MANILA, Philippines — Ipinatawag ni PBA Commissioner Chito Salud si B-Meg Llamados Coach Tim Cone dahil sa nangyaring insidente sa Governor’s Cup Finals noong Linggo.
Ito ay may kaugnayan sa paghahagis ng multi-titled coach ng isang plastic na upuan matapos hindi tawagan ng foul ng referee ang isang player ng kalabang Rain or Shine Elasto Painters nang mabangga ang ace player na si James Yap.
Bunsod nito, pinalabas ng playing court si Cone sa natitirang 7 minutes at 23 seconds ng fourth quarter.
Pinagmulta na rin ang batikang coach ng kabuoang P23,400.
Una nang inamin ng coach na nadismaya siya sa nangyari kaya nagawa niyang maghagis ng upuan sa gitna ng basketball court ngunit nangakong hindi na niya uulitin ito. (UNTV News) (Photo Credit: PBA Image / Nuki Sabio)
MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) has allowed the holding of two major sports events in the country.
According to IATF and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, the task force on Thursday (July 15) approved the restart of the 46th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and the hosting the 21st Asian Seniors Women’s Volleyball Championship.
“The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Thursday, July 15, 2021, approved the request of the Philippine Basketball Association to restart their 46th season,” he said.
The Palace official, however, said that this is still subject to the strict compliance of the health and safety protocols as provided for under the guidelines of the Games and Amusement Board.
The PBA is set to begin the season on July 16 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City after being delayed for several months due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The IATF also gave the go signal for the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) to host the 21st Asian Seniors Women’s Volleyball Championship.
Roque said the IATF also reminded the PNVF regarding the strict implementation of health protocols to prevent the spread of the deadly disease. —/mbmf
MANILA, Philippines — The government’s task force for COVID-19 response has green-lighted the request of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to hold scrimmages and team practices in areas under the general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ, Malacañang announced Friday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, however, stressed that this is subject to health and safety protocols and vetting of Games and Amusement Board.
“Pinayagan ng IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) ang mga scrimmages at practices ng Philippine Basketball Association sa mga lugar na general community quarantine at MGCQ subject to the health and safety protocols na pag-aaralan muna ng Games and Amusement Board,” Roque said in an online briefing.
The local government of Batangas City earlier agreed to host the team practices of the Philippine Basketball Association in certain local venues. Batangas City is under GCQ until May 31.
Roque also announced that the IATF likewise approved the request of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to host the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia Cup Qualifiers in June 2021 in Clark, Pampanga.
Roque said this activity will be held under a “bubble-type” setting and subject to health and safety protocols.
“The testing and quarantine protocols of arriving foreign participants shall be subject to the FIBA-required protocols as presented, to the extent applicable, without prejudice to the entry travel restrictions,” stated Resolution 114 issued by the IATF-EID on Thursday.
The resolution also said that all non-player participants not covered by FIBA rules are mandated to self-isolate upon arrival in the venue and undertake RT-PCR testing on the sixth day before their release.
“The designated hotels within the bubble shall not accept other guests outside of the FIBA participants,” the resolution read.
As the national government agency with the visitorial and supervisory authority, the Philippine Sports Commission has been directed by the IATF to “assume responsibility for monitoring and supervising the compliance of the health and safety protocols of the event.
The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and the PBA Legends Foundation officially signed a contact on Thursday (June 20) that seeks to aid former PBA players in need of assistance.
The PBA Legends Foundation will provide financial assistance including medical help to former PBA players. The foundation can also grant assistance for the education of their children.
PBA Board Vice Chairman Dickie Bachman has vowed to support former players. The PBA has also authorized the foundation to use the PBA name and logo.
“We are basically glad that finally now we get organized with the PBA Legend Foundation Inc., and moving forward will support the past PBA players,” he said.
Meanwhile, UNTV Cup Commissioner and PBA Legends Foundation Chairman Fortunato Atoy Co is excited about upcoming projects to raise funds for the foundation.
“Ako po ay malugod na nagpapasalamat sa PBA, kay Commissioner Willie Marcial, kay Dicky Bachman. Pinayagan na rin kami ng PBA na gamitin iyong lumang logo noong panahong naglalaro pa kami, (I am humbly thankful to PBA, to Commissioner Willie Marcial, Dicky Bachman. They also allowed us to use the old PBA logo that was used during our time),” Co said.
Former PBA legends are elated with the news. Ronnie Magsanoc hopes that this will be the beginning of new projects between PBA and the PBA Legend Foundation.
“Ito iyong hudyat ng belief ng tamang pagkakaisa between the league and the players. Sana mabuksan pa ng maraming proyekto, (This marks the belief of proper unity between the league and the players. I hope this opens more projects),” Magsanoc said.
One of the board of directors, Allan ‘The Triggerman’ Caidic hopes that this will also encourage active players to participate in the foundation’s upcoming projects.
“I hope someday we can link the present PBA players, iyong mga active players to join and help this cause. Kasi in the future magbe-benefit rin sila dito. So thank you again sa support ng lahat para mabuo ito, UNTV Group, Kuya Daniel Razon and siyempre mga PBA team, salamat po (Because they will also benefit from this cause in the future. So again, thank you for the support of everyone who made this happen: the UNTV group, Kuya Daniel Razon and of course the PBA team. Thank you),” he said.—AAC (with reports from Bernard Dadis)
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