SBP-Passerelle 31st season rolls off

SBP Passerelle Twin Tournament opens its 31st season at the Fr. Rafael Cortina Gym in Xavier School. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

SBP Passerelle Twin Tournament opens its 31st season at the Fr. Rafael Cortina Gym in Xavier School. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The 31st season of Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP)—Passerelle Twin Tournament organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (BEST) Center has opened at the Fr. Rafael Cortina Gym in Xavier School.

“Sports, especially basketball, is a part of every Filipino’s life,” said Meralco Bolts player Jimmy Alapag. “With this event, BEST Center provided a great opportunity for these kids to use their youthful energy for something positive, like basketball.”

Also present during the opening rites were Mikee Romero, team owner of GlobalPort Batang Pier in the Philippine Basketball Association and the current representative of 1-Pacman Party-List in the House of Representatives.

“SBP is like the big leagues for kids ages 12 and below. So is the Passerelle for those ages 13-15. With this tournament, kids can start developing their skills and values at a young age. Aside from the physical exercise, they can also develop discipline, teamwork, and most especially, sportsmanship,” said Romero, whose son is also joining the tilt.

“We are proud to organize this competition, and we will continue in doing so with great enthusiasm. With this age group, we are pleased to see young, eager athletes start their passion in sports at such an early age. It’s great that we can contribute to sports development in our country in our own little way. We are already looking forward to what these athletes are capable of doing when they grow up,” said BEST Center founder Coach Nic Jorge.

Sponsored by Milo and in cooperation with Chris Sports, over 600 players from more than 150 schools nationwide are participating in this year’s competition. Besides the event held in NCR, other elimination games are being held in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to determine which teams will qualify for the regional championships. The best teams from each region will battle it out at the national finals.

Tentative schedules of the regional playoffs will be October 21 to 24 in Davao City for Mindanao, November 4 to 7 in Baguio City for Luzon, and November 18 to 21 in Roxas City for Visayas.

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  1. wag na nating hayaang lokohin tayo ng mga partylist. lalong lalo na yung partylist ni mikee romero. di natin deserve yun. wag na tayo maniwala pa sakanya. lolokohin at aabusuhin nya lang ang kanyang posisyon para dugasan tayo ng pera

  2. Fred Rodriguez on

    Sana unahin ng sibakin ang partylist na hawak ni mikee romero. Wala namang nagawa! Puro kasinungalingan at panloloko lang ang alam gawin. Hays.

  3. i totally agree to what pres. du30 said to abolish the partylist! specially the 1-pacman partylist headed by mikee romero.. pls implement that asap!! they are just using too much money ( gov’t funds ) but nothing has change! nothing happen! no economic change! he is just using the fund for his leisure what a shame!!

  4. Bernz Cordovilla on

    partylists are being used and abused ng corrupt officials! Di naman tayong mga Pilipino ang nakikinabang sa pondo. Kundi mga representatives tulad ni Mikee Romero. Mga gahaman sa pera. Nako po!

  5. Ashe Ruvivar on

    ayan na naman si mikee romero palagi na lang sawsaw kapag nandyan si president digong eh alam naman ni president digong ang mga pandurugas nya

  6. Glaiza Sobel on

    Eh ginagamit lang naman ng mga mayayaman ang partylist para mas lalo pa silang yumaman! Tingnan nyo si mikee romero palagi na lang sya nasasangkot sa pagnanakaw tsk

  7. ana dela cruz on

    tama lang na alisin ang party list,wala naman itong nagagawa sa ating bansa.Ginagamit lang ito ng iba para mkapang dugas sa kaban ng bayan.

  8. ralph suarez on

    wala naman kasing nagagawa yang mga party list lalo ang hawak ni mikee romero,puro pang sariling interes lang ang ginagawa nya.nag nanakaw sya gamit ang 1pacman party list.

  9. Elly Damiano on

    pinaniwala mo kami mikee romero na tutulong k sa bayan sa pgbuo mo ng 1pacman partylist pero sa katanuyan gnwa mo lng gateway pra sa sarili mong interes wla kmi mpapala sa tulad mo mikee romero! kaya iabolish n tong partylist

  10. paano naman kasi ginagamit lang naman yang partylist para sa pansariling kapakanan lang kagaya nyang si mikee romero para may pambili ng luho nilang mag asawa!

  11. Abegail Concepcion on

    huwag tayo dito maniwala ky mikee romero dahil isa tong manloloko at manggamit na tao, wlang ginagwa kundi mgpaniwala na mgging mabuting congressman pero isa plang opurtunista

  12. reform? di na dapat ireform yang mga party list na yan yan ang starter pack ng mga corrupt s gobyerno eh gaya nalang nyan si mikee romero n isang magnanakaw ginagamit lang ang 1pacman n partylist para may pang luho sa asawa!!!

  13. hndi sagot ang pagkakaroon ng partylist sa ating bansa upang maging maunlad lang kailngan natin masugpo ang mga opisyales n tulad ni mikee romero n ginagamit lmang ang 1pacman partylist upang yumaman

  14. dapat lang talaga mabuwag na yang mga partylist na yan, unang una instant congressman un nsa likod nyan sunod dyan nag uumpisa un mga nag nanakaw n s gbyerno katulad ni mikee romero gngamit lang ang 1 pacman para may panluho sa asawa nya.