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Antonino, Almeida and Ar-Arampang shine in 16th Mayor’s Cup Basketball Tournament

Basketball is considered as everybody’s game; it’s a game of a thousand thrills that effectively diverts the attention of the young generation from vices. Every year, LGU Balaoan organizes a basketball tournament to encourage the youth to adhere to sports to maximize their mental and physical growth, among other.

The opening ceremony of the 16th Mayor’s Cup Basketball Tournament was held last October 6, 2016 with a simple ceremony wherein players together with their muses paraded around the town proper. After the parade, a short program was held at the Balaoan Farmers Civic Center and a competition for the best muse took place wherein Cherry Vendillo ofParaoir took home the crown and was awarded P2,000 in cash.

Said tournament was divided into three (3) brackets- Bracket A, B & C. Every game starts at around 5:00 o’clock p.m. with the teams from Bracket C-1st game, Bracket B-2nd game and Bracket A-3rd game.The culmination of 16th Mayor’s Cup was held last December 21, 2016 wherein cash prizes, trophies and medals were awarded to the winners of each bracket.

For Bracket C, Barangay Ar-arampang was declared as the champion and received a trophy, medals and a cash prize amounting to P 30,000.00. Mr. Ryan Opinaldo was voted as MVP in this category. He received a cash prize of P 2,000.00 and a trophy. Bracket B champion is barangay Almeida which received a cash prize of P 60,000.00, a trophy and medals. The MVP in this category was Michael Robianes. From Bracket A category, Barangay Antonino brought home the bacon. It received P80,000.00 in cash, a trophy and medals. The MVP was Julius Domingo and he received a cash prize of P3, 000.00 and a trophy. A total of P430,000.00 was given as cash prizes to the winners, as well as to the second, third and fourth placers in each bracket.

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