The skidding Biñan City Heroes test their mettle against the host squad Batangas City Athletics in the MPBL Lakan Cup. The Krah Pipes-bankrolled Heroes look to arrest their six-game slide as they currently sit at the 12th spot in the South Division with a 6-14 win-loss record. They are set to parade their newest acquisition in Jed Mendoza, a collegiate standout known for his offensive prowess. The Tanduay-backed Athletics, meanwhile, aim to give the home crowd a good showing as they try to recover from a loss and solidify their position in the upper half of the division standings with a 12-6 win-loss card. They continue to work on their on-court cohesiveness after recently engaging in multiple trade transactions.