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Pingris 'the right kind of leader' for young Gilas Pilipinas bunch

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:22 PM

Gilas Pilipinas program director Tab Baldwin hopes to build a 'culture of belief, dedication, and commitment' with Marc Pingris as prime example

BATTLE-TESTED. Marc Pingris will serve as a role model to his younger Gilas Pilipinas teammates. Photo from

Pingris surprise addition to Gilas Pilipinas' new 24-man pool

Jan 10, 2020 - 1:59 PM

As Gilas Pilipinas moves forward with a younger team for the 2023 FIBA World Cup, Marc Pingris may have been tapped to impart his knowledge and experience

BACK AT IT. Marc Pingris returns to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from

Out for 16 months, Pingris emotional in PBA return

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Marc Pingris admits there were times he wanted to give up during his road to recovery from a combination of ACL and MCL injuries

LONG LAYOFF. Marc Pingris sees action in his first PBA game since March last year. Photo from PBA Images

Pingris close to PBA comeback for Magnolia

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:21 PM

Sidelined for more than a year, the 37-year-old forward says he's just working on his timing and power before he makes his basketball return

MISSING TIME. Marc Pingris has already missed two whole conferences for Magnolia since he went down with an ACL injury. Photo from PBA Images

Marc Pingris diagnosed with ACL injury, out for 6 to 8 months

Mar 12, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Aside from Marc Pingris, Justin Melton will miss Game 2 of Magnolia's best-of-7 semis series against the NLEX due to a strained hamstring

UNFORTUNATE. Marc Pingris will be sidelined for 6 to 8 months following his ACL injury. Photo by PBA Images

WATCH: Pingris gets busted lip but comes back immediately to help Magnolia demolish Kia

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Pingris caught the ball at the post with 7:35 left in the first quarter when Corpuz went after the rock but instead got a bit of the veteran forward's face

BLOODIED. Marc Pingris manages to come back to the game after the bloodied lip incident. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'50-50 chance' Pingris will play in Christmas Clasico

Dec 24, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The Magnolia Hotshots' Marc Pingris is uncertain whether he'll be able to make an appearance after his kidney stone removal surgery

UNCERTAIN. Marc Pingris is uncertain in making an appearance in the PBA's Christmas Clasico. Photo by PBA Images

After reaching 5K point club, Pingris jokes: 'Aabot ng 10,000 ‘yan'

Sep 22, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Marc Pingris admits he isn't playing at 100 percent after coming back from a hip injury.

HOTSHOT. Marc Pingris entered the 5,000-point club with his 12-point, 9-rebound, 4-assist outing. Photo by PBA Images

Star demolishes Kia by 47 as Pingris joins 5,000-point club

Sep 22, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Kia ends its conference with a 0-11 record.

HOTSHOTS. Star shot a scintillating 60 percent from the field and outrebounded Kia by 21 boards. Photo by PBA Images

Pingris grades Gilas' hustle vs Singapore at 4 or 5 out of 10

May 13, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Marc Pingris witnesses live what is assessed as a dip in effort by the Philippines in a blowout 113 66 victory over Singapore

SPECTATOR. Marc Pingris watches Gilas Pilipinas live against Singapore. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Defense key to Star's romp into semifinals, says Pingris

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Hotshots are through to the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals and riding on a 6 game win streak where they showcased their most dominant form so far

DEFENSE IS KEY. Marc Pingris lauds the Star Hotshots for the defense, saying it's the key to their return to the semifinals after over a year. Photo from PBA Images

Pingris on Abueva: 'Siya 'yung puso ng Gilas ngayon'

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Marc Pingris is ready to hand over the reins to a worthy successor: Calvin Abueva

PUSO. For so long Marc Pingris typified 'puso' for Gilas Pilipinas. Now he sees Calvin Abueva (R) doing the same. File photo from

2016 PBA All-Star starters revealed

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Barangay Ginebra has the most players in the All Star starting lineups with 5

ALL-STARS. Mark Caguioa and Terrence Romeo lead the North while James Yap and Mark Caguioa anchor the South team for the 2016 PBA All-Star Game. Photos from PBA Images

At lowest point, Gilas finds comfort among Filipinos

Jul 08, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Even after a huge disappointment Gilas Pilipinas finds they can always come home to Filipinos and they won’t ever be abandoned

TOGETHER. Gilas Pilipinas huddles at center court after getting eliminated in the FIBA OQT. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas, I choose you!

Jul 03, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Meet the 12 men of Gilas Pilipinas for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

WATCH: Pingris scuffles with Asik, waves him good-bye

Jul 01, 2016 - 11:33 PM

Things got interesting during the fourth quarter of Gilas tune up vs Turkey

WATCH: If given the chance, Marc Pingris would like to visit outer space

Jun 28, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Marc Pingris displays his light cheerful personality as he answers questions about his interests

Strict but fatherly: Gilas players on Baldwin’s mentorship

Jun 23, 2016 - 4:23 PM

What is it like to be coached by Tab Baldwin?

