MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Geneva pursues a major goal this time in the PBA Governors Cup Finals.
LA Tenorio said the Gin Kings are playing not only for themselves but also for survivors of the Taal volcano eruption in Batangas.
Tenorio, a native of Nasugbu, Batangas, said his team is dedicating the championship series to affected families in Batangas after the dangerous eruption of the volcano on Sunday.
“I told my teammates that we should dedicate this victory and, hopefully, the championship on Friday for our Kababayans in Batangas,” Tenorio said after the victory of Game 4 94-72 of Gin Kings on Wednesday at the Smart Coliseum Araneta
“Nothing will make our fans in Batangas happier than our championship.”
According to the National Council for Disaster Risk Management and Reduction, the Taal Volcano is still at Alert Level 4 and a total of 10,000 families or 43,681 people live in 217 evacuation centers.
The Taal eruption also caused a total of P74,549,300 damage only to agriculture.
Tenorio, whose team now has a 3-1 series advantage over the Bolts, said his relatives in Nasugbu, including his 97-year-old grandfather, are doing well, while some of his cousins are already doing volunteer work.
“For my fellow Filipinos in Batangas, take care, follow what the officials tell us and make sure you are always prepared for what will happen,” he said.
“I hope we can win the championship on Friday to make them smile.”
Inquirer asks support from the victims of the Taal volcano eruption
In response to requests for help, the Inquirer is extending its relief to families affected by the recent eruption of the Taal volcano.
Cash donations can be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current account number: 007960018860.
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