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Billboard Philippines Hot 100: July 10, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 for the week of July 10, 2017. The list will also feature the top local performer of the week, highlighting the best performing single from a Filipino artist or band.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 4 last week.

2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 1 last week.

3. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 3 last week.

4. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like. No. 2 last week.

5. Bruno Mars – Versace on the Floor. No. 5 last week.

6. The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay – Something Just Like This. No. 7 last week.

7. The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – Closer. No. 6 last week.

8. Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye. No. 8 last week.

9. Jason Derulo feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Nicki Minaj – Swalla. No. 15 last week.

10. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go. No. 9 last week.

Top Local Performer

18. Iñigo Pascual – Dahil Sa’Yo. No. 20 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard Philippines for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Thoughts on the NCAA’s Perpetual-Benilde Uniform Fiasco

The second playdate of NCAA Season 93 kicked off in a rather inauspicious manner.

The first game of last Tuesday’s tripleheader pitted the Perpetual Help Altas against the St. Benilde Blazers. However, the game did not get underway until around 12:45 p.m. due to a uniform issue involving the former.

The Altas showed up in their maroon jerseys, when in fact they were assigned to wear their white uniforms. As a result, the NCAA Management Committee (MANCOM) gave the team a technical foul, which the Blazers took advantage at the free throw line.

Although Perpetual won the actual match by a 69-65 score, CSB placed the game under protest. In the end, the NCAA sided with the latter and awarded them the win by forfeit.

While the NCAA stipulates that one team should wear a light uniform (usually white or yellow) to contrast with a team wearing a dark uniform, there is one school that has somewhat defied this rule more often than not. The Letran Knights has had a long-standing uniform tradition in which the school doesn’t wear white uniforms but rather only red or navy blue.

In fact, during that same playdate, Letran wore their navy blues (normally their dark uniform) when they faced the Mapua Cardinals (in red jerseys) in the ‘Battle of Intramuros’. To cut the long story short, here is how Letran’s navy and red uniforms are used in games:

Letran’s red jerseys: Assigned as a ‘light’ jersey in games against the JRU Heavy Bombers (navy blue jerseys), Arellano Chiefs (blue jerseys) and St. Benilde Blazers (green jerseys)

Letran’s navy blue jerseys: Assigned as a ‘dark’ jersey in all games; assigned as a ‘light’ jersey in games against the EAC Generals, LPU Pirates, Mapua Cardinals, Perpetual Help Altas, San Beda Red Lions, and San Sebastian Stags (red or maroon jerseys).

It is unclear if Letran’s uniform ‘tradition’ is grandfathered before the NCAA strictly enforced the ‘light vs. dark’ uniform rule. But either way, this loophole is something that the NCAA should have looked at, regardless of how long Letran is doing it.

To be honest, this rule should have been repealed. Most leagues around the world are now allowing both teams to show up in dark colored uniforms (as long as it easily contrasts against each other), and with the growth of high definition television, viewers should easily tell them apart.

The NCAA has a lot of explaining to do when it comes to uniforms. One can only hope that they can enforce this ruling as strictly as possible so that this fiasco will not be repeated, otherwise they can just repeal the rule and let the teams play the game.

Notes: The ‘NCAA on Tour’ kicks off today with the Arellano Chiefs hosting the San Sebastian Stags at the Arellano University campus. The league will hold their campus tours in most Thursday playdates, along with a live pregame concert and special presentations produced by ABS-CBN Sports.

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