Birth date 21 Apr 1976 (42 years)
Nationality Philippines Philippines
Position Power Forward
Nickname the General

Rommel Adduculrommel adducul was born in 1976 in Philippines. Nicknamed as “the General”, Adducul holds the position of center/power forward. The present team for whom he plays basketball in a professional basis is the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants. This 6’6 weighing 225 lbs athlete studied in San Sebastian College- Recoletos from where he started playing basketball.

During his college days, Adducul was a three time winner of the most valuable player award. He got selected in the second overall in 2003 by the Barangay Ginebra Kings. He led his team the San Sebastian Stags team to five consecutive NCAA basketball championships from 1993 – 1997. During this period, he also won the title of being a star in the Philippine Basketball League. By 1998, he joined the Philippines second professional league, which is the Metropolitan Basketball Association. In 1999, he led his team, the Manila Metrostars to a championship along with Alex Compton, a long time athlete of the team and Philippines resident too. Adducul won the Playoff MVP and also the Finals MVP title.

In 2002, he ended his career in the MBA team, the Pangasinan Waves as this league did not last due to the merging of the Metrostars with the Batangas Blades. This many times member of the Philippines National Basketball team led his country with four continuous Southeast Asia Basketball Association championships. In 2008, he was diagnosed with nasopharynx cancer. Due to this condition, he was prevent from playing in the 2008 PBA Fiesta Conference and had to undergo chemotherapy during that period.

Career highlights

In 1997, 1999 and 2001, he led the national team with three continuous South East Asian Games gold medals. He is the three time member of the FIBA Asia All Star Selection in 1997, 1998 and 2000. By 2000, he was named as the MBA Most Valuable Player.