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Beau Belga set to join UST coaching staff with 'kababayan' Ayo

Mar 05, 2020 - 5:28 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo taps Rain or Shine bruiser Beau Belga as big man coach

NEW CHALLENGE. Beau Belga looks to juggle his coaching and playing careers. Photo from PBA Images

Belga at peace despite missing Gilas cut for FIBA World Cup 2019

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:32 PM

It is the second time that Beau Belga did not make the roster for the global hoops tilt after being cut from the 2014 Philippine squad

BELIEVER. Beau Belga has faith Gilas Pilipinas has what it takes to surprise in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from One Sports' Facebook page

Belga walks the talk as Rain or Shine foils San Miguel sweep

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:51 PM

Beau Belga takes matters into his own hands late to help the Elasto Painters drag the Beermen to a Game 4 in their best-of-five semifinals affair

ONE MORE GAME. Beau Belga shows he is not ready for vacation yet. Photo from PBA Images

Belga retains Obstacle Challenge title despite stumble

Mar 29, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The Rain or Shine forward bests TNT's Yousef Taha and Columbian's Russel Escoto

CHAMP. Beau Belga wins his second straight Obstacle Challenge title. Photo from PBA Images

Belga on Columbian curse: 'Para kaming hindi nadala'

Mar 06, 2019 - 9:28 PM

Rain or Shine's bid for a top 2 finish is put in jeopardy as it falls prey to Columbian for the fourth straight time

NO IDEA. Beau Belga says he does not know why Rain or Shine keeps on succumbing to Columbian. Photo from PBA Images

Belga: Best record 'useless' if Rain or Shine exits playoffs early

Feb 10, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The Elasto Painters become the first team to secure a quarterfinals berth in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup

HOTTEST TEAM. Beau Belga says Rain or Shine just needs to be steady to maintain its winning ways. Photo from PBA Images

Belga enjoys playing with San Miguel stars in Gilas

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:41 PM

At one point, the burly forward was fielded in with 4 Beermen players in the national team's tuneup game against Jordan

WELL-ORCHESTRATED. Beau Belga admits life is made easier for him when sharing the floor with the San Miguel stars. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Beau Belga out for 2 weeks due to foot injury

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The versatile forward could possibly miss Rain or Shine's last 3 games in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup as the team shoots for a quarterfinals berth

SIDELINED. Beau Belga is turned into a spectator with a plantar fasciitis on his left foot. Photo from PBA Images

Beau Belga injury adds to Rain or Shine's woes

Oct 19, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Already playing without star center Raymond Almazan, the Elasto Painters might also lose the burly forward due to a foot injury

SIDELINED. There's a chance Beau Belga may miss time for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters due to a suspected plantar fasciitis. Photo from PBA Images

Gumabao, Devance, Belga crossover to TV

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:32 PM

Usually the ones commented on by analysts, the three sports personalities give their take on the ins and outs of sports

NEW VENTURE. Volleybelle Michele Gumabao and PBA stars Joe Devance and Beau Belga try their luck as television hosts. File photos

No excuse for Rain or Shine slump, says Belga

Oct 04, 2018 - 1:25 AM

The burly forward wants the Elasto Painters to redeem themselves from a 0-3 start in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup

NO ONE TO BLAME. Beau Belga isn't pointing fingers even as Rain or Shine remains winless in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Belga keen on proving worth for Asiad squad

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Twice cut from the national team, the Rain or Shine forward knows work is far from done even after securing his spot in the squad this time

REUNITED. Beau Belga reunites with former coach Yeng Guiao in the Philippine team. Photo from PBA Images

Worth the risk: Jordan Clarkson takes final PH spot

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The Philippine men's basketball team holds on to the slim chance that the Filipino-American NBA player can suit up for the 2018 Asian Games

NO GUARANTEE. Jordan Clarkson has yet to get cleared, but national team coach Yeng Guiao takes a chance on him anyway. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Belga: 'Pag ginusto namin, kaya naming talunin 'yung Ginebra'

