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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Pinoy referee from Baguio among chosen to officiate World Cup

Photo Courtesy || Bong Pascual Facebook Page
Cordillera - A Baguio-pride Pinoy referee Ferdinand (Bong) Pascual has been chosen as part of the 56-man crew from 39 countries who were tasked as arbiters in the upcoming 18th FIBA World Cup in China on August 31 to September 19, 2019. 
A FIBA veteran, Pascual is the only Filipino in the pool of referees in World Championships. 

This will be the 2nd time Pascual was assigned as referee in the World Cup after he was chosen back in Spain in 2014. Pascual is the second Filipino referee to work in the Olympics after Medardo Felipe in 1984.

The 49-year old Pascual was one of two Southeast Asians assigned by FIBA secretary-general Andreas Zagklis together with fellow Southeast Asian Harja Jaladri of Indonesia. 
Pascual will be heading to Beijing on August 31st to attend the five-day Officiating Team Pre-Competition Camp, held in Beijing to finalize their preparation prior to the commencement of the FIBA Basketball World Cup on August 31 according to a statement. 


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