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WATCH: Ranidel de Ocampo admits he misses playing for Gilas

Feb 20, 2019 - 7:48 PM

A member of the Philippine team that reached the World Cup in 2014, the 37-year-old retired from international basketball in 2016

FOR FAMILY. Ranidel de Ocampo cites the desire to prolong his PBA career as one of the reasons he chose to retire from the national team. Photo from FIBA


Mocon wants to emulate De Ocampo, Newsome in PBA

Dec 15, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Draft hopeful and former San Beda star Javee Mocon may just have the tools to replicate the two Meralco players' style of play

CHAMPIONSHIP PEDIGREE. Javee Mocon says his championship experiece with San Beda is his edge heading into the PBA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


8 months since shock trade, Ranidel de Ocampo finally faces ex-team TNT

Jun 22, 2018 - 11:25 PM

RDO spent 9 years of his career with the KaTropa – winning 6 PBA championships and two Finals MVP awards to boot

FIRST TIME. Ranidel de Ocampo finishes with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the Meralco Bolts in his first time facing former team TNT KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images


Dillinger, RDO torn between Ginebra, KaTropa as finals opponent

Oct 06, 2017 - 3:56 AM

Jared Dillinger would prefer a rematch of last year's finals against Ginebra, while Ranidel De Ocampo hopes for a showdown with his former team TNT

WAITING. The Meralco Bolts will have plenty of time to prepare for their finals series against either Ginebra or TNT after sweeping Star. Photo by PBA Images

RDO earns Meralco coach Black's praise after superb defense on Blackwater import

Sep 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ranidel de Ocampo kept Walker scoreless in the first 11 minutes of the third quarter before limiting him to just two points in the final period

BIG TIME PERFORMANCE. Ranidel de Ocampo chose the best time to play his best game in a Bolts uniform, limiting Henry Walker's production in a Meralco Bolts win. Photo by PBA Images

Ranidel De Ocampo traded to Meralco in 3-team deal

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:28 PM

TNT acquires Norbert Torres and Justin Chua in the deal

BLOCKBUSTER. Ranidel de Ocampo landed with the Meralco Bolts in the multiplayer 3-team trade. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH athletes pay tribute to dads on Father’s Day 2017

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Athletes from around the Philippines celebrate their fathers and fatherhood

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY. Jio Jalalon, Jia Morado and Jimmy Alapag were among the Philippine athletes to celebrate Father's Day on social media

Norwood, De Ocampo proud of new Gilas generation

May 19, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Gabe Norwood and Ranidel De Ocampo are on hand as the Philippines secures FIBA Asia Cup and Asian Qualifiers slots

PROUD. Gabe Norwood (L) celebrates with his Gilas brothers after winning the SEABA tilt. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Veteran teammates challenge Troy Rosario to elevate his game

Dec 28, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Rosario also credits TNT’s coaching change for the increase in his performance

Rain or Shine begins post-Guiao era with win over TNT

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:30 AM

The new look Elasto Painters show a balanced attack in a win over TNT

PAINT JOB. The Elasto Painters opened the post-Yeng Guiao era with a big win over TNT.

Veteran De Ocampo retires from Gilas Pilipinas

Jul 07, 2016 - 2:49 PM

Ranidel De Ocampo announces his retirement from the Philippine national team after Gilas exit from the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

RDO RETIRES. Ranidel De Ocampo retires from international basketball. Photo from FIBA.com

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

De Ocampo goes on Twitter to comment on Johnson ban

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:43 PM

After Ivan Johnson s lifetime ban TNT s Ranidel De Ocampo hopes other imports still want to play in the PBA

IMPORTS DRIVEN AWAY? Ranidel De Ocampo (L) posts on Twitter his worry whether quality imports might still want to play in the Philippines after Ivan Johnsons ban. Photo from PBA Images

Missing basketball bad, De Ocampo comes back strong for TNT

Feb 10, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Ranidel De Ocampo visibly swells with relief gratitude and joy after successfully playing his first PBA game since suffering a terrifying back injury last year

STRONG AS EVER. Ranidel De Ocampo comes back strong for TNT after a back injury that sidelined him for almost 4 months. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

TNT survives Lastimosa's 39 to clip Blackwater in Comms Cup opener

Feb 10, 2016 - 6:21 PM

Jayson Castro knocks down the dagger 3 pointer as TNT weathers Blackwater s gallant fightback

