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10-21-2007, 10:57 AM
by Jemuel Mojica
Daily Zamboanga Times
Thursday, September 6. 2007

All is set for the staging of the Congressman Erbie A. Fabian Cup 3rd Student Basketball Tournament which will be held on September 8 (Saturday) at City Coliseum at Tetuan, this city.

The tournament is being sponsored by Congressman Fabian in cooperation with the El Federacion Basketbolista de Zamboanga.

According to Bong Casimiro, sports coordinator for the Congressional Office of Rep. Fabian, the basketball tournament will be participated in by 15 schools, colleges and universities from both public and private schools.

Casimiro said that the opening program of the games will be preceded by a long motorcade that will start at City Hall which will pass along the major thoroughfares of the city up to the coliseum.

A muse of the day will also be chosen out of the different muses from each participating basketball team.
Casimiro said that to further make the opening program more colorful,* a cheer dance competition and drum and lyre contest will also be held that would be participated in by several selected high school and colleges.

“Our basketball tournament is now on its third season. We’re very glad that many schools have registered for the tourney,” Casimiro said.

He assured that the Federacion Basketbolista de Zamboanga and the Office of Rep. Fabian have prepared fabulous prizes and trophies for the winners including consolation prizes for the participating teams.

“The basketball team of the different schools here are very grateful to Fabian for consistently supporting the promotion and development of basketball here in the city. This is a good opportunity for the basketball teams of schools to really further sharpen their skills and prowess in the said sports,” Casimiro added.

Meanwhile, Federacion Basketbolista president Pedro Alfaro Jr. said they expect the tournament to be more exciting as he said that most if not all the basketball teams here in the city are just at par with each other.

“We would definitely see actions when rival schools and colleges meet in the court. The public is invited to witness this great sports event,” Alfaro said.

Fabian, for his part, assured that he will always be consistent in supporting basketball here in the city to include other sports like soccer, volleyball, baseball, cycling, boxing and billiard, among others.

“Promoting sports here in the city will greatly encourage our young people to be physically fit and sports-minded. Besides, they will also be pre-occupied with sports and in the process will stay away from drugs and other vices,” Fabian stressed.

10-21-2007, 10:59 AM
Posted by Riza Lacbao in Other Stories
Friday, September 7. 2007
Zamboanga Today

19 schools in the city are sending their cagers to an offensive move to clinch the championship as the Congressman Erbie Fabian 3rd Students Basketball Tournament 2007 opens tomorrow at 1 o’clock in the afternoon at the Zamboanga City Coliseum, with the 2nd District of Zamboanga’s Congressional Rep. Erico Basilio ‘Erbie’ Fabian as guest of honor.

Ateneo De Zamboanga University, Universidad de Zamboanga, and Western Mindanao State University are leading the court battle in both Juniors and Seniors Categories, men and women’s divisions.* Southern City Colleges and Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology are joining the competition fielding its top male cagers with the mission to bring home the title.

Avalokitesvara High School, Bethany Child Development Center, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School, Claret High School of Zamboanga, Ferndale International School, St. Joseph High School, and Zion Evangelical School are joining this year’s tourney in the Juniors level, while Brent College of Allied Medicine, CompTech Institute, STI College, and Zamboanga City Polytechnic College are also aiming to bag the championships this year in the Seniors category.

“I believe in sports and I love the game,” said the 2nd District solon.* “It’s not the winning that counts but the participation among the students from the different schools, as well as the sense of competitiveness among all the participants, and more importantly, the camaraderie that they will develop during the course of the tournament,” Fabian said.

Tomorrow’s tournament will be officially opened by Tournament Commissioner Atty. Manuel Mamauag, while the ceremonial tip-off will be done by Congressman Fabian.

The 3rd Students Basketball Tournament 2007 is organized by the El Federacion Basketbolista de Zamboanga (FBZ), an affiliate of Samahang Basketbolista ng Pilipinas (SBP), headed by president Pete Alfaro, Jr.* Other officers are vice-president Jose Villano, treasurer Ed Galea, secretary Bong Casimiro, auditor Nonoy Elopre, trustee Atty. Maning Mamauag, PRO Lando Navarro, and ManCom chairman Rehgie Natividad.* (FLC)

10-21-2007, 11:01 AM
Posted by Riza Lacbao in Top Headlines
Monday, September 10. 2007
Zamboanga Today

At least 13 high schools, 10 colleges and universities in Zamboanga City are now fighting for supremacy in the junior and senior basketball tournament dubbed “Congressman Erbie Fabian 3rd Students Basketball Tournament 2007” which kicked off last Saturday at the Zamboaga City Coliseum in Tetuan, this city.

In his welcome address, Fabian encouraged all the athletes to give their all out best, because the overall champion in the competition would represent the city in the regional basketball competition.

The congressman thanked the officials of the El Federacion Basketbolista de Zamboanga (FBZ) led by its president Pete Alfaro, Jr. for spearheading the sports activities giving the students the chance to excel in the sporting event.

