THE Makabansa Basketball League, a recreational tournament for government officials and employees as well as private company executives, is set to open its second season on Saturday at the Meralco Fitness Center in Pasig.
Senators Sonny Angara, Manny Pacquiao, and Joel Villanueva are among the biggest names in the tournament as they lead the Senate Advocates title-retention bid in the 18-team tournament.
UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag will serve as commissioner of the competition where the teams are divided into three brackets, with the top four teams from each group advancing to the knockout round.
Bracket A is composed of the Meralco Linemen, Smart Dream Team, Justice League, House of Representatives Rulemakers, Tanodbayan Watchdogs, and the Comelec Sentinels.
The DENR Environmental Warriors, PDLT Digital, PNP Peacekeepers, DOJ Avengers, OSG Patriots, and the Philippine Sportswriters Association Pakitang Gilas comprise Group B.
The Advocates banner Bracket C alongside the Kamao, the NLEX Road Movers, MMDA D’Enforcers, DILG Visionaries, and the DOE Energizers.