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Billboard Philippines Hot 100: August 14, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 for the week of August 14, 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. 1 last week.

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

3. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like. No. 3 last week.

4. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 4 last week.

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

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

7. KZ Tandingan – Two Less Lonely People in the World. New entry.

8. Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye. No. 7 last week.

9. Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez – We Don’t Talk Anymore. No. 9 last week.

10. The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay – Something Just Like This. No. 8 last week.

Top Local Performer

7. KZ Tandingan – Two Less Lonely People in the World. New entry.

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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NAASCU Returns to BTV

Basketball TV is not giving up just yet.

Parent network Solar Entertainment announced that BTV will broadcast the upcoming National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) seniors basketball tournament starting tomorrow. A total of 16 schools will participate in the league’s 17th season, which will include newcomers Holy Angel University, De La Salle Araneta University and St. Francis of Assisi College.

Both Solar and the NAASCU first entered into a partnership last season that saw all games aired on BTV and Solar Sports. The 16th season saw Saint Clare College of Caloocan win both the seniors and juniors basketball tournaments.

But as they enter the second year of the deal, Solar and the NAASCU know that it will not be easy following up last season’s success. While last season saw more viewers tune in to NAASCU games, this season should see a significant reduction now that Solar controversially pulled its channels out of SkyCable last April.

There are also pressing concerns about Basketball TV’s commitment and ability to produce local basketball coverage on a regular basis. Back in February, they tried to follow up the NAASCU by airing the lone season of the NCRUCLAA basketball games, but the network backed out after only a month.

It also remains to be seen if Solar Sports will once again play backup to BTV for this season’s NAASCU tournament. As of today, the network not announced their plans to air the NAASCU basketball games.

With the loss of its biggest asset as well as criticism surrounding their non-NBA broadcasts, can Basketball TV and Solar hold on to their promise of delivering the best NAASCU coverage? It will be interesting to see how this season plays out.

The 17th season of the NAASCU opens tomorrow, with the seniors basketball doubleheaders airing at 3:00 p.m. weekly on Basketball TV.

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