DAGUPAN CITY, July 4 (PIA) — Eight hundred seventy barangay officials of Dagupan City gathered for the first time to participate in basketball and volleyball tournaments in the 1st Dagupan City Inter Barangay Family Festival.
The tournament, held at the CSI Stadia, had barangay officials, barangay health workers and tanods from 29 barangays of the city, as players.
It is a joint project of vice mayor Belen Fernandez, the city council of Dagupan, Barangay Secretaries Association of Dagupan City (BASADA) and the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP).
Fernandez, regional director of BAP, said she immediately gave her nod to the BASADA led by its president Andy Estrada when they proposed the project to her as it aimed to build friendship through physical fitness and sports.
The players would compete every Saturday and Sunday which would be broadcast live in a local television channel, USATV, owned by Fernandez’ family. This is the first time in sports history here that games are broadcast live in a local television channel.
Aside from basketball and volleyball, Fernandez said she is willing to sponsor anew bowling and badminton tournaments. (ANL/VHS-PIA 1 Pangasinan with reports from Dagupan SP)