Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) announced on Tuesday that AL S. Panlilio was re-elected as president, together with the newly appointed members of its Board of Trustees.

/ 9 December 2021

Panlilio became president of SBP in 2016 and will now serve his second term after being re-elected. 

While Panlilo showed gratitude to people who continued to support and believe in him, he wished to focus on the 2023 Fiba Basketball World Cup that the country will host alongside Japan and Indonesia.

“I am thankful for the continued vote of cofidence from the movers and shakers of the Philippine basketball community,” said Panlilio. “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.”

Aside from Panlilio, senator Sonny Angara and congressman Robbie Puno will also serve the Basketball community after being re-elected as Chairman and Vice-Chairman, respectively.

Manny V. Pangilinan will also continue being the SBP’s Chairman Emeritus.

Others will also keep their positions as Executive Director Sonny Barrios, Treasure Ricky Palou, and Corporate Secretary Atty. Marievic Anonuevo was all re-elected.

The National Congress and Election were held last October 13 where SBP Deputy Executive Director Butch Antonio certified and announced the newly elected Board of Trustees.

New members of the Boards of Trustees are Commissioner Willie Marcial, Terrafirma Governor Bobby Rosales, and Alaska counterpart Richard Bachman while  PBA Chairman and TNT Governor Ricky Vargas were elected as vice president. 

The SBP also had representatives from the professional, commercial, and school sectors, including Mark Molina of the UAAP, Dax Castellano of the NCAA, and Monica Jorge in women’s sports.