To increase its chances in making it to the top five of the Batang Pinoy (BP) National Championship, the Cebu Province will send a bigger delegation to the regional leg of the multi-sporting event set on Feb. 23 to March 2 in Iloilo City.
“We want more athletes to qualify for the national finals, so we will be sending more or less 370 people including coaches,” said lawyer Ramil Abing, executive director of the Cebu Provincial Sports Commission.
With a larger delegation, Abing said, the Cebu Province has a big chance to make it to the top five if it could not snare the number one ranking.
In last year’s BP National Championship, the Cebu Province placed sixth out of the 155 local government units (LGUs) seeing action in the Philippine Sports Commission-organized tournament held in Baguio City.
The Cebuanos rounded out the meet with a total harvest of 22 gold, 10 silver and 21 bronze medals despite the lean delegation of more than 150 athletes.
Meanwhile, around 40 LGUs confirmed their participation in the annual Governor’s Cup Basketball Tournament slated on March.
These are Tabogon, Medellin, Tabuelan, San Francisco, Danao City, Borbon, Sogod, Carmen, Tudela, Mandaue City, Consolacion, Cordova, Ronda, Malabuyoc, Moalboal, Ginatilan, Alegria, Catmon, Pinamungajan, Badian, Alcantara, Dumanjug, Santa Fe, Talisay City, Minglanilla, City of Naga, San Fernando, City of Carcar, Sibonga, Boljoon, Samboan, Argao, Oslob, Alcoy, Santander, Barili, Asturias, Tuburan, City of Bogo, San Remigio.