Category: Politics and Philosophy

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Philippine Basketball, Economy and Politics: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Hit the Filipinos’ Most Beloved Sport

This paper explores how the prolonged quarantine measures in the Philippines affected the economics and politics of basketball, arguably the most beloved sport among Filipinos, given its sub-cultural underpinnings and significance as a venue of public interaction. It presents the sport and its foremost structure (basketball court) as an “economic hub” in limbo because of