Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League

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Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL)
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2023 MPBL season
Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League 2022.png
FoundedAugust 29, 2017; 5 years ago (2017-08-29)
FounderManny Pacquiao
Inaugural season2018
COOZaldy Realubit
CommissionerKenneth Duremdes
MottoAng Liga Ng Bawat Pilipino
(The League of Every Filipino)
No. of teams29
HeadquartersPasig, Philippines
ContinentFIBA Asia (Asia)
Most recent
Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards
(1st title)
Most titles4 teams
(1 title each)
TV partner(s)One Sports
One PH
Cignal TV
Media Pilipinas TV

The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is a men's professional developmental basketball league in the Philippines consisting of 29 teams.

The league was launched on August 29, 2017 by Manny Pacquiao, originally as a semi-professional league.[1][2] According to Pacquiao, the league is not intended to be a competitor to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), the country's top professional basketball league. The MPBL was intended to feature both the regional commercial and barangay-level league, with teams on the commercial side to have a home locality in addition to a corporate sponsor.[3] The league was given professional status on December 9, 2022.[4]

Five different teams have won the league championship, with the Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards being the current defending champions, beating the Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines 3-1 in the 2022 MPBL Finals.


First seasons (2018–2021)[edit]

During its first year, the league hosted teams from Luzon with future plans to expand to accommodate teams based in Visayas and Mindanao like the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association. It was planned that an expanded MPBL will have two conferences, North and South, where the best teams from both divisions will face in the finals similar to the format of the National Basketball Association of the United States.[3]

The league was planned to start as early as September 23, 2017 with at least six teams.[5] A pre-season was held with the Bulacan Kuyas finishing as champions.[6]

The MPBL began its first season on January 25, 2018, and included ten teams, all based in Luzon.[7] In the opening game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the Parañaque Patriots secured a 70–60 victory over the Caloocan Supremos.[8] The Batangas City Athletics were crowned as the league's inaugural champions when they defeated the Muntinlupa Cagers in the 2018 MPBL Finals.

For the 2018–19 season, the MPBL had expanded to 26 teams, adding 16 expansion teams to the league. After ten expansion teams from Luzon were admitted into the league, it closed its doors so that it could leave room for future Visayas and Mindanao teams.[9] This drastic increase led to the addition of the aforementioned North and South Divisions. The league also placed roster restrictions on teams, only allowing one Filipino-foreigner and up to five ex-professional players.[10] The San Juan Knights then became the 2019 champions, beating the Davao Occidental Tigers.

The 2019–20 season featured a record-high 31 teams participating in the league, adding six expansion teams. Roster restrictions were also relaxed, allowing more Filipino-foreigners and ex-professional players to play in the league.[11] In December 2019, Chooks-to-Go of Bounty Agro Ventures became the title sponsor of the league under a five-year deal.[12] The season was postponed on March 12, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, after the second game of the Divisional Finals. Nearly one year later, the league resumed play for the final games of the playoffs on March 10, 2021 through a bubble in Subic.[13] The Davao Occidental beat the San Juan Knights in a rematch of last season's Finals to become the 2020 champions. Because of the long delay, the 2020–21 season was cancelled altogether.[14] In October 2021, Chooks-to-Go took over the operations of the league.[12]

Professional league (2021–present)[edit]

On November 9, 2021, it was announced that the MPBL will turn into a professional league. On December 9, 2021, the MPBL was granted professional status by the Games and Amusements Board.[4] The league also signed a partnership with sports betting platform OKBet to server as their title sponsor.[15]

For the 2021 Invitational, the league's first preseason tournament, it was announced that all roster restrictions would be lifted.[16][17] In the 2021 Invitational, the Basilan Jumbo Plastic became tournament's champions and also won a prize pot of two million pesos.

This is followed by the 2022 season, which featured 22 teams. The season marked a new sponsorship with sports betting platform OKBet. On October 10, 2022, Kyt Jimenez of the Sarangani Marlins became the first player in league history to record a quadruple-double.[18] The Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards went undefeated in the regular season and subsequently became the 2022 champions, winning against the Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines.

