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ORGANIZERS postponed the Tanduay Light 5 on 5 Paliga basketball tournament battle of champions, which was set today, to Saturday instead.

Tournament director Rael Diaz, in a text message to Sun.Star Davao, cited conflict of schedules as the reason behind the postponement.

“Maraminglaroangna-move during eliminations dahil conflict sa schedule ngmga players. We decided to postpone it to give all the qualifying teams more time to prepare,” Diaz said.

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He said that it would be unfair for Barangay 76-A Bucana who had their elimination yesterday to compete for the finals today, “Very close ang schedule. Kakatapos lang ng elimination ng barangay Bucanakahapon. Mas mabutingmakapag-prepare munalahatng teams parasa finals.”

Tanduay marketing head Kim Te also said, “We need to give at least one week for teams to prepare for the championship."

Teams set to see action in the finals are Buhangin Barangay Council Selection (Buhangin A), La Verna Selection (Buhangin B), Km. 11 San Jose Selection Sasa, MetroaceMalagamotPanacan, AparisCemento Selection Talomo, Ma-a All Star Team, Centro Lasang Selection and Barangay 76-A Bucana.

Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners with the champion team going home with P7,000 and the runner-up settling for P3,000.
The event, presented by Tanduay Distillers, Inc., makers of Tanduay Light and Compañero, is officiated by Samahang Basketbolistang Pilipinas (SBP).

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 01, 2014.

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