Japeth Aguilar - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Japeth Aguilar


Aguilar victim of friendly fire after accidental eye poke from Pringle

Sep 23, 2019 - 7:33 AM

Driving towards the basket, Stanley Pringle gets a piece of Japeth Aguilar after kicking out the ball

HURT. Japeth Aguilar sees his productive night for Barangay Ginebra end prematurely. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Japeth dunks over June Mar in PBA All-Star Game

Apr 01, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The high-flying forward puts on an aerial show, doing it all from alley-oops, windwill slams, putback jams and reverse flushes

FLIGHT MODE. Japeth Aguilar dunks his way to being named co-MVP with Arwind Santos in the 2019 PBA All-Star Game. Photo from PBA Images

After helping Gilas reach FIBA World Cup, Japeth Aguilar now engaged

Feb 26, 2019 - 12:11 AM

The Barangay Ginebra forward proposes to longtime girlfriend Cassandra Naidas upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

ENGAGED. Japeth Aguilar can now call Cassandra Naidas his fiancèe. Photo from Instagram (@japethaguilar35)

Pringle, Fajardo in tug-of-war for MVP plum

Nov 08, 2018 - 11:10 AM

June Mar Fajardo finds a strong challenger in his bid for a record fifth PBA Most Valuable Player award

Guiao thrilled handling tallest PH team frontcourt in history

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:39 PM

National team coach Yeng Guiao looks forward to the team up of June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar with the returning Andray Blatche

TOWERING PRESENCE. Back from injury, June Mar Fajardo will don the national colors again in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers. Photo from PBA Images

Japeth joins lengthy Ginebra injury list

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:27 PM

Big man Japeth Aguilar injures his calf in practice and will sit out the blockbuster Ginebra-San Miguel Beer match

SIDELINED. Japeth Aguilar is the seventh Ginebra player on the injured list. Photo from PBA Images

Japeth makes it up to Yeng in Gilas 9 years after PBA breakup

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Aguilar admits he wishes he could have handled his exit from Burger King, which was then mentored by Guiao, a little bit better

CATALYST. Japeth Aguilar powers Gilas Pilipinas to a come-from-behind win over Qatar. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright back in Gilas final 12 vs Qatar

Sep 16, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The two Team Pilipinas mainstays finish serving their respective one-game suspensions from FIBA

BACK AT IT. Japeth Aguilar (second to the right) and Matthew Wright (rightmost) return to national team duties. Photo from FIBA

Japeth Aguilar hopes to return for Ginebra in Game 2

Jul 15, 2018 - 11:25 PM

The 6-foot-9 forward is suffering from an inflamed left Achilles

SIDELINED. Japeth Aguilar misses Barangay Ginebra's emphatic 102-89 Game 1 win over Rain or Shine in their best-of-5 semifinals series. File photo from PBA Images

Aguilar, Norwood admit emotions got in the way in FIBA brawl

Jul 03, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Gilas forward Japeth Aguilar is first to apologize to the Australian team and the basketball community

APOLOGIES. Gabe Norwood and Japeth Aguilar share their thoughts on social media regarding the "emotional" incident. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hot-shooting Mindanao torches Gilas Pilipinas in PBA All-Star Week kickoff

May 23, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The All-Stars from down south bury 18 triples on a scintillating 57% shooting from the field

DAVID VS GOLIATH. Mark Barroca's all-around performance powers the Mindanao All-Stars past the June Mar Fajardo-led Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by PBA Images

Almazan, Sangalang form dreaded frontcourt with Aguilar for Luzon All-Star

May 05, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The towering trio also teams up with LA Tenorio and Calvin Abueva as Luzon battles Gilas on May 25 in Batangas

BIG ASSIGNMENT. Raymund Almazan, Japeth Aguilar, and Ian Sangalang hope to neutralize Gilas big man June Mar Fajardo in the PBA All-Stars.

Present meets the future as Gilas Pilipinas practice resumes

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:27 PM

Players from the PBA, collegiate and high school ranks gather as practice resumes for Gilas' next game against Australia

PRESENT MEETS FUTURE. National team players gathered in what Chot Reyes called 'perhaps the largest gathering of multi-generational talent' in the country's history. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

LOOK: Japeth Aguilar visits wake of avid fan who passed away

May 29, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The Barangay Ginebra big man is seen at the wake of Jusper Soriano affectionately known as Little Japeth by those close to him

'LITTLE JAPETH'. Japeth Aguilar poses with his fan Jusper Soriano, dubbed 'Little Japeth' by his family. Screengrab from Aguilar's Instagram account

