Two young music artists one from Durham Region, Ms. KEEANA CEREZO of the group Clique from Toronto and emerging music solo artist from Hamilton, Ontario, Ms. FIENNESS MENDOZA are throwing their full support to Team Canada who will be competing in Manila, Philippines this coming March 13-17, 2016 for SM NBTC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS to be held at Mall Of Asia.

On January 23, 2016, FIENNESS MENDOZA  will sing at the Opening of NABA GTA League  to be held at Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario for the Canadian Anthem while Keeana Cerezo will sing for the Philippine National Anthem.

More stories to follow after the Opening event. PMN tv will cover the event.



For the first time ever, a Team of Filipino-Canadian Basketball players under NABA is going home to Philippines this March 13-17 to participate and compete for SM NBTC Championship.


NBTC started eight years ago, covering  48 cities in the Philippines and with over 700 public and private schools members.

NBTC’s  main objective is to develop skills, build character and raise leaders. It does not only develop players, it also includes even coaches according to Mr. NBTC program director coach Eric Altamirano.

Notable NBTC products are Mike Tolomia, former Far Eastern University, Scottie Thompson of  Tamaraw Barangay Ginebra and Bolts’ Baser Amer of Meralco.

The national championships this year, with its new partnership with SM, will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City from March 13 to 17.

Coach Mike Cruz, Durham Crossover Basketball President is working hard to be able to participate and bring some of Canada’s best basketball players in conjunction with NABA- North American Basketball Association Commissioner Mr. Ron Damasco and assisted by NABA Liaison Officer Edgar Tojino. This team is one of the two international teams competing for the Championships.
Team Canada consists of players from Durham Crossover, namely;  Matthew Daves, Andre Cruz, Phaul Peralta, Rob Ocampo, Ridge Ablang, Matthew Oligane and Matthew Lim. From Maharlika (Markham) are James Canlas, Evyn Santiago and Alvin Florido. Also from North York is Jaiden Abad Mohamed.
Coach Mike and his Team are organizing events to help the team financially on their trip with the following events;
Jan 23- Team Canada Exhibition
Feb 6- Poker Night
Feb 20– Post Valentine Benefit Concert
In picture-
L to R back row:
Coach Mike, Coach Abe, Andre Cruz, James Canlas, Matthew Daves, Evyn Santiago, Matthew Oligane, Coach Mark Coach Ramon
L to R front row:
Ridge Ablang, Alvin Florido, Jaiden Abad Mohamed, Phaul Peralta, Matthew Lim and Robert Ocampo
 Drita Burci of Remax, Rey Vindua of VSIX Consulting, Sam Herrera and Ophelia Valdez of PMN TV, Àudio Spin Entertainment, Erwin Ablang of EB Grapix, Manny Gutierrez of TFC, Jojo TADURAN and Willy Santiago

NBTC League Finals in Philippines


Selected high school ballers to play at SM NBTC League Finals in the Philippines on March 13-17 2016 headed by Durham Crossover Coach Mike Cruz under the auspices of North American Basketball Association Commish Ron Damasco.

Events to support the participating Youth:

Jan 23- Team Canada Exhibition

Feb 6- Poker Night

Feb 23- Post Valentine Benefit Concert

Philippine games will be held at Mall of Asia.

Please check the events and give your support. Further details will be posted soon.