I surprisingly did not receive any text message from Marianne Saberon of Sunstar Davao who has been preparing for a team of writers to cover the PBA game between Alaska and San Miguel in Panabo City last Saturday.
She said that the organizers, Rotary Club of Central Panabo, informed her that they no longer need a coverage team from Davao City.
I find this very unusual for Rotary Club of Central Panabo, a recipient of the Rotary International Public Relations Award.
The Rotarians have been known to accommodate writers and photographers to cover their events.
In fact, mediamen have been invited to become Rotarians.
A certain Michael Uy of Rotary told Marianne that the Davao writers are no longer needed for the coverage because they have a coverage team already.
Well, that’s their decision but I find that very weird coming from a Rotarian.
Commissioner Sonny Barrios met with PBA Vice-Chairman Angelito Alvarez and Red Bull Governor Tony Chua at the PBA Office to clarify the trade involving Red Bull’s Celino Cruz and Cyrus Baguio in exchange for Air21’s 2011 and 2012 1st round draft picks.
After the assurances from both Alvarez and Chua that the both teams will positively address the Commissioner’s concerns and will continue to uphold the league’s rules and regulations, particularly those pertaining to the Team Salary Cap, the trade was approved accordingly.