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The 1st PEBC – Cebuana Lhuillier UAE Cup 2013



In photo: PEBC Chairman Edwin Deang, CLSC International Relations Manager for Middle East Ogie Ignacio, Philippine Labor Attache Atty. Delmer Cruz, CLSC General Manager Noel Fernando Cristal and iRemit Marketing Representative in UAW Louie Banting

In its continuing commitment to promote sports awareness among Filipinos and OFWs, Cebuana Lhuillier is holding the 1st Cebuana Lhuillier UAE Cup in partnership with Philippine Expat Basketball Club (PEBC) from March 15 to July 12, 2013 at the Al Shabab Sports Club, Dubai.

This will be the first of its kind sporting event in UAE by gathering all best teams and players from all the seven (7) emirates. Spectators will have a chance to win weekly awards, participate in games and bring home premium gifts on the weekly, monthly and grand draws all throughout this 18-week event.  Government and non-government organizations will also set up a booth for the OFWs’ inquiries, membership applications and request for assistance.  A complete sports, entertainment and public service package is in store for everyone!

Competitions will include Mixed Class A, B & C Basketball Tournament for men, Volleyball Tournament for women and D-League Basketball Tournament (5’9” and below).  A good number of players from Mixed Class Division are ex-PBA, MBA, PBL and Collegiate players now working and living in UAE.  This class’ teams are champions in various basketball leagues with huge supporters and followers.

Awards include Face of the Day, Photo Shot of the Day, Family of the Day and Best Player of the Game. Various games during half-time, before & after each competition will be done such as Free Throw Shoot-out for girls, 3-point shoot-out for boys and many more!

There will be individual prizes such as Best Muse, Most Valuable Player, Best Rookie of the League, Mythical Five (5), Best Coach of the League and Best Team Uniform.

Proceeds of this event will be used to provide for the repatriation of our Kababayans under the care of our embassy (POLO-OWWA).

Please join us in this event as we team up for a cause through sports. Let’s all have fun while helping our Kababayans.  Dahil ang Cebuana Lhuillier, ka-partner mo sa sports!

Philippine Expat Basketball Club (PEBC)

PEBC is a premiere sports league based in Dubai headed by Edwin Deang as chairman.  Its mission is to provide a friendly and competitive environment for all ages that would enable them to participate in basketball training & games. ‘’Where Courage and Spirit Shines’’ ‘’ SAAN KA PA!  The two (2) major sporting events PEBC organized and managed in 2012 are the PBA Games in February (Ginebra San Miguel, Barako Bull and Rain or Shine Teams) and the PBA Legends All Star Weekend in September.

Cebuana Lhuillier’s Sports Advocacy

Cebuana Lhuillier’s sports advocacy began with its President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier’s desire to boost sports development in the Philippines.  A sports enthusiast since his youth, Jean Henri recognizes the role of sports in nurturing life and leadership skills. He is currently the team owner of the basketball team Cebuana Lhuillier Gems, team manager of Philippine Davis Cup Team, the president of the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines, and is a patron of the Spirit Sports University—Asia’s first sports management school with an official gateway platform to the United States-based professional sports.

As early as 2002, Cebuana Lhuillier has been supporting sports events and tournaments for softball, tennis and basketball. From Cebuana’s notable brood of athletes emerged a number of sports luminaries that have made their mark in the their respective sports like tennis masters Johnny Arcilla and Cecil Mamiit, Cebuana Lhuillier Tennis Ambassadors Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales, SEA Games softball champions RP Blu Boys and Girls, MBA legends Cebu Gems and PBA D-League basketball team named the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems.

For inquiries on team registration and sponsorships, email [email protected] or call +971 50 2465499 or +971 50 6554207.

Source: Kabayan Weekly