Officials of the Quezon City Basketball League (QCBL) and Koen during the launch of the 5th season of the charity-oriented grassroots cage league based in Quezon City.

The Quezon City Basketball League (QCBL) and Koen, an AI Robot trading platform, have joined hands in a recent feeding program and free haircut for some 100 children in Sitio Kislap, Brgy. Fairview, Quezon City.

The event was part of the launching activity of the QCBL for its fifth season as it resumes its role as a truly grass-roots tournament for basketball in the country’s biggest city in terms of population.

QCBL president Pong Rollan said the league hopes to return with a bang even as they put more emphasis on charitable works.

“Every season namin, talagang we make sure na meron kaming mapupuntahan na charity. Yun talaga ang goal namin every season na makatulong kami hindi lang dito sa Quezon City kundi pati sa ibang lugar,” said Rollan.

“Ang vision namin talaga makatulong dito sa QC kaya ginawa ko itong liga na We’ re very thankful sa sponsor namin na KOEN dahil binuksan nila yun pinto na makatulong kami sa iba’t-bang ng lugar dito sa Plipinas,” he added.

Beia Granada, marketing manager of KOEN, welcomed the opportunity to work with QCBL and share their blessings.

“Actually, ang Koen ay nag decide na makipag partnership with the QCBL. Pareho naman kami ng layunin na to share and help each other. Pareho kami ng hangarin na makatulong and share the blessings,” said Granada.

The charity event was held in partnership with the Q-Bagwis Fairview Executive Eagles Club, Tau Gamma Phi Fairview sector, Razor’s Edge Cuts, and Tatts and supported by Councilor Ram Medalla.

After a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, QCBL returns with 12 teams competing in the Open category divided into two brackets. All Games will be held at the Novadeci Gym in Novaliches from the opening up to the championship slated for Dec. 16.

The 12 teams are Jemateo x Tito Pogi, Henry Evalle Photography, Eva Eye, RVMC, Hustlin Bullies, Dream Snipers, Agnus Dei, GNG Construction, MYCG, Ihaw at Ako, Hungry Bully, and Brittany Ballers.

Source: Manila Bulletin (