May 06, 2020

Barangay Ginebra Kings reunite for a worthy cause

AFTER a long while, Barangay Ginebra finally got together again,
And this time, it's for a very worthy cause.

The Kings visited the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) compound in Ortigas on Wednesday to personally help repack the thousands of face masks to be donated by the firm to various health centers nationwide.

From veterans Mark Caguioa, LA Tenorio, Japeth Aguilar to rookies Arvin Tolentino, Jerrick Balanza, and Kent Salado, almost the entire team was around to lend a hand in helping the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The repacked face masks will be distributed to around 16 hospitals nationwide.

Joining the players were coach Tim Cone and deputies Richard Del Rosario and Olsen Racela, team manager Rayboy Rodriguez, and team governor and SMC sports director Alfrancis Chua.
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The Kings also took the occasion to bond together for the first time in two months since the PBA decided to postpone the season indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak.

"It's nice seeing the guys and catching up," posted Aguilar in his Instagram account. "We're glad to help our frontliners in our own little way."

Caguioa, the former league MVP, on the other hand, expressed how grateful he is to SMC President and COO Ramon S. Ang for all the support and efforts the firm has extended to help frontliners and needy Filipinos get through this health crisis.

"Boss RSA nagpa-pa-salamat kami sa lahat ng itinutulong nyo po sa buong Pilipinas. We love you and thank you," Caguioa said in a separate post on Instagram.

Tenorio meanwhile, said the Kings are doing the worthy cause in line with SMC's principle.
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"Walang iwanan. Never Say Die!," said the veteran point guard.(RG)