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UCBL 5th season gains big boost in November kickoff

Rappler.com
UCBL 5th season gains big boost in November kickoff
The Universities and Colleges Basketball League returns in a bid to help budding cage stars, especially from the provinces

MANILA, Philippines – The Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) got a much-needed boost when the league restarts this November.

The UCBL – now on its fifth season and acknowledged as the biggest basketball league outside of UAAP and NCAA – was shelved the past two years due to the COVID pandemic.

But the league gained support from PG Flex Linoleum, which agreed to be the league’s title sponsor for its restart next month.

Nelson Guevarra, owner of the country’s leading manufacturer of PVC sheeting products, said helping budding cage stars, especially from the provinces, has long been part of the company’s social responsibilities.

“We see UCBL as a perfect avenue for these players to shine so we are again supporting the league,” said the amiable PG Flex owner. “UCBL will be their vehicle to further polish their skills and talents.”

UCBL president Franklin Evidente and tournament director Horacio Lim said health protocols will be put in place for the safety of everyone concerned.

Apart from Guevarra, Evidente and Lim, also gracing the signing of agreement on Wednesday were Col. Bong Nebrija, UCBL director Bernard Yang, Eric Cordoves, Nixon Rellera, Terrence Lloyd Ang  and UCBL sales and marketing head Carmelo Navarro.

Taking part in the coming season are Diliman University, Centro Escolar University, University of Batangas, Lyceum of the Philippines-Batangas, Olivarez College and newcomer Guang Ming College-Tagaytay City. – Rappler.com

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