FIRST WIN. Jayson Castro (R) leads TNT to its first win in the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup. They survive a 39-point career-high explosion by Carlo Lastimosa (L). Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

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

Weekly Gilas practices are better than nothing, says Baldwin

Nov 14, 2015 - 7:09 PM

I’m happy we have what we have we’re going to make the most out of it says Tab Baldwin as Gilas Pilipinas prepares for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifier

ALL PROGRESS IS IMPORTANT PROGRESS. Tab Baldwin is happy to keep moving forward with Gilas Pilipinas, not matter how small those steps might be. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Rosario, Tautuaa must mature quickly in De Ocampo’s absence, says Uichico

Oct 31, 2015 - 8:38 PM

Talk N Text coach Jong Uichico says Moala Tautuaa and Troy Rosario still lack decision making and some maturity

ROOKIE GROWING PAINS. Troy Rosario (L) and Moala Tautuaa (R) will have to step up following the injury of Ranidel De Ocampo. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Talk 'N Text wards off Mahindra to punch first PH Cup win

Oct 31, 2015 - 5:16 PM

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters brushed off the Mahindra Enforcers late in the fourth to claim its first victory

Ranidel De Ocampo injures back in weight-lifting session

Oct 25, 2015 - 1:43 PM

Talk N Text Tropang Texters star Ranidel de Ocampo has injured his back and is scheduled for an MRI an assistant coach tells Rappler

HURT. Ranidel De Ocampo is attended to after hurting himself while lifting weights. Photo from Chot Reyes' Twitter account

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

WATCH: De Ocampo feeds Blatche for fastbreak dunk

Oct 03, 2015 - 12:04 AM

Andray Blatche shows he can run the court pretty well at any size

BACK IN BLATCHE. Andray Blatche flushes down a dunk that shows off his speed and agility. Photo from FIBA

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Sep 29, 2015 - 6:33 PM

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WATCH: De Ocampo throws it down versus Hong Kong at FIBA Asia

Sep 24, 2015 - 12:59 PM

Hong Kong could not stop Ranidel De Ocampo from this booming dunk

Photo from FIBA

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas in wacky mood at FIBA photo shoot

Sep 23, 2015 - 2:02 AM

The Philippine national basketball team goofs around during their official photo shoot for the FIBA Asia Championship

JC Intal shows off his martial arts stance as Jayson Castro stands by. Photo from FIBA.com

Gilas begins countdown to FIBA Asia after Jones Cup

Sep 06, 2015 - 6:59 PM

With little over two weeks to go before the all important FIBA Asia Championship Gilas Pilipinas steadies itself for the test ahead

NEXT GENERATION. Moala Tautuaa and Calvin Abueva represented a new-look Gilas Pilipinas at the William Jones Cup. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas vs New Zealand - Jones Cup

Sep 04, 2015 - 11:46 AM

Live updates of the Gilas Pilipinas vs New Zealand match in the Williams Jones Cup

Korean heartbreak is nothing new for Gilas fans

Sep 01, 2015 - 10:00 AM

South Korea and basketball heartbreak go hand in hand for Filipinos

KOREAN CURSE. Gilas huddles after suffering the latest in a series of crushing losses to South Korea. Screenshot from live stream

De Ocampo searches for timing, rhythm in Gilas return

Aug 27, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Diligently observing from the sidelines during his injury Ranidel De Ocampo is up to speed in terms of the system but needs time to get his rhythm back

BACK ON THE COURT. Ranidel De Ocampo (left) relishes being back on the court for Gilas after an injury. 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

Rising Troy Rosario wants to model game after De Ocampo, Pingris

Aug 18, 2015 - 6:26 PM

Rosario is opting for a mix of both offensive and defensive prowess

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 FIBA.com

Injured De Ocampo to join Gilas in Estonia

Aug 16, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Ranidel De Ocampo was initially in doubt to join the trip due to his injury

ESTONIA-BOUND. Though still injured, Ranidel de Ocampo will fly out with Gilas Pilipinas to Estonia for training camp. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kelly Williams out of Gilas with MCL injury

Aug 05, 2015 - 5:59 PM

Ranidel de Ocampo confirms Kelly Williams will not play for Gilas Pilipinas in the upcoming FIBA Asia tournament

