Robert Jaworski
Robert Jaworski
Robert Salazar Jaworski, also known as Sonny Jaworski, Bobby Jaworski, Robert Jaworski, Sr. or simply Jawo, is a former Philippine senator, basketball coach and Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association and PBA basketball player. Known as The Big J and called The Living Legend during his playing days, Jaworski was a former playing coach—the first ever in the PBA in 1985—for Ginebra San Miguel. In 2000 he was honored as one of the PBA’s 25 Greatest Players of all time.
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Wainwright at 37 still has what it takes - Philippine Star
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There are only six players who remained active in the PBA when they reached 40 (all retired of course) – Robert Jaworski, Ramon Fernandez, Abe Guidaben, Yoyoy Villamin, Terry Saldana and Olsen Racela. “I may be old but I can still play
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Porcelanowy jubileusz teatru - Nowości
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Robert Jaworski Po likwidacji Teatru Ziemi Pomorskiej w budynku przy ulicy Focha swoją działalność w sierpniu 1991 roku rozpoczęło Centrum Kultury Teatr. Po kilku miesiącach dołączył do niego dom kultury, czyli dzisiejszy Klub Akcent
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PDI starts write-along for campus journalists - Inquirer.net
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Robert Jaworski Abaño, Inquirer Northern Luzon assistant bureau chief, gave students a different perspective on the basic news story by going beyond the old school teaching of writing news using the inverted pyramid formula
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Retro jerseys to go on sale - Manila Standard Today
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23 at 4 pm Heading the list of the league's greatest 25 are Robert Jaworski, who's famous for his no. 7 jersey, Alvin Patrimonio and his popular no. 16 uniform and Allan Caidic and his legendary no. 8 shirt. Jerseys of Samboy Lim (no. 9), Atoy Co (no
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Turning back hands of time - Malaya
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Heading the list of the league's greatest 25 are Robert Jaworski, who's famous for his no. 7 jersey, Alvin Patrimonio and his ever popular no. 16 uniform, Allan Caidic and his legendary no. 8 shirt, ditto with Samboy Lim (No. 9), Atoy Co (No
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Roberto Delira & Kompany klubis Woodstock - Allstarz
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Robert Jaworski kujunemislugu: pidi noorena minema Oslosse tööle ehitusmehena ja võttis igaks juhuks kaasa oma rataslüüra. Sattus Oslo peatänavale Karl Johannile ja nägi sealseid tänavamuusikuid. Kohe oli asi klaar. Ta jättis ehitustöö sinna paika ja
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'Ninoy, My hero' at SM Megamall - Malaya
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Other guests included Congressman Lorenzo Tañada III, former Congressman Robert Jaworski Jr., Navotas Mayor John Reynal Tiangco, and Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte. SM officials led by SM Investments Corporation Vice Chair Tessie Sy-Coson welcomed
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Chodzież: Oldboye Victorii najlepsi - Wiadomości Wrzesińskie
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Victoria wystąpiła w składzie: Marcin Staszak, Jacek Staszak, Tomasz Lisowski, Robert Jaworski, Roman Graczyk , Krzysztof Przysiuda, Paweł Pelczyński, Andrzej Górczyński, Robert Lewandowski, Grzegorz Klechammer, Błażej Jaworski
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Players to become free agents under new PBA rules - Inquirer.net
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... only rookie to be named MVP before making it as one of the league's 25 greatest players, started and ended his career with Shell although at one point in the 1990s he wanted to leave the squad to play under Robert Jaworski for Ginebra San Miguel
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Returning 'Superman' appeals to bring wife - Philippine Star
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Bates said he's excited to reconnect with his former PBA coaches Robert Jaworski and Tommy Manotoc and teammates Atoy Co, Philip Cezar, Romy Mamaril and Bai Cristobal and ex-imports Norman Black and Bobby Parks. He's also hoping to meet his idol Manny
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Jaworski defends paddlers - Malaya
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FORMER Senator Robert Jaworski yesterday said members of the Philippine dragon boat team that won five gold and two silver medals in Florida recently are entitled to benefits provided by Rep. Act 9064, otherwise known as the
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'Mighty Mouse' is season's Most Valuable Player - Journal Online
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Alapag thus followed the footsteps of Robert Jaworski, Sr., Ricky Brown, Johnny Abarrientos, and Jay-Jay Helterbrand as point guards to win the coveted honor. Including off guards, the Talk 'N Text playmaker became the eighth to win the MVP counting
