MVP to Terrence Romeo: '(TNT is) looking forward to a championship'
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 06, 2018 03:44 PM
Terrence Romeo has just been given marching orders by his new big boss (Photo courtesy of Chooks-to-Go)
The pressure is on for Terrence Romeo to deliver as no other than TNT KaTropa team owner Manny V. Pangilinan is setting the bar high for him.
Romeo and Pangilinan were both present during the contract signing between Chooks-to-Go and PayMaya at the PLDT office in Makati on Thursday.
"Since Terrence is our brand ambassador, we decided to bring him along for our contract signing with PayMaya para ma-meet na rin niya yung new boss niya," said Bounty Agro Ventures Incorporated president Ronald Mascariñas, whose company is embracing the shift to cashless transactions with PayMaya.
This was the first time Pangilinan met his team's newest acquisition.
And Pangilinan is not tempering his expectations on what the 5-foot-11 scoring machine can bring to the table.
"Certainly, he is a welcome addition -- talagang lalakas yung team with Terrence here," shared Pangilinan, who is also the chairman of PayMaya. "I think we have a very formidable backcourt. So we're looking forward to a championship 'di ba Terrence?"
Familiarity between the KaTropa and Romeo, though, wouldn't be an issue according to Pangilinan as the former Far Eastern University Tamaraw will be reunited with his former collegiate head coach and teammates.
"Nagka-reunion yung mga FEU boys from coach Nash [Racela] and Terrence down to RR Garcia and Roger Pogoy. So, it's familiar grounds for them," he furthered.
Romeo, on the other hand, gushed upon hearing this. For the three-time scoring champion, he plans to match these expectations by going all out for his new team.
"Kailangan ko lang pagbutihan at kailangan ko gawin yung best ko to reach yung expectation nila boss," the five-year pro vowed to the two executives. "Pag mag tulong-tulong kami, matutupad namin yun."