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Santillan follows Pasaol, postpones PBA draft plans for Chooks 3x3

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Santi Santillan withdraws his name from this year's PBA rookie class to remain with Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3

STAYING IN 3X3. Santi Santillan joins Alvin Pasaol in pursuing the country's 3x3 basketball Olympic bid. Photo from release

Chooks 3x3 final leg vaults PH to Olympic cutoff

Jul 29, 2019 - 10:43 PM

The country rises to No. 24 in the world rankings, fortifying its bid to at least earn an invite to the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

GETTING CLOSER. The Philippines just needs to maintain its ranking to clinch a spot in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Franky Johnson sinks million-peso shot in cardiac Chooks 3x3 finals

Jul 27, 2019 - 7:17 PM

Basilan outlasts Balanga in a thrilling finale to bag the 3x3 crown and the P1 million prize

THRILL. Basilan celebrates as Franky Johnson (center) hits the game-winner. Photo release

Wilkins-Balanga Pure crowned new 3x3 champs

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Alvin Pasaol and Balanga flourish in the final round against the Pasig Kings with the return of key cog Santi Santillan

CHAMPS. Alvin Pasaol and Balanga conquer the fourth leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


World no. 15 Delhi drops Basilan in thrilling 3x3 leg final

Jun 23, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Top Philippine bet Basilan bows to the Indian squad by just a point in the title match

CLUTCH. Delhi celebrates after world No. 62 Kiran Shastri (right) knocks in the game winner. Photo release

NCAA stalwarts Ola, Eze all set for 3x3 debut

Jun 22, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Teams reload as the second leg of the 3x3 Patriot's Cup gets going

BIG BOOST. San Beda’s Ola Adeogun and Perpetual’s Prince Eze hope to bring their winning form in 3x3 action. Photo release

Pasig rules 1st leg of 2019 Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Patriot's Cup

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Taylor Statham powers Pasig past Phenom-Basilan Steel, who had a dream start to the tournament

TOP TEAM. Pasig remains to be the country's top 3x3 basketball team as it edges out Phenom-Basilan Steel in the Final of the 2019 Patriot's Cup 1st leg. Photo from release

Foreign players to intensify Chooks 3x3 Patriot's Cup

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Two foreign guest teams will be competing the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Patriot's Cup

INTENSE COMPETITION. World No. 14 VetHealth-Delhi 3BL will be one of two foreign guest teams for the Patriot's Cup. Photo from release

Chooks 3x3 fields country's best for Moscow Challenger

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:05 PM

World No. 24 Pasig aims to bounce back from its winless 2019 Kunshan Challenger campaign

BEST IN PH. Chooks-to-Go is fielding a strong lineup for the upcoming World Cup. Photo from release

Pasig Chooks eliminated early in Kunshan Challengers 2019

May 19, 2019 - 11:37 PM

The Philippine squad suffers back-to-back losses to Russian club Sosnovy Bor and Serbian team Liman

BOUNCE BACK. Joshua Munzon and Pasig Chooks can still come back from the early exit in other 3x3 tournaments. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


FIBA 3x3: Pasig, Liman set to cross paths anew

May 17, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Pasig fields an all-Filipino lineup in the FIBA 3x3 Kunshan Challenger as injuries sideline the team's imports

DUTY CALLS. Troy Rike (left) returns to action for the Pasig Chooks 3x3 squad. Photo release

Bataan books 3x3 World Tour berth despite Super Quest blunder

Apr 07, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Just a point away from victory, Bataan suffers from a late-game meltdown as Tokyo captures the 3x3 crown

SO CLOSE. Alvin Pasaol (right) and the Bataan Risers absorb a heartbreaking loss to Tokyo Dime in the finals. Photo release

PH teams Pasig, Bataan clinch Chooks 3x3 Super Quest playoffs

Apr 06, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Pasig Grindhouse and Bataan finish in the top 2 of their respective groups to advance to the next round of 3x3 basketball action

SENSATIONAL. Fil-Am forward Taylor Statham drops 10 points to lift Pasig Grindhouse to the playoff round. Photo release

