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    Mark Caguioa tongue-tied on future with Barangay Ginebra

    Oct 16, 2021
    Ginebra icon Mark Caguioa joins current stars during Robert Jaworski's stamp ceremony.
    PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño

    MARK Caguioa remained tight-lipped about what lies ahead of him at Barangay Ginebra.

    Will Mark Caguioa retire?

    Caguioa, who will be turning 42 next month, was evasive when asked about whether he will return in the active roster of the Kings in the second conference or finally retire from the league after a 20-year stint.

    “I’ve got to go,” Caguioa politely told SPIN.ph when he was asked about his future with the franchise that picked him no. 3 overall in the 2001 draft.

    Ginebra players Joe Devance, Scottie Thompson, Mark Caguioa, Japeth Aguilar, LA Tenorio and Stanley Pringle attend the PHLPost ceremony on Saturday.

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    The former PBA MVP joined fellow Barangay Ginebra teammates LA Tenorio, Stanley Pringle, Joe Devance, Japeth Aguilar, and Scottie Thompson during the unveiling of the commemorative stamp honoring franchise trailblazer Robert Jaworski Sr. Saturday at the main branch of the Post Office in Intramuros, Manila.

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    It was the first public appearance of Caguioa, who was relegated to the Kings’ reserved list at the onset of the Philippine Cup.

    He was later downgraded to the unrestricted free agent list (with rights to salary) just as the elimination round was coming to an end.

    After winning a ninth championship last year during the Philippine Cup Clark bubble, Caguioa disclosed his intention of coming back to play for his 20th season and after which, decides on whether to retire or not.

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