OUT. Kelly Williams (second from right) being helped off the court by Ranidel de Ocampo (right most) and Gilas staff after hurting his knee in practice Monday night. De Ocampo said Williams won't be joining Gilas anymore. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

De Ocampo recovering from injury before joining Gilas practice

Aug 05, 2015 - 2:39 PM

Ranidel De Ocampo will need one more week to fully recover though he will begin easing himself into training in the next few days

RECOVERING. Ranidel de Ocampo sits out Gilas Pilipinas practices as he recovers from an injury. sPhoto by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

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

De Ocampo heats up late as Texters end 4-game slide

Jun 12, 2015 - 7:08 PM

Talk N Text stops losing skid with win over Blackwater but their struggles remain

CLUTCH. Ranidel de Ocampo (left) nails 3 endgame triples to help Talk 'N Text halt its losing streak. Photo by Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Talk 'N Text comes up big in fourth to dispatch NLEX

May 26, 2015 - 10:43 PM

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters used a strong fourth quarter finish to deal the NLEX Road Warriors a 108 89 beating

Steffphon Pettigrew led the Texters with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

Talk ’N Text leans on De Ocampo to escape Alaska

May 18, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Ranidel de Ocampo hits crucial shots in the end to deal Alaska its first loss of the 2015 PBA Governors Cup

Larry Fonacier contributed 12 points as Talk 'N Text squeaked past Alaska. Photo from PBA Images

De Ocampo takes over 2nd OT, leads Talk 'N Text to title

Apr 29, 2015 - 10:29 PM

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters are back on top of the PBA after winning the Commissioner s Cup championship in game 7

Texters gain upperhand in game 1 over well-rested Painters

Apr 15, 2015 - 9:27 PM

The Talk N Text Tropang Texters maintain their winning ways fresh from the semifinals to outplay the well rested Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

Ranidel De Ocampo (R) scores 24 points, leads Talk 'N Text to a game 1 PBA Finals win against Rain or Shine. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Texters sizzle from downtown, edge closer to finals

Apr 09, 2015 - 9:20 PM

Talk N Text is one win away from booking a PBA Commissioner s Cup finals date against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters

Purefoods' Alex Mallari (R) tries to stop a speeding Jayson Castro (L). Photo by Czeasar Dancel

Talk 'N Text moves to first place with win over Globalport

Mar 01, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Ranidel De Ocampo explodes for 25 points on 6 9 3 point shooting as Talk N Text grabs ahold of solo first place in the Commissioner s Cup standings

SHOOTING SPREE. Talk 'N Text's Ranidel De Ocampo shoots the lights out with 25 points on 6/9 shooting from downtown. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Bolts take down Texters for third-straight win

Feb 04, 2015 - 9:53 PM

Meralco s 3 0 start is its best record to open a conference since entering the PBA in 2010

OLD RELIABLES. Willie Miller (R) guards Gary David (L) as he makes a move at the perimeter.

Beermen vs Texters semis: bring out the brooms

Dec 26, 2014 - 2:00 PM

The San Miguel Beermen are on the verge of sweeping the Talk N Text Tropang Texters in their best of 7 PBA PH Cup semifinals series

SHOOT FOR THE SWEEP. Arwind Santos and the rest of the Beermen will look to end their semis series vs the Tropang Texters in Game 4. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Miguel squeaks past Talk 'N Text for 3-0 series lead

Dec 23, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Ranidel de Ocampo s final attempt could ve won it for Talk N Text but his shot defended by Fajardo and Santos misses its mark

CENTER OF ATTENTION. June Mar Fajardo continues to attract the opposing team's defense creating opportunities for the rest of the Beermen. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

San Miguel crushes Talk 'N Text in game 1 win

Dec 19, 2014 - 10:00 PM

PBA MVPs Arwind Santos and June Mar Fajardo combine for 44 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Beermen

BATTLE OF THE BOARDS. Talk 'N Text's Jay Washington (L) and San Miguel's Arwind Santos (R) battle for the rebound. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Beermen vs Texters PBA semis preview

Dec 19, 2014 - 1:34 PM

Rappler s Enzo Flojo breaks down the semis match between Talk N Text and San Miguel Beer

INSIDE BATTLE. Ranidel De Ocampo (C) works at the post against the defense of PBA MVPs June Mar Fajardo (L) and Arwind Santos (R). Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images