Petron’s import woes drag on as deal with new import falls through


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MANILA, Philippines—Petron’s import woes would have to continue until Saturday as the management failed to land a deal with a replacement prospect on Thursday.

San Miguel Corp. sports director Noli Eala disclosed on Twitter that the negotiations between the Boosters and Samardo Samuels “fell through” because the “terms were too much.”

“So close to signing Samardo Samuels but [negotations] just hit a snag. [He] could have been a good fit,” Eala said.
The 24-year-old Samuels suited up with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA on a three-year contract despite being undrafted, and was in and out of the NBA Developmental League.

The Boosters lost Renaldo Balkman, who averaged over 28 points a game,  to a lifetime ban last Monday for his on-court outburst.

Eala admitted in a television interview last Tuesday that they “it’s not going to be easy” finding a replacement for Balkman.

“We did not prepare for his eventuality. We did not have any plan B because everything was going well with Balkman and the team,” Eala said.

Petron would have to double its effort as it goes against the 7-foot-3 Bruno Sundov and Rain or Shine sans an import in Panabo, Davao on Saturday.

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  • Jack_jack618

    Get Gabe Freeman temporarily until you find a permanent replacement.

  • Karlo Silverio Sevilla III

    “Petron would have to double its effort as it goes against the 7-foot-3 Bruno Sundov and Rain or Shine sans an import in Panabo, Davao on Saturday.”

    Yes! Without an import for his team, it’s now time for June Mar Fajardo to prove he can play against an import!

  • Constantine

    I really cannot understand San Miguel Management in hiring Noli Eala who has a very bad reputation. It was during his time that the PBA went to the dogs and now he is even egging on SMC management in pulling out their teams in the PBA. Eala wants to get back at the PBA because they unceremoniously kicked him out due to his extramarital affairs. Do you know why? Since Eala is not handsome, he was made to believe that he is lovable and attractive to girls by a married woman. There you go, he took the bait, lived with that married woman despite being married to another woman. Eala should be fired by San Miguel Corporation as he is creating a bad image to the Company!

  • CN

    Please don’t support Eala, he has a rotten personality, guilty of Adultery. He is a bad example to our children. Just search in the internet, Irene Moje. I hope that the Companies will not get his services anymore as he is a disgrace in our society. Lets uphold the morals of the Filipinos.

    By the way, please do research first before writing in the news. I’ve researched if he is really a director in San Miguel Corp., no he is not.

    Thank you.

    • Redivico

      CN.. bat ka BITTER??? 

      kaw ba yung NASILAT ni Irene Moje???

      huhuhuhu… wawa nmn kaw…

      • CN

        Hi Redivico,

        I’ll just copy and paste my answer to a defender of Eala a month ago. I hope that you would be enlightened, not unless, you are also guilty of adultery. Peace be with you.

        “Yes, I agree with you, every one deserves a second chance, but did he
        repent? did he ask forgiveness? I’m sorry, but forgiveness is given to
        those who are truly remorse for their actions. I don’t judge him Marvin,
        it’s the court that finds him guilty of adultery. Well then, I just
        hope that what he did to the husband of Irene Moje, will not happen to
        you. And that what he did to his wife, Mrs. Eala, will not happen to
        many Filipinas. And that the anguish and pain of children from broken
        families will not happen to many of our Filipino children. – What GOD
        has put together, let no man put asunder.”

    • Green

      I have no idea what search engine you use but when you type on google the words NOLI EALA and DIRECTOR, you’d actually see he’s the SMC sports director, so, uhm

      • Constantine

        CN probably means that Eala is not a member of the Board of Directors! Eala is just merely a Sports Director which is a managerial position with a monthly salary of not more than P150,000.00

      • CN

         Yes, I mean Board of Directors.

        Thank you.