Jul 22, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Rain or Shine looks to force a rubber match against a Barangay Ginebra side that holds momentum in the best-of-5 semifinals series

NO BLOWOUTS. Beau Belga knows the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters can beat Barangay Ginebra in their best-of-5 semifinals series as long as they keep games close. Photo from PBA Images

Beau Belga on Gilas stint: 'Hindi ako nasa posisyon na umayaw'

Jul 20, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The Rain or Shine forward is one of the notable players who may suit up for Gilas Pilipinas following the suspension of 10 national team members

SUITING UP. Beau Belga is a member of the Gilas Pilipinas team that won bronze in the 2014 FIBA Asia Cup. Photo from PBA Images

Araña shares playful act with ex-teammate Belga in temper-filled game

May 20, 2018 - 10:02 PM

The Batang Pier guard provides one of the few light moments in a game that sees two players ejected and 4 slapped with technical fouls

BROTHERLY BOND. Ryan Araña makes it a point to show former teammate Beau Belga some love. Photo from PBA Images

For Belga, there's no getting used to Rain or Shine missing the semis

Mar 08, 2018 - 6:25 PM

'Kumbaga, 'yung quarterfinals, parang isang napakalaking wall na hindi namin mabasag basag,' says Beau Belga

CAN'T GET OVER THE HUMP. Beau Belga laments Rain or Shine's streak of missing the semifinals. Photo by PBA Images

Beau Belga laments Rain or Shine's reluctance in Game 1 loss to Ginebra

Mar 06, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Belga does not want Rain or Shine to hesitate on offense against Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals, even if it means shooting 50 triples in a game

NO HESITATION. Beau Belga wants the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to capitalize on the open looks Barangay Ginebra is giving them in their quarterfinals clash. Photo by PBA Images

Injury-riddled Rain or Shine finds gems in Ponferada, Borboran, Trollano

Mar 01, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Despite injuries to Chris Tiu, James Yap and Raymond Almazan, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters became the 5th team to book a trip to the quarterfinals

SWISH. Jewel Ponferada displays his offensive arsenal as he helps the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters secure a playoff berth. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Belga rues long layoff derails Rain or Shine momentum in playoff hunt

Feb 24, 2018 - 12:59 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, who need at least one win for a playoff spot, snap their 3-game winning streak after taking a 12-day break

TOUGH ROAD. Rain or Shine Elasto Painters' Beau Belga says games against San Miguel and Ginebra will be played like playoff battles. File photo by PBA Images

Rain or Shine escapes TNT for season-opening win

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:11 PM

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters open their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup with a victory

ESCAPE. It was a slim 82-79 win over TNT KaTropa for Rain or Shine in Philippine Cup opener. Photo by PBA Images

Belga scolds self for 'stupid mistakes,' regrets Abueva foul in Game 5

May 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Big man Beau Belga blames himself for stupid mistakes he committed as Rain or Shine drops Game 5 against Alaska in the PBA Finals

BAD GAME. Beau Belga rues his bad performance in Game 5. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

JR Quiñahan says dropping over 20 lbs served him well

Mar 25, 2016 - 7:58 PM

Rain or Shine s JR Quiñahan is reaping the benefits of improved fitness but admits he still enjoys extra rice every so often

ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION. JR Quinahan of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters drops the pounds and improves his game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Guiao, Belga fined P20k for altercation in PBA semis Game 1

Jan 06, 2016 - 2:50 PM

The PBA Commissioner’s Office also slaps Rain or Shine s Jericho Cruz and Raymond Almazan as well as San Miguel’s Yancy de Ocampo and Chris Ross a total of P5 800 in fines for technical fouls

FINED. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao (2nd from left) and center Beau Belga (4th from right) are fined Php 20,000 each for this scuffle in Game 1 of the 2016 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals. San Miguel's Chris Ross (3rd from right) is also fined. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Alapag, Belga elated with Gilas win vs old foe Iran

