By Bobot Estropigan Laguna
CASIGURAN, Sorsogon (BicolToday.com) – Some ₱295,000.00 worth of prizes, excluding that for the Best in Uniform, are at stake in this year’s Casiguran Inter-Barangay Summer Basketball Tournament which kicked off recently in this town’s six thousand seating capacity gymnasium with a total of 31 teams participating in three different divisions.
Meanwhile, 15 year old Maria Jabolin, a student of Casiguran Vocational and Technical School bested 17 other “beauties” to bag the P5K cash as the 2017 Casiguran Miss Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament.
1st Runner up was Anna Maria Discaya, 19, and 3rd year college student of Veritas College in Irosin town who went home with P2K cash while Rosshaine Medina, 16, of Casiguran Vocational and Technical School was adjudged 2nd Runner Up with P1K as her prize. Both are from Sumalot, this town.
In his remarks, Mun. Councilor Dennis Escudero, Chairman, SB Committee on Sports, said this activity is the most opportune time by the youths to promote sportsmanship, foster unity and camaraderie and enhance further their basketball skills as envisioned by Mayor Edwin “Boboy” Hamor, himself a sports enthusiast.
Escudero is also the president of the Phil. Councilors’ League, Sorsogon Chapter, and sits as an ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan or the Provincial Board.
Vice Mayor Ramon Escudero, on the other hand, expressed his appreciation at the big turnout of participating teams further saying that the tournament is sponsored by the LGU in cooperation with the Sangguniang Bayan and the Liga ng mga Barangay which allocated P50K and P100K, respectively.
Meanwhile, Arles Corañez, MPDO, said of the 31 teams, 17 are seniors, nine juniors and five midget.
The prizes, he said are: Senior Div.– Champion P75K, 1st Runner Up – P50k and 2nd Runner Up P25K. Most Valuable Player (MVP) – P10K and the Mythical 5 or the Best 5 P3k each or a total of P15K.
Junior Division – 1st Placer P30K, 2nd P20K, and 3rd P10K. MVP – P5K and the Mythical 5 P2k each or P10K total.
Midget Division – 1st Place P15K, 2nd P10K and P5K. MVP- P3k and the Mythical 5 P1K each or P5K total.
It was not yet known how much is the prize for the Best in Uniform and the total honorarium for the referees for the duration of the tournament.
Councilor Escudero thanked Mayor Hamor for donating the prizes and one (1) basketball for each of the 25 barangays. [BicolToday.com]