2 PH teams vie for 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest crown

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The Pasig Grindhouse Kings and 1Bataan Risers mix it up with top 3x3 Asian basketball club teams

ALL SET. Alvin Pasaol’s 1Bataan Risers and Taylor Statham’s Pasig Grindhouse Kings believe they’re ready to lead the Philippines’ 3x3 campaign. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Munzon raring for international play in Chooks 3X3 Super Quest

Apr 01, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Filipino-American guard Joshua Munzon will represent the Philippines in the Asia-Pacific Super Quest, where top 3X3 countries Mongolia and China will also see action

BIG DREAMS. Joshua Munzon says the ultimate goal for the Philippines is to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Pasig routs rival Bataan to bag 3x3 crown, P1 million prize

Mar 31, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Joshua Munzon powers Pasig Grindhouse to the inaugural crown of the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 basketball tournament

TOP RANKED. Pasig stalwart Joshua Munzon cops the tournament’s best player plum. Photo release

Taylor Statham wills Pasig to FIBA 3x3 World Tour Doha

Mar 31, 2019 - 3:46 PM

The Pasig Grindhouse Kings earn the right to represent the Philippines in the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in Doha

SEMIS SHOWDOWN. Taylor Statham’s Pasig Grindhouse Kings slip past Mac Cardona’s San Juan Knights in a grueling semis encounter. Photo release

Pasig, Bataan tinker squads for P1M, 3x3 World Tour spots

Mar 30, 2019 - 6:21 PM

League-leading Pasig targets a top 3 finish in the final leg to bag the P1 million prize and book a ticket to the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour

SIDELINED. Former PBA player Dylan Ababou will watch Pasig Grindhouse from the sidelines as he nurses a right calf injury prior to the Chooks 3x3 grand finals. Photo release

FIBA 3x3 World Tour berth up for grabs in President's Cup

Mar 09, 2019 - 4:53 PM

The champion of the 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President's Cup gets to represent the Philippines in the biggest 3x3 club tournament in the world

ON TOP. Alvin Pasaol and the Bataan Risers hold the inside track after winning two of the first 3 legs. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Tables turned: Debuting Gerald Anderson 'starstruck' with 3x3 players

Mar 03, 2019 - 10:50 AM

'It’s very surreal that I was able to play in this level,' says actor Gerald Anderson, who saw action in the Chooks 3x3 basketball league

SHOWSTOPPER. Gerald Anderson (right) delivers as his Marikina squad upsets the Bataan squad of former Ateneo standout Anton Asistio in the elimination round. Photo release

Bataan seizes Chooks 3x3 3rd leg crown from top rival Pasig

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:38 PM

Powered by UAAP standouts, Bataan captures its second leg championship in the 3x3 basketball tournament

CHAMPS AGAIN. Alvin Pasaol and the Bataan Risers regain the upperhand in its brewing rivalry against the Pasig Grindhouse Kings. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Revenge-minded Pasig drops Bataan to top Chooks 3x3 2nd leg

Feb 24, 2019 - 5:47 PM

A Fil-Am crew led by Taylor Statham outlasts the UAAP star core of Bataan in the title round

GETTING EVEN. Taylor Statham and the Pasig Grindhouse Kings avoid another upset loss against against Santi Santillan and Bataan Risers.Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Bataan rules Chooks 3x3 league kickoff

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The Risers capture the 3x3 basketball first-leg crown behind UAAP stars Alvin Pasaol, Sean Manganti, Santi Santillan and Anton Asistio

RIVALS TURNED TEAMMATES. These UAAP standouts prove to click as (from left) Adamson's Sean Managanti, La Salle's Santi Santillan, UE's Alvin Pasaol and Ateneo's Anton Asistio bag the 3x3 crown. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Marikina reserves 3x3 slot for Gerald Anderson

Feb 16, 2019 - 11:41 AM

With or without the celebrity baller, the Marikina Shoemasters hope to bank on their experience in the 3x3 basketball circuit

