Three games are scheduled in the 2008 Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 21, at the Hall of Justice covered court.
IBP White, known as the Chinos, takes on IBP Black Coca-Cola at 1:20 p.m., followed by COMELEC Region XI against the DCPO Officers Group at 2:45 p.m. while IBP Yellow faces the Bong Go-led City Government of Davao in the main game at 4 p.m.
The tournament is presented by Mayor Duterte and sanctioned by the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas XI under regional director Regino “Boy” Cua.
Let me go straight to the point.
Davao Sports Council Inc. President Vic Sai, organizer of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Girl’s Basketball Tournament, inappropriately described his boss, Commissioner Leon Montemayor, as “godfather” of girl’s basketball.
In basketball parlance, that’s foul.
What about Linda Tesoro, Boy Cua, Orly Gonzales?
Can’t you remember, they were the ones who revived women’s basketball development in Davao City years ago by spending their own money?
Linda has to chip in from her income from Tesoro’s Printing Press. Boy has to endure the heat of the sun just to raise money for his family and support basketball. What about Orly? He spent a lot of time and effort, a little money, of course, just to support women’s basketball.
Eventually, Boy found a way for the Gaisano South Cup to absorb women’s basketball development because they have limited funds. And women’s basketball development is still alive up to this very day even without PSC funds, thanks to Linda and Boy.
Now this PSC Girl’s Basketball Tournament.This is a government-sponsored competition.
And now it has a new “godfather”?
Come on Vic Sai, describing the commissioner as “godfather” is foul. He is your godfather, alright, because you benefit from the tournaments he supports like the PSC Chess and Volleyball Tournaments, etc.
Sports godfathers do not use government funds, Vic.
Next time, be careful with your description.
What you did was an offense and an insult to the basketball community.
Forgive me Vic, what you did made me vommit too.
Coaches of the National Coaches Accreditation and Licensing Program (NCALP) thanked basketball’s regional director Regino “Boy” Cua for ensuring the success of the two-day event at the University of Mindanao Matina Campus.
Cua, who is responsible for the revival of respect for Davao basketball and who recently discussed basketball development concerns with BAP-SBP Executive Director Patrick Gregorio , took care of the needs of the coaching staff and spent for the rental of the facilities.
A total of 80 coaches attended the Davao leg of the NCALP held over the weekend.
National coach Fritz Gaston, assistant coach D’Jalma Arnedo, Jude Roque of San Beda College, Adriano “Bong” Go of College of St.Benilde, Coaches Commission Chairman Bernardo Atienza and Davao Coaches Commissioner Atty.Manny Nitorreda handled the Davao leg.
The BAP-SBP has included Baguio City, Angeles City, Lucena City, Naga City, Iloilo City, Cebu City, Zamboanga City, Cagayan de Oro City as program legs for the other regions.
National Capital Region will have a North and South legs in December.