In Huddle

Good news for Cardona’s fans

/ 02:25 AM August 29, 2016


NLEX team manager Ronald Dulatre assured  the Inquirer that  cager   Macmac   Cardona   is   well   on  the way  to   recovery.       

“Although   he    still   cannot  accept   visitors,   Macmac     can   now    talk  and   walk.  He   was   transferred   midnight   of   Monday    from   Perpetual   Help  Hospital   to  the   Makati   Medical   Center,  one   of   the    companies    under   the   Manny V.  Pangilinan  group,”  Dulatre   said.  “The   management   will continue to  provide   whatever    assistance   he   may   need   during   his   recovery.”


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Cardona was found stark naked and unconscious in  his  house by  Parañaque councilor Binky Favis,  a good   friend   of  Cardona, who   helped the former pro  during  his   campaign  in   the   last elections.

The cager had apparently overdosed.     

Cardona had a fight with his girlfriend Bianca that drove him to deep despair and depression because she would not reconcile with him. They have two children.

Had   Favis  not   arrived   in  time  to take  him  to   the   hospital,   Cardona could have died  and  his  sister  Rowena   would  have   been left   without  family. 

The Cardona siblings are orphans.

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Alaska’s Fil-Am cager Tony dela Cruz had a story to tell when he guested at Sports IQ, the Inquirer’s new omni-platform live sports talk show, recently.

He revealed a closely kept secret to hosts Francis Ochoa and Celest Colina about himself:  He was also driven to depression for some unknown reason years ago.


He could not understand what was causing the symptoms because his family life was okay and he was in the peak of his career.  He pushed himself to consult a psychologist who identified his condition as clinical depression. 

Cardona was diagnosed years ago as having bipolar disease or manic depression.

Dela Cruz said many PBA cagers could be suffering from psychological issues but they do not realize it. He went through therapy and got better.  Helping fellow cagers with the same problems has become his advocacy.

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