The 2022 AFF Women's Championship took place at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium which featured Philippines Women's National Football team versus Team Australia. The opposing team consisted of youthful players that matched the energy of Team Philippines. Scoring the only and winning goal of the match was Sarina Bolden who put the Philippines up a goal in the hour-mark on the lock.

The winning goal, a header from an assist by Eva Madarang just surpassed the hands of Aussie goal-keeper, Jada Mathyssen-Whyman. Coach Alen Stajcic called the win an "amazing result" and describing the performance from the players, "first class."

The last time the ladies played at Rizal Memorial Stadium was in 2019 against Myanmar, suffering a bronze medal loss in the Southeast Asian Games. This win marks redemption from that loss and shows the progress the team has made since then. With a close call towards the end of the match with Australia almost equalizing the match in the 70th minute, the Filipinas held on to their lead with their defense.

The win was witnessed by over 1,400 fans and all celebrated alongside the team. It's been the first time a crowd was invited back to the stadium since the team qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup and winning bronze in the 31st SEA Games.

Cover Photo Credit: Pilipinas WNFT Twitter

A reigning Olympic champion, Hidilyn Diaz defends her title in the women's 55kg diversion in this year's 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi. The Games initially scheduled for 2021 in Hanoi was postponed to 2022 due to the pandemic. With this win, she helps narrow the gap for the Philippines against Singapore and Indonesia for the third spot.

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It's been 10 months since Hidilyn last stepped out for an international competition and only a few months after she battled with COVID-19 earlier this year. According to her coach, they tried a new training regiment and adopted sports science to help with her nutrition. The hard work paid off again as she won gold again Thai Sanikun Tanasan, keeping the gold streak alive and gets her one step closer to the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics.

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With the NBA playoffs set in high gear, the Draft is right around the corner. Three Filipino athletes have declared for the NBA draft and taking their shot to enter the League. The three hopefuls are Las Piñas native and Australia's National Basketball League athlete, Kai Sotto, Kentucky Jayhawks point guard Remy Martin, and Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Ron Harper Jr.

The 2022 NBA Draft is underway with a total of 283 players who are early entry candidates-- 247 from colleges and 36 international players who are looking to take the next step in their careers. Although this is the information on early entry candidates, expect to see more news coming soon like the three Filipino athletes declaring for draft night. The event is set to for June 23rd at Barclays Center in New York. Lets take a look at the profiles of the three Filipino hopefuls.

Kai Sotto
The 19 year old, seven-foot-two center born in the Philippines currently plays for the Australian NBL with the Adelaide 36ers. Before playing in Australia, he was part of the Ateneo Blue Eaglets of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) then moving to The Skill Factory (TSF) in Atlanta, Georgia. Also, Sotto was considered a four-star recruit among many NCAA Division I programs in the U.S. In 2020, he joined the NBA G League Ignite and opted out of collegiate eligibility. Due to commitments with playing for the Philippine National Team and the situation regarding the pandemic, Sotto was unable to return to the G-League and couldn't declare for the Draft until this year.

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Remy Martin
A current NCAA champion, the Kansas Jayhawks point guard had a solid super-senior year going all the way in the March tournament. The California native is a three-time All-Pac-12 selection, making him the second player in Arizona State Univeristy history to be named all-league three times. The ASU transfer is going all in with the 2022 Draft as he withdrew during the 2020 and 2021 seasons to continue his collegiate career. In 2022, Martin averaged 8.6 points, 3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.

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Ron Harper Jr.
The six-foot-six Junior from New Jersey decided to forgo his senior year of collegiate eligibility with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Although the Knights had a short end to the tournament, Harper Jr. made an impact on the court. Throughout his collegiate career, he went from a two-star prospect to an All-American. The shooting guard / small forward had an impressive last season with an average of 15.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists for the season. The son of previous Los Angeles Lakers player, Ron Harper Sr. is said to be projected as a second-round selection.

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Huge congratulations to 19 year-old Fil-Canadian tennis player, Leylah Fernandez on her Monterrey Open win. The defending champ of the Abierto GNP Seguros title saved 5 championship points by defeating Columbia's Camila Osorio 6-7 (5), 6-4, 7-6 (3). The 3-set match between both singles players took 2 hours and 52 minutes. Leylah needed all the energy she could get and the crowd was definitely into the match.

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Although this is the first time Leylah and Camila faced off professionally, they've matched up frequently during juniors including 3 times in junior Grand Slam events. With this win, Leylah is ranked No. 21 in the world and now 2-2 in tour-level events. This marks her second WTA title which was a hard fought battle.

Cover Photo Credit: Leylah Fernandez Twitter

The Pro Bowl got everyone hyped for the Big Game happening next Sunday! Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada was the place to be as it's also the home of the Las Vegas Raiders. It was a battle of the conferences, AFC vs. NFC for an all-star game. Fil-Am and Bay Area native, Sibley Scoles hosted the Red Carpet event and dance crew Jabbawockeez took over halftime entertainment. Sibley held it down pre-game with interviews and an inside look behind the scenes.

