NPC Media Open Badminton set

THE National Press Club (NPC) secretariat is still accepting participants for the 3rd Media Open Badminton Championship slated Oct. 2-3 at the Rizal Memorial Badminton Center in Vito Cruz St., Manila.

NPC president Jerry Yap reiterated his call to all media publications, media press corps’ and stakeholders to join the two-day event aiming to foster camaraderie and part of the Club’s activities for its 58th founding anniversary.

Twelve media group have so far confirmed their participation, while scores have also signed up for the ‘Freedom Run’ slated Oct. 24.

Last year’s runner-up Dep-Ed Press Corps led confirmed teams along with Manila Bulletin, Eastern Police District Press Corps,Tempo, Malaya, The Manila Times, Remate, Hataw, NPC, Dep-Ed Press Corps’, Senate, Department of Labor, Remate Tonight and DMDC.

Deadline for the submission on entries in badminton is on September 30, while entries in fun run will be accepting one hour before the race start.

“We reiterating our invitation to all member and media friends to join us in this endeavor as we celebrating the 58th  founding anniversary of the NPC,” said Yap.

Two divisions is at stake – media and open class – in badminton competition with an entry fee of P3,000 for the open division where teams can field Class A players or former varsity players and member of the national pool.

No entry fee for the media division.

Trophies and cash prize awaits winners while special gift packs will be raffled off during the event proper.

For details and registration, contact NPC Secretariat, look for Tita Fely or May at tel. no. 301-0521 or 22. Interested teams and individual may also contact tournament director Edwin Rollon at mobile no. 0926-7363386 and NPC Sports Committee director Tina Maralit at 0917-6658888. Entries may also send through e-mail at

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