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Lim breathing on his own

/ 02:55 AM December 24, 2014

THE UPDATE on The Skywalker came direct from the wife of Samboy Lim, lawyer Lelen Berberabe, through PBA Media Bureau head Willie Marcial.

I suppose you already know that days ago, Samboy was transferred from the ICU to an intermediate care unit in the hospital.

“He is now breathing on his own without the need of a ventilator,” said Lelen. Dr. Abet Parungao, a physician friend, explained that when the ventilator is withdrawn from a patient, a tracheotomy will have to be performed on him, for air to pass.


“Samboy’s heart and other vital organs remain stable, but his neurological condition is unchanged. We still wait for purposeful movement.”


According to Lelen, the medical team in charge of Samboy and his family are now preparing for long-term care suited for Samboy’s needs.

I take this to mean that Samboy will be discharged from the hospital soon and will be provided medical care at home.

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ALA boxer Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, who stands to surpass the legendary Gabriel “Flash” Elorde’s seven-year title reign on Jan. 1, is going really big-time next year.

Remember the Valentine boxing event slated in Macau I mentioned in this column about three issues ago?

Well, ABS-CBN executive Peter Musngi said the Feb. 14 fight card in Macau is neither an ALA nor a Pinoy Pride event.


“The invitation for Nietes to fight in Macau came from no less than Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions,” Peter said.

He didn’t mention if other ALA fighters   are included in the Top Rank card.

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As the Michael Jackson Christmas song goes, “Give love on Christmas day…” Do passions also run high on Christmas week?

PBA commissioner Chito Salud thinks so, referring to the current Talk ‘N Text-San Miguel Beer conflict.

“Passions are obviously running high,” he said in a press statement yesterday, as he advised all concerned to practice restraint.

The commissioner said he has taken note of the issues raised pertaining to team officials sitting on the bench.

“I will discuss my views and recommendations with the board even as I assure everyone concerned that game officials are prepped in advance by my office to anticipate this sort of dynamics and hence are aware and equipped to deal with them as they happen,” he said.

According to Willie Marcial, the conflict between San Miguel and Talk ‘N Text will be resolved in the board room.

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So it looks like there will be no summons, no fines, no suspensions.

TAGS: Donnie Ahas Nietes, Samboy Lim

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