Sep 28, 2015 - 9:59 PM

The Gilas 2 0 members can feel the sweet taste of redemption all the way from Manila

Jimmy Alapag and Beau Belga practicing with Gilas Pilipinas in 2015 and 2014, respectively. File Photos from Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine eliminates Barako Bull in double OT thriller

Jun 27, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Paul Lee scores 23 points to lead the Elasto Painters into the semifinals

PAINT JOB. Paul Lee led Rain or Shine to their third straight semifinals berth. Photo by PBA Images

Rain or Shine finishes strong against Meralco, claims twice-to-beat edge

Jun 21, 2015 - 7:11 PM

Finishing the eliminations at 7 4 and on a 6 game win streak Rain or Shine claims a twice to beat edge in the quarterfinals

WATCH: PBA players, coaches take picks: Warriors or Cavs?

Jun 04, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao Barangay Ginebra veteran Mark Caguioa among others weigh in on the 2015 NBA Finals

TAKE YOUR PICK. (From left to right) Mark Caguioa, June Mar Fajardo, and coach Yeng Guiao pick their team for the 2015 NBA Finals. Photos by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Now healthy, Rain or Shine hopes to get the job done

Apr 14, 2015 - 6:25 PM

With finally a completely healthy roster Rain or Shine hopes to no longer end up as just the runner up in the PBA Finals

HEALTHY. Beau Belga together with a fully healthy Rain or Shine roster hopes to end their runner-up streak. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

TNT’s Johnson ready for Rain or Shine’s physicality

Apr 14, 2015 - 5:46 PM

If I can make it through Purefoods and the referee help I can make it through anything says the Talk ’N Text import

Talk 'N Text import Ivan Johnson tries to protect the ball against Purefoods' Marc Pingris. Photo by PBA Images

Belga 'worried' over Rain or Shine's top seed

Mar 23, 2015 - 2:06 AM

The Rain or Shine big man knows they have to go for the kill immediately despite having a twice to beat advantage

Beau Belga knows the top seed in the playoffs means they're now the hunted instead of the hunters. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Almazan, Belga in awe of 7-foot-3 Ramos' size, bulk

Mar 22, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Even the baddest boys of the PBA can barely move push or simply match up with KIA s 7 foot 3 behemoth PJ Ramos

CARNIVAL GIANT. PJ Ramos of KIA presents a difficult matchup for essentially everyone in the PBA. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA hands hefty fines to Belga, Almazan

Mar 17, 2015 - 2:13 PM

Rain or Shine teammates Beau Belga and Raymond Almazan will pay a combined fine of P110 000 while Ginebra s Dorian Peña will pay P10 000

HEFTY FINES. The PBA hits Beau Belga with a hefty fine of P70,000 over 3 plays and his conduct towards the audience during Rain or Shine's game vs Ginebra. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Beau Belga relishes villain role as Ginebra fans taunt

Mar 16, 2015 - 4:47 AM

Beau Belga says the jeers from the Ginebra loyal which included having a water bottle thrown at him on Sunday only fueled his competitive fire

BAD BOY BELGA. Beau Belga says he likes making fans of opposing teams cry when he plays. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine wins heated tiff versus Ginebra

Mar 15, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The Painters who trailed by as many as 18 in the first half ended the game on an 11 0 run to climb back from 8 points down and win

Paul Lee had 18 points to go with 11 rebounds in the Painters' win. Photo by Josh Albelda

Kiefer Ravena, PBA ballers to star in new sitcom

Feb 10, 2015 - 2:33 PM

Kiefer Ravena joins PBA players Gary David Willie Miller and Beau Belga in a comedy show called No Harm No Foul on TV5

Kiefer Ravena is set to show a lighter side of his personality in an upcoming TV5 show. File photo by Josh Albelda

Abueva's career-high Aces 2-1 edge vs Elasto Painters

Dec 22, 2014 - 9:25 PM

Calvin Abueva scores 28 points on 9 14 shooting coupled with the Aces tight defense gives Alaska a 2 1 series lead over Rain or Shine

