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    Chico Lanete named interim Chooks 3x3 coach as Aldin Ayo resigns

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    PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño

    ALDIN Ayo has resigned from his post as head trainer of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3, saying it was a difficult decision that he had to make with a heavy heart.

    The 44-year-old coach has to take care of his mother who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. Ayo is an only child, hence his desire to be there for his mother and devote his time and attention to her.

    "It was a tough decision to leave Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas but I need to be on my mom's side in the battle that she is facing," said Ayo about his 69-year-old mom.

    Lanete taking over

    Chico Lanete will be the interim head coach of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 in the meantime.

    Ayo vowed in helping with the transition.

    Ayo replaced Eric Altamirano as the head trainer of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 back in November 2020.

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