KEY ADDITION. The Marikina Shoemasters hope MPBL standout Gerald Anderson can boost their 3x3 campaign. Photo release

PBA legend Dondon Hontiveros set to coach 3x3 Cebu team

Feb 15, 2019 - 1:22 PM

Top Cebuano ballers look to make a splash in the 3x3 basketball President's Cup

PRIDE. Dondon Hontiveros (left), here with Chooks president Ronald Mascariñas, says it will be all about pride as he tries to steer the Cebu team to the 3x3 crown. Photo release

LOOK: Paul Desiderio gets his own Chooks-to-go branch

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:12 PM

Despite not winning the UAAP championship, Chooks-to-Go gifts Paul Desiderio a franchise

REWARD. Chooks-to-Go still awards Paul Desiderio his very own branch that will be with him for the rest of his life. Photo from release

SBP, Chooks await FIBA confirmation for record-setting 3X3 tourney

Jan 14, 2019 - 3:58 PM

The two-day event is set to shatter the FIBA record of most participants in a 3x3 under-18 tournament

SHATTERED. Chooks-to-Go and SBP now await FIBA confirmation for the world record of most number of participants in a 3X3 tournament. (L-R) Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio, Chooks-to-Go President Ronald Mascarinas, SMS Girlstown Sister Eva Aringo, SM, Ateneo's Thirdy Ravena, UP's Kobe Paras, Batang Gilas team manager Andrew Teh and SMS Athletic Director Van Parmis. Photo from release

Chooks-SBP 3x3 tournament shatters FIBA world records

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:33 PM

The Philippines sets records for most kids playing in a 3x3 basketball game and the most number of simultaneous U18 games played

SBP, Chooks all set to break 3x3 record

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The Philippines aims to shatter the world record for most number of participants in a FIBA 3x3 basketball tournament

AMBASSADOR. Former 3x3 youth team players Kobe Paras, flanked by SBP executive director Sonny Barrios (right) and Chooks-to-Go president Ronald Mascariñas, hopes to inspire more kids to try the sport. Photo release

Collegiate stars join 2019 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 President's Cup

Jan 08, 2019 - 9:21 PM

UE stalwart Alvin Pasaol, two-time UAAP champions Anton Asistio, and Kib Montalbo banner the country's first-ever 3x3 league

FIREPOWER. Alvin Pasaol looks to continue his scoring prowess on the 3x3 court. Photo from release

Chooks-to-Go 3x3 league boosts PH bid for Olympic berth

Dec 21, 2018 - 11:15 PM

The Philippines' inaugural 3x3 league will help the country accumulate much-needed points to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

FIRST-EVER. League commissioner Eric Altamirano dreams of the Philippines qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics 3x3 event. Photo from release

Brawl-breaker Troy Rike inspires Gilas patron to pay it forward

Jul 05, 2018 - 1:12 PM

A Philippine basketball team sponsor doubles Troy Rike's donation to Philippine and Australian charities

ROLE MODEL. Chooks-to-Go president Ronald Mascariñas (left) says Gilas cadet player Troy Rike shows maturity beyond his years. Photo from Chooks-to-Go

Alyssa Valdez, PVL national team players await go signal to play for rival PSL

Jun 13, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team plans to see action in the PSL invitational conference to prepare for the 2018 Asian Games

PHENOM. Alyssa Valdez is one of the PVL players named to the 20-woman national team pool. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ramdin delivers for Generika-Ayala in Super Liga

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:54 PM

The Lifesavers end the first round with a 2-5 win-loss record

PRIZE FIND. Darlene Ramdin makes a difference for Generika-Ayala. Photo by PSL

Generika-Ayala uses 5-setter to quash stubborn Smart in PSL

Mar 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Darlene Ramdin makes sure Lifesavers snatch their first win

POWER MOVE. Sanja Tribunovic of Smart defies the defense put up by Marlyn Llagoso and April Rose Hingpit of Generika-Ayala. Photo by PSL Images

