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Basketball tournament held in Yilan that consists of OFW migrant fishermen and factory workers

A Lunar New Year mini basketball tournament was opened in Nanfang'ao in Yilan County which consists of Filipino migrant fishermen with hundreds of OFW gathering at local park, Central News Agency reported.

It is being held months after the bridge collapse in October 2019 that took the lives of six migrant fishermen.

"I hope this tournament will be played in remembrance of the fishermen who perished in the bridge collapse and in turn promote sportsmanship and camaraderie between the fishermen here in northern Taiwan" Nestor Mayo, MECO official told  CNA.

"It is the same idea now, because these migrant fishermen and workers come from different parts of the Philippines, but now through basketball they will be able to meet new friends or strengthen friendships while here in Taiwan," said Father Edward Pacquing, parish priest of Saint Christopher's Church in Taipei.

Usual tradition for Philippine basketball during opening is the parade of uniforms which a team will win best in uniform and best muse. (Photos CNA)


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