Jul 06, 2020

Aguilar, Wong fined P20,000, told to undergo swab test

BARANGAY Ginebra big man Japeth Aguilar and Rain or Shine rookie Adrian Wong were each fined P20,000 and told to undergo swab testing by PBA Commissioner's Office on Monday after a video showing them playing in a game went viral.

The two were summoned by league commissioner Willie Marcial to shed light on the incident that took place recently.

Aguilar and Wong were caught on video with Gilas Pilipinas pool member Isaac Go playing in a practice facility in San Juan.

Marcial ordered the two PBA players to take a swab test no later than Tuesday. After that they will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine before taking another swab test as a confirmatory procedure.

Also in the meeting were Deputy Commissioner Eric Castro and PBA legal consultant Atty. Melvin Mendoza.

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Castro said Aguilar and Wong will also undergo 30 hours of community service.

The commissioner said the two PBA players were apologetic for their actions.

The Inter-Agency Task Force has given the PBA and pro football the go-signal to hold practices although scrimmages are still not allowed under the General Community Quarantine.

Marcial got in touch with Go last Thursday and advised the 6'8 slotman to follow government and league enforced guidelines.

Go was selected by Columbian Dyip as the top pick overall in last year's Rookie Draft. He is currently on loan to the Samahang Basktball ng PIlipinas preparing for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

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After their meeting with the commissioner, Aguilar and Wong next sat down with Games and Amusements Board officials composed of Commissioner Eduardo Trinidad, Pro basketball and Other Pro Games Division Chief Dioscoro Bautista and GAB official Rodil Manaog.