Sunday, July 4, 2010

The 1st Yosi Tanco Basketball Tournament

Ceremonial Toss between ATI and STI

Businessmen around the country know who Mr Eusebio "Yosi" Tanco is. He is a low key Filipino-Chinese businessman who like the Gokongweis, Tans, Yuchengcos have also made his own mark in the various companies that he has set up and also acquired. Just recently was the inclusion of Philplans and Philcare to the growing number of companies that he has acquired. To be able to put synergy in these companies, Mr. Tanco appointed the STI Team to put up a sportsfest for his companies, thus the 1st Yosi Tanco Basketball Tournament was born.

Mr. Eusebio "Yosi" Tanco

Four weeks ago I was informed of the project and was tasked to come up with the tournament complete with the guidelines and other rules that will be forwarded to the various companies that Mr Tanco owns. Initially there were 7 teams that were suppose to join namely Philplans and Philcare, Philippines First Insurance, Asian Terminals Inc., COATS Manila Bay, Delos Santos STI and STI College. Luckily, one of the tenants of one of the buildings that Mr. Tanco owns also joined the fray and that tenant is TOTAL.

Mr. Tanco with the beauties

The 1st Yosi Tanco Basketball tournament opened on July 3, 2010 at the STI Academic Center Basketball Gym at the Fort Bonifacio Global City. Eight teams made it to the parade with only DLS-STI not bringing a muse. One of the highlights of the opening cermonies was the picking of the Best muse. The best muse was non other than my good friend RJ Marasigan whose stunning looks made Mr Tanco's job easier. Afterwards Mr. Tanco declared the games open.

Mr. Tanco awards RJ Marasigan of STI
the Best Muse Trophy

Opening day games turned out to be three routs and one game that went down the wire. Asian Terminals Inc was full force in inflicting the host team its first loss via a 78-52 rout. COATS Manila Bay also served notice its brute force as it way laid Philplans to the tune of a 86-63 win. DLS - STI also prevailed over Total while Philcare squeaked pass Philfirst 66-62. The regular games will be played every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

The Bosses!