City holds basketball tourney for barangay execs, residents

September 28, 2016 By

The City Sports Development Division (City Sports) has organized a basketball tournament for the city’s barangay officials and residents.

Dubbed Duterte Basketball League, the basketball tournament is sponsored by Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte thru the City Sports.

City sports chief Michael Aportadera said the tournament aims to get everybody into physical workout, and promote camaraderie and teamwork among barangay officials and residents in the city.

The tournament, he added, is composed of two divisions – for barangay officials, and for barangay residents from the city’s 12 political districts especially drug surrenderers.

It is also in line with the City Sports contribution to the anti-drug campaign, he added.

“This is a way to get everybody active in sports, especially now that there’s an aggressive campaign getting everybody out of illegal drugs,” he said. “It is one way of starting them correctly.”

A total of 12 teams are competing in the Barangay Officials Division that started September 26, while 12 teams registered for the Residents’ Division that is expected to start in the next few weeks.