THE Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 League announced that all of the players and staff that have already entered the bubble inside the National University-Laguna’s INSPIRE Sports Academy in Calamba have tested negative for COVID-19.
“We are glad to announce that all 33 players that entered our bubble have tested negative for COVID-19 and are ready to begin practicing,” said league commissioner Eric Altamirano.
Family’s Brand Sardines-Zamboanga City Chooks, Uling Roasters-Butuan City, Bacolod Master Sardines, Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards, Palayan City Capitals, Big Boss Cement-Porac MSC Green Gorillas, and Pasig-Sta. Lucia Realtors have arrived Wednesday morning and the players were immediately underwent RT-PCR swab tests to entering the state-of-the-art venue which will host the five-legged President’s Cup powered by TM from Oct. 21-30.
Zamboanga City’s Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Troy Rike and Santi Santillan, Bacolod’s Anton Asistio, Chris Lalata, Choi Ignacio, Alfred Batino and Robin Roño, Butuan’s Chico Lanete, Franky Johnson, Karl Dehesa, JR Alabanza and Chris de Chavez, Pasig’s Ced Ablaza, Jhapz Bautista, Jeckster Apinan and Felix Apreku, Nueva Ecija’s Jai Reyes, Juan Gomez de Liaño, Gab Banal, Tonino Gonzaga and Mac Sabellina, Palayan’s JP Sarao, Renz Palma, Clark Derige and Bobby Balucanag, and Porac’s Ryan Monteclaro, Dylan Ababou, Dan Reducto, JP Belencion, Harry Petilos and James Laput were among the first batch of players who were tested.
The last five teams, Zamboanga Peninsula Valientes MLV, Pagadian City-Rocky Sports, Petra Cement-Roxas City Rockies, Sarangani Marlins, and Bicol Pro 3×3, have also arrived Thursday.
Also undergoing the same testing are Gino Jumao-as, Paulino Rebollos, Das Esa, Med Salim, RR De Leon, and Rudy Lingganay of Zamboanga Peninsula, Jan Jamon, Ryan Buenafe, Alan Fabian, Marvin Forniza, Alexander Mohamad and RJ Argamino of Pagadian City, Roider Cabrera, Gian Abrigo, Janus Lozada and Nicky Monteclaro of Roxas, Pamboy Raymundo, JC Escalambre, Paul Sanga and Marvin Hayes of Saranggani, and Jonathan Aldave, Alwin Alday, Mon Mabayo, Darwish Bederi, Kim Imperial and Jerome Garcia of Bicol.
The players underwent two-day room quarantine before they resume training at the INSPIRE Sports Academy.
The tournament, which has Gatorade as its official hydration partner, will have its preseason contests on Monday.