The 2023 season features 29 teams, including two expansion teams.[19] The 2023 Preseason Invitational was held in General Santos featuring eight teams, among those teams is the first guest team in the league, Bulalakaw.[20] The Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines won the preseason tournament, beating the Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards. In May 2023, the Junior MPBL was established, which will consist of under-14, under-16, and under-18 divisions. On June 3, 2023, Jeff Viernes of the Sarangani Marlins recorded the league's first 50-point game.[21]


Team formation[edit]

There is no draft held during the off-season, instead, teams acquire their players through the signing of contracts. However, there are roster restrictions that each team must follow:

  • All local players are eligible to play in the league – naturally-born Filipino citizens.
  • Each team must have at least three homegrown players on the roster – local players who are native to their team's home locality.[22]
  • Each team is limited to two Filipino-foreigners, but only one can play at a time – Filipinos of foreign descent; must be a holder of a Philippine passport. A height limit of 6'5" (1.95 m) is imposed.[11]
  • Each team is limited to seven ex-professional players, but only five can play at a time – players with prior participation in other professional leagues, such as the PBA and ABL.[11][23]

Season format[edit]

The league uses the standard FIBA rules for all of its games.

Before the regular season begins, an invitational tournament is held as part of the pre-season. In the group stage, the participating teams are divided into multiple groups, where each team will play against their group opponents once. The top two teams of each group advance to a single-elimination playoff tournament, with cash prizes awaiting the top teams.

The regular season uses a single-round robin format, much like the PBA, where each team plays against all of the other teams once. In each gameday, a series of games is played in a team's homecourt, but not all games feature the host team, making them neutral-site games. Three games are usually played in each gameday, with the final game often featuring the host team. In each division, the top eight teams by winning percentage advance to the playoffs and are seeded into a single-elimination bracket. The first three rounds (First Round, Division Semifinals, and Division Finals) are played in a best-of-three series, while the National Finals is played in a best-of-five series.


During the off-season, teams submit their commitments to compete in the league, including potential expansion teams. Teams are usually owned by their respective local governments and backed by team sponsors. Team names change often in the league, even mid-season. These often come as a result of sponsorship changes within teams.

During its first season in 2018, the MPBL had ten teams entering the league, all based in Luzon. Since then, it has expanded into Visayas and Mindanao. In the 2023 season, there are 29 teams participating in the league, including two expansion teams in Negros and Quezon.

North Division South Division

2023 teams[edit]

Team Locality Main sponsor Arena Capacity Founded Joined Head coach
North Division
Bataan Risers Balanga, Bataan Camaya Coast Bataan People's Center 4,000 2018 Ricky Dandan
Bulacan Kuyas Baliwag, Bulacan Baliwag Star Arena 5,000 2017 Jerry Codinera
Caloocan Batang Kankaloo Caloocan, Metro Manila Yanyan International Philippines, Inc. Caloocan Sports Complex 3,000 2017 Ronnie Dojillo
Makati OKBet Kings[24][25] Makati, Metro Manila OKBet Makati Coliseum 12,000 2018 Don Dulay
Manila Stars[26] Manila, Metro Manila 747 Sports San Andres Sports Complex
Paco Arena
2018 Tylon Darjuan
Marikina Shoemasters[27] Marikina, Metro Manila Marist School Gym
Marikina Sports Center
2018 Elvis Tolentino
Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards Palayan, Nueva Ecija Nueva Ecija Coliseum 3,000 2019 Jerson Cabiltes
Pampanga Giant Lanterns[28] San Fernando, Pampanga AMG3 Construction Bren Z. Guiao Sports Complex and Convention Center 3,000 2018 Dennis Pineda
Parañaque Patriots Parañaque,
Metro Manila
Okada Manila
Illo's Group
The Orange Platform
Olivarez College Coliseum 3,500 2017 Michael Saguiguit
Pasay Voyagers[29] Pasay,
Metro Manila
Cuneta Astrodome 12,000 2018 Marlon Martin
Pasig City MCW Sports[30] Pasig, Metro Manila MCW Sports Ynares Sports Arena 3,000 19981 2018 Boyet Fernandez
Quezon City Gaz N Go Quezon City, Metro Manila Gaz N Go Blue Eagle Gym
Henry Noble Gymnasium, Trinity University of Asia
JCSGO Seed Dome
2018 Weng Adina
Rizal Golden Coolers[26][31] Antipolo, Rizal PTC Foodsphere Asia Corp.
AMRC Holdings Company, Inc.
Ynares Center 7,400 2018 Jonathan Banal
San Juan Knights[32] San Juan, Metro Manila Powerball Marketing & Logistics Corporation Filoil EcoOil Centre 5,500 19991 2018 Jinggoy Estrada
Valenzuela XUR Homes Valenzuela, Metro Manila XUR Homes Realty, Inc. Bahayang Pag-asa Sports Complex N/A 2018 Eric Martinez
South Division
Bacolod City of Smiles Maskaras Bacolod, Negros Occidental La Salle Coliseum 8,000 2019 Monel Kallos
Bacoor City Strikers[33] Bacoor, Cavite Strike Gymnasium 1,500 2018 Alexander Angeles
Batangas City Embassy Chill Batangas City, Batangas Tanduay Distillers Batangas City Coliseum 4,000 2018 Cholo Villanueva
Bicol Volcanoes Bicol Region
Legazpi, Albay
Camarines Sur
Liberty Commercial Center, Inc. Albay Astrodome
Ibalong Centrum for Recreation
Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum
2019 Jason Santiago
GenSan Warriors[34] General Santos, South Cotabato Lagao Gymnasium 6,000 20052 2018 Jesus Ramon Pido
Iloilo United Royals Iloilo City, Iloilo United Coconut Planters Life Assurance Corporation University of San Agustin Gymnasium 5,000 2019 Manu Inigo
Imus SV Squad Imus, Cavite Tutok To Win Party-List Imus Sports Complex
AATF Sports Complex
2018 Jinino Manansala
Laguna Krah Asia[35] Biñan, Laguna
Santa Rosa, Laguna
Santa Cruz, Laguna
Krah Pipes Manila, Inc. Alonte Sports Arena
Santa Rosa Sports Complex
Laguna Sports Complex
2018 Nath Gregorio
Oriental Mindoro Disiplinados Oriental Mindoro Spring Fuel N/A N/A 2019 Jonathan Reyes
Muntinlupa Cagers Muntinlupa, Metro Manila Paramount Logistics, Inc. Muntinlupa Sports Center 3,000 2018 Jack Azcueta
Negros Pau Muscovados[36] Bacolod, Negros Occidental ALDRTZ Corporation La Salle Coliseum 8,000 2021 Bonnie Garcia
Quezon Huskers[36] Lucena, Quezon Quezon Convention Center 7,000 20043 2023 Eric Gonzales
Sarangani Marlins Alabel, Sarangani Sarangani Capitol Gymnasium N/A 19981 2019 John Kallos
Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines[34][37] Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur Universal Canning, Inc. Mayor Vitaliano D. Agan Coliseum 12,000 20184 Vic Ycasiano
  1. ^ The Pasig City MCW Sports, San Juan Knights and Sarangani Marlins were founded during the active years of Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA).
  2. ^ The GenSan Warriors were founded in 2005 as the GenSan MP PacMan Warriors of the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA).
  3. ^ The Quezon Huskers were founded in 2004 as the Quezon Coco Huskers of the United Regional Basketball League (URBL).
  4. ^ The Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines were founded in 2018 as part of the Zamboanga Valientes; the MPBL side was "re-launched" in 2019 due to management issues.

