cdn mobile

Elmer Cabahug vows to continue search for homegrown basketball stars as new commissioner of VisMin Super Cup

By: Glendale G. Rosal - CDN Digital Correspondent | August 02,2023 - 07:00 AM

Elmer Cabahug

Elmer Cabahug

CEBU CITY, Philippines— PBA legend Elmer “Boy” Cabahug vows to continue what former Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup commissioner Cris Bautista has started in the regional basketball league.

Cabahug formally assumed as the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup commissioner on Monday, July 31, 2023, replacing Bautista who held the position for over a year.

“I’m very happy that I was appointed to be the league commissioner of VisMin Super Cup. My main goal is to improve the games, especially the grassroots program,” said Cabahug in a statement.

Cabahug is a regular fixture in the local basketball scene, having played in the PBA from 1989 to 1998. He was also a two-time PBA champion, PBA Mythical 5-second team, and PBA All-Star MVP.

One of his main goals besides strengthening the league’s grassroots program is to discover more homegrown talents.

“Gusto kong maipagpatuloy ang nasimulan ni Commissioner Cris Bautista. I want the teams to understand the prerogative of the league at gusto ko na mangibabaw ang respeto sa isat-isa. Interesado ako sa bagong konsepto nila na mas naka focus ngayon sa homegrown players,” added Cabahug.

The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup was established in mid-2021 with Alcantara, Cebu, and Pagadian City as pilot venues.

Despite its resounding success, the league, before Bautista’s term as commissioner endured a controversy, particularly a game-fixing incident that resulted in banning a team and imposing several suspensions of allegedly involved players.

Still, it managed to hold two successful seasons and currently has eight teams headed by reigning champions, the CPG-Bohol Dolphins.

The rest of the competing teams are Kalos PH Lawaan, Ormoc OCCCI Sheer Masters, Tubigon-Bohol Mariners, Basilan-MACFI Golden Lions, McDavid ZamPen, Sultan Naga Dimaporo Barracudas, and the JPS Zamboanga Vallentes MLV.   /rcg


Sportsmen who made it and failed at the polls

Elmer Cahabug’s son leads Batch 2005 victory in SHAABAA Summer League 

Tim Cone turns sentimental ahead of coaching battle vs former player Jojo Lastimosa in PBA Finals


Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: basketball, Elmer Cabahug, grassroots, regional basketball, VisMin Cup

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.