8 city barangays to compete in ‘Paliga’

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


EIGHT barangays in Davao City will see action as the Tanduay and Tanduay Light 5 on 5 Paliga basketball tournament opens on April 12.

Organizer Rael Diaz said Buhangin will field two teams while Barangays Panacan, Sasa, Cabantian, Mintal, Talomo and 76-A will enter one squad each in the single elimination knockout format cagefest.

Diaz, who was a guest at the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at NCCC Mall Davao B3 Center yesterday, said each barangay will play four teams during the one-day elimination round wherein the champion team of each barangay will battle in the inter-barangay championship game set on June 1 at Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center.

Diaz said that during the elimination round, the champion team will receive P 4,000 and a free uniform set to be used in the finals while the runner-up will settle for P 2,000. All players will be given a finisher’s medal.

He said trophies and cash prizes will be given to all the winners in the finals. The champion team will receive P7,000 and P3,000 to all the runner-up.

“The league is open to all men age 18 years old and above but commercial basketball players are not allowed to join unless he is inactive for already three years. All players must also be a certified resident of the barangay,” he said.

He said that to be able to register, all interested teams shall purchase two cases of Tanduay Rhum 5 years with a community tax certificate or cedula of each player to be submitted in their respective barangays.

Registration is on a first come first, serve basis and that the barangay officials will endorse the qualified teams.

He added that spectators will have a chance to win trip for two to the United States of America to watch the NBA Finals during the raffle draw.

“Those who want to join the raffle will just have to buy a Tanduay crown amounting to P10. Three weeks before the finals, we will draw one winner to win the trip to the USA,” he said.

Tanduay and Tanduay Light 5 on 5 Paliga are sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilinas (SBP).

Here's the schedule of games in respective barangays: Buhangin (April 26), Sasa (May 3), Cabantian (May 10), Mintal (May 17), Talomo (May 24) and Barangay 76-A (May 31). (MDC)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 28, 2014.

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