3x3 league good to go for training


MEMBERS of seven of 11 teams in the Chooks-togo Pilipinas 3x3 league have already underwent their first polymerase chain reaction (PRC) testing at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center in Quezon City.

Members of Zamboanga City Family’s Brand Sardines, Zamboanga Peninsula Valientes, Gapan Chooks, and Bacolod Master Sardines were tested last Monday while Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards, Pasig-sta. Lucia Realtors, Palayan City Capitols and Porac-big Boss Cement Green Gorillas got theirs last Wednesday.

The remaining teams—bicol Volcanoes, Sarangani Marlins, Val City Classic and a special select team—will be tested on Friday and Monday.

“We were tested on a staggered basis, and so were the team’s practice sessions,” League Commission­er Eric Altamirano said.

Except for the Valientes, the first batch who had their tests Monday practiced on Wednesday at the University of the Philippine­s Epsilon Chi Gymnasium in Quezon City.

“We would like to thank my alma mater University of the Philippine­s for offering their venue to us and, of course, GET Philippine­s,” league owner Ronald Mascariñas. “It’s during this first week where we will see if there are things that we can adjust with our system before we get back to the games itself.”

The league is looking at one more practice facility once all teams have been tested.

The league eyes an October 2 opening for the inaugural President’s Cup at the Inspire Academy in Calamba,


 ??  ?? LEAGUE Commission­er Eric Altamirano is tested for the virus.
LEAGUE Commission­er Eric Altamirano is tested for the virus.

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