THEY’VE had a history of animosity towards each other. And now that Pido Jarencio has officially been named as head coach of Globalport, the possibility of him and Rain or Shine counterpart Yeng Guiao clashing once again isn’t far-fetched.
Rewind to 2007. Jarencio and Guiao were hit with fines totalling P80,000 for nearly figuring in a scuffle after Pido – then an assistant coach at San Miguel - came over to Yeng and confronted him for sending former Beermen Dondon Hontiveros on the floor.
They Said It!
“Hindi naman tayo naghahanap ng gulo eh. Pero pag may naghahanap ng gulo, eh di bahala sila sa buhay nila." - Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao
Here's the YouTube video of the incident:
Incidentally, both coaches also had another brush with each other in 2009 when Guiao was still calling the shots for Burger King and Pido still an assistant at Petron.
Asked by Spin.ph if fans should brace for another confrontation between two fiery coaches, Guiao broke into a laugh.
“Hindi naman tayo naghahanap ng gulo eh. Pero pag may naghahanap ng gulo, eh di bahala sila sa buhay nila,” said Guiao in his usual candid manner.
On the possibility of him and Jarencio engaging again in an animated exchange of words at the sidelines, Guiao said: “Mahirap na baka ano pa sabihin nila, wala pa naman nangyayari. Bahala siya sa buhay niya.”
“I mind my own business, he minds his own business,” added the congressman from Pampanga, who never backed down when Jarencio came rushing over to where he was standing in front of the Red Bull bench seven years ago .
But does he see himself being as fiery and intense as Jarencio is during games?
“Hindi naman ako nakikipag-fiery kahit kanino. Bahala siya sa buhay niya, bahala ako sa buhay ko,” Guiao said in between laughs.
The amiable wife of Guiao, Jenny, bared the six-time champion coach "does not have the habit of starting a fight, but will never hesitate to engage when provoked."
“Si Yeng, hindi nag-ba-back down (sa away) 'yan. Pag na-te-threaten yan, lalong tumatapang 'yan,” the soft-spoken Mrs. Guiao said.
“Hindi mahilig sa away. Pero pagka may nag-challenge sa kanya o nag-provoke, he will not back down,” she added, while revealing that in their 30 years of marriage, Guiao has never gotten involved in a brawl.
Mrs. Guiao also revealed the outspoken coach has a very long patience, but warns "you wouldn’t want to be on his bad side."
“Mapasensya siya, pero pag nagagalit, galit talaga!” said Jenny, who has three kids with coach Yeng - lawyer Niner, Joemig, and Tintin.
“Sa bahay nga tahimik lang 'yan eh. Hindi kumikibo. Parang mabibili mo ang pagsasalita niya,” disclosed the ever supportive wife.
Guiao was born in Tondo and grew up playing the game in street courts of Mandaluyong, said Jenny.
“So alam ninyo na kung bakit may pagka-astig siya (laughed),” she said.