CARLOS “The Big Difference” LOYZAGA

August 26, 1930 – January 27, 2016

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The man who put the Philippines into the global map in Basketball. The man who led the Philippine National Basketball team into  a Third Place Finish during the 1954 version of FIBA World Championship; the best finish of any Asian country in the tournament to date. The man who helped Philippines to its Asian Basketball supremacy in the 1950s (1951, 1954, 1958 and 1960) through Asian Games.  The Olympic dream of current Philippine Basketball has long been accomplished by the country through him having finished 9th Place in 1952 and 7th Place in 1956. The man they call “THE BIG DIFFERENCE” is now gone. Rest in Peace, Caloy!

Caloy Loyzaga passed away January 27, 2016 due to cardiac arrest. According to, Caloy already suffered a stroke in 2011 before coming back home in 2013.


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