Reyes lauds Aguilar's maturity with Gilas over the years

May 17, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The longtime Gilas Pilipinas member earns the praise of coach Chot Reyes after a breakout performance against Thailand

JAM. Japeth Aguilar dunks the ball over Thailand. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Aguilar posterizes Fajardo in Game 2 of PH Cup Finals

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Japeth Aguilar slams it home hard against the defense of June Mar Fajardo

POSTERIZED. Japeth Aguilar puts June Mar Fajardo on a poster in Game 2 of the finals. Photo from PBA Images

No fracture in Japeth Aguilar's elbow, but status for Sunday up in the air

Jan 21, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Ginebra would miss the absence of Aguilar who s averaging close to a double double this conference

ABSENT BIG? Japeth Aguilar's status for Sunday's game against Phoenix is in jeopardy after injuring his elbow. Photo from PBA Images

WATCH: Japeth Aguilar throws down vicious alley-oop

Jan 08, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Japeth Aguilar still likes it hot

THUNDER SLAM. Japeth Aguilar rocked the rim a few times against the Beermen. Photo by PBA Media Bureau

WATCH: Aguilar saves the day for Ginebra

Sep 30, 2016 - 10:29 PM

Aguilar also finishes with an impressive statline as Ginebra earns the crucial win

WATCH: Japeth Aguilar turns Manila Clasico into dunk contest

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Ginebra s comeback win over Star is highlighted by some heavy duty dunks from Japeth Aguilar

ROCK THE RIM. Japeth Aguilar set the crowd on fire with his rim-rattling dunks. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

Baldwin explains benching Aguilar against France

Jul 06, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Japeth Aguilar was the only Gilas player not fielded during their loss to France in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

BENCHED. Japeth Aguilar was the only player not fielded in during Gilas' loss to France. File Photo by Czeasar Dancel/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

Final 12-man Gilas roster announced for OQT

Jun 26, 2016 - 7:01 PM

Gilas Pilipinas makes its final two cuts ahead of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila

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

WATCH: Caguioa, Slaughter suffer gashes in bloody Ginebra win

Mar 03, 2016 - 2:42 AM

Japeth Aguilar s elbows accidentally split open teammates Mark Caguioa and Greg Slaughter in a win over the Mahindra Enforcers

PART OF THE GAME. Greg Slaughter didn't let a little gash by his eye keep him out of the game for long. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra’s character win vs Star a good sign – Tenorio

Feb 29, 2016 - 7:16 PM

I hope every game we realize how important those kinds of games are for us to build the character of the whole team says Barangay Ginebra guard LA Tenorio

GOOD SIGN. Barangay Ginebra's thrilling win over rival Star is seen as a good sign of improved character. Big man Greg Slaughter is seen in this photo slamming the ball home in an aggressive first half for the Gin kings. Photo courtesy of PBA Media Bureau

Gilas Pilipinas resumes practice after two-month break

Feb 15, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Gilas Pilipinas holds its first practice for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in two months with 11 players suiting up

TOGETHER AGAIN. Gilas Pilipinas returned to practices together as it chases a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympics. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra pours frustrations on winless Meralco

Nov 17, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Barangay Ginebra sends Meralco crashing to its 5th straight loss

2-4. Barangay Ginebra improves to 2-4 after blowing out a still winless Meralco in Biñan, Laguna. Seen in the photo is LA Tenorio (in red) chasing the loose ball against Cliff Hodge. Photo from PBA Images

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

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

Japeth Aguilar likely out for Gilas with injured pinky

Jul 30, 2015 - 8:05 PM

The Barangay Ginebra veteran will likely be unable to join Gilas Pilipinas for FIBA Asia due to an injured finger

INJURED RESERVE. Japeth Aguilar throws down a two-handed dunk during the Philippines' lone win at the FIBA World Cup last year against Senegal. Photo from FIBA.com

New Ginebra coach Cone says team ‘unbalanced at this point’

Jul 23, 2015 - 10:38 PM

Cone says the Triangle Offense will benefit Ginebra s Twin Towers combination of Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter

NEW CHALLENGE. Tim Cone will try to balance a roster that has an overabundance of guards and two of the most talented big men in the league. Image of Tim Cone taken from Facebook

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

Ginebra blasts Barako Bull to stay alive in playoff chase

Jun 17, 2015 - 9:16 PM

Barangay Ginebra explodes for 39 points in the fourth quarter to earn a much needed win

Barangay Ginebra big man Japeth Aguilar throws down two points. Photo by PBA Images

