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PBA to summon Japeth Aguilar, fellow ex-Blue Eagles over pickup game

Japeth Aguilar is in hot waters after social media posts surfaced of him playing pickup basketball with fellow Ateneo alumni despite the quarantine protocols. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The PBA is expected to hear the side of Japeth Aguilar and fellow former Ateneo stars Adrian Wong and Isaac Go regarding an apparent violation of quarantine protocols.

First reported by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Ginebra high-flyer and the incoming rookies who are signed with Rain Or Shine and Terra Firma respectively were seen playing pickup hoops at the Ronac Gym in San Juan City.

A video posted on Instagram on Wednesday night saw Aguilar and Go playing alongside B.League-bound Thirdy Ravena.

In the video, Ravena was sporting the red hair dye that he flaunted in the press conference introducing him as the newest member of the San-En NeoPhoenix last week, leading to speculations that the game took place recently.

Wong, on the other hand, was in the photos that were taken after the game.

Basketball games are not allowed in areas under community quarantine, although the PBA is seeking approval from the IATF for the teams to be allowed to practice again in anticipation of an October return.

GAB chairman Baham Mitra said on Wednesday night that it has already presented the protocols made by the PBA, PFL, and Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas 3x3 as well as the one it made for boxing.

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