WBO Kids Drug Free Philippines (Photos)

Mandaue City, Cebu – The World Boxing Organization (WBO) sponsored a basketball tournament involving teenagers from four barangays in the city of Mandaue. This is part of the organization’s program to encourage kids to stay in school, get into sports and say no to drugs.

The tournament was opened Saturday morning at the basketball court of the Greenhills Subdivision and Leisure Park. Aspiring cagers from Yocra,Agro, Greenhills and Kasuntingan were divided into Gold,Red,Black and Blue teams.

WBO Asia-Pacific Vice President Leon Panoncillo spoke about their Kids Drug Free Philippines program and emphasized the need for young Filipinos to continue their studies and avoid the temptations of illegal drugs.

The event was held with the cooperation of the Greenhills homeowners association lead by Basil Raya and Sammy Gello-ani’s SGG Promotions. Also in attendance were international referee Atty. Danrex Tapdasan and former WBO interim lt.flyweight titlist Johnriel Casimero.

The sportswriters in attendance were the judges in choosing the best team muse.

The winner of the tournament will each get one mountain bicycle.


By Rene Bonsubre, Jr.