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Villar Cup holds successful basketball, volley games
THE Villar Cup Las Piñas City inter-barangay Basketball and Volleyball Leagues concluded recently, successfully drawing the strong participation of Las Piñas residents in a bid to promote an active and healthy lifestyle among the youth.
Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas City Rep. Camille Villar stressed the importance of the post-pandemic physical activity to improve the overall health and well-being of Las Piñeros.
“Suportado natin ang mga sports program para sa ating mga kabataan upang paigtingin ang pagkakaisa at sportsmanship ng bawat isa. This is also an avenue to display their skills and develop their potential,” said Villar.
The Villar Coliseum, where the games were held, is a product of the collaborative efforts of Rep. Villar, Senator Cynthia A. Villar, and Sen. Mark Villar.
“We need to have sports programs to prosper; that is why we moved to construct our very own indoor sports venue for our fellow Las Piñeros,” she added.
The House leader also congratulated the teams that dominated the basketball and volleyball tournament and the players who showed exceptional skills during those matches.
Bgy. Talon 4 emerged as the champion in the basketball league beating Bgy. Daniel Fajardo, while Bgy. CAA was the top seed in volleyball, beating Bgy. Talon 3. The teams got trophies and cash prizes.
Joshua Malabanan was named the “most valuable player” (MVP) in the basketball finals, while Jefferson Galo was the volleyball finals MVP.
Ezekiel Cochon (Bgy. Talon Dos), Christian Allen Vergara (Zapote), Joshua Malabanan, Alfred Estinopo (Talon 4), and Glenn Lorete (Daniel Fajardo) made it to the mythical team for basketball.
In the volleyball tourney, Sam Gadil, Kentrindel Gaylawan and Jasper Hemor (Bgy. CAA), Christian Tañaquin (Talon 3), Bryllian Mae Husayan (Talon 3), and Alex Enverzo (Daniel Fajardo) were named in the Mythical Six.
“We are looking forward to more sports activities in the future to strengthen camaraderie in our communities,” said Villar.
The final leg of the Villar Cup also featured an exhibition match between “Tropang Villar” and the “Las Piñas All Stars,” a team composed of basketball players from select barangays.
The Villar Cup featured basketball and volleyball teams from 20 barangays in Las Piñas.
Villar was one of the authors of a law establishing the National Academy of Sports which will be established at the New Clark City in Tarlac province.