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    Gerald Anderson set to play if VisMin Mindanao leg gets green light

    Apr 27, 2021
    PHOTO: marlo cueto

    [UPDATED] ACTOR Gerald Anderson is set to take his act to the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, committing to play in the Mindanao leg if the regional pro league's maiden season pushes through.

    Anderson, 32, has proven he can ball in previous stints with the Davao-based Holy Trinity Wildcats in college and the Marikina Shoemasters and Imus Bandera in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).

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      Now league officials confirm the controversial actor is slated to add some star power to the Mindanao leg that is slated next month pending clearance from the Games and Amusement Board (GAB).

      Anderson is set to play for a team backed by Brew Authoritea, which has yet to find a local government partner in Mindanao after Cagayan de Oro politely declined the offer, according to organizers.

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      But for that to happen, the Mindanao leg must get the green light from GAB chairman Baham Mitra who suspended the tournament pending the probe into the controversies that marred the league's Visayas tournament.

      That tournament staged in Alcantara, Cebu has been dogged by controversies over alleged breach of health protocol and a dubious game between Siquijor and Lapu Lapu that raised allegations of game-fixing.

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        Surprisingly, VisMin Cup teams competing in the Mindanao leg have not been unhampered in their preparations and proceeding as if the tournament tentatively set to open on May 25 in Dipolog City is already a go.

        Sought for comment, Mitra said the Mindanao leg of the tournament is 'under reevaluation.'

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