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PBA fines Aguilar, Wong for playing in pickup game

Jul 06, 2020 - 4:38 PM

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial says Japeth Aguilar and Adrian Wong are apologetic after being caught on video playing a pickup game

PUNISHED. Japeth Aguilar will pay a P20,000 fine and undergo 30 hours of community service as a consequence for participating in a pickup game. Photo from PBA Images


PBA to summon Aguilar, Wong over training video

Jul 02, 2020 - 5:28 PM

Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra and Adrian Wong of Rain or Shine appear in the video to be playing with other high-profile players

EXPLANATION. Barangay Ginebra star Japeth Aguilar will give his side of the story to PBA commissioner Willie Marcial after he was caught on video playing in an apparent pickup game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Cone: Japeth to spread his wings with Slaughter out

Feb 28, 2020 - 9:10 PM

Tim Cone believes Japeth Aguilar will 'take off' in the Philippine Cup now that he does not have to share minutes with Greg Slaughter

HIGH EXPECTATIONS. Japeth Aguilar is expected to play a bigger role for Barangay Ginebra in its title quest in the Philippine Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Standhardinger, Aguilar beg off from Gilas Pilipinas

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:10 PM

Bad news hit Gilas Pilipinas as Christian Standhardinger and Japeth Aguilar decide to skip the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers

NEXT TIME. Christian Standhardinger assures he will be ready for the next window should Gilas Pilipinas need his services. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Japeth deflects Finals MVP credit to entire Ginebra team

Jan 18, 2020 - 1:13 AM

Japeth Aguilar admits having a hard time accepting his first Finals MVP plum, saying all of his teammates did their part in winning the PBA Governors' Cup title

BIG CONTRIBUTOR. Japeth Aguilar captures his first Finals MVP award. Photo from PBA Images


Japeth clinches first Finals MVP as Ginebra rules

Jan 17, 2020 - 9:49 PM

Japeth Aguilar delivers on both ends to help power Barangay Ginebra to a PBA Governors' Cup title for the third time in the last 4 seasons

DOMINANT FIGURE. Meralco finds no answer for Japeth Aguilar as he helps key Barangay Ginebra to another PBA Governors' Cup crown. Photo from PBA Images

Block party: Japeth a defensive beast for Ginebra in Game 3

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:23 AM

Japeth Aguilar leapfrogs PBA legends Alvin Patrimonio, Abe King, and Poch Juinio in the all-time blocks list

UPPER HAND. Japeth Aguilar and Barangay Ginebra seize a 2-1 lead against Meralco in the PBA Governors' Cup finals. Photo from PBA Images


Aguilar wins game, trash talks Durham with key block

Jan 08, 2020 - 8:12 AM

Japeth Aguilar denies Allen Durham of what could have been the game-tying basket in Game 1 of the PBA Governors' Cup finals

INTENSE MATCHUP. Japeth Aguilar gets the last laugh over Allen Durham. Photo from PBA Images


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