MPBL welcomes Pampanga as 17th team

ByAllan Lim


Photo from MPBL Facebook

The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League of Senator Manny Pacquiao just added another major player into its fold.

Pampanga, long considered to be as one of the hotbeds of Philippine basketball, has thrown its hat into the list of participating teams of the country’s fastest growing regional cage league.

In an interview with Fox Sports PH, Pampanga 3rd District Congressman Dong Gonzalez confirmed the latest development after a meeting with Sen. Pacquiao.

Pampanga will join Bulacan and Bataan as representatives of northern Luzon.

Manila, San Juan, Rizal, Laguna, Pasig and Makati are the other expansions teams which will take part in the league’s 2nd conference which will kick off on June 12.

Batangas won the league’s inaugural conference with Muntinlupa finishing as runner-up. The other pioneer teams are Quezon City, Paranaque, Navotas, Bulacan, Valenzuela, Imus, Bataan and Caloocan.

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