1978 World Basketball Championship recalled

Philippine national team to the 1978 World Basketball Championship in Manila.
February 6, 2022

A year from now, the Philippines will co-host the 19th edition of the FIBA World Cup (formerly known as the World Basketball Championship before being renamed as such in 2014)) with Japan and Indonesia. With the hosting rights, the country is automatically seeded to the 32-nation quadrennial competitions.


Quo Vadis, Philippine Basketball?

PH National Team that won the bronze in 1954 World Basketball in Rio de Janeiro. [Henry Liao photo]
January 30, 2021

According to the famous historian and National Artist awardee Nick Joaquin, basketball was introduced to Filipinos within the historic walls of Intramuros, Manila. Unclear, however, is the exact date of the first basketball game ever played on Philippine soil.