‘Gapo City officials in Friendly Basketball Game with US Navy Sailors


Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino battles for possession of the ball in the friendly basketball match with US Navy sailors from the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land which is currently docked at Subic Bay.

OLONGAPO CITY — Officials and employees from Olongapo City, led by Mayor Rolen Paulino, recently played a basketball game with the crew of USS Emory S Land in a symbol of goodwill with the visiting American servicemen.

The game ended with the Navy personnel beating homegrown players 48-43. “It is important that we extend friendship with them and this is one way to do it, although I did not score any points during the game what matters here is that we sent a message that they are welcome here in our city,” Paulino said in a statement.

The crew currently conducts a series of community relations activities in contiguous areas within the Subic Bay Freeport as their ship undergoes necessary maintenance work and replenishment of supplies.

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