San Miguel calls out Alaska’s Alex Compton for ‘kawawa ang liga’ remark

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ

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MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel cried foul over what it called “unnecessary remarks” by Alaska Aces head coach Alex Compton regarding the Beermen’s recruits over the past years.

Compton, whose Aces lost three championship series to the Beermen since 2014, said San Miguel’s acquisition of three-time scoring champion Terrence Romeo put all the other teams at a disadvantage.


“There was San Miguel for three finals, and June Mar Fajardo was always an issue,” said Compton in a previous Inquirer report. “Then they added Christian [Standhardinger] and now they added Terrence [Romeo]. Kawawa ang liga.”

San Miguel rebutted Compton saying that the Aces also traded away “competent players” RJ Jazul and Calvin Abueva before pointing out that TNT, Romeo’s former club, was actively trying to create a trade that would get rid of the prolific gunner.


Jazul was the first Ace to be traded to Phoenix in exchange for Simon Enciso in 2017 while Abueva also became a Fuel Master a year later after Alaska swapped him for Karl Dehesa and a 2019 first round draft pick.

“It is also widely known that Terrence Romeo was offered to all the PBA teams before he was traded to the San Miguel Beermen.”

San Miguel is the most successful franchise for the past five years winning six of the possible 12 titles including four straight Philippine Cups.

“Each PBA team has a responsibility to create the right chemistry and harness talents to come up with a formidable squad,” said San Miguel in the statement.

“This league has a gone a long way in providing entertainment and appreciation for this great sport and for that we thank all the people who have been a part in building it.”

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