Monday, July 6, 2015

On behalf of Filipino-American Basketball Association (FABA) of Metropolitan DC, Inc. family, we would like to thank, first and foremost, our Almighty God for giving us the privilege to host the 1st Philippine Athletic Sports Association (PASA) Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments this Independence Day weekend (July 4 &5).  These tournaments were established to promote unity among the Filipino-American community in North America through the game that we all love:  BASKETBALL and VOLLEYBALL. We are grateful for the trust that PASA has given us and hope we were able to fulfill their expectations.

We would also like to thank the PASA City Directors, all the coaches, players, team managers, friends and relatives who came to the just concluded tournament in Washington DC at NEW 24 FITNESS in District Heights, Maryland.

We highly commend the organizations of the different participating/competing cities for achieving a sense of unity through athletic development; their involvement in this demanding and challenging tasks towards the promotion of sportsmanship and healthy competition through basketball/volleyball among Filipino American community.

Each year, there are more teams of children, young adults and adults who are willing to sacrifice their time and best efforts and honor to represent their respective cities. We know that everyone will play the game fairly and compete as hard as they can. We believe everyone show the spirit of sportsmanship, unity and camaraderie among each other for everyone to enjoy this highly competitive and rewarding event that we all experience.

During this tournament, there were disappointments, winners and losers; we should however always remember that this part of our daily lives. It is nice to win but winning is not everything; it is what we learned from that we make us all WINNERS!!!

Special thanks to all our sponsors, donors, supporters and volunteers that made this tournament a success.

We truly hope that all of you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your visit to the “Most Powerful City of the World – Washington DC”.




On behalf of FABA of Metro DC, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for making FABA’s 2014 Holiday Party a memorable one and thank everyone for joining us during this glorious celebration. This would not have been possible without the support from FABA’s new and longtime dedicated volunteers, supporters, players, coaches and friends.

We would like to acknowledge the following sponsors, without their generosity we would not have been able to provide the exciting gifts for the kids and prizes.  Special thank you to the performers and emcees. 

Chasin’s Tails Restaurant for donating the $100.00 gift certificate for the 4th prize winner of the Raffle Ticket Fundraising Campaign
Tita Sonia Obcemea and MBOA for cash donations
Art and Grace Caliguiran for the delicious cake and we apologized for those who didn’t get a piece, but it was really good!
Maya Olson and Family for sharing her beautiful voice
Gigi Magno Bretana, for reliving the all-time favorite Filipino love song
June Dela Riarte aka Santa Claus and we know it was no joke to act like one and he sure did an outstanding job playing Santa Claus.
Lea Anson Cuevas for a wonderful introduction and always a class act.
Bo Asinero for capturing the moments and please watch out on FABA page in facebook for pictures
DJ Christian Asinero for rocking the house
And last but not the least, our emcee, Merwynn Pagdanganan, FABA Chief Technical Officer and Chief Executive Officer of M & M Productions. He also provided the photo booth which was one of the highlights of the evening with the assistance of June Dela Riarte aka Santa Claus.

Thank you!

Please enjoy the most exciting and wonderful time of the year and be careful at all times.

Happy Holidays to All!
FABA of Metro DC

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


As 2013 is about to end, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you who continued to support FABA.  This year is our 13th year in existence and it was special in its own right.  It has been a blessing to have all of you to be a part of FABA's family.

2013 is the most hectic, but a very satisfying year we have experienced and we would like to share what we have achieved.

FABA hosted the 1st Filipino Heritage Night during the NBA game at Verizon Center early this year.  We heard DMV-based Ms. Kriskaitlin Zabala rendering the Star Spangled Banner in front of a sellout crowd inside Verizon Center, as well as the Migrant Heritage Commission’s “Tinikling Dancers” who wowed the 20K in attendance during the halftime show of the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks match.

We saw our youth league blossomed in its 2nd year after a 3 year absence. A lot of young athletes came and developed their skills on the court. We saw the 8th time AABC Champion District Bullets (the most dominant team ever in FABA’s history) dominance ended in the hands of Deausen Group, the eventual Spring Champion.  Shockers winning the 3rd Men’s OPEN 5’11/U division championship back to back in the expense of the inaugural champion, Decepticons.

This summer, FABA hosted the FBA- NA Inter City Tournament in the heart of Washington DC inside Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and NEW 24 Fitness for the 2nd time.  We are honored to host this once-a-year most prestigious and competitive All-Filipino Tournament in this side of the States.  It also marked the first time a Hotel Ballroom was transformed into 4 regulation-size courts in the eastern seaboard and we are very proud of that accomplishment. The task was monumental and we could not have done it without everyone's help and support.  The “BAYANIHAN” spirit was in full display as various Fil-Am organizations in our area came together to volunteer in this event.

Then, the just concluded Fall Youth League.  We knew it will be a challenge but we have surpassed the task and ended in a big positive way.  Our AABC Fall Adult League got push aside to make way for our Youth, as we encountered gym cancellations due to wintry weather and school closings.  We apologize to all the AABC participating teams for the inconveniences it may cause but we will try our best to make it up for you.  Thank you for your understanding.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants of our leagues and tournaments. It is not all about winning that matter most to us; it is the way we conduct ourselves on and off the court is what make us all winners. 

Finally, let us not forget our friends and families that were devastated by the recent tragedies in the Philippines.  FABA has raised funds through ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. – Sagip Kapamilya and volunteered in local relief centers.  We are still accepting monetary donation for the rebuilding of distressed communities in those affected areas.  We fervently pray that they overcome all their trials and sufferings.
It has been an amazing year and as we close 2013, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!

We feel so blessed and we thank the Almighty God for all the Blessings we received this year.


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Monday, December 9, 2013

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