Tanduay Light no longer inclined to file court case over contract row with Mac Belo
All's well that ends well as far as the contract row of Mac Belo with Tanduay Light is concerned. Jerome Ascano

ALL is well that ends well.

Tanduay Light is no longer inclined to file charges against Mac Belo and will just allow the Far Eastern University standout to play for MJM M-Builders for the rest of the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup.

Controversial coach Lawrence Chongson said team owner Bong Tan has invited Belo and FEU athletic director Mark Molina to a meeting to settle the matter to settle the contract row amicably.

“Pinapapunta ni Bong Tan sila Mac Belo at si Mark Molina para makapag-paalam ng maayos,” said Chongson.

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The Tanduay coach indicated the company is ready to move on following a tug-of-war for the services of the national player, who is in the final year of a two-year contract he signed with the Rhum Masters last year.

But the league included Belo in the MJM M-Builders lineup after signing a player membership form, sparking a threat of a court case against the FEU cager.

Belo claimed he had a ‘verbal agreement’ with Tanduay management prior to signing the contract last year that he will be allowed to play for FEU if it inks a tie-up with any PBA D-League team.

“’Yung kine-claim ni Belo na may usapan kami, why did it take this time to come up with that. Sana sinabi na niya from the get go,” said Chongson.

Nonetheless, the coach said he hopes Belo can still play for Tanduay Light if FEU no longer has a tie-up with any D-League team since his contract is still up until next conference.

“Pinapasabi ko lang na kung wala na ‘yung tie-up, balik siya sa amin,” said Chongson.

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