There were a couple of changes in the format but one thing stayed the same. The anticipated halftime show with none other than the Jabbawockeez! It was a full out production that included a marching band, NFL cheer teams, and dope choreography. The cool part of it was how the Jabbackwockeez involved all the cheer team and band in their set.

After the performance, the second half kicked off and ended with the AFC beating out the NFC with a 41-35 win, making it their fifth straight. Raiders' pass rusher Maxx Crosby was the Defensive MVP and Chargers QB Justin Herbert was the Offensive MVP. This all leads to next week's main event.

Cover Photo Credit: Jabbawockeez Twitter

Fil-Am and Houston Rockets Shooting Guard, Jalen Green is heading to Cleveland, Ohio for the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend. The rookie is having a good first season with averaging 14.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists. With these numbers, Green is participating in two events over the All-Star Weekend: NBA Slam Dunk Contest and the Rising Stars Game. The weekend is set to take place February 18-20 at the Rocket Mortgage Field House.

The Rising Stars game will have a new format that mixes rookies, sophomores, and members from the G-League into four seven-player teams competing in a three-game tournament. Each team will have to reach a target score with the semifinal and final games adding up to 75 points to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the NBA. Green is one of the twelve rookie players invited to play along with 12 sophomores and 4 G-League players. So tune in February 18th to see how it all turns out.

The Saturday events are one of the favorites as it includes the Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, and the hyped Slam Dunk show. Jalen Green joins three other players: Obi Toppin, Cole Anthony, and Juan Toscano-Anderson. The dunks and tricks are always crazy so it'll be a sight to watch. Everyone participating has insane skills, but Jalen Green is explosive this season so we'll have to wait and see what happens.

Get the entire rundown of the NBA All-Star Weekend schedule on NBA.com.

Cover Photo Credit: Jalen Green Twitter

Huge congratulations goes to the Pilipinas Women's National Soccer Team who earned their spot to the 2023 Women's World Cup Tournament. Soccer or football as it's widely known, holds a men's and women's FIFA World Cup tournament every 4 years for national teams who are members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). It's one of the most popular and biggest tournament in the sport.

The upcoming tournament in 2023, which will be held jointly by Australia and New Zealand. The current champs are the U.S. Women's National Team who won the tournament back in 2019. Now, there's a new contender with the Philippines National Team. They had a hard fought battle in the AFC qualification round against the Chinese Taipei women's national team. The win against Taipei earned them a World Cup debut, the first time in history.

At the end of 90 minutes of regulation, the score was held to 1-1. The game went into extra time and the tie remained between the two teams. What happens after fulltime and extra time? Of course, it come's down to a shootout. We know how this story ends, Philippines wins the shoot out 3-4 with Bay Area native, Sarina Bolden scoring the winning penalty. They edged out Taipei by scoring the last 2 penalty kicks.

The next semifinals game for the Women's National Team is against South Korea on Thursday, 2/3 at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune, India. Keep up with the ladies on socials @pilipinaswnft. We're all rooting for the team and can't wait to see what happens next.

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Love, set, and it's a match for Leylah Fernandez. She just announced that she'll be Lululemon's newest brand ambassador. The Grand Slam finalist won't just be serving her game on the court, but Leylah's ready to serve looks in Lululemon gear off the court too.

Lululemon is know for its yoga and athleisure style, but with this new partnership it looks like the they're setting their eyes on adding tennis apparel to their roster. Leylah joins other athletes like fellow Filipino Jordan Clarkson, NHL players, and members of Team Canada. Michelle Davies, Lululemon VP of Global Sports Marketing and Partnerships relays that it's quality over quantity when it comes to sponsorships:

"We want to go deep and intentional with athletes we have shared values and can truly create with...It is really about our shared values and who she [Fernandez] is, the timing of the stars did align for us." 

Leylah is looking forward to helping in the creative process in building the brand's new tennis collection. She'll start sporting the specific collection after its launch in spring, and not to mention that it'll also include footwear. According to Forbes, for the Australian Open Leylah will be wearing Lululemon's core products.

She's already wearing her Lulu's 24/7 and prefers a simple skirt and tank top for her day in the office. Leylah expresses how important comfort is as it allows her to focus on tennis.

"I'm a very colorful person, I love all types of colors. My only problem is I don't know how to match colors together so the Lululemon team can help me with that. We know both of us like to be explosive, different and both of us are going to be working together." 

It's huge move for Leylah and Lululemon and we can't wait to see what they come up with together.

Cover Photo Credit: Leylah Fernandez Twitter

It's a given that Filipinos love basketball, it's basically our national sport. But how did it all start? Just like anything else, it only had to start with one person as the catalyst to bring forward a tradition and bond that will span across generations. NBA's Toronto Raptors highlighted Filipino heritage in their latest City Edition Jersey video that centered around Filipinos' love for the game, but also what the game means to a family.

