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    Dec 14, 2022
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    Trinidad being considered for GAB post

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    FORMER Philippine Basketball League (PBL) commissioner Manolo “Chino” Trinidad is being considered as chairman of the Games and Amusement Board (GAB), according to sources.

    GAB is the government's regulatory body for professional sports and is directly under the Office of the President. Trinidad had served as professional boxing division consultant of the GAB.

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    Sources bared there is at least one other prominent candidate for the position.

    Contacted for comment, Trinidad confirmed he has been asked about his interest in the position and has expressed his willingness to draw on his vast experience to help turn the GAB into a vital tool for sports development and nation-building.

    Trinidad was also founding member of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and is currently the CEO of the PilipinasHD Television Broadcast, Inc.

    NCAA denies Letran appeal

    Fran Yu Letran ejected

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    THE NCAA has upheld its decision suspend Letran guard Fran Yu for one game, which means the Knights skipper will miss the Season 98 title decider against College of St. Benilde.

    Yu was sent off after sticking an elbow to Mark Sangco’s chin midway through the second quarter of Game Two.

    "There was no new evidence presented by CSJL as required by the NCAA rules to lift the suspension and CSJL did not contest the judgment call of the game officials," the NCAA said in a statement.

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