CAGE greats Alvin Patrimonio and Jojo Lastimosa reunited again to play under one team?
MX3 is making it all possible after it formally signed up to see action for the coming Pilipinas Legends
Joining the two Hall of Famers in the team representing a popular health and wellness brand from Davao City in the newly-organized league – are Dennis Espino, Jun Limpot, Rey Evangelista, Zaldy Realubit, Victor Pablo, and Sonny Cabatu.
Patrimonio and Lastimosa played together for Purefoods when the franchise entered the PBA in the late 80s, before parting ways shortly after the team won its first-ever league championship in the 1990 Third Conference.
Emilia Mendoza, chief executive officer of DMI Medical Supply Incorporated, signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Pilipinas Legends president Dick Balajadia at The Royal Mandaya Hotel during the weekly SCOOP Forum, where the league was also formally launched.
Witnessing the MoA signing was league commissioner and former PBA great Chito Loyzaga.
Pilipinas Legends is a tournament featuring retired PBA players and is set to take off on May 11 with the holding of the season-opening conference dubbed ‘Legends Cup.’
Equally intriguing is the team assembled by Goldlife, which parades two former PBA MVPs in Benjie Paras and Allan Caidic, along with Bong Alvarez.
A health and wellness networking brand, Goldlife joined the league through Davao-based businessman and team owner Jaypee Solis.
“DMI is determined to create a breakthrough in health-wellness that will contribute to the overall welfare of Filipinos in particular and humanity in general,” said Mendoza who also unveiled the official MX3 jersey.
“We can accomplish these things through God’s help and with the popularity of the sport,” she added.
The league will have four teams with one playing day a week every Saturdays.
“It’s not just a league for legends who wanted to play again. It’s for a bigger purpose,” said Loyzaga. “We will be part of a community that will extend help in cases of emergency and disasters. We will also promote a healthy lifestyle.”
Loyzaga said some 200 former pros have signified interest in playing or being part of the league.
Games will also be aired on television pending final negotiations for the deal.