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It’s Blackwater Bossing now

 

BY WAYLON GALVEZ

 

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A partnership between Blackwater and popular comedian Vic Sotto might be forthcoming after Dioceldo Sy, owner of the PBA team, floated the possibility of a partnership after he opted to change the squad’s moniker from Elite to Bossing.

Sy said they intend to apply for the name change when the league resumes with the Philippine Cup.

“Not yet. Maybe next year pag wala na COVID-19…Let’s see,” said Sy. “Positivity and good vibes is the best way to fight COVID-19.”

The decision to replace the moniker to Bossing was announced by Sy at The Chasedown on Cignal TV’s One PH Saturday.

 

DIOCELDO SY

DIOCELDO SY

 

Sy believes Bossing is a name that is more likable to PBA fans.

“Hindi na sila Blackwater Elite…Bossing na,” said Sy. “We like to make it more ‘masa.’ Kapag Bossing, parang ‘elite’ na ‘yan e…so Bossing na lang para patok sa masa natin.”

Sy said he admires and respects the veteran TV host-comedian of the longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga. Sotto is known as “Bossing” not only in the entertainment industry also the entire country.

“Idol natin si Vic e… Bossing,” said Sy, whose team has been called Elite since its entry to the PBA as an expansion team in 2014.

With a new moniker, Sy is looking forward to a good performance if the league resumes with the All-Filipino Conference, which only had its opening last March 8 before play was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Sy said he is optimistic about Blackwater’s chances since it has the “nucleus” of the UAAP 2015 champion Far Eastern University, including Mac Belo, Mike Tolomia, Richard Escoto, and Ron Dennison.

“Mukhang ngayon tayo makaka-tsamba ng semis or finals,” said Sy.

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