La Carlota Police Station Hoop Tourney Opens

The first La Carlota City Police Station Basketball Tournament 2017 was officially opened Wednesday. It was participated by the (BCPO Team) Bacolod City Police Office Basketball Team headed by P/Supt. Ronaldo Palomo-Deputy City Director for Operations; (ROPD Team) Regional Operations & Planning Division Basketball Team headed by P/Supt. Romeo Maguad; (LCCPS Team) La Carlota City Police Station Basketball Team headed by Chief of Police P/Supt. Cresenciano B. Cordero and (RD Team) Regional Director Basketball Team headed by Regional Director P/CSupt. Edmund A. Gonzales. The tournament was held at the Covered Court of Uriarte Subdivision in Barangay 3, La Carlota City.

Vice-Mayor Dr. Rex R. Jalando-on, Provincial Board Member Annabelle Bermudo, SPM Richard Sebastian Benedicto, and P/CSupt. Edmund A. Gonzales-Regional Director, PRO-18 delivers their respective messages at the opening of the 1st La Carlota City Police Station Basketball League 2017 at the Covered Court Uriarte Subdivision, Barangay 3 in La Carlota City on Wednesday.* (Jun de los Reyes/NDB photo)

Vice-Mayor Dr. Rex R. Jalando-on said that “Sports is the fountain of youth. I hope you enjoy your physical exercise and camaraderie. The city government of La Carlota headed by Mayor Luis Jacky D. Jalandoni III, the Sangguniang Panlungsod members and city officials are very supportive of all the projects, endeavors and undertakings of the La Carlota City PNP for the good of our people. We have plan with the Mayor to include in the budget next year purchase of additional service patrol cars and motorcycles for La Carlota City PNP in support of the anti-illegal drugs and gambling campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte.”

Provincial Board Member Annabelle Bermudo in her message was ecstatic that her barangay was chosen as venue of the tournament. She hopes that the invited basketball players enjoy the facilities and hospitality of the people.

SPM Richard Sebastian Benedicto, chair, Committee on Sports likewise hopes that the participants have a great time from their busy work as part of their physical exercise.

P/CSupt. Edmund A. Gonzales, Regional Director, PRO 18 in his message thanked the officials of La Carlota City for hosting the tournament and for the venue and accommodation.

“We have plan to conduct the basketball tournament in different cities and municipalities in the Negros Island Region but unfortunately, we are in the transition period. It is finally materialized after a long time. This is part of our Stress Management Program. To all the basketball players, `Winning is only secondary but the love and the beauty of sports in basketball and how to play the game will always remain in our hearts’.”

Ceremonial toss at the opening of the basketball tournament was headed by Vice-Mayor Dr. Rex R. Jalando-on, P/CSupt. Edmund A. Gonzales, P/ Supt. Cresenciano B. Cordero , Provincial Board Member Annabelle Bermudo, SPM Richard Sebastian Benedicto and Pastor Alberto Cordero of Assembly of God who led the Invocation, while PCInsp. Roberto V. Indiape Jr. introduced the team players and game proper.

PO1 Metche S. Lomugdang was the master of ceremony.* (Jun de los Reyes)