Filipinas continue to roll

The Philippine women’s football team is still unbeaten in four games in the AFF Women’s Championship.


Sarina Bolden of Philippine women's football team | ABS-CBN News / Mark Demayo

AFF: Filipinas secured a spot in the semifinals. The Philippine women’s football team solidified its hold on the top spot in Group A of the 2022 AFF Women’s Championship with four straight wins. The Filipinas dominated Singapore, 7-0, to follow a historic 1-0 victory against Australia. On July 8th, they cruised against Malaysia with a 4-0 victory. Two days after, the Filipinas gave up their first goal of the tournament against Indonesia but rallied in the second half to finish the game, 4-1, behind Sarina Bolden’s hat-trick.

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AFF: Winless after two games. The Philippine men’s football team suffered a 1-4 defeat against Vietnam in the 2022 AFF Under-19 Youth Championship.

Gilas Pilipinas

Dwight Ramos of Gilas Pilipinas |

Gilas Men advanced to the next round on a high note. The Philippine men’s basketball 10-man team cruised to a 79-63 win over India. Dwight Ramos led the Filipinos with 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals while former Ateneo de Manila University players Kiefer Ravena and William Navarro scored 12 and 11 respectively.


Gilas Men missed the podium in the FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup. The Philippine men’s basketball team fell short of winning the bronze medal after giving China a scare, 18-20. Samboy De Leon, Joseph Eriobu, Lervin Flores, and Almond Vosotros represented the country.

Gilas Women failed to qualify for FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup. In the Qualifying Draw B in the FIBA Asia Cup, the Philippine women’s basketball team fell short as they split their two games—a 21-9 win over Jordan, and a tough 11-13 loss against Thailand.

William Navarro is South Korea bound. Gilas Pilipinas forward William Navarro signed a 1+1 deal with Korean Basketball League team Seoul Samsung.

Another tough blow for Gilas Men before FIBA Asia Cup. With Ange Kouame and Dave Ildefonso being out due to ACL and knee injuries, Dwight Ramos will also miss the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup due to shin splints. The Philippine men’s basketball team will be represented by RJ Abarrientos, SJ Belangel, Poy Erram, Geo Chu, Francis Lopez, William Navarro, Ray Parks Jr, Kevin Quiambao, Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena, and Carl Tamayo. NCAA Season 97 Rookie-MVP Rhenz Abando is currently in the team’s reserve.

Philippine Basketball Association

Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra | PBA Official Website

San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra are still at the top of the standing in the 2022 Philippine Cup. The Beermen and the Kings have 8-1 and 6-2 win-loss records respectively. TNT followed with an 8-3 record, while Blackwater is in fourth place with a 5-2 record.

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San Miguel escaped in overtime against Blackwater. San Miguel Beer outplayed Blackwater in overtime, 110-107. June Mar Fajardo led the Beermen with 25 points, 18 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals but with 7 turnovers while Jericho Cruz had 25 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists off the bench. CJ Perez added 23 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals but had 6 turnovers. Rashawn McCarthy scored 22 for Bossing.

Pogoy had hot hands in TNT’s win over Ginebra. RR Pogoy scored 30—with 8 rebounds and 3 steals—in TNT’s 106-92 win over Barangay Ginebra. The Tropang Giga will have a 12-day break before the playoffs after wrapping up the elimination round on a high note.


Junna Tsukii delivered the first-ever World Games gold medal in Karate for the Philippines. Filipino-Japanese Junna Tsukii won over Venezuela’s Yorgelis Salazar in the gold medal match of women’s under-50 Kumite in the World Games.

Tokyo Olympic medalist Kayla Sanchez will represent the Philippines. Kayla Sanchez has decided to represent and compete for the Philippines. The University of British Columbia commit is a daughter of a Pampanga-born father and a Baguio-born mother. She had represented Canada since 2016. In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she won silver in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and bronze in the 4×100-meter medley relay. Currently, she is the reigning world junior record holder in the 50-meter freestyle and bagged two silvers and two bronzes in the 19th FINA World Championships.

Alex Eala advanced to Round of 16 of the W25 Seixal Ladies Open. Alex Eala opened her W25 Seixal Ladies Open campaign with a three-set victory over Spain’s Eva Guererro—6-3, 2-6, 6-2.

Bryan Bagunas left Japan V.League club Oita Miyoshi. Bryan Bagunas decided to end a three-year stint with Oita Miyoshi of Japan V.League. He will enter free agency for the first time in his career.

EJ Obiena won gold in the Jump and Fly meet in Germany. EJ Obiena cleared 5.80 meters in his third attempt to secure the top spot in Jump and Fly meet.

Greg Slaughter will play in Japan. Greg Slaughter has signed with B.League Division II team Fukuoka. The 34-year-old 7-foot big man averaged 17.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks during the PBA 2021 Philippine Cup.


  • NCAA Season 97 Women’s Volleyball: De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde is a win away from sweeping the elimination round after dominating the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA in three sets.
  • UAAP: Jinino Manansala will not return as the coach of the University of Santo Tomas’ senior team, and will instead focus on the Tiger Cubs once the UAAP resumes.
  • The last Filipino world boxing champion has fallen as Mark Magsayo failed to defend his WBC World Featherweight title against Rey Vargas via a split decision—112-115, 112-115, 114-113.