Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar has cited the importance of post-pandemic physical activity in a bid to improve overall health and well-being of the public, particularly her constituents, her Las Piñeros.
She made the statement after Villar Cup Las Piñas inter-barangay Basketball and Volleyball League concluded recently, successfully drawing the strong participation of Las Pinas residents in a bid to promote an active and healthy lifestyle among the youth.
“We support sports programs for our youth to strengthen the unity and sportsmanship of each one. This is also an avenue to display their skills and develop their potential,” said Villar.
The Villar Coliseum, where the games were held is a product of collaborative efforts of Rep. Villar, Senator Cynthia Villar, and former Public Works Secretary and now Senator Mark Villar.
“We need to have sports programs to prosper that is why we moved to construct our very own indoor sports venue for our fellow Las Piñeros,” she added.
The House leader also congratulated the teams that dominated the basketball and volleyball tournament, as well as players who showed exceptional skills during those matches.
Brgy. Talon 4 emerged as the champion in the basketball league, beating Brgy. Daniel Fajardo, while Brgy. CAA was the top seed in volleyball beating Brgy. Talon 3. The teams got trophies and cash prizes.
Joshua Malabanan was named the most valuable player in the basketball finals, while Jefferson Galo was volleyball finals MVP.
Ezekiel Cochon (Brgy. Talon Dos), Christian Allen Vergara (Zapote), Joshua Malabanan and Alfred Estinopo (Talon 4), and Glenn Lorete (Daniel Fajardo) made it to the mythical team for basketball.
In the volleyball tourney, Sam Gadil, Kentrindel Gaylawan and Jasoer Hemor (Brgy. CAA), Christian Tañaquin (Talon 3), Bryllian Mae Husayan (Talon 3), and Alex Enverzo (Daniel Fajardo) were named in the Mythical Six.
“We are looking forward to more sports activities in the future to strengthen camaraderie in our communities,” said Villar.
The final leg of the Villar Cup also featured an exhibition match between Tropang Villar and the Las Piñas All Stars, a team composed of basketball players from select barangays.
The Villar Cup featured basketball and volleyball teams from 20 barangays in Las Piñas.
Villar was one of the authors of a law establishing the National Academy of Sports which will be established at the New Clark City in Tarlac province.