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Petron scores big Game 4 win, ties series - Arab News
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Alapag thus followed the footsteps of Robert Jaworski Sr., Ricky Brown, Johnny Abarrientos, and Jay-Jay Helterbrand as point guards to win the coveted honor. Including off guards, the Talk 'N Text playmaker became the eighth to win the MVP counting
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A most valuable patron of sports - Manila Standard Today
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... Paul and several other NBA stars descended into the Smart-Araneta Coliseum three weeks ago to showcase their magic upon tens of thousands of mesmerized fans, who packed the Big Dome like never before since the Crispa-Toyota and Robert Jaworski era
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Breaking News Tired Gilas yields to Jordan - Philippine Star
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The Koreans are coached by Hur Jae, a former national team standout, and managed by Shin Dong Pa, who is the equivalent of Robert Jaworski, Sr. in Korea...Ricky Vargas and Patrick Gregorio are arriving today to watch the Filipinos play the Koreans as
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Koko Pimentel hopes to break 'jinx' in Senate Room 512 - GMANews.TV
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Robert Jaworski, who won as senator in the 1998 elections but failed in his re-election bid in 2004. Pimentel earlier filed an electoral protest before the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET), claiming he was the winner in a tight race with Zubiri for the
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Artist Mideo Cruz wants to provoke critical thought, gets death threats instead - Bulatlat
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Jesus, Mary and Joseph are not the only images featured, but Robert Jaworski endorsing Dr. J. rubbing alcohol; Alma Concepcion smiling over Champion cigarettes; two Thai actors selling Coca-cola, and US President Barack Obama
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Peping: Luisita row related to sister's death - ABS CBN News
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May dating when she enters a room," said grandson Richie Reyes. A mass was held Thursday night inside the Reyes residence that was attended by relatives and close friends such as former basketball player Robert Jaworski, his son Dutut, Mikee,
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Starry-starry weekend - Philippine Star
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The PBA team was made up of Robert Jaworski, Ramon Fernandez, Philip Cezar, Arnie Tuadles, Atoy Co, Jesse Sullano, Rudy Kutch and imports Cyrus Mann, Larry Pounds, Glenn McDonald, Larry McNeill and Dean Tolson. Fernandez scored 21 points while Porter,
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Padding in the Escrow Cushion
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A LETTER familiar to many home mortgage borrowers came to James Cunningham of White Plains about a year ago. It was from his bank, notifying him that the amount of his monthly mortgage payment it put aside to pay taxes and insurance was being increased, from $292 to $354 a month. Why, Mr. Cunningham wondered, should escrow charges go up by more
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Jaworski
    THIRTIES
  • 2007
    The Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Manila Times reported on February 13, 2007 of Jaworski's possible return in the PBA as coach for either the Air21 Express or the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals for the 2007 PBA Fiesta Conference but declined to accept the offer since talks stalled before any contract offer was made.
    More Details Hide Details After the tournament, talks resurfaced again between Jaworski and the Air21 management. However, with the resignation of Noli Eala as league commissioner, Jaworski is one of the names mentioned as replacements for the said post although no offer has been made. In the end though, Jaworski did not accept either offer. Jaworski was the team captain of the 1971 team (2nd placer in the 1971 ABC in Tokyo) and 1974 RP team form the Asian Games (4th place)
  • 2004
    In 2004, Jaworski was defeated when he ran for re-election as senator.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    After being proclaimed Senator, Jaworski turned over the coaching chores to his long-time assistant Quirino "Rino" Salazar while taking a leave of absence from the basketball scene. But in 1999, a controversy erupted when Ginebra owner Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco, Jr. announced the promotion of Allan Caidic as playing assistant coach of Jaworski in Ginebra.
    More Details Hide Details The Big J didn't take this well and resigned from his position as head coach after feeling insulted of not being informed about it beforehand. Salazar took over and later on handed the reins to Caidic when he had to migrate to Alaska and join his family.
  • 1998
    Jaworski placed ninth overall in the 1998 Senatorial elections, the highest-placed finish for a former sportsman.
