Salud to relinquish PBA CEO post

Chito Salud (left) held the PBA commissioner's post before Chito Narvasa replaced him. Salud has since took over the PBA CEO spot. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Former PBA commissioner Chito Salud officially tendered his resignation as the league's president and CEO on Tuesday.

In an official statement, Salud, who preceded current commissioner and COO Chito Narvasa, said that this will be his final month as the league's top official.

"I have formally and respectfully signified my intention to step down as President/CEO of the PBA effective at the end of December 2015," Salud's statement began.

He also said that his resignation stemmed from their successful implementation of the current structure of the PBA together with Narvasa and PBA Board chairman Robert Non as planned.

Salud continued, "The organizational structure of PBA as we have envisaged is already in place. The handover to the new Commissioner has been smoothly executed. And the Board under Chairman Non's leadership continues to be as it is -- a source of strength, stability and continuity as the PBA charts its way forward."

The statement concluded, "It is for these reasons that I believe the time is right for me to move on, confident as I am that I have already made my modest contributions to the critical transition into this current PBA season."

Salud stepped down as PBA commissioner last February but was given a new role as the PBA CEO, handling the marketing chores of the league.

The league board is set to have a meeting on Thursday regarding Salud's resignation.

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