PBA: So where in the world is Raymond Almazan?
Paul Lintag on Oct 10, 2018 09:15 PM
The Rain or Shine center has been MIA for the Elasto Painters since last week. Initial word was he had to deal with a family emergency, causing him to first miss the team's loss to Alaska.
The Raymond Almazan saga continues.
The Rain or Shine center has been MIA for the Elasto Painters since last week. Initial word was he had to deal with a family emergency, causing him to miss the team's loss to Alaska.
Almazan was still nowhere to be found in Rain or Shine's loss to Blackwater last Sunday and he was officially declared MIA by head coach Caloy Garcia.
Three days later, there's still no word on Almazan.
Even NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao, who used to coach Almazan in Rain or Shine and acts as a godfather to the former Letran Knight, has no idea where Raymond is.
"Asawa niya nga hindi alam eh, alangan naman ako maka-alam noon," Guiao said.
"I did not make any attempt to reach out to him. I actually talked to coach Caloy [Garcia], kinamusta ko lang. Sabi naman ni coach Caloy, subukan nilang ayusin, subukan nilang kausapin but sila rin, wala pang contact. That's all I can say about the situation," he added.
Veteran sports agent Danny Espiritu, who represents Almazan, also has nothing on where Raymond is.
Espiritu says his last contact with Almazan was two days ago via text.
"Two days agin nung nag-text siya sakin. Wala pa akong update sa kanya. Sabi niya sakin, antayin ko lang daw, inaayos pa raw niya yung problema niya. Matatapos din daw. Pero di ko alam nasaan siya, di niya sinabi sakin," he said.
"Nakausap ko naman yung misis niya, sabi nung misis niya wala naman daw siyang problema. Eh di ko lang alam kung ano… eh dalawa yung pamilya niya, di ba? Doon sa mother side niya, yung mga kapatid niya roon, yung mother niya, ganyan. [Tapos] yung pamilya niya naman doon sa asawa. So di ko alam kung may problema doon [mother side], pero yung misis niya, sabi ng misis niya sakin, wala naman daw problema," Espiritu added.
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