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    Danny I reconsiders retirement plan as he seeks contract extension with Meralco

    Jun 29, 2015

    DANNY Ildefonso didn't see a single minute in Meralco's final game of the PBA season on Monday night.

    Maybe that has left him hanging and wanting for more.

    The veteran Bolts big man is reconsidering his decision to retire after announcing earlier this year that he is set to hang up his jersey at the end of the season following a fruitful 17-year career.

    “Hangga’t nag-e-enjoy muna siguro ako at sabi ng mga anak ko, maglaro daw muna ako,” the father of three said after the Bolts’ 102-86 loss to San Miguel Beer in the Governors’ Cup quarterfinals.

    The 38-year-old Ildefonso, though, said his decision depends on whether Meralco still needs his services. His current contract is about to expire.

    “Kung kailangan pa ako ng Meralco, baka mag-extend pa ako,” the two-time MVP said, adding he will only re-sign with the Bolts or any team from the MVP group.

    “Sa akin lang, basta kailangan pa ako, laro pa ako."

    San Miguel Beer star and Ildefonso apprentice June Mar Fajardo believes it’s too early for his mentor to retire, after all.

    “Para sa akin, sobrang aga pa,” the SMB stalwart said. “Si Asi (Taulava) nga naglalaro pa. Kundisyon naman si kuya eh. Magaling naman siya magpakundisyun ng katawan.”

    “Pero God bless na lang sa desisyon niya at nagpapasalamat ako sa mga tinuro niya.” 

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