Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

Bataan Risers, SBP join hands in fight against tobacco use


Every year, the World Health Organization celebrates the World No Tobacco Day on May 31.

To help in promoting this fight against tobacco use, the WHO partnered with MPBL club team Bataan Risers and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to hold a basketball clinic in Paco Arena, Friday.

“Being a sports organization, the Bataan Risers remains committed to healthy living among our citizenry, not only at present but for future generations,” said Risers team manager Borgie Hermida.

Bataan players Sean Manganti, Anton Asistio, Santi Santillan, Vince Tolentino, Jai Reyes, Chito Jaime, Alfred Batino, Byron Villarias, Leo Najorda, Gio Espuelas, and Bernie Bregondo became instructors for the day to teach the kids of Paco the importance of health and wellness.

Also present were Risers head coach Jong Uichico together with SBP’s Ryan Betia, Mark Solano, and Xander Gubat – all of whom are part of the federation’s coaches clinic.

“We commend the WHO for their efforts in the Philippines and the SBP for their generous support in this endeavor,” added Hermida.

But this fight won’t stop, as Bataan and SBP look to continue this fight all year long.

2019-world-no-tobacco-day-bataan-risers-x-sbp Bataan Risers, SBP join hands in fight against tobacco use Basketball News  - philippine sports news

#ReadMore  Cameron Clark set to arrive as NLEX's replacement for KJ McDaniels
Written By


You May Also Like

Basketball

Yeng Guiao got his first win back as Rain or Shine head coach at the expense of a new-look Barangay Ginebra, 93-71, in the...

Basketball

Gilas Pilipinas Men fell eight spots in the latest FIBA Men’s World Rankings presented by NIKE, dropping from 33 to 41. In the latest...

Basketball

When the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas released its preliminary pool for the FIBA World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers’ fifth window, there were three UAAP...

Basketball

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas explained why it had to deny William Navarro’s request for a Letter of Clearance (LOC) to complete his transfer...

Basketball

William Navarro will not be able to join Seoul Samsung when it begins its 2022-23 Korean Basketball League season on October 16. According to...

3x3 Basketball

A celebration. That is what the past month will be for Bounty Agro Ventures Inc., the mother company of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3, as it...

2023 FIBA World Cup

Past and present PBA Most Valuable Player winners June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel and Scottie Thompson of Ginebra San Miguel are among those...

2023 FIBA World Cup

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas reported to the Philippine Senate how it would have an unprecedented buildup for Gilas Pilipinas heading into the 2023...

Advertisement