Written by Kriza Cawan, MPES/ Founder Triple Threat Manila
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite 2people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.” Nelson Mandela
The very words of Nelson Mandela summarizes “MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3x3 Para sa Marawi” an official 3x3 FIBA-endorsed event, organized by Triple Threat Manila, which happened at the Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City last November 6, 2017 attended by over 250 people; renowned musicians and bands from the music industry like South Border, Climax, Rocksteddy, Jason Fernandez, Aikee, Davey Langit, Nyoy Volante, The Juans and Mike Swift, spectators, and event partners, to help our brothers and sisters who are internally displaced rebuild Marawi through Alagang Kapatid Foundation.
MusiKARAMAY, founded by Stanley Seludo is a community of people in the music industry which aims to create a new league of real life superheroes by using their talents as musicians in bringing difference to people’s lives. MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3x3 Para sa Marawi creates its mark by using the platform of sport to relive the spirit of modern “bayanihan”.
The tip-off was graced by Danny Seigle, professional PBA player together with the founder of MusiKARAMAY to start the event. Additionally, Kriza Cawan, founder of Triple Threat Manila, the 3x3 Basketball specialist, expounds the benefit of having this event FIBA-endorsed would mean raising the Philippine Ranking on 3x3 World Map. It was followed by the welcome remarks of Paulo Legaspi, President and CEO of Healthwell Nutraceuticals Inc., one of the major partners to bring this event into fruition. He starts with admiring the cause, most especially believing on the people behind the event. Menchie Silvestre also spoke about the partnership of MusiKARAMAY and Alagang Kapatid Foundation leading the crowd to unanimous solidarity chant of “Bangon Marawi”.
The teams who became part of this momentous event were:
Pool A: Escalera, Globe Musikaramay, MOF, and Radyo5,
Pool B: AOC/Philips, Cross, Globe Merchandising, and HSM
Pool C: Kosa, Mucho, SB and Three Deep
Pool D: Byaheng Langit, Globe Climax, Puwetmalu, and Suplados
Pool E: Kaloob, Nyoy Volante, Thunders, and Warner Brothers
Pool F: Ding Santos, Rocksteddy, Studio Z, and The Juans
Pool G: Office of Sen. Angara, PhilHealth, Royal MNL Athletics, and Royal MNL Fitness
The side events of the tournament brought the house down as Globe 3-point shoot-out and the Kambi Slam Dunk Contest powered by Wilson started. The lowered-rim slam dunk edition being the highlight of the tournament was made more exciting being judged by icons in the basketball industry like Coach Pido Jarencio, former PBA professional player, Coach Richard del Rosario, assistant coach of Ginebra Kings, Mac Baracael and Bradwyn Guinto, professional players in the PBA.
Jergen Millena bagged the Globe 3-point shoot-out title, meanwhile Roy Cayanan reigned as the Champion of Kambi Slam Dunk Contest.
During the Quarter Finals, Byaheng Langit and Warner battle to advance to compete Globe Musikaramay, meanwhile in SB and The Juans battle to advance against the winning team between Cross and Royal MNL Fitness. During the Semi-Final Round, Globe Musikaramay won over Warner Brothers allowing them to advance to Championship Match against Royal MNL Fitness who won against SB during Semi-Final Round.
Royal MNL Fitness dominated the 1st Musikaramay Basketball 3x3 Para sa Marawi Champion Title winning against 2nd Place Globe Musikaramay with the 3-point difference. On another side of the tournament, SB defeats Warner Brothers during the battle for 3rd place.
Stanley Seludo was awarded as Musician’s MVP garnering 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 assist. And the Tournament MVP title was brought home by Roy Cayanan finishing with astonishing 45 points, 15 rebounds and 1 assist.
One of the musician players, Matt Villanueva said “What I like most is that we helped our brothers and sisters in Marawi at the same time we did enjoy the camaraderie [among participants]”.
Additionally the event organizers would like to send their heartfelt gratitude and support to their partners for making the MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3x3 Para sa Marawi a success, this event is co-presented by Globe, the office of Senator Angara, thru the support of City Mayor Tony Calixto, Vice Mayor Boyet del Rosario, Congresswoman Emi-Calixto Rubiano, Councilor Ding Santos and the members of Sangguniang Panlunsod.
In partnership with, Royal MNL, GlutaMAXMen, Meister Philippines, Philips Monitors, AOC Monitor, Rakista Radio and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
In cooperation with OPM - Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-Aawit, AMP (Asosasyon ng Musikong Pilipino), TV5, Radyo Singko, 92.3 News FM, MYX Philippines, InqPOP, INQUIRER.net, Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin Sports, Powcast.net, Billboard Philippines, Audiophile Components, PAGCOR, Wilson Sports PH, and Kambi Rallos
Supported by Frappe La Rue Philippines, Converga Asia, Inc., STUDIO Z AUDIO PRODUCTIONS AND RECORDING STUDIOS, Nice Day Coffee, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Royal Thee Bed & Breakfast Thai and Filipino Cuisine, Foldable Kahon by KahoniStan, Starmobile, The Beach Bar, Motech San Joaquin, DWDD Katropa Radio, GG Network, HWM Philippines, Speed Magazine, Techbeat Philippines, and Crib Audio Systems.
MusiKARAMAY aims to launch MusiKARAMAY Basketball 3x3 Para sa Marawi, Season 2 few months from now. “It will be a long rebuilding process for Marawi City, so we intend to raise more funds for them from here on and in the coming years”, Stanley Seludo said.
You may catch the post-event highlights here: