DUBAI – Pido Jarencio, the Globalport head coach, is set to follow the Batang Pier Tuesday for an official PBA Governors’ Cup game against Rain or Shine after failing to join them earlier in the nine-hour flight due to severe diarrhea.
Globalport team manager Bonnie Tan bared Jarencio’s scheduled departure for this sweltering, oil-rich Middle East city, and Batang Pier alternate governor Erick Arejola provided confirmation.
“Hopefully, okey na siya,” said Tan.
The severity of Jarencio’s condition, which Tan said started during their game with San Miguel Beer last Sunday at the Cuneta Astrodome, saw the former Santo Tomas U star so drained and weakened from fluid loss that he had to be given a wheelchair when he arrived at NAIA Terminal 2 for the noon flight to Dubai on Monday.
“Kailangan na siguro siyang na-destrose kagabi pa,” said Arejola, who kept Globalport owner Mikee Romero apprised of the situation.