Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Tonga Internationally
Not Available
Authors:
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover Tongan basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
PLAY PRO IN EUROPE
We can help you

Tonga government proved that Taulava is also Filipino - May 9, 2005


POSTED BY:
GREG
E-mail Greg:
Greg's Articles


Asi Taulava

Paulasi Taulava's (206-C-73, college: BYU-Hawaii) team Talk n' Text urged Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner Noli Eala to immediately lift the league’s suspension on Paul Asi Taulava in light of documents from the government of Tonga confirming that Taulava is half-tongan and half-Filipino. 

 

The lawyer Ray Espi­nosa, spokesperson of Talk ‘N Text, said there is “no more doubt that Taulava is a Filipino as affirmed for the nth time” by the new documents he submitted to the National Bureau of Investigation yesterday.

Through his lawyer Eduardo Francisco, Taulava submitted to NBI Director Reynaldo Wycoco the following documents, certified on April 20 as true official documents of the government of Tonga by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Taulava’s birth certificate showing his mother Pauline to be a Filipino citizen at the time of his birth, The death certificate of Taulava’s grandmother, the former Ana Hernandez, showing she was a born Filipino and died a Filipino; and a certification that Pauline came to Tonga as a Filipino citizen and was naturalized on September 8, 1976, as a Tongan national, well after giving birth to Taulava in 1973.

The PBA Commissioner’s Office, for a long time now, has unjustly denied Taulava his contractual rights to play for TNT, in effect denying him his basic human right to provide for his family,” said Espinosa.

  




Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu joins CAI Zaragoza - 2 Years ago
CAI Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) inked 22-year old New Zealander-Tongan forward Isaac Fotu (203-104kg-93, college: Hawaii). It is actually his comeback to Zaragoza as he played here before. Fotu played most recently at La Bruixa d'Or in Spanish Liga Endesa on loan from CAI Zaragoza. In 26 games he recorded 10.7ppg and 4.0rpg last season. Fotu just graduated from University of Hawaii and it will be his first season in pro basketball. He received All-Big West 1st Team award in 2014 at his college...   [read more]

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu loaned to La Bruixa d'Or - 3 Years ago
CAI Zaragoza's New Zealand big guy Isaac Fotu (203-104kg-93, college: Hawaii) joins La Bruixa d'Or Manresa on loan for the rest of the season. The 21-year-old power forward signed three-year deal with Aragon-based club just two weeks ago and has yet to play for Zaragoza. He attented University of Hawaii for two years and was voted 'Freshman of the Year' of NCAA's Big West Conference for 2012-2013. During his second year at Hawaii, talented New Zealander averaged 14.9 points and 6.4 reboun...   [read more]

Isaac Fotu
Isaac Fotu is a newcomer at CAI Zaragoza - 3 Years ago
CAI Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old New Zealander-Tongan forward Isaac Fotu (203-104kg-93). He just graduated from Hawaii (NCAA). The last season Fotu played also at the University of Hawaii in Big West Conference in the NCAA. In 29 games he recorded 14.9ppg and 6   [read more]



Site Map:
Australiabasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.