MPBL is new home for 'Manok ng Bayan'
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 11, 2019 08:13 PM
(Photo courtesy of Chooks-to-Go MPBL)
The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League entered into a long-term partnership with Chooks-to-Go last Tuesday.
"This is just the beginning of a strong and long partnership between the MPBL and Chooks-to-Go," said MPBL founder and owner Sen. Manny Pacquiao said.
Pacquiao built the regional league to give a new avenue for Filipino basketball players to showcase their talents.
On the other hand, Chooks-to-Go has been supporting numerous athletes, sports, and leagues in its effort to help promote nationalism through sports since 2016.
"Dahil ang MPBL ang tunay na tahanan ng mga Manok ng Bayan, we are committed to sponsor this league for five years," said Chooks-to-Go president Ronald Mascariñas.
And with Chooks-to-Go on his side, Pacquiao is just glad to have a partner to help grow his league.
"As the father of the MPBL, I'm very happy that Chooks-to-Go has recognized the MPBL as a solid league with a bright future ahead of it. It is integral in MPBL's vision to be the league for every Filipino," he said
Mascariñas, meanwhile, looks to use the MPBL's machinery to promote his mission.
"It's not just me and Senator Manny, it's all of us. Through winning or losing, we hope that each and every one of us promotes fair play through competition and, of course, love of country," he said.
And all of this is done for Filipino basketball players.
"Having Chooks-to-Go and MPBL together and combining their resources and talents will help the league be the best, if not the biggest, league. It will also help the Filipino athlete showcase their talents and pursue a better life," said coach Eric Altamirano.