson Oreta G 6 ft 2 in Filipino
Arizona Reid * F (Import) 6 ft 5 in US American
Eric Salamat * PG 5 ft 10 in Filipino
Sunday Salvacion * G/F 6 ft 3 in Filipino
Jondan Salvador * F 6 ft 3 in Filipino
Carlo Sharma * F/C 6 ft 6 in Filipino

(* Known PBA players.)

PBA veteran and retired player, Zaldy Realubit, is now its head coach, with Bien Orillo as the team manager.

Game Schedule

Pilipinas Aguilas will use the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) Gym in Davao City, Lagao Gym in General Santos City, and the Philippine Arena in Bulacan for their home games.

The team has four games to be played in Bangkok against  two Thai teams: Hi-Tech Bangkok City and Mono Vampire Basketball Club. This is signified by the yellow background in the schedule below.

DATE TIME AGAINST VENUE
October 29, 2015 7:00 pm Mono Vampire (Thailand) USEP Gym
October 31, 2015 2:30 pm Westsports Malaysia Dragons MABA Stadium (Malaysia)
November 4, 2015 7:00 pm Saigon Heat USEP Gym
November 15, 2015 7:00 pm Hi-Tech Bangkok City USEP Gym
November 18, 2015 7:00 pm Singapore Slingers USEP Gym
November 27, 2015 7:00 pm Mono Vampire USEP Gym
December 5, 2015 7:00 pm Singapore Slingers USEP Gym
December 12, 2015 3:00 pm Mono Vampire Chulalongkorn University Stadium (Thailand)
December 16, 2015 7:00 pm Hi-Tech Bangkok City Lagao Gym
December 20, 2015 7:00 pm Hi-Tech Bangkok City Thai-Japanese Stadium
January 6, 2016 7:00 pm Saigon Heat USEP gym
January 10, 2016 4:00 pm Singapore Slingers OCBC Arena (Singapore)
January 13, 2016 7:00 pm Westsports Malaysia Dragons USEP Gym
January 17, 2016 5:00 pm Saigon Heat CIS Arena (Vietnam)
January 24, 2016 4:00 pm Singapore Slingers OCBC Arena (Singapore)
January 27, 2016 7:00 pm Westsports Malaysia Dragons USEP Gym
February 3, 2016 2:00 pm Mono Vampire Mono Vampire Gym
February 13, 2016 7:00 pm Hi-Tech Bangkok City Thai-Japanese Stadium Gym 1
February 17, 2016 7:30 pm Saigon Heat CIS Arena (Vietnam)
February 21, 2016 2:30 pm Westsports Malaysia Dragons MABA Stadium (Malaysia)

Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas is under the ownership of Pilipinas Legends Group, a joint venture of Rep. Manny Pacquiao and businessman Dick Balajadia. Powervit is a multivitamins brand in the Philippines.

Sources: ASEAN Basketball League, wikipedia

Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas