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Chito Salud steps down as Converge governor

Chito Salud, seen together with fellow former PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa in this photo, is no longer with Converge. Dennis Acosta (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

PASIG—The drama surrounding Converge's representation in the PBA Board of Governors took a plot twist on Wednesday as the team now has no PBA governor following the resignation of Chito Salud.

The FiberXers said in a statement that the former league commissioner has already left the team to take on another role in the corporate world.

"As relayed to the PBA Board of Governors, Atty. Angelito 'Chito' Salud has stepped down as alternate governor of the Converge FiberXers and will no longer be connected to the basketball team effective immediately... Atty. Salud is now tasked to head the development of the Comclark Tech City project in Pampanga and will serve as a consultant on special projects in the company," Converge said.

Salud became the team's inaugural member of the PBA board following its purchase of the old Alaska franchise lock, stock, and barrel, essentially replacing Dickie Bachmann, who would become the then-new FiberXers club's assistant team manager.

The dilemma of who will represent Converge on the PBA board began when the team designated Pampanga governor Delta Pineda, who was the team manager during the previous Governors' Cup, to become the team's governor.

The PBA board rejected the said appointment, explaining that it intends to stay apolitical, but FiberXers team owner Dennis Anthony Uy has launched an appeal on the denial, saying that Pineda's appointment will not affect the board's matters politically.

Pending an overturning or the final denial of the appointment, the PBA board is currently 11-man strong with the absence of a Converge representative.

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