The Zamboanga Family’s Brand Sardines and the Davao Occidental Tigers-Cocolife collide head-on in the 2019-2020 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup elimination round. The Family’s Brand Sardines-backed squad looks to barge straight into the winning column in the season opener. They are banking on their veteran player led by star shooter Harold Arboleda. Meanwhile, the Tigers aim to show their hunger to get back to the tournament's national finals. Last season's runners-up rely on their almost intact line-up headed by power forward Mark Yee.