The 40-year-old Pingris, who retired in May after 16 years in the PBA, is set to play for the Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards in the tournament set Dec. 11 to 23.
Marc Pingris is back in harness.
The development was first reported by Tiebreaker Times.
Pingris, out of the Philippine School of Business Administration, was picked third overall in the 2004 PBA draft by FedEx. He was traded to Purefoods and later had a stint with San Miguel before returning to the Purefoods franchise.
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