Former teams[edit]

Team Locality Main sponsor Arena Capacity Founded Joined Last season
Basilan Jumbo Plastic Lamitan, Basilan Jumbo Plastic Linoleum
Medical Depot
Lamitan Capitol Gym 3,000 2018 2021
Cebu Casino Ethyl Alcohol Cebu City, Cebu
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
International Pharmaceuticals Inc. USJ-R Basak Coliseum
Hoops Dome
Aznar Coliseum
2018 2019–20
Davao Occidental Tigers[38] Davao Occidental
Davao City,
Davao del Sur
United Coconut Planters Life Assurance Corporation University of Southeastern Philippines Gymnasium & Cultural Center
Rizal Memorial Colleges Petro Gazz Arena
Davao City Recreation Center
2018 2019–20
Mandaluyong El Tigre Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Pasig, Metro Manila
Dataland Jose Rizal University Gym
Ynares Sports Arena
2018 2018–19
Navotas Uni-Pak Sardines Navotas,
Metro Manila
Slord Development Corporation Navotas Sports Complex 1,000 2018 2019–20

All-time venues[edit]

Bold text indicates a current active team, or an arena used in the two most recent seasons (2022 and 2023). Italic text shows the previous names for each team.

Team Arena Image Location Capacity
Bacolod City of Smiles
Bacolod Bingo Plus
All-Star Bacolod Ballers
Bacolod Master Sardines
La Salle Coliseum La Salle Coliseum.jpg Bacolod, Negros Occidental 8,000
STI West Negros University Gymnasium 5,000
Bacoor City Strikers Strike Gymnasium Inside the City of Bacoor Sports Gymnasium at Bacoor Government Center in Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines.JPG Bacoor, Cavite 1,500
Basilan Jumbo Plastic
Basilan Steel
Lamitan Capitol Gym Lamitan City Capitol Gymnasium.jpg Lamitan, Basilan 3,000
Bataan Risers
Bataan Defenders
Bataan People's Center Balanga,Bataanjf2820 01.JPG Balanga, Bataan 4,000
Orion Sports Complex Orion, Bataan
Batangas City Embassy Chill
Batangas City Tanduay Rum Masters
Batangas City Athletics
Batangas City Sports Coliseum Batangas City, Batangas 4,000
Batangas State University Gymnasium Governor Feliciano Sanoy Leviste Memorial and Multi-Purpose Gymnasium.JPG 2,500
De La Salle Lipa SENTRUM Lipa, Batangas 1,000
Bicol Volcanoes Albay Astrodome Legazpi, Albay 5,000
Ibalong Centrum for Recreation 8,000
Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum.jpg Naga, Camarines Sur 12,000
Bulacan Kuyas Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium Malolos, Bulacan 5,000
Malolos Sports and Convention Center 2397Malolos Sports Convention Centerfvf 15.JPG
Baliwag Star Arena Landmarks Arena Baliwag, Bulacan.jpg Baliwag, Bulacan
Caloocan Batang Kankaloo
Caloocan Excellence
Caloocan Supremos
Caloocan Sports Complex 9891Caloocan City Bagumbong Deparo Landmarks 42.jpg Caloocan,
Metro Manila
Cebu Casino Ethyl Alcohol
Cebu (City) Sharks
USJ-R Basak Coliseum Recoletoscoliseum.jpg Cebu City, Cebu 4,000
Hoops Dome Hoops Dome.jpg Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu 6,500
Aznar Coliseum Cebu City, Cebu 7,000
Davao Occidental Tigers USeP Gymnasium & Cultural Center Davao City, Davao del Sur 6,000
Rizal Memorial Colleges Petro Gazz Arena 2,000
Davao City Recreation Center 2,500
RDR Gymnasium RDR Gymnasium, DNSTC.jpg Tagum, Davao del Norte N/A
GenSan Warriors Lagao Gymnasium General Santos, South Cotabato 6,000
Iloilo United Royals University of San Agustin Gymnasium Iloilo City, Iloilo 5,000
Iloilo Sports Complex 3,000
Passi City Arena Passi, Iloilo 2,000
Imus SV Squad
Imus Bandera
Imus Khaleb Shawarma
Imus Sports Complex ImusCavitejf0475 04.JPG Imus, Cavite 1,000
AATF Sports Complex 2,000
Laguna Krah Asia
Laguna/Biñan City (Krah) Heroes
Biñan City Luxxe White
Alonte Sports Arena 3632Biñan City, Laguna Barangays Landmarks 45.jpg Biñan, Laguna 6,500
Santa Rosa Sports Complex 5Santa Rosa Laguna City Proper Landmarks 40.jpg Santa Rosa, Laguna 5,700
