FORMER PBA players will take part in the Mindanao B League (MBL) Fiesta Pilar Cup set October 2 at the Golden Boys in Zamboanga City.
Eight teams are seeing action in the tournament namely, GenSan Kings, Roxas Zanorte of mayor Jan Vallacer, Pagadian Explorers, Sindangan of mayor Insik Sy, ZC Omars, Zamboanga Mudz, Basilan BRT of vice mayor Julz Hataman, and Ayala of chairman Didi Libero.
Among former pros suiting up are EJ Feihl, Rene Pacquiao, and Louie Medalla (GenSan Kings), Jercules Tangkay (Roxas Zanorte), and Gino Jumao-as and Jonathan Belorio (ZC Omars).
"Mindanao has produced a lot of player in the PBA, that is why we are forming this league to produce more talents in Mindanao. Fans are eager to have our own league," said commissioner Jayson Cariaga.
The MBL official also hopes the league will inspire the youth to get into basketball and away from drugs.
Each team is allowed to tap one import during the tournament supported by LM Metro Hotel, Hell Energy Drink, RF Mariano, OSHIS Restaurant, ZC Kings Manpower, councilors Lilibeth Nuno, Boday Cabato, Teody Arquiza, and Pinpin Pareja, Lilia Nuno, Emedia, and Rham Irahamifm.
The champion team will receive P100,000.