MANILA, Philippines – SBP president Manny V. Pangilinan will attend the FIBA Central Board meeting at the House of Basketball in Mies, a Swiss village near Geneva, on March 11-12 with the progress of preparations in staging the three Olympic qualifying tournaments likely to be high in the agenda. Pangilinan will be accompanied by SBP vice chairman Ricky Vargas, MVP Sports Foundation president Al Panlilio and SBP executive director Sonny Barrios in the trip.
Manila is one of three cities hosting the qualifiers. The others are Turin, Italy, and Belgrade, Serbia. The Manila event will be held at the MOA Arena on July 5-10 with the Philippines, France, New Zealand, Turkey, Canada and Senegal participating in the tournament where the winner gains a ticket to Rio.
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