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A Crazy NCAA Basketball Fight Broke Out In The Philippines With A Player Sucker Punching Everyone He Saw

Well I never knew there was a NCAA Philippines that is in no shape or form related in any way to the USA NCAA. 

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)[m 1] is an athletics association of ten private colleges and universities in Metro Manila, Philippines. Established in 1924, it is the oldest collegiate athletic association in the country.[2] The Philippine NCAA is not affiliated with the NCAA of the United States.

Its current members are Arellano University, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde, Emilio Aguinaldo College, José Rizal University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Mapúa University, San Beda University, San Sebastian College – Recoletos, and the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA.

But apparently, a "fight" broke out that caused the game to be ended prematurely. Now, this looked more like a guy running around sucker-punching players on the opposite team than an actual fight. He took a huge head start while everyone else was staring at the other bench and just started throwing haymakers. 

Apparently, this is not even the first time this guy has started throwing hands at a game. 

I am still gathering information on what set off this fight but all I really have so far is that this guy was sucker-punching everyone and took that one kid out badly.

The only thing I knew about Filipino basketball before this was Manny Pacquaio liked to play in their pro leagues and occasionally gave us highlights like this.

I guess boxers wanna be ballers and ballers wanna be boxers over there. 

Also, why is it the Philippines but the people are called Filipino? Why the Ph to the F? It's confusing. I looked up the reason and it's pretty complicated.


The people of the Philippines are called Filipinos. Why not Philippinos?

  • The reason probably has something to do with the origin of the term Filipino. Whereas the islands have had the Spanish name Islas Filipinas ever since the 1540s, and this was obviously anglicized to Philippine Islands at an early date, the term Filipino was not used to describe the inhabitants until quite recently. It was first used for themselves in the 1880s by the urbanized rich of Spanish descent who were born in the islands ("principales") and the "creoles", who had less status than those born in Spain ("Peninsulares"). The indigenous inhabitants were termed "Indios" by the colonial elite. Filipino nationalism grew originally amongst the "ilustrados", "principales" and "creoles". Only with some reluctance, and largely as a result of the activities of working-class nationalists such as Andres Bonifacio in the 1890s, were the "Indios" included in the nationalist movement, and by the time of the insurrection of 1898 the term Filipino had come to be applied to all the inhabitants of the islands. The term would have become current in English through the Americans, who betrayed the Filipino revolution of 1898 and established their own colonial rule, but co-opted the 'Filipino' elite into the colonial system, promoting it through a policy of 'Filipinization'.

    Philip Bowler, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • The name of the islands goes back to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century, and hence there was time for the anglicisation of the spelling. The term 'Filipino' only goes back to the late 19th century, and the original spelling was perhaps kept because of its political connotation.

You really do learn something new every day. Now I know there is an NCAA in the Phillippines and why Filipinos starts with F all because a dude started sucker punching people during a basketball game. Hope everyone's okay over there.