Davao organizes basketball tournament vs illegal drugs

Sep. 29, 2016

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The City Sports Development Division has organized a basketball tournament for the city’s barangay officials and residents in a bid to divert the people from illegal drugs.

“This is a way to get everybody active in sports, especially now that there’s an aggressive campaign getting everybody out of illegal drugs,” City Sports chief Michael Aportadera said in a City Information Office dispatch Wednesday, September 28.

Aportadera said the Duterte Basketball League also aims to “get everybody into physical workout, and promote camaraderie and teamwork among barangay officials and residents in the city.”

The tournament, sponsored by City Mayor Sara Duterte, has two divisions – for barangay officials, and for barangay residents of the city’s 12 political districts especially drug surrendered.

Twelve teams are competing in the Barangay Officials Division starting on September 26, while 12 teams registered for the Residents’ Division set in the next few weeks. (davaotoday.com)

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