MENTOR. Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin (R) instructs Jayson Castro at practice. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Pingris will not take Haddadi-less Iran lightly in Gilas tune-up

Jun 07, 2016 - 1:50 PM

A younger and incomplete Iran squad still won t be an easy opponent for Gilas Pilipinas says Pingris

STILL COMPETITIVE. Marc Pingris says the tune-up game between Gilas Pilipinas and Iran will still be competitive despite Iran missing big man Hamed Haddadi. Photo from

Baldwin’s tireless approach gives Gilas a shot in Olympic Qualifers

May 20, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Gilas may face better talent in the Olympic Qualifiers but rest assured they will come in prepared for victory thanks to Baldwin s coaching mentality

Bobby Ray Parks - Gilas Practice. Photo by Czeasar Dancel

Marc Pingris transforms to full-on 'Pinoy Sakuragi'

Mar 07, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Marc Pingris shows up to Gilas practice with red hair and changes into a Hanamichi Sakuragi jersey looking like he was pulled out of the Slam Dunk anime

NEW LOOK. Marc Pingris has taken his 'Pinoy Sakuragi' monicker seriously. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Old nemesis Pingris did not expect Johnson’s ban

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:06 AM

Marc Pingris had an altercation with banned import Ivan Johnson during last year’s Commissioner’s Cup

BANNED. Import Ivan Johnson is banned from the PBA. Photo from PBA Images

In trying times, Pingris admits missing old mentor Cone

Feb 11, 2016 - 6:14 PM

Iba yung dating sa akin ni Coach Tim Cone says Marc Pingris

STRUGGLING. Marc Pingris (R) is struggling to find his game in the 2016 Commissioner's Cup. He admits to missing former coach Tim Cone. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PHOTO: Pingris, PBA players at Duterte-Cayetano event

Nov 30, 2015 - 1:26 PM

Marc Pingris and Sonny Thoss among other PBA players were at the MAD For Change event of Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano

PLAYERS AT DUTERTE EVENT. Basketball players seen in the photo include Marc Pingris, Willie Miller, Cyrus Baguio, Willy Wilson, Sonny Thoss, JayR Reyes, and Mac Baracael. Photo from Jobe Nkemakolam's Facebook

Gilas Pilipinas settles for 9 players in 2nd practice

Nov 17, 2015 - 4:28 AM

Greg Slaughter June Mar Fajardo Marc Pingris LA Tenorio Japeth Aguilar Jeff Chan and Ian Sangalang sit out Gilas Pilipinas second practice session

9 PLAYERS. Gilas Pilipinas practices with only 9 players – including reserve Moala Tautuaa – on Monday, November 16. Seen in the photo are some players such as Greg Slaughter (red shirt) in street clothes listening in to the huddle. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Star Hotshots hurdle foul trouble to clip NLEX

Nov 08, 2015 - 9:09 PM

The Star Hotshots overcome double doubles from Sean Anthony and Asi Taulava to hand NLEX its first loss of the season

HOTSHOT. Justin Melton (C) came off the bench to contribute 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, a steal, and a block. Photo by PBA Images

PBA names Olympic Qualifier Gilas player pool, pledges full support

Oct 14, 2015 - 3:37 PM

The PBA will adjust the schedule of the Governors Cup in efforts to fully support Gilas Pilipinas as it chases a slot at the 2016 Summer Olympics

SUPPORT. The PBA has vowed its full support to Gilas Pilipinas as they attempt to make the 2016 Rio Olympics. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SBP's Vargas thanks some PBA teams - and Pingris - for Gilas support

Oct 04, 2015 - 9:59 PM

Ricky Vargas thanks the PBA teams who lent their players until he reached Marc Pingris the only player on a San Miguel owned team to join the FIBA Asia effort

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Sep 29, 2015 - 6:33 PM

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Gilas vs Russia: A postscript

Sep 01, 2015 - 7:57 PM

Gilas Pilipinas showed heart and toughness in outscoring and outmuscling when needed Russian team Spartak Primorye

WINNING. Gilas Pilipinas survived a rough rumble with a Russian side to move to 2-1 in the 37th William Jones Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pingris works to catch up on lost time with Gilas

Aug 27, 2015 - 7:06 PM

Marc Pingris says he was particularly lost with the new offensive sets of Gilas Pilipinas

LEARNING. Marc Pingris (left) is learning coach Tab Baldwin's system with Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Baldwin notes Gilas progress: ‘Now we know who we are’

Aug 27, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The dark cloud hovering over Gilas Pilipinas seemingly dissipated significantly on Wednesday night August 26

GILAS IDENTITY. Head coach Tab Baldwin (center) believes Gilas Pilipinas now has a better understanding of its identity. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Clarkson practices with Gilas, Pingris returns

Aug 27, 2015 - 1:51 AM

Jordan Clarkson practices with the Gilas Pilipinas squad as he awaits to hear his fate with FIBA and the Philippine national team

AIR JORDAN CLARKSON. Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson has fun posing like Michael Jordan during Gilas Pilipinas practice. The 23-year-old was announced only to observe practice but took part in drills. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pingris on criticisms: Everything was my decision

Aug 19, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Alam mo yung haka haka na hindi pinapayagan ng SMC sana mawala na Marc Pingris says

