Al Panlilio re-elected as SBP president
MANILA, Philippines—The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) recently re-elected its officials headed by its president Al Panlilio and appointed new members of its Board of Trustees, the federation announced.
Senator Sonny Angara and Rep. Robbie Puno will also reprise their roles as chairman and vice chairman, respectively.
“I am thankful for the continued vote of confidence from the movers and shakers of the Philippine basketball community,” said Panlilio in a statement.
“Now that the elections are over, it’s time to put in even more work as we traverse through this pandemic while still having our eyes fixed on our co-hosting of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023. I’m excited to continue working with the re-elected officials and welcome the new members of the SBP’s Board of Trustees.”
Manny V. Pangilinan will continue to guide the Board of Trustees through his vast knowledge and experience as SBP’s chairman emeritus.
Executive director Sonny Barrios, treasurer Ricky Palou, and corporate secretary Atty. Marievic Añonuevo were likewise re-appointed to their positions.
PBA Chairman and TNT Governor Ricky Vargas was elected as vice president with commissioner Willie Marcial, TerraFirma governor Bobby Rosales, and Alaska governor Dickie Bachman winning seats in the Board of Trustees representing the PBA and PBA D-League.
The Board of Trustees included representatives from five different areas covering the entire country. The SBP also welcomed representatives from the professional, commercial, and school sectors, including Mark Molina of the UAAP and Dax Castellano of the NCAA, and the women’s sector in Monica Jorge.
The National Congress and election were held on October 13, 2021. SBP Deputy executive director Butch Antonio, who also served as the Comelec Chairman during the SBP Election, certified and announced the newly-elected Board of Trustees.