Team Pilip­inas Pool

Palawan News - - OPINION -

Palawan, ex­pect the coun­try to troop to the ceme­ter­ies as we pay our re­spects to our dearly de­parted this week­end. Prac­ti­cally all sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties would be on holiday the UAAP, NCAA and even the PBA games are sched­uled to take a break in the first few days of November. Safe trav­els, and en­joy the holiday week­end.

Ev­ery­body is ex­cited by the cur­rent Philip­pine Na­tional bas­ket­ball team pool. Imag­ine a line up that in­cludes a strato­spheric front­court of Greg Slaugh­ter ( 7’ 0), June Mar Fa­jardo ( 6’ 10), Japeth Aguilar ( 6’ 9) and nat­u­ral­ized player An­dre Blatche ( 6’ 11)… that ladies and gents in NBA and In­ter­na­tional grade front­line. With the height al­ready re­solved, all we need to do is sur­round the tow­ers with shoot­ers and steady guards, which the coun­try have in abun­dance. Wings/ Shoot­ers: Allein Ma­liksi, Matthew Wright, Mar­cio Las­siter, Ter­rence Romeo, Troy Rosario Point Guards: Alex Cabag­not, Jayson Cas­tro, Paul Lee, Scot­tie Thomp­son Wing de­fend­ers: Gabe Nor­wood, Beau Belga, Ray­mond Al­mazan Just a quick look at the names and you will see that this team, if and when we are able to put them all to­gether, has the tools to make it big in the FIBA qual­i­fiers. Do take note how­ever that team chem­istry may be an is­sue con­sid­er­ing that th­ese play­ers have dif­fer­ent mother ball clubs in the PBA. Coach Yeng Guiao’s task is to blend them all into a fluid bas­ket­ball team in time for their matchup against Kaza­khstan on November 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The match against Kaza­khstan would be a good tune- up for them against a tougher op­po­nent, Iran, on December 3.

Ex­cit­ing times! Go, Team Pilip­inas!

SUBARAW Fes­ti­val 2018 This is the pe­riod we are all wait­ing for! The first ever Subaraw Fes­ti­val kick off is hap­pen­ing at the Sa­bang area November 3, 2018. The kick off will start with a mass to start 7 AM fol­lowed by open­ing re­marks and pep talks from our very own City Mayor Lu­cilo Bay­ron. A small pro­gram fol­lows along with a boo­dle- fight for lunch. The Puerto Princesa Un­der­ground River Fes­ti­val Part­ners Foun­da­tion, headed by yours truly, will be in full at­ten­dance on this week- long event. Take pride, Palawan! See you at Sa­bang this week­end.

Sports Holiday

Palawan, ex­pect the coun­try to troop to the ceme­ter­ies as we pay our re­spects to our dearly de­parted this week­end. Prac­ti­cally all sport­ing ac­tiv­i­ties would be on holiday: the UAAP, NCAA and even the PBA games are sched­uled to take a break in the first few days of November. Safe trav­els, and en­joy the holiday week­end. ( The writer is a se­nior leader of the only Busi­ness Process Out­sourc­ing com­pany in Puerto Princesa. He also is the cur­rent Puerto Princesa Un­der­ground River Fes­ti­val Foun­da­tion Pres­i­dent. Watch out for this year’s big­ger and grander fes­tiv­i­ties pro­mot­ing bio- di­ver­sity and our her­itage sites)

Marc Calumba SPORTS IN­TEL

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