CAMP GEN. PACIANO RIZAL, Sta. Cruz, Laguna— Laguna cops took time off from their grueling duties by organizing their basketball league which opened Wednesday at the newly-built multi-purpose covered court at the police provincial command headquarters here.
Laguna police provincial director Senior Superintendent Cecilio R. Ison Jr. led the opening rites of the basketball tournament as part of the inaugural activities of the newly-built arena.
“We utilize the workplace as an ideal environment to provide opportunities for physical activity to our personnel to promote healthy behavior and physical fitness,” Ison said.
The police provincial office has organized the inter-office basketball league with seven competing teams of cop-players.
“This will also provide the opportunity to help our personnel in managing the stress in the workplace and help build camaraderie,” he added.
Ison also thanked the occasion’s guest of honor, Laguna Provincial 4th District Board Member Joseph Kris Benjamin Agarao, who was instrumental for the construction of the covered-court project.
Agarao lauded efforts by the Laguna police leadership for hosting the tournament citing advantages of the complementing sports program for the police.
Player cops recited the “Oath of Sportsmanship” led by the chief of the Police Provincial Human Resource Development Branch prior to the game as Agarao officiated in the ceremonial toss to start the game.