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Petron Blaze signs up Rodney White to replace Balkman


MANILA, Philippines — Petron has tapped the services of prolific import Rodney White to replace Renaldo Balkman in the 2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

In a text message to INQUIRER.net on Friday, the Boosters’ head coach Olsen Racela confirmed the news.

“Rodney White na kami. Pumirma na siya. He’ll arrive Sunday morning,” said Racela.

Petron, though, will play sans an import on Saturday against Rain or Shine since it failed to land a deal with its first choice to replace the banned import.

San Miguel Corp. sports director Noli Eala said the negotiations with Samardo Samuels “fell through” because the “terms were too much.”

White, meanwhile, is a familiar name in the PBA as he suited up with Barako Bull last year but asked to be released early due to personal reasons.

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Tags: Basketball , PBA , Petron Blaze , Rodney White , Sports

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTVMMV3EWVYIFKLY4M5EYFAQB4 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.

    Thank you.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BWG72KRWO3QIHI5MG3EMVFEMZ4 Nick

      just wow..is that you mr.clean?i have never condoned serial polygamy but what’s that got to do with the issue on hand? you must be a jilted ex of moje..i feel sorry for you then..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTVMMV3EWVYIFKLY4M5EYFAQB4 CN

        Hi Nick,

        I will just copy and paste my answer to a previous query just like yours.

        “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

        I hope you get my point.

        Thank you.”

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYKIOR77T3EI3WRQLB7CYU64WY Green

        Just tweet Eala to resign if you’re so hell bent on spreading awareness on his immorality. This is a SPORTS section

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTVMMV3EWVYIFKLY4M5EYFAQB4 CN

        Sorry, I don’t have tweeter, and even if I have one, I can’t go down that level, it’s a matter between him and San Miguel Corporation management. Yes, this is a SPORTS section.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYKIOR77T3EI3WRQLB7CYU64WY Green

        LOL you cant go to that level? What level? Lower than commenting anonymously on a SPORTS website? That’s funny.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/QTVMMV3EWVYIFKLY4M5EYFAQB4 CN

        Hi Green, it’s nice to know that you find it funny. It’s good for the heart and body. Anyway, what I mean to say by that “level” is that I will not ask Eala o resign, it’s his prerogative to do such if he has delicadeza.

        Have a nice day.

  • akramgolteb

    Eh yun decision ninyo mag pull out sa PBA kelan ninyo formalize? Magkapirmahan na kayo ng PBA para maaga kayong makalayas!

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