3 October 2019
By Kevin Estrada
With the Southeast Asian Games fast approaching, all host cities are taking the matter head on ahead of its opening on November 30.
However, the City of Biñan in Laguna turns its seriousness up a notch as their build-up for hosting football is already gearing towards the stretch, with Vice Mayor Gel Alonte himself gave updates on Stallion Laguna’s stable after he was spotted inside the Alonte Arena after the MPBL’s Heroes have wrapped up their training.
“Kaya, yun ang ginagawa natin, pinapaganda natin. Kung ano man ang dapat i-upgrade, inuupgrade natin,” he said Wednesday afternoon after the home side’s tiff with Philippine Air Force in the PFL was rescheduled on Friday.
Among the major upgrades that were anticipated is the switching on the floodlights by Tuesday next week, with the Malditas already scheduled their training the day before.
With the tight schedule, Biñan even declined other sports in the newly repainted arena as their focus is solely on the biennial meet
“Actually yung game nila [PBA] sa Sta. Rosa, supposed to be sa amin, tinanggihan ko lang kasi busy. Preparation, medyo dikit din,” he added, with Sta. Rosa stepped in for the Sunday doubleheaders, in which they will host also the second leg of the ASEAN Volleyball Grand Prix which will be slated this month.
Although the SEA Games was Biñan’s priority, Alonte still has Stallion in their pipeline as plans for an evening kick off for their final league home stand against Green Archers United on October 9 might be possible as an ideal test event for the lights to be opened.
“Alam naman ni coach Ernie [Nierras] yan. Kasama siya sa team sa grupo na maghahandle ng for the SEA Games sa Biñan,” Alonte concluded.
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