Our Team

Team BuhayBasket

BuhayBasket is an independent media company that aims to spread the love for the game of basketball.

Jon Carlos Rodriguez

Jon Carlos Rodriguez is a New York Knicks fan, and a Barangay Ginebra resident. Aside from BuhayBasket.com, he has written for SLAM Philippines, Fox Sports PH, ABS-CBN News, Spot.ph, and 8List. In fantasy basketball, he once traded Harrison Barnes for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

Enzo Marcos

Enzo Marcos is a commercial director. He tried—in vain—to name his son Aragorn. He was a Laker fan even before he could fully understand the game of basketball. He thinks that Back to the Future is the pinnacle of modern cinema. Film, music and basketball take up most of his time. He is as good at basketball as Kobe Bryant is at rapping.

Paolo Mariano

Paolo Mariano works as a head writer and producer for the news department of a TV company. He also contributes for various magazines and websites, mostly about sports—okay, mostly about basketball. He graduated with a degree in Journalism at UST in the year 2000-something. He wore knee-high socks with his khaki shorts during elementary because he venerated Samboy Lim. If only he had grown a 70s pornstache back then as well.

Jeff Arrienda

Jeff Arrienda works for a number-crunching, paper-chasing 9-to-5 job. He’d rather play point for Barangay Ginebra or the Golden State Warriors, but lacked a growth spurt as an adolescent. Despite being glued to his room playing NBA 2K, he still manages to regularly shoot hoops with real people, mastering the art of no-call chops, shoves, and clotheslines every now and then. If you need to find him, check your regular barangay liga, he’s the guy at the end of the bench eating pizza.

Raul Maningat

Raul Maningat works as a promo producer for a sports channel. He also contributes sports-related articles to a popular online men’s magazine. He is a ping pong addict and a boxing geek but he is always and forever will be a basketball guy.

Elvis Gutierrez

Elvis Gutierrez is in real estate as a property specialist, but his real specialty is working the pick ‘n pop as a stretch 4 in his local basketball court. As a little kid, he had dreams and aspirations to become a professional baller, but instead, he unconsciously went into a weight gain program (aka Naiwanan Sa Kusina Diet), which put a dent to his original goal. Despite this, he is still involved in anything hoop-related with his everyday life—playing, talking and breathing basketball. He vows to be a Laker4Life through thick and thin.

Finney Mann

Finney Mann is a 25-year-old collage artist from Manila. He is currently the art director of a music magazine and lakersnationph.com. Sunday Salvacion, for some weird reason, follows him on Twitter.

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