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Vico Sotto keeps ban on playing basketball, contact sports: Magpapalitan talaga tayo ng mukha!

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Playing contact sports such as basketball are still banned in Pasig City even though Metro Manila has eased into a looser lockdown status at Alert Level 2.

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto arrived at the decision Wednesday, November 10, following a consultation with barangay captains.

In a Facebook post, Sotto said the risks of allowing contact sports are greater than the benefits.

“Kahit naman ako, gusto ko nang maglaro. Pero tiis-tiis muna. Malaking bagay na yung puwede na mag-park, mall, at iba pa. Pero iba kasi ang basketball🏀 magpapalitan talaga tayo ng mukha, delikado. Baka maging dahilan pa ito ng isa pang surge,” he said.

Sotto appealed for public cooperation in observing the ban. He said contact sports will only be allowed if authorities grant a special permit, such as for PBA games.

“Roronda ang Peace & Order Dept natin at humingi na rin tayo ng tulong sa PNP para sa implementasyon,” the mayor said.