Alaska's Calvin Abueva slips past the defense of Rain or Shine's Raymond Almazan for the lay-up. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rain or Shine claims outright semis berth with win over Ginebra

Dec 07, 2014 - 9:00 PM

Beau Belga is responsible for the momentum stopping baskets in the payoff period that halted a streaking Ginebra

Rain or Shine's Beau Belga attempts a lay-up against Ginebra's Greg Slaughter. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Beau Belga: Pacquiao will get no special treatment in PBA

Sep 21, 2014 - 3:30 PM

I don t have to change it just because he s Manny Pacquiao says Beau Belga

Rain or Shine big man Beau Belga (R) says boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will have to earn his points the same way as everyone else in the league. File photos/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas players arrive in Manila

Sep 06, 2014 - 7:26 PM

After their gutsy showing at the FIBA World Cup in Spain the first batch of the Philippine men s national basketball team arrive in Manila

From left: Jay Washington, Paul Lee, Beau Belga, June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, coach Ryan Gregorio, Jeff Chan, Gary David, and Ranidel De Ocampo of Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

Jayson Castro's MRI shows 'no structural damage'

Aug 21, 2014 - 4:52 AM

MRIs revealed that the injuries to Gilas Pilipinas Jayson Castro and Paul Lee were not as severe as initially feared with both listed as day to day

Jayson Castro (front) did not tear an Achilles tendon as once feared. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Assessing Gilas Pilipinas' chances at FIBA World Cup

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:39 PM

Columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes Gilas Pilipinas chances of making it to the FIBA World Cup knockout stages in their first trip to the tournament in 36 years

PILIPINAS VS THE WORLD. Jimmy Alapag played a key role in Gilas securing a spot in the FIBA World Cup. Can the squad pull off similar heroics again? Photo by FIBA Asia/Nuki Sabio.

Gilas loses to bigger, stronger Australia in France

Aug 17, 2014 - 2:51 AM

Despite big numbers from naturalized player Andray Blatche Gilas Pilipinas suffers their second straight loss in the Antibes International Basketball Tournament

Gilas Pilipinas dropped their second straight game in France. Photo by Josh Albelda

Miami Heat greet Gilas Pilipinas in Florida

Jul 29, 2014 - 7:40 PM

The Philippine men s national basketball team were warmly welcomed to Florida by the Miami Heat

Head coach Chot Reyes and the rest of Gilas Pilipinas were warmly welcomed to Miami by the four-time defending Eastern conference champion Heat. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Yeng Guiao defends Rain or Shine's 'physical' reputation

Jul 01, 2014 - 4:19 AM

The most basic right of every person is to defend yourself said Rain or Shine s coach as his team prepares to challenge San Mig Coffee for the Governors Cup title

READY TO GOVERN. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao addresses the media at the Governors' Cup Finals press conference. Photo by Josh Albelda

Walker on physical semis: 'This is dirty play, this is not basketball'

Jun 23, 2014 - 4:20 AM

I can see being physical in there But there s a line you re crossing when you re really trying to break my arm said Alaska import Henry Walker after Sunday s loss to Rain or Shine

SOUR MILK. Alaska import Henry Walker (L) accused Rain or Shine's locals of dirty play after Game 2. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Guiao calls out Hodge, strikes against excessive physicality

Apr 24, 2014 - 8:50 AM

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao was infuriated by what he considered to be a cheap shot by Cliff Hodge against his player Raymond Almazan in Game 2

READY TO ERUPT. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao took exception to what he sees as dirty play from the Meralco Bolts. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Rain or Shine sinks Ginebra to 8th in playoffs

Apr 20, 2014 - 8:13 PM

The Elasto Painters survived an exhausting battle that went to overtime to clinch the 4th seed in the 2014 PBA Commissioner s Cup They will head into the quarterfinals facing the Meralco Bolts in a best of 3 series

PAINT JOB. Rain or Shine's Beau Belga puts up an easy layup en route to victory. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images