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In line with the hospital’s policy to promote physical and mental well-being of its workforce, the 2018 VMMC Basketball Tournament formally kicked off last February 28, 2018 in a simple opening ceremony at the Basilio Valdez Hall.

Assistant Director Franklin V. Gali and Chief, Medical Professional Staff Dr. Mariano M. Mejia together with VMMC Basketball Committee Chairman Arnold Carag of the Nursing Service led the opening ceremony.

The event started off with the entrance parade of colors of the team players with their respective muses from the main lobby up to the Valdez Hall where the opening ceremony was held. During the short program that ensued, the eleven teams together with their muses were introduced in front of a roaring crowd.This was followed by the traditional pledge of sportsmanship of players which was spearheaded by the new set of officers of the VMMC Basketball Committee: Chairman Arnold Carag and advisers; Ronnie Velilla, Marlou Majaba, Leonardo Villano among others.

As always, highlighting the opening ceremony was the Best Muse Contest. The lovely muses of the various teams and in their own sportswear displayed beauty and poise as they gathered in front of the cheering crowd and judges. The muse of the Department of Pathology was adjudged as Best Muse.

The annual basketball tournament will be played every day and will run through May.