MAYOR Jose Espinosa III hoped for more games of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in Iloilo City following an all-star clash at University of San Agustin Gym on May 27.
He thanked the PBA for bringing an all-star game here, thus boosting sports tourism in the metropolis.
He noted the plan was conceived in January after convincing Robert Uy, president of Toyota Iloilo, to sponsor the event.
“Now, the plan has turned into reality. We have pledged full support to Robert Uy and the PBA,” Espinosa said.
Thousands of fans watched the match between PBA-All Star Visayas and Gilas Pilipinas.
“Thank you to PBA and the players for bringing the game closer to the Ilonggos,” Espinosa said.
Ilonggo cagers Ronald Tubid and Emman Monfort played with pride before their hometown as PBA-All Star Visayas won over Gilas Pilipinas.
Special Assistant to the President Bong Go and PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial also graced the game. (PR)