The program remains free for children aged 10 to 14-years-old who are eligible to join throughout four stages that will begin with skills clinics in schools and local communities.The Regional Selection Camps will follow with a National Training Camp to further trim down the number of participants with the best of the roster getting to experience a full NBA trip.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“For the past 10 years, Jr. NBA Philippines has established itself as a platform to improve the youth basketball experience and promote an active and healthy lifestyle among the Filipino youth,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.Since 2007, Jr. NBA clinics have been conducted in 110 cities and municipalities across the Philippines. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES The Regional Selection Camps will be held in Bacolod (Feb. 10-11), Butuan (Feb. 24-25), Baguio (March 17-18), and Metro Manila (April 21-22) with the top 37 boys and best 37 girls advancing to the National Training Camp.The selection of 16 Jr. NBA All-Stars will then culminate the program with the best eight boys and best eight girls filling the team.Once again, Alaska will be the chief partner of Jr. NBA Philippines.“We look forward to making a lasting impact on the lives of aspiring athletes on and off the court through the Jr. NBA program,” said Blen Fernando, the Marketing Director of Alaska Milk Corporation.Online registration is now open at www.jrnba.as/philippines.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kerber wins 9th in a row to clinch Sydney title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo courtesy of Jr. NBA Philippines.As the NBA continues to spread its influence on the global sporting community reaching 26 million kids in 71 countries, Jr. NBA Philippines plans to do the same.For its 2018 edition, Jr. NBA plans to target 250,000 participants and 900 coaches across the archipelago.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson
In your opinion, what was the top story of 2011 in Clark County?Murder-suicides by fire: Tuan Dao kills himself and 5 children/ Washougal standoff‘Gang Green’ is biggest local drug raidAbuse cases: caged autistic kids; starved teen twinsBreaching Condit DamColumbia River Crossing design pickedLousy economy: personal poverty and unemploymentState and federal deficits mean local service cutsDavy Crockett ship clean-up on the Columbia RiverAfter a 7-month push to bring the Bears professional baseball to Vancouver, supporters struck outDowntown makeover: Burgerville demolished; new library opens; new City Hall; U.S. Army goes after 162 yearsFirst Independent Bank: another local business icon is soldOther (You decide!)Visit our online poll to vote.Maybe it was the biggest series of marijuana arrests in county history. Maybe it was a tragic fire that killed a desperate father and his children or last week’s standoff in Washougal. Or maybe it was the economic slump that continues to touch nearly everyone’s lives.It’s time to pick the top local story of 2011, and readers are invited to participate.Every year The Columbian’s news staff selects the top local news stories of the year. This year, our retrospective looking at these stories will be published Sunday, Jan. 1.Already our reporters and editors have culled nearly 30 nominees to select the 10 finalists. We’d like our readers to choose a single top story of the year by taking a survey on our website at www.columbian.com/bestof2011 or on our Facebook page, where the finalists are listed in random order. The results will be printed in the Jan. 1 newspaper and online.If you have another suggestion for a top story, please enter it in the comments box. Of course, it’s possible the biggest story of the year hasn’t happened yet. But that’s the news business.Please take the survey only one time, and do so before Monday, Dec. 19.Thank you in advance for your participation.