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`Palarong Pinoy’ organizers thankful to sponsors, volunteers

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Team captains took the Oath of Sportsmanship.(Contributed photo)

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Crosstown Auto successfully defended its title this year and received their trophies and medals from organizers Randy Cagalitan and Rodel Gravides.(Contributed photo)

Filipino-Edsonites have expressed their gratefulness to their sponsors and volunteers for helpining in the success of the recent 3rd Edson Inter-Town Basketball League dubbed the “Palarong Pinoy”.

Holiday Inn Edson and Crosstown Auto Centre are this year’s major backers with the support of Buddy Maranan of Morinville, Ken Bardilas and Johnley Camposano of Whitecourt, Vic Panotes of Grande Prairie, Jonas Oral of Toro Toro Fiesta Edmonton, Romel Rabe of Drayton Valley, Richard Passion, Albert Bonus and Chris Par of Edwon, Joey Doctolero of PSA, Chester Tiongson of Crosstown Auto and Jonas Iral.

The league started with only teams in 2013 with participants from Slave Lake, Whitecourt, Drayton Valley and host Edson.

This year, Drayton Valley, Whitecourt, Grande Prairie, Morinville, Toro Toro Fiesta Edmonton, PSA, Crosstown Auto, Edson Slashers and Edson Barangay Tibay took part in the league.

Virlou and Virson Orquez of Crosstown, Jay Santua and Arjay Librea of PSA, Alvin Chua of Drayton Valley and Paul Marqueses of Crosstown won Mythical 5 honors with Marqueses as MVP.

Crosstown retained this year’s title after besting PSA while Drayton Valley placed third and Grande Prairie settled for fourth place.

Organizers Rodel Gravides and Randy Cagalitan said that they were even overwhelmed with the presence of fans from Drayton Valley and Mourinville who really cheered hard for their teams.

“The league is designed for our kababayans to get a break from their work and this is one way of keeping in touch with them,” the organizers said.(pinoy edmonton news with reports from Edson volunteers)

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Coach Chester Tiongson and wife May present their champion’s trophy to Crosstown Auto Centre president Joe Medina (extreme right) after successfully defending their title in Edson.(Contributed photo)

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