Ronald Pascual needs support says brother

Ronald Pascual had short-lived journeyman career in the PBA and is now struggling to get back to his feet. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The brother of Ronald Pascual is calling on everyone to help the former PBA player overcome the trials that have been hitting him.

"Currently, my brother, Ronald Pascual, is in the deepest, saddest stage of his life," Ronel Pascual said on Monday night via the Mr. Cabalen Hoops page.

The said post has since become viral overnight.

He then said that his brother "is somewhere in Metro Manila moving from one house to another; staying with whoever accepts him."

"He is scared that people may judge him or may condemn him when he comes home here in Pampanga," Pascual added, further saying that his brother has been "overwhelmed by his pride and depression."

Jovy Evaristo, the man behind the Mr. Cabalen Hoops page, bared on Wednesday through a live vlog that Ronald Pascual is currently staying with a friend in Mandaluyong.

On the other hand, while Ronel Pascual bared that his sibling "will call to us and ask for a little amount of money to buy food," he said that financial support is not what the six-foot-three wingman mainly needs right now.

"All he needs is encouragement and emotional support! I believe he has already hit rock bottom and now the only way is up!" Pascual exclaimed.

He is also asking for help for Ronald Pascual to make his way back to Mexico, Pampanga and reunite with his family.

Some Pampagueno players like Pampanga Delta's Michael Juico and Dexter Maiquez and Arellano Chief Archie Concepcion posted videos of their support to Pascual, saying, "Come back stronger."

Pascual was the third overall pick of the 2014 PBA Draft.

San Miguel, which did not have a first round pick then, gave up Jojo Duncil, Chico Lanete, Gab Banal, and a 2016 regular first round choice to Barako Bull just to pluck Pascual in the draft.

Phoenix, which inherited the Barako Bull franchise, used the 2016 pick, which was relegated to the second round due to a special Gilas Cadets draft as the official first round then, to get Jeoff Javillonar.

Pascual found himself playing for the Magnolia, NorthPort, Blackwater, and Alaska later in his PBA career.

Despite nearly getting the 2015 Grand Slam for the Beermen, Pascual could not translate his success in the amateur ranks, in which he won the 2009 NCAA title and the 2011 PCCL title for the San Sebastian Golden Stags, to the pros, and he was left without a team since 2018.

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