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Sep 12, 2020

Business as usual for Thompson

SCOTTIE Thompson, the player, has begun working out and conditioning himself anew for Barangay Ginebra.

The same too, with Scottie Thompson, the businessman.

The 27-year-old guard is now trying to pick up the pieces after most of his businesses were forced to close shop following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thompson's franchises of barber shops and fitness gyms around the country are all thriving when the global health crisis struck.

All of these businesses belong to sectors which were badly affected by the pandemic.

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"Although Acts of God naman itong mga nangyayari, yung mga negosyo natin lugi rin naman," said the Ginebra star.

He said his branches of gyms were closed down for most of the time during this community quarantine.

"Yung mga branches ko ng gym na-close ko muna dahil walang kita. At siyempre, yung mga empleyado kailangan mo ring bigyan ng separation pay," Thompson added.

"So malaking sacrifice talaga para sa amin."

But now that business are starting to re-open slowly, especially with gyms and barber shops being allowed to operate again on limited basis, Thompson hopes everything will begin to pick up again.

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Like the way his playing career is starting to pick up anew with the possible reboot of the PBA season. (RG)