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PBA players provide alcohol to LGUs, give financial aid to TV crew

BY WAYLON GALVEZ

 

 

 

LA TENORIO

LA TENORIO

Ginebra’s LA Tenorio is not the consummate court general for nothing.

The ever-dependable Tenorio once again led a group of PBA players who will pool their resources to buy disinfectants and give it to some Local Government Units.

They also intend to provide financial aid to TV crew affected by coronavirus pandemic after the PBA halted the Philippine Cup for health scare.

Tenorio said that alcohol bottles will be distributed in Pasig City, and he said that another batch of disinfectant is expected to arrive this week.

“Nagorder ako ng mga alchohol para ipamigay dito sa Pasig City, tapos merong parating ako bukas mga alchohol din para naman sa Cainta kasi nagrequest sa akin si Matt Nieto,” said Tenorio.

Nieto, together with his brother Mike, gave disinfectants and facemask in their hometown.

Last week, Tenorio – together with other players – posted a video through his Instagram as they belted lines from one of the hit songs from the late Pop idol Michael Jackson ‘Heal The World’.

Also on the music video were fellow Ginebra players Scottie Thompson, Japeth Aguilar and Mark Caguioa, Magnolia’s Paul Lee and Marc Pingris, James Yap, Beau Belga and Gabe Norwood of Rain or Shine, Jayson Castro of TNT KaTropa, NLEX’s Kiefer Ravena and June Mar Fajardo or San Miguel Beer.

Tenorio’s former Ginebra teammate Jayjay Helterbrand, as well as onetime Gilas backcourt partner Jimmy Alapag also took part in the video that has now reached more than 22,000 views and 4,000 likes.

The said players, according to Tenorio, made their respective donations.

Aside from the disinfectants, Tenorio said that they also plan to give financial assistance to some 100 per game TV crew – cameraman, audio man and technical staff. The veteran player said these individuals only get paid every game day of the pro league.

“With regards naman dun sa (cash) donations, kaming mga players nag-donate naman din kami sa TV production team. Madami kasi din sa kanila daily wager,” Tenorio said.

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