An indie film called BOLA is currently making waves as it delves into the controversial subject of corruption in the setting of small-time barangay basketball leagues. BOLA stars newcomer Kenneth Salva as Lester, the star player of their community basketball team who dreams of playing at the country's premier league, but encounters a problem on the way to PBA (Philippine Basketball Association). He meets Pandy (Arnel Ignacio), a couturier who is smitten by Lester's looks. Pandy becomes the team's manager and helps him become part of the college's varsity team. Pandy is obviously in love with Lester, a straight guy devoted to his childhood sweetheart Denise (Sofia Valdez). Lester is at a ...

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