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PUERTO PRINCESA City is hosting the five-day Philippine Table Tennis Federation Inc. (PTTF) National Selection that starts Wednesday at the Puerto Princesa City Sports Complex.

About 80 participants in the men’s and women’s division will vie for slots on the national team to the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia from May 5 to 12.

PTTF officials thanked Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron and sports director Atty. Rocky Austria for hosting the competition as they expressed plans of making the city a table tennis hub.

“The best players from all over the country will battle it out in Puerto Princesa to determine who will represent the country in the 2023 SEA Games,” PTTF president Ting Ledesma said. “We thank Mayor Baron for his love for our sport and on his plan to turn the city into a table tennis center.”

Ledesma also the PTTF plans to organize an international competition in Puerto Princesa City after the national selection tournament.

“Puerto Princesa will witness something special,” PTTF secretary general Pong Ducanes said. “All of the country’s top players will converge here to showcase their skills.

Ducanes said the matches will also be live streamed on PTTF’s Facebook account.

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