PBA players' wives quick to patch things up after social media spat

Apr 25, 2019

ALL'S well that ends well.

On Monday night, shortly after the Game Four of the best-of-seven semifinal series between Magnolia and Rain or Shine, there was palpable tension as two PBA WAGS (wives and girlfriends) vented on social media.

Pauline Sangalang, wife of Magnolia stalwart Ian Sangalang, took to Facebook to air her sentiments regarding an Instagram story shared by Kiesha Ancheta, the girlfriend of Rain or Shine guard Rey Nambatac.


The source of her anger?

It was an Instagram video by Ancheta who, while showing Sangalang on the giant screen of the Big Dome being interviewed as Game Four's best player awardee with son Isaiah in his lap, was mouthing angry words at the Magnolia big man who, he claimed, elbowed her boyfriend during the game.

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Sought for comment by SPIN.ph, Mrs. Sangalang said the presence of her son in the video compelled her to react.

“Siguro kung si Ian lang, kaya ko pang i-shake off, pero noong nakita ko si Isaiah tapos ganoon ‘yung sinabi niya, na trigger ako,” she said.

“Until noong kumakain na kami sabi ni Ian, 'Okay lang ‘yan, kalma ka lang.' Kahit sinong mother siguro [maiintindihan ‘yung reaction ko],” she added.

But before things could get out of hand, Ancheta made another Instagram post where she apologized for the video and explained that emotions got the better of her.


“At para po sa wife sorry po nadala lang ng talaga sa emotion,” Ancheta wrote. “Ngayon humihingi po ako ng public apology.”

Even without the apology, Pauline said she has put the incident behind her.

“I’m okay naman na. With or without that apology she posted, I still wish the best for them,” said Pauline, adding she understood where Ancheta was coming from.


“Pero actually naintindihan ko rin ‘yung pinanggalingan niya na nadala siya [ng damdamin]. Kahit kami rin naman, nadadala kami minsan sa game,” she said.

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