Laguna Sports Complex Santa Cruz, Laguna 2,500
Makati OKBet Kings
Makati × MNL Kingpin
Makati FSD Blazers
Makati Super Crunch
Makati Skyscrapers
Makati Coliseum Makati, Metro Manila 12,000
Mandaluyong El Tigre Jose Rizal University Gymnasium Mandaluyong, Metro Manila 1,000
Ynares Sports Arena 0592jfPasig City Capitol Commons Sports Arena Ortigas Center Shaw Boulevardfvf 14.jpg Pasig, Metro Manila 3,000
Manila Stars San Andres Sports Complex San Andres Sports Complex (San Andres Street, Malate, Manila; 2014-10-24).jpg Manila, Metro Manila 3,000
Ninoy Aquino Stadium Ninoy Aquino Stadium.jpg 1,000
Paco Arena 6,000
Marikina Shoemasters
Marikina Shoe City
Marist School Gym Marikina, Metro Manila 2,500
Marikina Sports Center 7,000
Oriental Mindoro Disiplinados
Mindoro Tamaraws/Tams
Mindoro EOG Burlington
TBA Calapan, Oriental Mindoro TBA
Muntinlupa Cagers Muntinlupa Sports Center Muntinlupa Sports Center (Tunasan, Muntinlupa; 2015-04-28).jpg Muntinlupa, Metro Manila 3,000
Navotas Uni-Pak Sardines
Navotas Clutch
Navotas Sports Complex NavotasCityjf0230 37.JPG Navotas, Metro Manila 1,000
Negros Muscovados La Salle Coliseum La Salle Coliseum.jpg Bacolod, Negros Occidental 8,000
Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards
Nueva Ecija ForestLake
Nueva Ecija MiGuard
Araullo University Gym Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
San Leonardo Gymnasium San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija
Nueva Ecija Coliseum Palayan, Nueva Ecija 3,000
Pampanga Giant Lanterns
Pampanga Lanterns
Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center Angeles City, Pampanga 2,000
Bren Z. Guiao Sports Complex and Convention Center Brenjf.JPG San Fernando, Pampanga 3,000
Parañaque Patriots Olivarez College Coliseum Parañaque, Metro Manila 3,500
Pasay Voyagers Cuneta Astrodome Cuneta Astrodome panorama - PBA - 2016-0417 (26485021665).jpg Pasay, Metro Manila 12,000
Pasig City MCW Sports
Pasig City
Pasig Sta. Lucia Realtors
Pasig Pirates
Pasig Sports Center Pasig, Metro Manila 2,500
Ynares Sports Arena 0592jfPasig City Capitol Commons Sports Arena Ortigas Center Shaw Boulevardfvf 14.jpg 3,000
Quezon Huskers Quezon Convention Center Lucena, Quezon 7,000
Quezon City Gaz N Go
Quezon City MG
Quezon City Capitals
Blue Eagle Gym Blueeaglegymjf1999 04.JPG Quezon City, Metro Manila 7,500
Henry Noble Gymnasium, Trinity University of Asia 980
JCSGO Seed Dome 1,000
Rizal Golden Coolers
Rizal Crusaders
Ynares Center YnaresCenterjf5353 02.JPG Antipolo, Rizal 7,400
San Juan Knights Filoil EcoOil Centre Filoil Flying V Centre - Interior - 2018.jpg San Juan, Metro Manila 5,500
Sarangani Marlins
Soccsksargen Marlins
Sarangani Capitol Gymnasium Alabel, Sarangani N/A
Valenzuela XUR Homes
Valenzuela MJAS Zenith
Val City - Carga Backload Solution
Valenzuela Classic
Valenzuela Idol Cheesedogs
Valenzuela Astrodome Valenzuela, Metro Manila 3,000
Bahayang Pag-asa Sports Complex
Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines
Zamboanga Valientes
Mayor Vitaliano D. Agan Coliseum Mayor Vitaliano D. Agan (Zamboanga City) Coliseum during MPBL game.jpg Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur 12,000
(Opening ceremonies; until 2019)
Smart Araneta Coliseum
Mall of Asia Arena
Smart Araneta Coliseum - Basketball configuration - wideshot - 2016 (30183917215).jpg
Mall of Asia Arena 2019.jpg
Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Bay City, Pasay, Metro Manila
(MPBL All-Star Game; until 2020)
Mall of Asia Arena Mall of Asia Arena 2019.jpg Bay City, Pasay, Metro Manila 15,000
(2020–21 MPBL Playoffs)
Subic Bay Gymnasium Subic, Zambales 2,0001
  1. ^ During the 2020–21 MPBL Playoffs, games at the Subic Bay Gymnasium were held behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

