Laguna 2nd expansion squad to join MPBL; San Juan, Makati next in line

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After Pasig, it’s Laguna’s turn to officially join the MPBL.

Laguna is the second expansion team to join the fastest growing regional basketball league after formalizing its entry on Thursday night.

Representatives of Laguna, which is being supported by Laguna Krah Pipes, were welcomed by MPBL officials headed by commissioner Kenneth Duremdes, assistant commissioner Satar Macantal and operations head Zaldy Realubit.

The contract signing were attended by co-team owner Sajid Añonuevo, team manager Teresita Alforque, and Vice Mayor Gel Alonte from the team’s LGU partner, Biñan City.

To be coached by Alex Angeles, Laguna vowed to come up with a competitive team, one that could match up with the original members of the league put up by its founder, Senator Manny Pacquiao.

Laguna’s entry has raised MPBL’s member teams to 12. Two other expansion teams, the San Juan Knights and Team Makati, are expected to formally join on Saturday or early next week, according to Commissioner Duremdes.