PBA: Japeth, Wong fined P20,000 for viral basketball game under quarantine

Paul Kennedy Lintag on Jul 06, 2020 03:39 PM
PBA: Japeth, Wong fined P20,000 for viral basketball game
In a video shared on social media that went viral last week, Japeth and Wong, together with Gilas top pick Isaac Go and the Japan-bound Thirdy Ravena, were seen playing basketball at a gym in San Juan recently. (Photos by Richard Esguerra and Arvin Lim)

The PBA has fined Ginebra star Japeth Aguilar and Rain or Shine rookie Adrian Wong P20,000 each for playing basketball while the National Capital Region was under quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a video shared on social media that went viral last week, Aguilar and Wong, together with Gilas top pick Isaac Go and the Japan-bound Thirdy Ravena, were seen playing basketball at a gym in San Juan recently.

However, even as the Metro Manila is already under a general community quarantine and the PBA receiving a go-signal to have its teams practice, scrimmages and games are not allowed yet under the latest IATF mandate.

On top of the monetary fine, Aguilar and Wong are ordered to under swab testing for COVID-19. A 14-day quarantine will soon follow before taking another swab test to confirm their status.

As a third strike, the two will likewise serve 30 hours of community service.

PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial, Deputy Commissioner Eric Castro, and PBA legal consultant Atty. Melvin Mendoza were present in the Monday meeting with Aguilar and Wong.

 

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