Cagayan Rising Suns

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This article is about the men's basketball team. For the men's basketball team, see Cagayan Valley Rising Suns (volleyball). For the women's volleyball team, see Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns.
Cagayan Rising Suns
Leagues PBA Developmental League (2012)
Location Philippines
Team colors Maroon, Gold
Head coach Alvin Pua

The Cagayan Rising Suns is a basketball team owned by the family of Alvaro Antonio, the incumbent governor of the Province of Cagayan. The team is managed by daughter, Criselda Antonio-Pua (incumbent mayor of Alcala, Cagayan), and coached by her husband, Alvin Pua.

The team debuted in 2012 PBA Developmental League (PBA D-League) Foundation Cup, finishing with a disappointing 0–9 record. There were many added to their roster including Letran center Raymond Almazan and former FEU stalwart Chris Exciminiano, who still led in rebounding and scoring, respectively. Then, They had a good 2-0 start but lost to Erase XFoliant Erasers, 78–91.

On May 17, 2015, the team announced it will leave the PBA D-League after the 2015 Foundation Cup, following the lifetime ban imposed on coach Alvin Pua.[1] The ban on Pua was imposed after his attack on referee Benjie Montero during the team’s game against Livermarin on May 13, 2015. Pua was also fined 500,000 pesos. Team manager Frederic Collado was also fined 20,000 pesos for his critical comments. [2][3]

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