At the same time, Alfaro disclosed that at least three schools, the Western Mindanao State University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University and the Universidad de Zamboanga have fielded their respective women’s teams in the tournament.

According to Alfaro, the teams will be playing every Saturday and Sunday until the month of October for the final championship showdown.

A search for the Miss FBZ was conducted before the start of the hostilities and Gildalin Juaton, a high school coed representing Claret High School, was adjudged as the winner from nine other school beauties.

Fighting for the juniors are the following secondary schools, ADZU, Avalokitesvara High School, Bethany Child Development School, Zamboanga Chong Hua High School, Claret High School of Zamboanga, Ferndale International School, Southern City Colleges, St. Joseph High School, Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology, Zion Evangelical School and Pilar College.

The competing seniors are composed of college students from ADZU, Brent College, Comptech, Southern City Colleges, STI, Universidad de Zamboanga, WMSU, ZSCMST and Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College.

Also present in the opening program were Councilors Nonong Guingona, Eddie Saavedra, Roel Natividad, Jawo Jimenez, FBZ officials Joe Villano. Ed Galea, Bong Casimiro, Nonoy Elopre, Atty. Maning Mamauag, Lando Navarro and Rehgie Natividad. (Nonong Santiago)

10-21-2007, 11:03 AM
by Jemuel Mojica
Daily Zamboanga Times
Monday, September 10. 2007

At least 26 basketball teams from the different high schools and colleges are participating in the Congressman Erbie A. Fabian Cup 3rd Student Basketball Tournament which is being held every weekend at the City Coliseum in Tetuan, this city.

The basketball tournament formally kicked off last Saturday afternoon where no less that Rep. Fabian was the guest of honor.

Out of the 26 basketball teams, there are 13 teams for the junior division; 10 for the senior division (collegiate) and three teams for the women division.

Federacion Basketbolista de Zamboanga (FBZ) president Pete Alfaro Jr. said that this year’s student basketball tournament has received strong support from the different high schools and colleges in the city.

“We’re very glad that we have the strong participation of the different public and private schools, colleges and universities here in the city. The tourney aims to further sharpen the skills and prowess of our student-athletes here in the city. We also hope to foster strong camaraderie and sportsmanship among our young athletes,” Alfaro stressed.

Alfaro assured that there will be more actions in the games as this is always the case when rival schools meet in the hard court.

He is also grateful to Fabian for his continuous support to the development and promotion of basketball.
During the formal opening, the different basketball teams conducted a parade along with their muse for the “Search for the Muse of the Day.”

Miss Gildalin Juaton from Claret High School was chosen as the Muse of the Day out of the 14 equally charming and lovely muses.

Rep. Fabian and wife Dinggay gave away prizes and tokens to the winner.

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) also provided two cheer dance presentations to the delight of the crowd.

Fabian, for his part, vowed to consistently support the promotion and development not only of basketball but also other sports like boxing, soccer, mountain bike race, billiard and volleyball, among others. —Jemuel E. Mojica

10-21-2007, 11:04 AM
Posted by Riza Lacbao in Documented Features by Frencie Carreon
Wednesday, September 12. 2007
Zamboanga Today

Foster sportsmanship and camaraderie among the in-school youth of Zamboanga City--these were the thrusts that the Zamboanga City's congressional representative for the second district Rep. Erico Basilio Fabian spoke of, as he commended the able-bodied young cagers from 12 high schools and 7 colleges who are joining the Congressman Erbie Fabian 3rd Interschool Basketball Tournament this year.
The tourney, which opened September 8 in the afternoon at the City Colisuem, is organized by El Federacion Basketbolista de Zamboanga (FBZ), an affiliate of Samahang Basketbolista ng Pilipinas (SBP).

The congressman's wife, Mme. Dinggay Fabian, also graced the opening ceremonies as she chaired the board of judges that chose this season's Miss FBZ.

Tournament Commissioner Atty. Manuel Mamauag formally declared the tournament open, as cheers of participating bands and cheerdancers rocked the coliseum.* Adding color to the program was the arrival of Eric Canoy, who recently won for the city in a boxing game in Davao City. Ateneo De Zamboanga University* reaped special awards for its participation (other schools' teams did not show up) in the cheerdance competition in both high school and college categories.

The tournament will be a weekly sports activity, as the participating cagers will compete at the court to bring back to their respective campuses the championship.

The FBZ is headed by president Pete Alfaro.* Other officers are vice-president Joe Villano, treasurer Ed Galea, secretary Bong Casimiro, auditor Nonoy Elopre, trustee and concurrent tournament commissioner Atty. Maning Mamauag, PRO Lando Navarro, and ManCom chairman Rehgie Natividad.

10-21-2007, 11:05 AM
by Jemuel Mojica
Daily Zamboanga Times
Thursday, September 20. 2007

The City Coliseum in Tetuan is jampacked every weekend because of the exciting games being played by the different high school and college teams in the current Congressman Erbie A. Fabian Cup 3rd Student’s Basketball Tournament sanctioned by the Federacion Basketbolista de Zamboanga.