The piece was shines a light on the love Filipinos have with basketball. Toronto along with many other basketball cities have a huge Filipino following that brings us together even if we're apart. The video mentions so many relatable memories we all have with our town family like when a living room becomes an arena with all the cheers, high fives, and food going around. The love for basketball all started with one who cared enough to pass it down and now everyone takes part either as a spectator, player, coach, or even referee, it's more than a game.

Poet/Writer Jillian Maniquis wrote and narrated the video and said how honored she was to do this project because she saw her own family through the featured Taino Family:

“Just like the Taino’s, I grew up with a big extended family and my childhood was filled with weekends spent together with them. Trae shared her concept with me, centered around Mama Taino, and how so many generations after her love basketball the same way she does. I loved that visual: one person being the catalyst for so many things - a love of togetherness, family, basketball. I wrote it as an ode to Filipino families who have a similar shared experience of watching basketball games together, and even just celebrating together. I was lucky to get inspiration from the Taino family as well, sharing their favourite memories of their Mama and how she brings them all together in this way."

Maniquis grew up knowing how prominent basketball is to Filipino culture and how it brought people together. "Whether through charity games across the city, Filipino Heritage Nights at Raptors games, even when visiting the Philippines and getting to see all the courts always busy no matter where you are. I think that’s what the video says to people, that basketball as a whole is not just a sport or a game, it’s a feeling of togetherness and connectedness.”

Do you have a favorite memory at a game or gone to a Filipino Heritage Night? It's one of the coolest experiences you'll have at a sporting event!

Stay posted on upcoming Filipino Heritage Nights at: www.myx.global/filipinoheritagenight

Check out the incredible team who worked on the video!

DP: @theodemeke_
Producer Director: @n.trae
Co-producer: @m.taino
Cam Assist: @steeeeni@anthony.nusca
Grip: @dexters_z34
Gaffer: @shpuntsz
Swing: @satrioprahasto
Editor: @hwindd
Score + Audio: @beatsbyjstn@prodbykxng@prince_of_summer
Words: beingjillian

Cover Photo Credit: Toronto Raptors Twitter

For the first time in NBA history, 2 Filipino basketball players played in an NBA game when Jalen Green and the Houston Rockets took on Jordan Clarkson and the Utah Jazz. 

Houston Rockets celebrated Filipino Heritage Night presented by Credit Karma Money with a special edition themed Rockets hat and a Jalen Green shirt. Plus those who purchased tickets with the special PSAOT promo code experienced a post-game Q&A with Jalen Green and Jordan Clarkson talking about what this game meant for the League and culture and how they hope to inspire the next group of Filipino ballers. A portion of the proceeds from this offer will go to the Philippine Sports Association of Texas

With basketball being such a huge part of the culture, it was awesome to see Jalen and Jordan take the court together. The Rockets fell to the Jazz in a 122-91 score, but it was an entertaining game to say the least. The night featured DJs The Kracker Nuttz playing in-arena music from Apl.de.ap to Guapdad 4000.

Before the start of the season, Jordan Clarkson spoke with ABS-CBN's Steve Angeles and said he's humbled to be able to represent the country and help pave the way for other Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in basketball. He's also excited to have Jalen Green join the League and hopes they make a path for the next generation to follow.

Jalen and the rest of the young Rockets team look to bring a whole new ball game. These eager players are ready to push the tempo up this season.

Jalen Green was the No. 2 overall draft pick in the 2021 NBA Draft over the summer. 

You already know P-Lo and 24kGoldn are Faithful to the Bay! The two artists performed recently during the halftime show at the San Francisco 49ers game against Green Bay Packers at Levi's Stadium. P-Lo performed "About that Time" from the Space Jam: A New Legacy Soundtrack and "Same Squad." 24kGoldn took the stage for his hit, "Mood"

Bay Area legends like E-40 and Harry Shum Jr. were also spotted supporting the Niners. Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo faced off with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Even though the team had a good crowd for the game, The 49ers were handed their first lost of the season to a close play. It's fine, we'll get them next time.

We'll definitely see P-Lo at more games and halftimes this season.

Cover Photo Credit: P-Lo Twitter

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has officially announced his retirement from the world of Boxing at 42 years old. He's had an incredible 26 year run in the ring with twelve world title wins in 8 weight classes. He's been praised as one of the greatest boxers of all time and has definitely left a legendary stamp on the sport. Manny posted a video to the Team Pacquiao Youtube Channel highlighting his career and giving his thanks. Check out his video below.

"You gave me the chance to find a way out of poverty. Because of you, I was able to inspire people all over the world. Because of you, I have been given the courage to change more life."

Manny Pacquiao on how Boxing changed his life

A genuinely inspiring rags to riches story that all came about from all the hard work, sacrifice, energy, and dedication Pacquiao placed into his passion for the sport of boxing. As he switches gears to his not-so-new venture in Politics, Pacquiao announced last week he is declaring a Presidential bid in the Philippines for 2022.

Cover Photo Courtesy of Manny Pacquiao Instagram

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