TABUK CITY, Kalinga – After winning the Kalinga leg eliminations, the Tabuk City Northern team will be representing Tabuk City and the province in the upcoming Regional Batang Pilipino Basketball League to be held in Baguio City.
Former SK Federation President and now Councilor Juan Thomas “TJ” Duyan, said Tabuk City Northern team bested Team SK Bulanao and Greyhound in the elimination round.
Members of the team also received trophies as they were named to the Mythical Five including Franz Holgado (Most Valuable Player and Best Center), Amid Imperial (Best Forward), and Carlos Baligod (Best Point Guard).
Duyan thanked and honored those who supported the league including Mayor Darwin Estrañero and Vice Mayor Dick Bal-o and the parents of the players.
He also discussed the league’s goals and objectives, which include encouraging young people to use their basketball skills to demonstrate their talent while steering them away from vice and dangerous drugs.
He added that encouraging the four moral principles of brotherhood, sportsmanship, character, and discipline among young people will help to mold them into world-class citizens and future leaders.
The league also aspires to foster and enhance the abilities of young Filipino basketball players so they can become well-known both domestically and abroad. By Mae Ann