Bernie Fabiosa
Bernard "Tough Job" Fabiosa is a Filipino
Filipino people
The Filipino people or Filipinos are an Austronesian ethnic group native to the islands of the Philippines. There are about 92 million Filipinos in the Philippines, and about 11 million living outside the Philippines ....

 athlete who played basketball for the Crispa Redmanizers
Crispa Redmanizers
The Crispa Redmanizers was a basketball team in the Manila Industrial Commercial Athletic Association , the Philippine Basketball Association and the Philippine Amateur Basketball League from the 1960s to the early 1990s.- Profile and history :...

 in the Philippine Basketball Association
Philippine Basketball Association
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Fabiosa was a member of the 1974 RP Youth Team and a graduate of the University of the East. During his time with the PBA Fabiosa was a member of the 1976 and 1983 Crispa Grand Slam Team, the Mythical Second Team (1984), selected as on of the PBA's 25 Greatest Players, and a member of the 5,000 points club, 2,000 assists club and the 500 & 1,000 steals clubs.

After the Crispa Redmanizers disbanded, Fabiosa played for Shell
Shell Turbo Chargers
The Shell Turbo Chargers is a former Philippine Basketball Association team under the ownership of Pilipinas Shell Corporation. Shell has been a member of the PBA since 1985 until 2005 when the team filed for a leave of absence after the season. Shell sold its franchise to PBL team Welcoat Paints...

, Great Taste
Great Taste Coffee Makers
Great Taste Coffee was one of the Pioneer teams in the Philippine Basketball Association . The company was then known as the Consolidated Foods Corporation and their chief products included well known brands like Presto Ice Cream, N-Rich Coffee Cream, Jack & Jill Fun Snacks, Great Taste Coffee...

, Purefoods, and Pop Cola
Pop Cola Panthers
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 until 1992, when a collar bone injury forced him to retire for good.

He was one of the first "pure" point guards in the PBA. The original "Sultan of Swipes", he was a seven-time steals champion, four (4) with Crispa, two (2) with Shell and one (1) with Great Taste. He also topped the league in assists in 1981. He was a member of the Mythical Second Team in 1984.

In 1981 he was the league leader in assists.

Fabiosa finished his PBA career with 6,597 points (8.4 points per game), 2,837 assists (3.6 assists per game), and 1,261 steals (1.6 steals per game) in 788 games played from 1975-1991 in 19241:00 total minutes played. He converted 1,414/1876 FTs for a career average of 75.4%.

Since retirement Fabiosa has coached the Bingo Pilipino Bingonaryos in the Philippine Basketball League
Philippine Basketball League
The Philippine Basketball League is a commercial semi-professional basketball league in the Philippines. The league is composed of several commercial teams with several collegiate and provincial stars.-History:...

 and been involved in the American movie industry.

He was inducted to the all-time PBA 25th anniversary team in the year 2000.


Originally Married to Marilyn "Mayeen "Manansala Fabiosa, and Ex-Beauty Queen 1971 Philippine's 10 Most Beatuful Filipinas and now retired Philippine Airlines Flight Purser. He has 2 Children originally from Marilyn named Magnolia "Maggie" Fabiosa and Byron John "BJ" Fabiosa. He also has a love child from Singer Malu Barry named Bernalou.

Among his friends, he considered Philip Cesar and Atoy Co as his bestfriends. They called themselves
PBA back in the old times, which stands for Philip, Bernard and Atoy.

A proud Boholano, Fabiosa now resides in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
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. Presently married to Dr. Almi Valenzuela a Dentist.
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