Guiao won’t give up coaching

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Monday, March 3, 2014


ANGELES CITY -- First District Representative Joseller "Yeng" Guiao said over the weekend that he will not give up professional basketball coaching despite the series of fines he was meted recently by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Guiao was fined P50,000 in the championship series of the Rain or Shine and San Mig Coffee recently. The Elasto Painters were slapped with a P2-million penalty by PBA Commissioner Chito Salud, "for subverting public interest and the integrity of the game" during a partial walk out in the second quarter.

Guiao was earlier also fined P100,000 for pointing a "dirty finger" at game officials.

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"Sanay naman tayo na nalalagay sa ganyang mga sitwasyon. Ang nangyayari siguro lumalakas lang lalo yung paniniwala natin. Tayo naman basta naniwala tayong tama tayo, pinaninindigan natin," Guiao said.

"Haharapin natin kung ano man yung consequence, ganun lang 'yun. At hindi naman ako natatakot na maging unpopular. Matagal na akong unpopular. At nabuhay ako na hindi ako sumasama sa isang bagay dahil lang popular siya. Hindi ako takot maging unpopular pero takot ako na mali ako. So 'pag tama ako, okay lang ako," Guiao added.

Guiao noted that even in politics, his experiences may be compared with what is happening in his career as a coach.

"Kahit naman sa pulitika, yung mga nakalaban natin napaka popular. From the very beginning, hindi naman tayo natinag basta ang paniwala natin nasa tama tayo, okay lang tayo. Ang popularity naman does not mean na tama yung bagay na popular e. Basta darating naman yung panahon, kamukha rin dito sa probinsya, na you will be vindicated, na tama yung pinanindigan mo," the lawmaker told Sun.Star Pampanga.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 04, 2014.

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