United Regional Basketball League

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United Regional Basketball League
United Regional Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Founded 2004
No. of teams 5
Country(ies) Flag of the Philippines Philippines
Ceased 2005
The United Regional Basketball League (URBL) was a basketball league in the Philippines. Founded in 2004, the league was mostly managed by people from the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association.

The opening ceremonies were held at New Cebu City Coliseum and was covered by the Associated Broadcasting Company. Ramon Fernandez was the league commissioner.

M Lhuillier-Kwarta Padala-Cebu defeated the Ilocos Sur Snipers to win the championship. It was televised on a delayed basis by the National Broadcasting Network.

The league folded in 2005 after one season.


Member teams

  • Harbour Centre-Pampanga
  • Ilocos Sur Snipers
  • Lactovitale-Cebu Province
  • M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City
  • Quezon Coco Huskers


  • 2004: M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City def. Ilocos Sur Snipers, 3-1.

Notable players

  • Most Valuable Player: Woodrow Enriquez (M. Lhuillier)
  • Mythical Five: Woodrow Enriquez (M. Lhuillier), Bruce Dacia (M. Lhuillier), Jerome Barbosa (Ilocos Norte) Billy Bansil (Harbour Centre) and Ariel Garcia (Harbour Centre).


Professional competitions SBP Amateur competitions
Philippine Basketball Association Men's team Philippine Basketball League
Metropolitan Basketball Association* Women's team Women's Philippine Basketball League
*Defunct Men's U-19 Liga Pilipinas (NBC, MVBA)
Women's U-19 Philippine Collegiate Championship
RP Dream Team College hoops (UAAP, NCAA; Champions)
RP Centennials

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