League championships[edit]

Teams Win Loss Total Year(s) won Year(s) lost
San Juan 1 1 2 2019 2020
Davao Occidental 1 1 2 2020 2019
Nueva Ecija 1 1 2 2022 2021
Batangas City 1 0 1 2018
Basilan 1 0 1 2021
Muntinlupa 0 1 1 2018
Zamboanga 0 1 1 2022

Media coverage[edit]

Similar to the defunct Philippine Basketball League and the former Shakey's V-League prior to 2016, the MPBL employs its own in-house broadcast team for all games.


On January 11, 2018, it was announced that ABS-CBN and its sports division would be the first television broadcasters in the league.[39] These games were broadcast through S+A, Liga, and its various ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in the Philippines, while The Filipino Channel broadcast the games in international markets. Some Finals games would also be aired through the main ABS-CBN channel. In addition, Fox Sports Asia also held the broadcast rights for Monday games until the 2018–19 season. The broadcast rights were left in jeopardy when ABS-CBN's franchise was expired on May 4, 2020, which led to the dissolution of its sports division on August 31, 2020. Despite that, the network continued to broadcast games through A2Z when the 2020 playoffs resumed.

For the 2021 Invitational, the league then found new broadcast partners in IBC and TAP DMV, where the games were broadcast via the IBC channel and Tap Sports.

The current television contract with Cignal TV began in the 2022 season, where select games are broadcast through One PH and One Sports+. Beginning with the 2023 season, games are also broadcast on Media Pilipinas TV via Cignal TV.


The league broadcasts all of its games through its official Facebook, YouTube, and Kumu pages, as well as on Cignal Play and iWantTFC.


No. Commissioner Tenure
From To
1 Snow Badua August 29, 2017 November 22, 2017
2 Kenneth Duremdes November 22, 2017 incumbent

See also[edit]


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