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Liga Pilipinas is a regional basketball league in the Philippines. It is sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, the country's national basketball federation, and owned by Pinoy Basketbol, Inc. The National Basketball Conference and the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association, along with Third Force Inc., were merged to officially form the league. The league's launch is on May 31, 2008, and games started on June 18, 2008.

The league is currently headed by President/CEO Noli Eala.

Thru an agreement between Liga Pilipinas and the Philippine Basketball League, A joint tournament will be held in June 2010.The agreement was made as dry-run of a proposed "Developmental League", which was initiated by the Philippine Basketball Association, just like NBA's D-League. The tournament will be named "Tournament of the Philippines".

Tournament of the Philippines will use Liga Pilipinas' home-and-away leg format were all 9 teams will be involved, 3 from the Philippine Basketball League and 6 from Liga Pilipinas.

Tournament of the Philippines has started June 9, 2010 and ended on September 13 with M.Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos became the 1st(and last) TOP champions by defeating Misamis Oriental Meteors, 3-2.

After the tournament,merger talks between the 2 leagues went sour and was put off for good.

Liga Pilipinas will resume sometime by 2011.

Teams

  • Trace-Laguna Stallions
  • Smart-Pampanga Buddies
  • Quezon Red Oilers
  • Taguig Batang Global
  • EKB-Apayao Rapids
  • M.Lhuillier-Cebu Niños
  • Mandaue-Cebu Landmasters
  • Misamis Oriental Meteors
  • MP-Gensan Warriors
  • Zamboanga Uno Latinos

Tournament of the Philippines Teams

2010 TOP Leg Winners

1st Leg: M.Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos

  • Host Team: Agri Nurture Inc.-FCA
  • Teams in Leg: Treston-Laguna Stallions, Ascof Lagundi Natural Cough Busters, Agri Nurture Inc.-FCA, M.Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos

2nd Leg: Cobra Energy Drink Iron Men

  • Host Team: MP-Gensan Warriors
  • Teams in Leg: Misamis Oriental Meteors, Treston-Laguna Stallions, Cobra Energy Drink Iron Men, MP-Gensan Warriors

3rd Leg: Treston-Laguna Stallions

  • Host Team: Treston-Laguna Stallions
  • Teams in Leg: Treston-Laguna Stallions, Cobra Energy Drink Iron Men, Mandaue-Cebu Landmasters, Ascof Lagundi Natural Cough Busters

4th Leg: Misamis Oriental Meteors

  • Host Team: Mandaue-Cebu Landmasters
  • Teams in Leg: Mandaue-Cebu Landmasters, Misamis Oriental Meteors, MP-Gensan Warriors, Agri Nurture Inc.-FCA

5th Leg: Taguig-Hobe Bihon

  • Host Team: Ascof Lagundi Natural Cough Busters
  • Teams in Leg: Ascof Lagundi Natural Cough Busters, Taguig-Hobe Bihon, Cobra Energy Drink Iron Men, MP-Gensan Warriors

6th Leg: M.Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos

  • Host Team: M.Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos
  • Teams in Leg: M.Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos, Mandaue-Cebu Landmasters, Taguig-Hobe Bihon, Misamis Oriental Meteors

7th Leg: Cobra Energy Drink Iron Men

  • Host Team: Cobra Energy Drink Iron Men
  • Teams in Leg: Cobra Energy Drink Iron Men, M.Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos, Agri Nurture Inc.-FCA, MP-Gensan Warriors

8th Leg: M.Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos

  • Host Team: Misamis Oriental Meteors
  • Teams in Leg: Misamis Oriental Meteors, M.Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos, Taguig-Hobe Bihon, Ascof Lagundi Natural Cough Busters

9th Leg: Taguig-Hobe Bihon

  • Host Team: Taguig-Hobe Bihon
  • Teams in Leg: Taguig-Hobe Bihon, Agri Nurture Inc.-FCA, Treston-Laguna Stallions, Mandaue-Cebu Landmasters

2010 TOP Rankings

  • 1.M.Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos
  • 2.Misamis Oriental Meteors
  • 3.Taguig-Hobe Bihon
  • 4.Treston-Laguna Stallions
  • 5.Cobra Energy Drink Ironmen
  • 6.Ascof Lagundi Cough Busters
  • 7.Agri Nurture-FCA Cultivators
  • 8.MP-Gensan Warriors
  • 9.Mandaue-Cebu Landmasters (eliminated)

Champions

Season Conference Champion Format Series Runner-Up
2008 Conference I Cebu Niños 3-of-5 3-0 Taguig Batang Global
2009 Conference II Misamis Oriental Meteors 3-of-5 3-2 Cebu Niños
2009 Conference III Cebu Niños Super Leg Final 89-54 Misamis Oriental Meteors
2010 Tournament of the Philippines (TOP) Cebu Ninos 3-of-5 3-2 Misamis Oriental Meteors
2011 Conference IV

Defunct/Inactive Teams

  • Pagadian Explorers
  • Manila Capitals
  • Iloilo Mang Inasals
  • Toyota-Bacolod Turbos
  • Lipa-Batangas Barakos
  • Tagaytay-Cavite Heroes
  • Ilocos Sur Bravehearts
  • Baguio Victory

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