Ginebra coach ‘very happy’ with team effort despite injuries

May 15, 2015 - 1:32 PM

Despite earning only one win in his team’s first 3 games of the Governors’ Cup new Barangay Ginebra head coach Frankie Lim sees something to be happy about

Mark Caguioa and the Gin Kings spoiled the PBA return of Manny Pacquiao. Photo by PBA Images

IN VINES: Rey Guevarra retains PBA Slam Dunk title

Mar 06, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Rey Guevarra breaks the tie with Japeth Aguilar with his East Bay Funk dunk to defend his PBA All Star Slam Dunk title

SHOCKER. Meralco Bolts' Rey Guevarra is the PBA's top dunker for the second straight year. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Was Justin Melton's 'dunk' the funniest attempt ever?

Mar 06, 2015 - 6:47 PM

Justin Melton s second attempt at the 2015 PBA Slam Dunk competition was ambitious but didn t quite turn out how he envisioned it

Justin Melton rocked the PBA at last year's Slam Dunk competition. This year he made a different kind of impact. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

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

Barangay Ginebra unimpressive in return to ‘run and gun’ offense

Jan 29, 2015 - 6:10 PM

After losing to Meralco in their Commissioner s Cup opener Ginebra s system is looking like run and done

RUN AND DONE. Greg Slaughter was Ginebra's lone bright spot in their conference-opening loss to Meralco. Photo by Josh Albelda

How Barangay Ginebra can rescue their PBA season

Dec 17, 2014 - 4:57 PM

As Barangay Ginebra takes another early playoff exit this columnist examines the roles of their Twin Towers and whether the Triangle Offense is really best for them

BIG MAN BLUES. Greg Slaughter (L) and Japeth Aguilar (R) tower over the local players but aren't the focus of Ginebra's offense. This columnist thinks they should be. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Aguilar shines as Ginebra dominates GlobalPort

Dec 12, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Japeth Aguilar tallies 19 points 8 rebounds and 6 blocks as Ginebra beats GlobalPort to advance to phase two of the quarterfinals

SEARING FINISH. Japeth Aguilar finishes a furious two-handed jam on the break. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel holds off Ginebra to grab solo second spot

Nov 16, 2014 - 7:30 PM

San Miguel managers to fend off a late rally by Ginebra to claim solo second in the PBA PH Cup standings

KRAKEN vs GREGZILLA. June Mar Fajardo fights for position against Greg Slaughter. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

Cardona's 25 powers NLEX past Ginebra, 97-81

Oct 29, 2014 - 9:49 PM

Cardona s strong play helped give NLEX head coach Boyet Fernandez his first victory with the Road Warriors franchise

ONE FOR THE ROAD. The NLEX Road Warriors, led by Mac Cardona (center), trumped Barangay Ginebra in the fourth period to take the victory. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ginebra dominates Kia for 2nd lopsided win

Oct 25, 2014 - 7:36 PM

Ginebra s twin towers Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar lead the Barangay with a combined 32 points and 23 rebounds

DOMINANT. Greg Slaughter leads Ginebra to another lopsided win in the 40th season of the PBA. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Japeth Aguilar leads Ginebra to dominant win over Talk 'N Text

Oct 19, 2014 - 8:05 PM

Barangay Ginebra started their Philippine Cup campaign on the right foot with a dominant victory over Talk N Text

JAPETH KNOWS. Japeth Aguilar had a dominant showing on opening day of the PBA season. Photo by Josh Albelda

'Manila Clasico' preseason battle ends in draw

Oct 11, 2014 - 6:27 PM

The defending Grand Slam champion San Mig Super Coffee Mixers were held to a 92 all draw with Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

Barangay Ginebra and San Mig Coffee battled to a draw in their preseason match. File photo by Nuki Sabio

Ginebra still needs time to adjust to triangle offense, say Chua, Slaughter

Oct 07, 2014 - 6:17 PM

We’re telling the fans and the players to be more patient said Ginebra team manager Alfrancis Chua as the Gin Kings adjust to play under coach Jeff Cariaso

GROWING PAINS. Greg Slaughter and team manager Alfrancis Chua both concede that Ginebra needs time to adjust to its new offensive system. Photo by Josh Albelda

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs India

Sep 23, 2014 - 4:00 AM

Rappler s live blog of the Asiad match between Gilas Pilipinas and India

Philippines wins Most Valuable Fans award at FIBA World Cup

Sep 15, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Supporters of Gilas Pilipinas earned the Philippines the Most Valuable Fans award at the FIBA World Cup

A Gilas Pilipinas fan in Spain paints his face up to show team pride. Photo from FIBA.com