NBTC 24 Week 2: Eaglet SJ Belangel catapults to top 3

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:28 PM

SJ Belangel leapfrogs Will Gozum in the rankings

TOP 3. SJ Belangel leaps from top 5 to top 3 in the second week of the NBTC rankings. Photo from Twitter (@sjbelangel)

Foton, Petron kick off 2017 Chooks-to-Go PSL Grand Prix

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:38 PM

PSL action will commence on Saturday, October 21

9 TEAM RECORD. The 2017 Chooks-to-Go PSL Grand Prix will the biggest one to date. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

Chooks to Go Pilipinas trounces Thailand, finishes 5th in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 30, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Isaiah Austin saves the best for last as he registers 37 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks

FIFTH PLACE. Chooks to Go finishes the FIBA Asia Champions Cup in fifth place. Photo from FIBA.com

Chooks to Go Pilipinas destroys Dubai, sets up Thailand rematch for 5th place

Sep 29, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The Philippines can now fall no further than sixth place

EASY WIN. LA Revilla had a perfect game in the win over Dubai, scoring 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting. Photo from FIBA.com

Blatche on not suiting up against Chooks to Go: 'I can’t play against my Filipino people'

Sep 29, 2017 - 2:53 PM

Andray Blatche chose flag before club in sitting out China Kashgar's game against Chooks to Go Pilipinas

KUYA ANDRAY. Andray Blatche opted to sit out the game rather than help his Chinese club defeat the Philippine team. Photo from FIBA.com

Blatche-less China eliminates Chooks to Go Pilipinas from contention

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:12 PM

China Kashgar, playing without Gilas big man Andray Blatche, cruise to an 86-70 win in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup quarterfinals

OUSTED. Chooks to Go Pilipinas will play for fifth place on Friday after losing to China Kashgar. Photo from FIBA.com

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs China - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Quarterfinals

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Tune in for live updates on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA ACC match-up vs China Kashgar on Thursday, 7:30 pm

Petrochimi blows out Chooks-to-Go in their last elimination round game

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:41 PM

Chooks-to-Go ends the game with a 19-point deficit

BLOW OUT. Iran walks away with the victory and stands on top of Group A. Photo from FIBA Basketball

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iran - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 25, 2017 - 4:03 PM

Follow Rappler for live updates on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA ACC match-up vs Iran's Petrochimi on Tuesday, 9:45 pm

Carl Bryan Cruz white-hot from three, lifts Chooks to Go Pilipinas over Thailand

Sep 24, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Chooks-to-Go Philippines holds a 2-1 record in the league

STELLAR. Carl Bryan Cruz provides 26 points on a stellar 8/11 clip from three. Photo from FIBA Basketball

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Thailand - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:47 PM

Follow Rappler for live updates on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA ACC match-up vs Thailand's Mono Vampire Basketball Club on Sunday, 2:30 pm

Chooks to Go Pilipinas falls to Palestine in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:57 PM

The Philippine team fails to recreate last night's magic, falling to Sareyyet Ramallah.

FALLING SHORT. Isaiah Austin added 13 points, 8 rebounds and two blocks but was seen limping to the locker room at halftime. File photo by Bounty Sports

'Sorriest team I ever played against': Netizens rage after Astana import bashes PH team

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:47 PM

BC Astana import Justin Carter didn't exactly endear himself to basketball fans in the Philippines.

LOW BLOW. Justin Carter calls Chooks to Go the 'sorriest team' he'd ever played against, but it was Carter who shot 3-of-21 from the field. Photo from Carter's Facebook

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Palestine - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 23, 2017 - 12:08 AM

Follow Rappler’s blog for live updates on the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA Asia Champions Cup match-up vs Palestine's Sareyyet Ramallah on Saturday, 4:45 pm

Ravena, Austin lead Chooks to Go comeback over Kazakhstan in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Team Philippines opens up the tournament with a 73-65 win over BC Astana.

STRONG START. Isaiah Austin posts a double-double of 17 points, 18 rebounds and 6 huge blocks in the win while Kiefer Ravena led the team in scoring with 22 points. File photo from Czeasar Dancel/Rappler