SBP calls on members

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, led by its president Manny V. Pangilinan, called on all national members to submit their updated Membership Information Sheet (MIS), along with other pertinent documents showing that they have conducted the required number of tournaments in the last 2 years, in preparation for the coming SBP general elections in April.

Pangilinan, chairman of PLDT and Smart, has announced in a press conference last October that he is stepping down after two consecutive terms, along with 12 other SBP officials.

All requirements may be sent to the Nominations and Membership Committee at the SBP office on the ground floor, Philippine Sports Commission Building A, Philsports Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City 1604 until 5 p.m. of January 25, Monday.

Questions and other inquiries may be made through Glenda Casupanan at 706-2969 and 0998-960-4167 or email

SBP is in the middle of organization for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in July which was awarded by the International Basketball Federation to the cities of Manila (Philippines), Turin (Italy) and Belgrade (Serbia) a few days ago. The draws for the 18-team competition where the three champions will qualify to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games is scheduled on Tuesday at the House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland.