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First batch of Chooks 3×3 teams test negative for COVID-19 as last five teams arrive in Calambubble

Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 release: 

All of the players and staff that went into Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3’s ‘Calambubble’ in Inspire Academy have tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was the report of league commissioner Eric Altamirano, Thursday afternoon.

“We are glad to announce that all 33 players that entered our bubble have tested negative for COVID-19 and are ready to begin practicing on Friday,” said the veteran mentor.

The players from Family’s Brand Sardines-Zamboanga City Chooks, Uling Roasters-Butuan City, Bacolod Master Sardines, Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards, Palayan City Capitals, Big Boss Cement-Porac MSC Green Gorillas, and Pasig-Sta. Lucia Realtors arrived Wednesday morning and RT-PCR tests were conducted on each player prior to entering the state-of-the-art venue which will host the President’s Cup powered by TM from October 21-30.

Prior to getting inside, each player was given an RT-PCR test.

Players who were part of the first batch were Zamboanga City’s Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Troy Rike, and Santi Santillan; Bacolod’s Anton Asistio, Chris Lalata, Choi Ignacio, Alfred Batino, and Robin Roño; Butuan’s Chico Lanete, Franky Johnson, Karl Dehesa, JR Alabanza, and Chris de Chavez; Pasig’s Ced Ablaza, Jhapz Bautista, Jeckster Apinan, and Felix Apreku; Jai Reyes, Juan Gomez de Liaño, Gab Banal, Tonino Gonzaga, and Mac Sabellina; Palayan’s JP Sarao, Renz Palma, Clark Derige, and Bobby Balucanag; and Porac’s Ryan Monteclaro, Dylan Ababou, Dan Reducto, JP Belencion, Harry Petilos, and James Laput.

Meanwhile, the last five teams, namely Zamboanga Peninsula Valientes MLV, Pagadian City-Rocky Sports, Petra Cement-Roxas City Rockies, Sarangani Marlins, and Bicol Pro 3×3, have also arrived earlier in the day.

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Gino Jumao-as, Paulino Rebollos, Das Esa, Med Salim, RR De Leon, and Rudy Lingganay compose Zamboanga Peninsula; Jan Jamon, Ryan Buenafe, Alan Fabian, Marvin Forniza, Alexander Mohamad, and RJ Argamino will suit up for Pagadian City; Roider Cabrera, Gian Abrigo, Janus Lozada, and Nikki Monteclaro are the quintet of Roxas; Pamboy Raymundo, JC Escalambre, Paul Sanga, and Marvin Hayes form Saranggani; and Jonathan Aldave, Alwin Alday, Mon Mabayo, Darwish Bederi, Kim Imperial, and Jerome Garcia will consist Bicol in this tournament that has Gatorade as its official hydration partner.

The last five teams will undergo the same testing and will be under two-day room quarantine before getting to begin practice on Saturday.

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