The Imus Bandera and the Caloocan Supremos kick off their respective campaigns in the 2019-2020 MPBL Lakan Cup. The Imus Bandera aims to boost their chances this season after they finished seventh in the South Division last cup. The Khaleb Shawarma and GLC-supported crew parades its revamped roster joined by the tandem of former PBA MVP Jayjay Helterbrand and last season's standout Gerald Anderson. The Caloocan Supremos, meanwhile, bank on their reliable stalwarts led by guard Almond Vosotros. The North Division eighth finisher looks to leave an early impact after falling short during last season's quarterfinal series.