Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz was the only bright star in the Philippine galaxy of 13 athletes at the recent Rio Olympics as nobody else came close to a podium finish. If not for Diaz, the Philippine delegation would’ve returned home with another big, fat egg – a habit from the 2000 Games to the 2012 edition spanning a barren period of over a decade.
The PBA draft is scheduled on Oct. 30 and the plan is to involve the players in the Gilas pool but the process of how to include the eligibles remains an unresolved issue. Also not settled is how many Gilas players will be listed for the draft.
GlobalPort has now won two games in a row in the PBA Governors Cup from a 0-4 start and coaching consultant Franz Pumaren deserves credit for the turnaround except somebody else who’s clearly not calling the shots for the Batang Pier is the wrong man who sits on the victory table to meet the media in the press room.