SAN Miguel Corp. chief Ramon S. Ang praised Arwind Santos for apologizing for his racial slur against Terrence Jones during the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.
In his speech during the Beermen’s victory party on Tuesday night at the San Miguel headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Ang singled out Santos for apologizing for his monkey taunt in Game Five against the TnT KaTropa.
“Mabuti ‘yung ginawa mo, nag-sorry ka sa kanilang lahat,” said the SMC big boss.
Santos said he was humbled by Ang's words as he tries to move on from the controversy that saw him slapped with a P200,000 fine by the PBA and required to do 100 hours of community service as well as counseling for equality and discrimination.
“Sobrang tuwa ko dahil tinawag pa niya ako,” Santos said. “Kasi akala ko ang tatawagin, ‘yung mga heroes namin kagaya nila Terrence Romeo, sila Alex (Cabagnot), sila Christian (Standhardinger). Tinawag niya ako sa part na ‘yun.
"Na-appreciate ko na pinuri niya ‘yung ginawa kong pagpapakumbaba. Akala ko hindi niya makikita.”
The former league MVP out of Far Eastern University said Ang is the big reason behind the success of the Beermen through the years.
“Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako doon. Sobrang taba ng puso ko, ng pakiramdam ko. Feeling ko ako ‘yung best player, ako ‘yung nagpapanalo ng laro sa sinabi niya kanina. Sobrang nagpapasalamat ako kay boss RSA, wala akong masabi.
“Sa lahat ng suporta niya sa amin, sobrang na-aappreciate ko ‘yung maliit na bagay na ginagawa namin. Naniniwala ako na dahil sa tiwala niya, hindi kami nagdadalawang isip o hindi kami tamarin para gawin namin ‘yung gusto niya,” said Santos.