MY DECISIONS. Marc Pingris (right) emphasizes all his decisions regarding Gilas Pilipinas were his alone. Photo from

Pingris changes mind, says he'll suit up for Gilas

Aug 19, 2015 - 3:12 PM

I talked to my wife and we agreed In the end it was pride and honor in representing the Philippines that prevailed over me says Pingris

BACK AGAIN. Marc Pingris has had a change of heart and will now suit up for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from

De Ocampo saddened as Pingris begs off from Gilas

Aug 16, 2015 - 6:24 PM

Ranidel De Ocampo reveals that he and Marc Pingris were looking forward to teaming up again in one of their potential last tours of duty for the national team

Ranidel de Ocampo (right) admits feeling sad as he and Marc Pingris won't be playing together for Gilas Pilipinas this time around. Photos from

Baldwin wants latecomer Pingris back for Gilas

Aug 11, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Tab Baldwin cannot deny the need for hustle guy Marc Pingris despite him coming in late

PING TO RETURN. Gilas head coach Tab Baldwin wants Marc Pingris back for Gilas Pilipinas when the forward comes home from France. Photo from

Tenorio, Fajardo, Pingris still welcome in Gilas pool, for now

Aug 04, 2015 - 6:56 PM

The door for the Gilas Pilipinas pool is open but not for long

DOOR STILL OPEN. The Gilas door is still open for (from left to right) LA Tenorio, June Mar Fajardo, Marc Pingris. Photos from

List of PBA players requested for Gilas pool revealed

Aug 03, 2015 - 4:03 PM

The names of 16 players requested by Tab Baldwin for the Gilas pool have been revealed with familiar names missing and new names included

NEXT ERA. June Mar Fajardo was one of the players requested by Tab Baldwin for the Gilas pool. Photo from FIBA

Pingris on Star Hotshots collapse: ‘We lost our discipline’

Jul 02, 2015 - 1:57 PM

Marc Pingris blames a lapse in discipline for the Star Hotshots’ uncanny collapse against the Alaska Aces in game 1

NO DISCIPLINE? Veteran Marc Pingris (left) feels the Star Hotshots lost all discipline against the Alaska Aces in game 1 of their semifinals series. Photo from PBA Images

Star Hotshots settle for 5th seed after beating Blackwater

Jun 23, 2015 - 9:37 PM

The Star Hotshots will be without the twice to beat advantage at 5th seed in the 2015 PBA Governors Cup quarterfinals

Marqus Blakely puts up an all-around effort to help the Star Hotshots gain a 5th seed in the playoffs. Photo by Mark Cristino

Star Hotshots blast Barako Bull to secure playoff spot

Jun 21, 2015 - 5:03 PM

With a 5 5 record the Hotshots assure itself of a quarterfinals appearance in the 2015 PBA Governors Cup

James Yap finishes in double figures to lead Star Hotshots rout of Barako Bull. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas coach Baldwin: Meetings with PBA team owners ‘very positive’

Jun 20, 2015 - 8:03 PM

Tab Baldwin says the pool composition will have many holdovers that have competed internationally over the past two years

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Star Hotshots shrug early deficit to rout Talk 'N Text

Jun 16, 2015 - 8:59 PM

Marqus Blakely finished with 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead the now 4 5 Star

Marqus Blakely leads the Star Hotshots to a win over Talk 'N Text. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Arwind Santos unhappy with ejection: ‘I was just playing around’

May 26, 2015 - 9:29 PM

Ang basketball kasi para sa akin maglaro ka ng seryoso pero hindi masama na lagyan mo ng kaunting kulitan or kaunting pang aasar says Arwind Santos

EJECTED. Arwind Santos is seen heading to the locker room after two technical fouls. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meralco hangs on against gritty Star Hotshots

May 17, 2015 - 8:03 PM

The Meralco Bolts barely escaped with their second victory against a dangerous Star Hotshots team

The Star Hotshots nearly seized victory from Meralco's hands. Photo by PBA Images

WATCH: PBA's newly minted Greatest Players share unforgettable moments

Apr 10, 2015 - 7:25 PM

The likes of Jimmy Alapag Asi Taulava Marc Pingris and Eric Menk share their most unforgettable PBA moments and what they believe makes them great

The PBA Ball wraps up with the PBA 40 Greatest players on stage. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PBA's 40 Greatest Players ceremony

Apr 09, 2015 - 5:21 PM

From honoring the 40 greatest players to a mini fashion show PBA players made the most of their time away from the court during the FAB @ 40 event

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud addresses the crowd during the PBA ball. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA honors 40 Greatest Players in grand ceremony

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:00 PM

The league celebrates its 40 years of history by honoring its 40 Greatest Players

The PBA Ball wraps up with the PBA 40 Greatest players on stage. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pringle to put on show in first PBA All-Star appearance

Mar 05, 2015 - 8:15 AM

Pringle is part of a powerhouse South All Stars cast that looks to push the ball and make some entertainment

SHOWTIME. For rookie Stanley Pringle's first PBA All-Star appearance, he is looking to entertain the fans despite an ankle injury. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images