Saturday, October 8, 2011


I originally posted this in on June 4, 2005. Thanks to Atty. Percival Flores for some additional information.


The GCAA, or Government Commercial Athletic Association featured government agencies like the National Grains Authority (NGA), National Electrification Authority (NEA), National Irrigation Authority (NIA), and Masagana 99, which played as the Bureau of Agricultural Extension (BAEX).  The NGA was almost always the top team, winning a couple of titles in the late 70's with NIA almost often crowding them in the top spot, including snatching the 1977 title. Managing and coaching Masagana 99 was the
venerable Domingo Panganiban, the same guy who managed the Purefoods Hotdogs team at its inception in 1988. Players included John Copada, Rey Cuenco, Leo Isaac, among other big names. 

But the 99ers were active in the National Seniors (as well as in IDEAL, or Inter-Department Athletic League), and even won one tournament during the late 70's or early 80's prior to the APCOR domination. Which only means that the National Seniors may actually have been more competitive than the MICAA since it featured more teams.

No comments:

Post a Comment