Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 gets ball rolling

Jonas N. Panerio
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NOT long after Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 was given pro status by the Games and Amusement Board (GAB), league commissioner Eric Altamirano got the ball rolling and met with owners and representatives of teams that will be participating in the 2020 season of the league.

The gathering happened on Friday, July 31, at the C3 Events Place in San Juan. Present were San Juan-Go for Gold team governor Chris Conwi, Sta. Lucia sports head Buddy Encarnado, Nueva Ecija's team manager Jai Reyes and official Mike Baldos, Porac-Big Boss Cement's Ryan Monteclaro, Zamboanga-Family's Brand Sardines' Tonette Roque, Mindoro's Justin Tan and Teytey Teodoro, and Sulu's Marvin Forniza.

Altamirano and his team discussed how the league would move forward, including measures involving Covid-19 testing, player eligibility and general life inside the bubble at Inspire Academy in Laguna.

Dr. Butch Ong of the University of the Philippines Science and Society Program talked about the health protocols while a representative from GET Philippines tackled the contract tracing application the players, staff and team officials will use.

"We had to be very thorough and detailed during the meeting with the team owners since we can't leave no stone unturned especially with the pandemic still ongoing," shared Altamirano.

The teams, though, have yet to reveal their lineups. But one thing Altamirano is sure of is that there will be a lot of player movements compared to last season.

"We will definitely see a lot of new faces while our the players from our previous powerhouse teams like Pasig and Basilan will see their players move to new squads. This season will see more balance, I believe."

Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 is looking to kick the league off this September.