      • CN

          Yes, I mean Board of Directors

    • Wilfredo Andaluz

      Kung sabagay masama ang adultery sa moral ng tao, lalo kung may asawa na at mayroon pang iba. Ang basketball ay walang pinag-iba sa showbusiness, entertainer sila. Bagama, di-tinotolerate ang pagkakaroon ng ibang kinakasama bukod pa sa tunay na wife, sa kaso ni Eala, mauunawaan mo pa at mapapatawad mo pa, dahil di-naman siya publc servant  kung ikukumpara mo sa ibang pulitiko natin na may mga extra-marital affair din, sa kabila na sila ay public servants ng bansa natin na higit sana na maging example.

      • CN

        Hi Wilfredo,

        I’m sorry but I have to disagree on some of your points.
        1) Basketball is not showbusiness, it is sports. It’s not just to entertain but to instill discipline, morals, work ethics, and sportsmanship. It is much higher than showbusiness.
        2) No, I can’t understand why he has to f**k someone else’s wife (while he has a wife of his own), he has so much libido, I guess. And, I’m sorry I cannot forgive him because he does not ask for forgiveness for his disrespect on the sensibilities of our culture and high morals.
        3) The issue here is not political, but moral and spiritual in nature. If an employee of your Company will embezzle money, will it sit well with you since you are in a Private institution?

        However, I would like to thank you for acknowledging that adultery is bad especially for those who are married. I salute you my friend.

      • Pulis Na Pogi

        1. pba is not pure sports only but some sort of showbusiness.

        2. adultery is a private and personal crime and while it is still people of the phils vs noli eala, it is his wife who is the main witness and the courts had already punished the man enough for it.  why the hate?  are you his wife or moje’s husband?

        3. moral and spiritual?  who are you then, the pope?

      • CN

        1. I respect your opinion. PBA’s glory to some extent diminished over the years, people nowadays view it as some sort of showbusiness. Very seldom you’ll see a player who has a passion for the game. That’s why the fan base is much smaller as compared to the 90’s.

        2. I have no hatred. I’m not his (Eala) wife or Moje’s husband. It is a crime against the Constitution, against the basic unit of our society, the family. Don’t be narrow-minded.

        3. No, I’m just an individual who upholds high moral, spiritual, and intellectual standards. People who are cheaters and adulterous have psychological problems. Imagine someone who is in a managerial capacity, he cheated on his wife and children, would you entrust your Company to him? Its good that I’m not a San Miguel employee, otherwise, I’ll be totally demoralize.

        Don’t be so insensitive on this issue. You may not be his victim, but do you want to feel the pain or you want it to happen to you or to your children to see my point? Consider this:

        ” I just hope that what he did to the husband of Irene Moje, will not happen to you. And that what he did to his wife, Mrs. Eala, will not happen to many Filipinas. And that the anguish and pain of children from broken families will not happen to many of our Filipino children.”

      • Pulis Na Pogi

        1. ok

        2. eala already suffered the penalty, so why insist that he apologize? he did the crime and did the time, so what more do you want? Don’t be narrow-minded.

        3. good that you are not a san miguel employee, otherwise, i;ll be totally demoralizeD.

        ahhh, love, who can say what is right and wrong?

    • Jack_jack618

       The news item is not about Eala.  Why pick on the guy?

      • CN

        Sorry Jack, I don’t pick on the guy, I’m just telling the truth even if it hurts.

        The news item is about Petron Blaze, a San Miguel subsidiary whose sports director is Eala. San Miguel Corporation hires a person in a managerial capacity, who is convicted by the court for concubinage, abandoned his family for another married woman. No wonder, he issued low moral and non-intellectual, and threatening statements like withdrawing all San Miguel Companies from the PBA. “Did not prepare for this eventuality?” A good manager and executive always has Business Continuity Plan. It’s very basic in Business.

        Jack, an employee in his capacity represents the Company. In business, you want to know the person well before doing business with him. You’ll come to know how well he will perform in his job not just through stellar academic performance or achievements but also through his personal life. That’s why when you applied for a job, you’ll get interviewed.

        I hope you get my point.

        Thank you.

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