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Philippines settles for 4th in Fiba Asia Cup 2012.

Philippines settles for 4th in Fiba Asia Cup 2012.

Philippines 63-79 Qatar.

Qatar 79 - Mohamed m y 17, Johnson 16, Abdi 14, Saeed 10, Daoud 7, Salem 5, Mohamed b 4, Elhandry 4, Ali 2.

Philippines 63 - Douthit 17, David 15, Dillinger 12, Norwood 10, De Ocampo 4, Fonacier 3, Tenorio 2, Chan 0, Thoss 0, Villanueva 0.

Quarters: 12-8, 35-26, 55-48, 79-63

Qatar clinch Bronze at the Fiba Asia Cup in Tokyo.
The GCC champions repeated of their bronze medal success from two years ago, having beaten Philippines at the similar stage at the 3rd FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup. Tonight they needed 79:63 to finish on the third place.
Qatar started the game with 12-8 lead and added 23-18 in the second period.
 Gabe Norwood (196-G/F-85, college: George Mason) reduced to 55:47 at the end of the third period as Philippines won the quarter 22-20.
Qatar however needed a 24-15 surge in the last stanza to win bronze at Fiba Asia Cup in Tokyo.
Mohammed Yousef (204-C-82) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and…

Martial Law in the Philippines, Revisited. 40th year Anniversary Special.

President Ferdinand Marcos declare martial law from 1972 to 1981 to suppress increasing civil strife and the threat of communist takeover following a series of bombings in Manila.

On August 21, 1971, while the opposition (Liberal Party) was having their meeting de avance two fragmentation grenades exploded. It took 9 lives and left more than 100 people seriously wounded. Some Liberal Party candidates were seriously injured including Jovito Salonga, who nearly died and was visually impaired. Marcos singled out communist forces and subversive elements as the causes of the crisis.

A month of “terrorist bombing” of public facilities in Manila and Quezon City culminated on September 22 with a mock assassination attempt on Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile. Claiming chaos and lawlessness was near, Marcos declared martial law, thereby suspending the 1935 constitution, dissolving Congress, and assuming total power. Six hours after the Enrile assassination attempt, Marcos responded with the…

Smart Gilas Team Pilipinas bows down to Iran, 77-60.

TOKYO – Smart Gilas Pilipinas went scoreless in a crucial stretch in the second half and failed to recover, botching a shot at the FIBA Asia Cup finals with a 60-77 loss to Iran at the Ota Gymnasium here today.

The Nationals were down by only three at 47-50 before going on a dry spell for over four minutes, allowing the Iranians to build momentum for the 17-point victory and a crack at the coveted crown.

Host Japan and Qatar were playing for the other final berth as of posting time.

Numerous lapses dogged the Filipinos early on, preventing them from sustaining the heat of their 17-11 start.

A fourth foul drawn by Marcus Douthit with 8:06 left followed by the fifth and final of backup center Sonny Thoss moments later doomed Gilas.

The Nationals, however, still have a chance to improve on their fourth-place finish in Beirut in 2010, going for third place against the loser of the Japan-Qatar match at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The Iranians threw the Filipinos off balance, holding Douthit down …



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2 - Blootered - Drunk

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am going down to the pub to get blootered.

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