Tiaong braces for 'major' PBA on Tour clash between SMB, Meralco

The Beermen and the Bolts collide in Tiaong on Saturday night. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—If you think the PSL D2 Super Cup is the only big-time event in Tiaong this month, the residents in the said town and even the entire Quezon Province should brace for an even bigger hoops action as the PBA will hold a preseason game between San Miguel and Meralco.

Quezon Second District congressman Jayjay Suarez even described the said battle as a "major" event in the province's gateway.

"Actually, di pa masyadong major ang PSL. Medyo major pa lang ito. Yung talagang major yung gagawing hosting ni Mayor RJ [Mea] sa Saturday," Suarez said.

The PSL is currently taking a break in action as the Tiaong Convention Center is being prepared for the PBA on Tour showdown between the Beermen and the Bolts.

Fans from Tiaong and even its neighboring localities are expected to flock to the 4,000-seater arena for the SMB-Meralco clash even if it's not yet a regular season battle.

Suarez is proud of the completion of the Tiaong Convention Center as he believes this is now the largest indoor venue in the Metro San Pablo area.

"Looking at Tiaong, it’s very strategic kasi yung neighboring cities and municipalities namin sa Laguna at Batangas, walang ganitong kalaking venue. Tiaong lang," Suarez said.

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