The games are always being held every Saturday and Sunday whole day as there are more than 22 teams from the high school and collegiate level participating in the basketball tourney.

At present, Claret is leading the tournament with three wins and no loss in the junior division and it is closely followed by Southern City Colleges with two wins and no loss. St. Joseph and Ferndale share the 3rd place with both two wins and one loss in the team standing.

Ateneo de Zamboanga University has one win and no loss so far.

In the senior division, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Southern City Colleges and Brent College share the lead in the tournament with all of them having two wins and no loss. They are closely tailed by Pilar College and Universidad de Zamboanga with each having one win and one loss.

Bong Casimiro, sports coordinator for Rep. Fabian Congressional Office, disclosed that each game played is full of thrill and excitement as there are intense rivalry among school teams gunning down for this year’s championship.
Students from the different basketball teams comprise the thousands of crowds cheering for their respective school to win.

“Indeed, there is again basketball mania among the different school teams and their fans. This is always expected when rival schools meet in the hard court,” Casimiro disclosed.

He added that more exciting games will be held this coming weekend as rival teams will try to outdo and outperform each other to occupy the lead in the standing.

10-21-2007, 11:08 AM
Daily Zamboanga Times
Thursday, September 27. 2007

The competition is getting hotter and the fans are restless as the Congressman Erbie A. Fabian Student Basketball Tournament enters the mid-stretch with the Southern City Colleges leading in the High School (Juniors) Division and Ateneo de Zamboanga University ahead in the College (Seniors) Division.

Congressman Fabian’s sports coordinator Bong Casimiro said yesterday the tournament’s finals will be on the first week of November.

“We are happy because the game venues at either St. Joseph gym, Claret High School gym, Ateneo MPCC, UZ’s Summit Centre and the City Coliseum are always full of spectators,” said Casimiro.

As of yesterday, the team standing shows SCC with 4 wins and no loss in the Junior Division. Claret has 3 wins and no loss, Ateneo with 2 wins and no loss and Ferndale Learning Center with 3 wins and 1 loss.

In Senior Division, Ateneo has 4 wins and no loss, Brent College with 4 wins and no loss, SCC with 3 wins and no loss and UZ with 3 wins and 1 loss.

The tournament is being held in coordination with the Federacion Basketbolista de Zamboanga under president Pete Alfaro Jr.

10-24-2007, 04:04 AM
Fabian inter-school cage league ends
Daily Zamboanga Times
Tuesday, October 23. 2007

The FBZ-organized school basketball league came to a close last Saturday at the spacious City Coliseum.

Dubbed as the “3rd Cong. Erbie Fabian Basketball Cup”, it saw 13 high schools teams as well as* nine teams from the college division competing.

As the league’s main sponsor, Congressman Fabian was appreciated and elated by the participating school teams making the league a “developmental approach” in supporting the role of the youth in nation-building, where future citizens are molded or best shaped up today, in spirit, in moral values and physically.

The lawmaker-cum-sportsman is not only into basketball but in most disciplines as well. Erbie is a genuine leader of the city and a rare kind with a true heart of compassion.

Last Saturday saw two thriller-final games among the best basketball school teams in Zamboanga, battling for supremacy, while school pride was held for the nth time in high school category by one school, but not in the other collegiate division. That is the beauty of the most popular game of the country, as they say, “anybody’s ballgame”.

Hard fighting and young but talented Claretians gave the Southerner boys team a brief nightmare of their own, making points on both ends of the goal, backed up by loud school following battling among the best cheering squads with drums & lyre on both sides, creating a festive mood, all supported by parents and avid fans. But experience have its own merit as Southern City Colleges Boys prevailed 91-84 over the Claret High School team for the Juniors Championship. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) title for the school went to Oscar Delos Reyes of Southern City Colleges.

In the college championship game, it was a see-saw battle where leads changed most of the time all because of tight defenses applied by both teams. The taller UZ, the eventual champion, controlled the rebound section, coupled with awesome and magical shots, with coach Sarte masterminding the ploy. While the pace-setter Southern men of coach Morones kept on running for most of the action without let-up. The final score: UZ-61 and SCC-60.

And if one had witnessed the final seniors game above, it was actually too suspenseful to watch, where no one left early that the final score was determined only in the last 10 seconds of the battle. Others say it was “a classic game worth playing andremembering here in the city”

Although Southern men had won so many championship games, but not this time, as the UZ Wildcats, making history of sort as it climbed to reach the finals creeping through a ladderized three-crucial games against worthy opponents. The MVP for seniors title went to Frederick Malabago, a shifty guard-forward of the UZ winning team.

The organizing FBZ is composed of Pete Alfaro Jr., Edgar Galea, Nonoy Elopre, Maning Mamauag, Doy Villano, Lando Navarro and Bong Casimiro. It is to be recalled that the same FBZ group is the only regional group recognized by the SBP or the national sports association for basketball operations. The next tournament is now being planned into action.

The group thanks the good second district representative, Erbie Fabian, for making the league a reality.