Even at the sidelines of the San Miguel Pure Foods Co. Inc. annual stockholders meeting, Game Seven of the Commissioner’s Cup finals was the hot topic, with San Miguel Corporation president Ramon Ang taking thinly veiled shots at the management of the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters.
When asked by reporters about the conglomerate’s interest in the Metrorails project, Ang brought up the subject of basketball.
“Oo. Maswerte tayo, most likely. Eh lagi naman tayong maswerte, maka-Diyos kasi tayo eh. Ultimong 1.2 seconds to go, nananalo pa kami,” Ang said, referring to the B-MEG Llamados’ remarkable comeback in the final game to win the Commissioner’s Cup. B-MEG is a brand under the San Miguel Pure Foods umbrella.
Without naming names directly, Ang then spoke about how losing parties should deal with defeat.
“Kailangan sport lang. Pag nagbadminton ka at natalo ka, wag ka na magreklamo. Bakit pag nananalo ka, tuwang-tuwa ka, sinasabi mo sa mga natatalo, ‘Tanggapin niyo nang maayos yan kasi nanalo kami,’” he said
“Pag natatalo ka, dapat ganun din. Pag natatalo kami sa badminton, di kami kumikibo.
“Meron ka bang naririnig na masama kaming magsalita? Never, ‘di ba?”
Ang’s comments were most likely an allusion to corporate rivals at the PLDT group, which owns Talk ‘N Text, headed by Manuel V. Pangilinan. Earlier, Pangilinan expressed his frustration over the late foul called on Tropang Texters forward Kelly Williams that allowed Denzel Bowles to make two free throws to send the game into overtime, which allowed B-MEG to win, 90-84.
“May karapatan kang magsalita kung feeling mo agrabyado ka. Ano, tatahimik na lang kami? Hindi naman tama yun,” Pangilinan told News5 earlier.
(InterAKTV is part of InterAksyon.com, the online news site of TV5, which is chaired by Pangilinan.)
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