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Cebuana Lhuillier launches the first UAE Cup



Dubai – Cebuana Lhuillier in partnership with the Philippine Expat Basketball Club (PEBC) launched its first sports program for the Overseas Filipino Workers in United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a press briefing on February 7, 2013 in Al Taza Restaurant, Deira, Dubai.


The 1st Cebuana Lhuillier UAE Cup which will start on March 1, 2013 includes mixed class basketball for men, volleyball for women, and D-league basketball events.  The Cup is expected to gather the best players from seven emirates including previous PBA, MBA, PBL, and collegiate basketball players who are now working and living in UAE. Among the team who enlisted for the Cup are the following: Indus Blades, Gulf Craft, Capital Engineering, Dubai Legends All Star (Fiesta Pinoy Restaurant), Al Hur Al Abyad LLC, Siemens, Argonautz Basketbolista, Armada, Trojan, and United Cebuanos in UAE.


The winning teams will receive trophies, medals and cash prizes. For the mixed class basketball event, the champion will get AED 15,000, AED 10,000 for the first runner-up and AED 5,000 for the second runner-up. Champions of the volleyball and the D-league basketball events will get AED 5,000 each team while the first runners-up will get AED 2,500 each team.


Proceeds of the Cup will go to the repatriation of our kababayans under the care of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Dubai.

PEBC is a premiere sports league in Dubai which aims to provide a friendly and competitive environment for all ages that would allow them to participate in basketball trainings and games. For more information about PEBC, visit Cebuana Lhuillier, on the other hand, is a one-stop financial shop with nationwide network in the Philippines and over 50 international remittance partners for its international money remittance service.


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