The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) announced its newly elected Board of Trustees at a board meeting on Friday.
Entrusted to continue his leadership of the SBP, President Al Panlilio was re-elected as federation president while Senator Sonny Angara and Congressman Robbie Puno were also re-elected as Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively.
Manny V. Pangilinan will continue sharing his knowledge and experience in guiding the Board of Trustees as the SBP’s Chairman Emeritus.
“I am thankful for the continued vote of confidence from the movers and shakers of the Philippine basketball community,” said Panlilio. “Now that the elections are over, it’s time to put in even more work as we traverse through this pandemic while still having our eyes fixed on our co-hosting of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
“I’m excited to continue working with the re-elected officials and welcome the new members of the SBP’s Board of Trustees.”
Executive Director Sonny Barrios, Treasurer Ricky Palou, and Corporate Secretary Atty. Marievic Añonuevo were likewise re-elected to their positions.
PBA Chairman and TNT Governor Ricky Vargas was elected as Vice President with Commissioner Willie Marcial, TerraFirma Governor Bobby Rosales, and Alaska Governor Dickie Bachman winning seats in the Board of Trustees representing the PBA and PBA D-League.
The Board of Trustees included representatives from five different areas covering the entire country. The SBP also welcomed representatives from the professional, commercial, and school sectors, including Mark Molina of the UAAP and Dax Castellano of the NCAA, and the women’s sector in Monica Jorge.
The National Congress and Election were held on October 13, 2021. SBP Deputy Executive Director Butch Antonio, who also acted as the Comelec Chairman during the SBP Election, certified and announced the newly elected Board of Trustees.