Basilan Peace Riders to play for Almeria Int’l in Filbasket tourney in Batangas

By: Glendale G. Rosal - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | September 13,2021 - 04:13 PM
Basilan Peace Riders to play for AICC in Filbasket tournament in Batangays. In photo are Basilan Peace Riders celebrating after winning the VisMin Super Cup South Finals title.

Basilan Peace Riders celebrate after winning the VisMin Super Cup South Finals title. | VisMin Cup Photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Almeria International Construction Corporation (AICC) basketball team tapped the reigning Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup south champions, the Basilan Peace Riders, to fill-in their roster for the upcoming Filbasket inaugural season in  Laurel, Batangas on September 25. 

No less than the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup Mindanao season MVP Hesed Gabo along with teammate and Mindanao leg finals MVP Chris Bitoon will suit up for AICC in the Filbasket league. 

They will be joined by their teammates from the Peace Riders in Jonathan Uyloan, Jay Collado, Philip Manalang, Michael Mabulag, Mark Anthony Bringas, Jhong Baloria, Jay-R Taganas, Harold Ng, and Bobby Baculanag. 

Ultimately, the head coaching job will be helmed by no less than the Peace Riders’ head coach Jerson Cabiltes.

Also, Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup mythical five and center Jhaymo Eguilos of the MJAS-Zenith Talisay City Aquastars will join Bitoon and Gabo for AICC.

The Peace Riders are likely going to be a very strong contender in the basketball startup after their dominant run in the VisMin Super Cup.

The team finished with a record setting 13-0 (win-loss) record snatching the Mindanao leg title and the first South Finals title or the overall title of the VisMin Super Cup. 

In terms of firepower, Gabo is the second player in the VisMin Cup with most triple doubles recorded. He averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds and 17 assists in his run. 

Bitoon, meanwhile, averaged 11.3 points a game, 4.6 assists, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.5 steals. 

Eguilos, on the other hand, averaged 8.3 points per game and had been very dominant in the painted area. He tallies 7.3 rebounds per game along with 1.5 assists. 

The other VisMin Super Cup squad that will vie in Filbasket is the MJAS-Zenith. 

Both squads are also vying in the second season of the VisMin Super Cup on October 25 in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.

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