    More Details Hide Details Due to this, he was forced to leave the coaching chores to Ginebra assistant Rino Salazar. After a dispute with the new officials at Ginebra's mother company, San Miguel Corporation, Jaworski quit his duties as head coach and concentrated more on his political duties. Jaworski was Chairman of Economic Affairs, Trade and Commerce Committee and was also a member of the Games and Amusement and Sports Committee. Among the 300 or so bills he has authored or co-authored, he is most proud of eventual laws that: He co-authored the Clean Air Act and the Solid Waste Management Act.
    Jaworski ran for Senator during the 1998 national elections as an independent candidate, which he won.
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  • 1997
    Jaworski's last game in the PBA was in March 1997 in a game held at Dumaguete City.
    More Details Hide Details He did not play much in that game but owns the record for being the oldest player ever to play in the PBA at 50 years old. This on top of being acknowledged as the league's most popular player ever and the icon of Philippine basketball for several years. In 2003, after 23 years of giving Philippine basketball fans scintillating performances, he once more thrilled the public when the fabled Crispa-Toyota rivalry was relived in a historic reunion match on May 30, 2003 that played to a packed Araneta Coliseum. The match did not fail to disappoint as the game was tantalizingly close until the dying seconds of the game. After William Adornado sank a three-point basket from a Philip Cezar assist, Jaworski, reprising his old role, sank a three pointer from atop the arc from an assist by Fernandez to give his old team one last triumph over their old nemesis. This one last act on the basketball hardcourt cemented his legendary status in the hearts and minds of Filipino basketball fans.
    In 1997 though, Jaworski finally earned his 4th jewel, mentoring the team to the 1997 Commissioner's Cup championship at the expense of the Alaska Milkmen.
    More Details Hide Details The team won in 6 games, including a 126-94 rout in the final game. Jaworski remained as coach of the team until April 1998 when he announced his intention of running for the Philippine Senate in May that year. Jaworski wounded up 8th overall in the Senate race, making him one of the few cagers to become a Senator of the Republic - following the footsteps of Ambrosio Padilla and Freddie Webb. Fernandez tried to run for the Senate in the 1995 elections but wounded up 19th overall.
  • 1995
    He also got Bal David from the free agent ranks after the latter displayed capability as a point guard when he and Aquino led the national team to the gold medal in the 1995 SEA Games. David was also the celebrated point guard of the PBL, leading the Stag team to twin championships in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details But 1996 was Alaska's year - and the grandslam was accomplished with Gordon's Gin at the losing end in the 3rd and final conference.
    In 1995, a PBA record was established when the Big J took in his eldest son Robert, Jr. (Dudut), in the second round of the rookie draft, making this the only time when a father and son played for the same team.
    More Details Hide Details However, the two never got to play together as Jaworski contented himself coaching the team while Dudut got his few minutes as a starter. It was in 1996 when the breakthrough came in for Ginebra, now called Ginebra Na! After years of savoring for super rookie Marlou Aquino, he finally got the 6'9 beanpole as top draft pick of 1996.
  • 1991
    In 1991, Jaworski won his third title at the expense of Formula Shell in Game 7 of the Open Conference.
    More Details Hide Details In that deciding game, Jaworski inbounded from the endline to Rudy Distrito with 4 seconds remaining. Distrito made a difficult, twisting, off-balanced and falling shot over the outstretched arms of Paras to pull off a two-point win and to the delight of millions of Ginebra fans watching the game. Jaworski ended up once more as the best player of that game with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 8 feeds in an all-around effort not common for a 45-year-old man. This marked the first time in the history of the PBA that a team came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the championship. From 1992 to 1995, Ginebra suffered a drought owing to budgetary constraints experienced by the franchise. Jaworski belabored with marginal players and washed-up veterans in trying to earn respectability during this period.
  • 1990
    The reconciliation didn't turn out to be for a show though as Jaworski, after being appointed national team coach by the BAP, selected Fernandez in the team to represent the Philippines in the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, China.
    More Details Hide Details Fernandez was among 12 players personally chosen by Jaworski to lead the charge for the team - others included Alvin Patrimonio, Allan Caidic, Avelino "Samboy" Lim, Yves Dignadice, Hector Calma, Venancio "Benjie" Paras, Ronnie Magsanoc, Zaldy Realubit and the Big J's players with Anejo - Dante Gonzalgo, Chito Loyzaga and Rey Cuenco. This team salvaged the silver medal against host China but not after giving the Chinese a good fight in the finals, losing 90-76.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Dalupan, then coaching the Veterans team of Jaworski and Fernandez in the 1989 All Star Game against the Rookies and Sophomore team, encouraged the two to shake hands after the game where both of them led to victory by two points, 132-130.
