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Marcial named PSA Exec of Year

/ 05:10 AM March 23, 2021

For successfully leading the PBA to restart its 45th season under a most unconventional way, commissioner Willie Marcial is going to be honored in the San Miguel Corp.-Philippine Sportswriters Association (SMC-PSA) Awards Night on Saturday.

The 10th commissioner of Asia’s pioneering pro league has been named Executive of the Year by the country’s sportswriting fraternity in its first-ever virtual event to be held March 27 at TV5 Media Center.

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Marcial, who was also named the Decision Maker of the Year in the first Inquirer Sports Awards last month, defied the odds and bravely led the 500-plus strong PBA contingent in Clark, Pampanga province, late last year as the Philippine Cup resumed and was completed without incident in a bubble-type format.

Despite the staggering cost of P65 million and the uncertainty the league faced in the entire two-month journey, Marcial was able to right the ship that led to the completion of a season on the brink.

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Marcial became the second PBA commissioner given the award by the country’s oldest media organization headed by president Tito Talao of the Manila Bulletin after Chito Salud in 2012.

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