MPBL: Pasay's Reverente joins frontline amid coronavirus pandemic | Inquirer Sports

MPBL: Pasay’s Reverente joins frontline amid coronavirus pandemic

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 01:52 PM April 22, 2020

Dhon Reverente on duty for Philippine Navy during the battle against coronavirus pandemic. MBPL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The season may be over for forward Dhon Reverente but his battle has just begun.

Reverente, who plays for the Pasay Voyager in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), tucked away his jersey momentarily and put on his Philippine Navy uniform to join the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I’m proud to be able to serve my countrymen,” said the Apprentice Seaman, who averaged 12.0 points and 11.5 rebounds in 32 games in the 2019-20 MPBL Lakan Season.

“My best weapon against an enemy we don’t see is prayer. It’s also important to have the knowledge on how to avoid getting the virus,” he added.

FEATURED STORIES

Reverente never had any second thoughts in answering the call of duty even though fully accepting the big responsibility meant not having to see his family for the time being.

Reverente, a Philippine Merchant Marine School (PMMS) product who has been waiting for orders at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig since the Luzon-wide lockdown, knows his sacrifices will go a long way. It also helps that his family is rallying behind him.

“My family has been very supportive. I’ve been seeing them through chat after duty. I’m scared to go home because I might end up infecting them with the virus so I just have to be really patient,” who enlisted for the Philippine Navy last year.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Basketball, coronavirus, COVID-19, Dhon Reverente, frontliner, MPBL, pandemic, Philippine Navy, Sports
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.