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PBA to honor ‘real heroes’; league’s ‘bad boys’ to do charity work

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The PBA is filching a page out of the NBA playbook by going out of its way to fete outstanding individuals during halftime of its Sunday main events.

PBA OIC Commissioner Willie Marcial announced that the league would step up its corporate social responsibility (CSR) by honoring men and women who have contributed to society with their heroic deeds and brave efforts in their duties.

“The PBA will identify heroes or good Samaritans to be honored by the league on every Sunday bill. It’s not original; concept yan ng NBA where they salute men in uniform. But I deem it well to be also done in the PBA,” said Marcial in a report by PBA.ph.

Marcial said “bad boys” in the PBA would also be allowed to pay for their bad behaviour through charitable work.

“Players with minor offenses na nabibigatan sa fine, we’ll give them an option to serve our CSR program,” said Marcial.

“Magiikot kami sa kung saan-saang basketball courts, kakabitan namin ng PBA stickers yung court nila and we’ll give away basketball balls and some shirts,” Marcial added.

Marcial is running the PBA temporarily while the board looks for a permanent replacement to resigned commissioner Chito Narvasa.