THE GlobalPort-Philippines polo team fell short in its maiden shot at the All Asia Cup but team captain and Rep. Mikee Romero (1Pacman Party-List) emerged as the toast of the tournament.
The GlobalPort side suffered an 8-6 defeat to the Thais in one of the toughest final matches in years but got a measure of consolation after Romero took home the MVP award.
“We fought gallantly but the breaks went their (Thais) way,” said Romero.
The event was highlighted by a tribute honoring Romero’s son, Miguel, who passed away last December.
Romero hoisted his son’s jersey in an emotional trot before the awarding ceremonies. The younger Romero used to be a member of the national polo team.
Aside from Romero, other members of the team are Ricardo Garcia, Anthony Garcia and Adrian Garcia.
The PH team advanced to the final after a stunning win over Southeast Asian Games bronze medal winner Brunei. They made it to the medal round by topping their group elims, beating Indonesia and China.