Gaisano Capital opens Cecaba defense

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

DEFENDING champion Gaisano Capital Group- Batch 1995 will start its titular defense as it opens the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (Cecaba)’s 13th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup at 2 p.m. today at the Cebu Coliseum.

Batch ’95, led by Tong Te Co, Jr. is eager to score a repeat against Dewfoam 1988 in the opening game scuffle, which will be followed by the game between the Argentina Corned Beef-sponsored 80s/90s – A and the Kaking 1998 at 4 p.m. Dunkin Donuts 2004 will face PTT
Fuels and Lubricant 2005 in the last game.

This is the first season that Cecaba will be playing without its founding president and longtime supporter Chester Cokaliong, who informed the organizing committee of his absence this year.


The shipping magnate is taking a time off the hardcourt to spend more time with his business.

A simple opening game will precede the start of hostilities with Cebu City councilor Edwin Hagmoc as the inspirational speaker. It will be followed by the selection of the fairest muse which will be judged by CEC PTA president Josefus Dy, executive board member and principal Sotero Cabanes, Dr. Felipe S. Embalzado.

The 14-team tournament that is expected to last for four months is also participated by Fil-Ann Enterprises 80s/90s B, The 1st Family Appliance Circle 1994, Batch 1997, Jepoy Express 1999, Batch 2000, Batch 2006, 1st Family Appliance Circle 2007 and Cebu Dragon 2009.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 09, 2014.


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