Eala yields SMC basketball post; Chua on leave


SAN MIGUEL Corp. sports director and consultant for basketball operations Noli Eala has assumed a new assignment in the conglomerate’s construction business.

In a statement, SMC announced yesterday that the former PBA commissioner has been tapped to lend his managerial skills to the company’s various infrastructure projects.

“The company believes that Eala’s managerial expertise and experience with various companies he handled in recent years will be very valuable in his new assignment in infrastructure, one of the high-growth areas for the company,” the statement said.

The corporation, which owns Petron Blaze, Barangay Ginebra and San Mig Coffee in the PBA, also announced that management has accepted the request of Barangay Ginebra head coach Alfrancis Chua for a leave of absence during the PBA Governors’ Cup due to personal reasons.

“SMC assures the public, particularly its basketball fans, that the operations of its basketball teams will continue to run smoothly despite Eala’s new role in the organization.

A former sportscaster, Eala became PBA commissioner from 2003-2007 and ran the operations of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas as executive director until early 2011 before joining the SMC group.

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  • Jose Pepe

    Good riddance! It’s about time SMC kicks out this adulterer. No good
    will ever comes out of this boy. I just feel sad for SMC since they
    cannot kick out Eala because of Labor law. Surely, this good for nothing
    wife-f***** has nothing to do good with the Company. Well, it’s SMC’s
    fault in the first place hiring him from MVP group. MVP group has saved
    thousands of Pesos from this immoral person. Eala is a bad egg and bad
    example to our society (Noli Eala-Irene Moje case). To Eala, we’re not
    barking up the wrong tree – a man with an immoral life, who betrays his
    own family, has nothing to do good with an Organization he is into, for
    only his ego and pride is his primary concern.

  • Ronnie Pascual

    Floating or demotion! Its better to resign Mr. Eala, unless you can’t find a job somewhere else because you are not capable to be a team leader.

  • jojo webmail

    noli eala reshuffled the coaches in the SMC teams.. he also reshuffled chua’s wife as his wife.

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