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WNBL empowers women

WHILE the WNBL is waiting for its maiden season as a professional tournament to start, the league’s Executive Committee held its first meeting via Zoom on Tuesday night.

Last month, the WNBL has decided to postpone its plans to open the 2021 season due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The online meeting was held to empower the women’s basketball community.

WNBL EVP Rhose Montreal and VP for Basketball Operations Edward Aquino gave members of the Execom the opportunity to voice their opinion on league matters for the coming season such as safeguarding policies (Safety in the Workplace), conduct of professional players on and off the court and other pertinent matters.

Fille Cainglet, this year’s WNBL No. 1 draft pick, led the Execom members along with women’s basketball veterans Allana Lim, Angeli Gloriani, Raiza Palmera-Dy and Marichu Bacaro.

Highly regarded players Adrienne Lualhati, Ays Hufanda, Krizanne Ty, Karla Manuel, Carol Sanggalang are also in the committee, which includes WNBL Ambassador Kiefer Ravena, WNBL 3×3 Commissioner Haydee Ong and WNBL Deputy Commissioner Noy Guevarra to complete the cast.

The WNBL is set to hold its first-ever season after gaining professional status by the Games and Amusements Board, with teams already starting its build-up following a player draft process held last February.