Malacañang led a meeting on Wednesday, April 12, to discuss the hosting of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup in the Philippines.
The meeting was held in the Malacañang Conference Room in Manila, with President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. extending his full support to the Philippine Sports Commission-led Task Force and the hosting of the prestigious basketball event.
Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Hubert Guevara represented the President in the meeting and underscored the administration’s commitment to providing the Task Force with all the necessary support and assistance in achieving its objectives for a safe, orderly, and successful tournament.
Guevara also encouraged everyone involved to work together to showcase what the Philippines has to offer and make the FIBA Basketball World Cup a great experience for athletes and fans.
The gathering was arranged by the PSC and Inter-Agency Task Force Chairman Richard Bachmann, and was attended by leaders and representatives of various government agencies.
The FBWC Committee, and PSC Commissioners Olivia “Bong” Coo, Matthew “Fritz” Gaston, Walter Francis Torres, and Edward Hayco.
Bachmann expressed his optimism in hosting the event and thanked the national government for Administrative Order No. 5 issued by Malacanang last March 27th, directing all government agencies and instrumentalities to extend their support for the hosting.
“This is a step closer to fulfilling our goal of bringing the best World Cup hosting in the history of FIBA Basketball,” said Bachmann, assuring everyone that all timelines, concerns, and deliverables expected from each of them will be met, as they continue to work hand-in-hand with the SBP and other vital agencies.
“Our Team Pilipinas needs the team within us.”
The competitions’ group phase will be hosted simultaneously by the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia from August 25 to 30 this year.
The final phase is scheduled for September 5 to 10.
This year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup is expected to showcase some of the world’s best basketball teams and players.
The Philippines has a long and proud basketball history, and hosting the World Cup will provide a great opportunity to showcase the country’s basketball talent and passion for the sport.
The Philippines has hosted several high-profile basketball events in the past, including the FIBA Asia Cup in 2013, and the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2016.
These events were well-organized and received high praise from both the participants and spectators.
Hosting the FIBA Basketball World Cup will not only showcase the country’s capability to host large-scale international events, but it will also boost tourism and the economy.
The event is expected to draw thousands of visitors from all over the world, generating revenue for hotels, restaurants, and other businesses.
With the government’s full support, the PSC-led Task Force and the FBWC Committee will work tirelessly to ensure the success of the tournament.
This endeavor is both an opportunity and a challenge for everyone involved, and they will all work together to make the FIBA Basketball World Cup a memorable event for athletes and fans alike.
FIBA WORLD CUP HOSTING. Snapshots of the meeting for the country’s 2023 FIBA World Cup hosting held in Malacañang on April 12. PSC (FIBA1-12) PHOTOS