MANILA, Philippines -- The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) made sure to come to the aid of referees, table officials, and other basketball staff who were affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
SBP executive director Sonny Barrios reported that they gave financial assistance to referees and table officials at the grassroots level, including those who organize barangay leagues.
"We were able to budget P150,000 per region," Barrios said. "'Yung mga regional directors ang in-empower namin na mamili kung sino ang dapat mabigyan."
"Nag-prioritize sila, and maganda naman ang resulta, very positive," he added.
Some received the maximum amount of P3,000 in aid, while others were given grocery items.
"Mostly ang mga beneficiaries ay referees sa grassroots," Barrios said. "Meron ding mga table officials sa Manila, nakatuong din tayo sa kanila."
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