    More Details Hide Details In the final 4 seconds of that game, Jaworski inbounded the ball and gave the pass to Fernandez who streaked past Benjie Paras and made a twisting "elegant" shot for the two point win.
    In 1989, Jaworski and Fernandez eventually reconciled, ending a long feud.
    More Details Hide Details Ironically, it was Baby Dalupan, coach of their arch rival Crispa team that made it possible.
  • 1988
    In 1988, Jaworski finally won his first and only All Filipino championship in a controversy-ridden championship at the expense of the rookie team Purefoods Hotdogs, led by Ramon Fernandez who also coached the team in the previous (Open) conference before relinquishing the job to Cris Calilan early in the All Filipino conference.
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  • 1986
    Jaworski's first championship as a playing coach came in the 1986 Open Conference when he, alongside super imports Michael Hackett and Billy Ray Bates, dominated the entire conference to win the championship finals at the expense of the Manila Beer team, then led by former Crispa players Abet Guidaben (who was traded from Tanduay vice Fernandez) and Atoy Co, alongside imports Michael Young and Harold Keeling.
    More Details Hide Details In Game 4 of that Best of Seven series, Jaworski played the entire game that needed two extra overtime periods to beat Manila Beer 145-135, thereby taking a commanding 3-1 lead. Jaworski was 40 years old at that time and yet became a PBA record holder for being the local who played the longest in one game. Jaworski's wedding godson, Zandro "Jun" Limpot eventually would break that record while playing for the Sta. Lucia Realtors as a rookie in 1993 by playing 60 minutes in a triple OT victory against SMB. Paradoxically, Jaworski owns the PBA record for playing the shortest time in a PBA game, at one second. In a game against the Alaska Milkmen in 1996 and behind by two points with one second in that game, the Big J fielded himself to handle the inbound. While the inbound was successful, the team failed to convert this into a basket and lost the game.
    Jaworski took over as playing coach of Ginebra San Miguel while Valenzona went on limbo before latching up with the Tanduay Rhum Makers in the 1986 season.
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  • 1985
    A power struggle was already ensuing thereby leading to the breakup of the Valenzona-Jaworski partnership at the start of the 1985 season.
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  • 1984
    Jaworski and Arnaiz turned the moribund franchise into a competitive one almost overnight when in the first conference of the 1984 season, the All Filipino, he led the team to a runnerup finish against powerhouse Crispa.
    More Details Hide Details Gilbey's Gin was then led by Arturo "Turo" Valenzona, a former nemesis of Jaworski from their MICAA days.
    The difference though was that Jaworski (along with Fernandez and Arnaiz) led the Toyota team to two championships that season (the Open and the AFC) while Fernandez failed to bag a title for Beer Hausen in 1984.
    More Details Hide Details He was also the first point guard to achieve 1000 offensive and 2000 defensive rebounds. He is also the PBA's All Time Leader in Assists. In 1967 Jaworski and veteran internationalist and Asia's best forward, Narciso Bernardo were named as members of the Mythical Five. When Toyota disbanded at the end of the 1983 season, the team was sold to Basic Holdings, Inc., the company that owns Asia Brewery. Jaworski balked at the idea of joining Beer Hausen, the brand name of Basic Holdings after describing what he felt was a sale done without giving due respect to the personalities involved. Jaworski described the sale as a 'farce,' and that players like him should not be sold "por kilo." At that time, Beer Hausen was intent on making Fernandez as the franchise player of the team with Jaworski relegated in the background. Eventually, then PBA president Carlos "Honeyboy" Palanca III made a decision that was the most controversial and history-making move in the PBA. Palanca, owner of La Tondeña, Inc. which owns Gilbey's Gin (later Ginebra San Miguel) in the PBA, decided to take in Jaworski and best buddy Arnaiz to the team. This marked the cornerstone in making Ginebra arguably the most popular team in Philippine basketball history with Jaworski at the forefront.
    The closest that would compete for domination would be Ramon Fernandez's scintillating 1984 season for Beer Hausen where "El Presidente" averaged 27 points, 15 boards and 9.9 assists per game.
