IT'S been a while since Negros province had a team in a national basketball tournament. But, the long wait is over as the Negros Mascuvados are expected to make their debut in the 4th Season of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) this June.
Owned by father and son businessmen Engr. Bernabe and John Alfred Gilbor, the Negros Mascuvados will showcase homegrown talents from the province. These players used to play for various colleges and universities in Bacolod City and other parts of the province.
Headed by multi-titled coach Rolando "Gerom" Aledron Jr., the team will feature promising cagers Patrick Dave Yulo from Binalbagan, Ritcer Santillan from Sagay City, Jonathan Gantalao Jr. From Canlaon City, and Bacolod City’s Jeric Adorio (Barangay Villamonte), Janus Calma (Barangay Masilingan), Jaycee Adjei (Barangay Sincang), Francis John Parreño (Barangay Estefania), Jafet Claridad (Barangay Tangub), and Rolly Jaca and Christopher Menguez (Barangay Felisa).
Helping Aledron on the sideline are Jophil Cercado, Edmundo Sibaya, Ireneo Morales and Jay Divinigracia, while team staff includes Rocky and Michelle Gomez.