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  • 1983
    Jaworski and Fernandez were involved in a running feud dating back when Toyota disbanded in 1983 and this became the climax of their rift.
    More Details Hide Details In Game 1 of that finals, Anejo Rum 65 upended Purefoods to gain initial lead in the series. Purefoods owner Jaime Zobel De Ayala and president Renato Buhain publicly accused Fernandez of not playing up to par in Game 1 and ordered his benching for the entire series. Because of this controversy, Anejo Rum went on to win the series, 3-1, including the deciding Game 4 where Jaworski became best player of the game - topscoring for his team with 28 points.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    He was a major player in Toyota's nine championships and was named Most Valuable Player in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Jaworski's MVP performance may arguably be considered as the most dominating ever in one season after he averaged 20 points, 12 assists and close to nine rebounds per game. This was done despite the presence of hulking imports with no height limit - imports he played alongside and against with.
  • 1975
    Jaworski was part of Toyota for nine seasons, from 1975 until its disbandment at the end of the 1983 season.
    More Details Hide Details He was the acknowledged leader of the Toyota squad which had many fiery matches with their rival, the Crispa Redmanizers. Together with Francis Arnaiz and Ramon Fernandez, they formed the troika of Toyota's vaunted offense.
    When the PBA was formed in 1975, Jaworski was part of the original core of Toyota players who donned the Comets uniform at the inception of the league.
    More Details Hide Details Jaworski had for his original teammates Arnaiz, Reynoso, Fernandez, Reynoso's younger brother Cristino (Tino), Rodolfo "Ompong" Segura, Oscar Rocha, Joaquin "Jake" Rojas, and Orlando "Orly" Bauzon.
  • 1973
    Reynoso, Jaworski and Armaiz made it to the 1973 and 1974 RP team that regained the ABC crown and went to the 1974 World Basketball.
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    Jaworski became a court general and led the Toyota to the 1973 MICAA title.
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  • 1971
    In 1971, he and Big Boy Reynoso were banned for life by the BAP for assaulting two basketball officials, Eriberto Cruz and Jose Obias, who were ostensibly making a series of bad calls that seemingly favored the Crispa-Floro team.
    More Details Hide Details Reynoso and Jaworski chased the two officials on the court and mauled them in front of the crowd. Meralco team was behind 65–50 against the Redmanizers. Meralco disbanded the team in 1972. The two sure shoo-ins for the RP team to the 1972 Olympics missed the national team for the first time in their lives. Owing to the talent that the two players possessed, both players were reinstated in 1973 and played for MERALCO for the last time during an exhibition match against the Japanese national team, which they won. They later on teamed up in the Philippine national team for the 1973 ABC. Jaworski was the lead guard of that team alongside Francis Arnaiz, Ramon "Tito" (later called "Mon") Fernandez, Reynoso and William "Bogs" Adornado. Other players in that team included Rogelio "Tembong" Melencio, David "Dave" Regullano, Rosalio "Yoyong" Martirez, Manuel "Manny" Paner, Alberto "Abet" Guidaben, Jaime "Jimmy" Mariano and Ricardo "Joy" Cleofas.
    He was mentioned in the Basketball History of the Philippines (by Boni Escoda) as the best Filipino player in the MICAA from 1971 to 1974 by topping all the rest with a Player's All-around Value of 35.7.
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  • 1970
    His first MVP award was during the Presidential Cup of 1970.
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    He finally suited up for Meralco in 1970.
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  • OTHER
  • 1968
    He transferred to Meralco in 1968 but was unable to play due to lack of release papers.
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  • 1967
    He played for YCO during the 1967 National Seniors and National Invitational (both won by YCO).
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    In 1967, he joined the Elizalde-owned YCO Painters under coach Carlos Loyzaga.
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  • 1966
    In 1966, Jaworski was part of the amateur selection sent to represent the country in the 1966 Bangkok Asian Games.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he represented the country in the Asian Basketball Championship (now FIBA Asia Championships) in Seoul, South Korea where the Jaworski-led Philippine team won the gold medal at the expense of the host country.
    He delivered scintillating performances in the 1966 and 1967 UAAP seasons resulting in back-to-back titles for the Recto-based Red Warriors.
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  • 1964
    Beginning in 1964, he played for the University of the East Red Warriors in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).
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  • 1946
    Born on March 8, 1946.
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