Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

Basketball

Mabulac fulfills promise to wife after copping VisMin Finals MVP plum


PAGADIAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — The COVID-19 pandemic has really challenged Michael Mabulac.

As a basketball player, his profession was nowhere to be found in the first year of the worldwide pandemic.

So it was a turning point for the bruising big man when Jumbo Plastic-Basilan signed him for the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup.2021-Chooks-VisMin-Southern-Finals-G3-Mandaue-vs-Basilan-Michael-Mabulac Mabulac fulfills promise to wife after copping VisMin Finals MVP plum Basketball News VisMin Super Cup  - philippine sports news

“Napakaswerte naming nagkaroon ng trabaho in the middle of pandemic.

“Ako pinapahalagahan ko ‘yun kasi sa loob noong isang taon stressed na stressed ako kasi hindi ko alam kung paano ako magpo-provide sa pamilya ko,” said Mabulac, a father.

And for him, he did it all for his family.

First, his wife Mori, challenged him to get an individual award, pushing her beau to greater heights.

Mabulac took it head-on.

“Pinupush ako ng misis ko na makakuha ng award so chinallengeko rin ‘yung sarili ko. Sabi ko kung may makuha ako, salamat bonus na lang ‘yon pero ang pinakamahalaga ‘yung goal namin na mag champion,” said the 6-foot-4 wide body in the paint.

Mabulac was hailed as one of two Finals Most Valuable Players in the Southern Finals alongside Jay Collado.

The Jose Rizal University product averaged 12.3 points, 11. 3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in the three-game series against KCS-Mandaue.2021-Chooks-VisMin-Southern-Finals-G3-Mandaue-vs-Basilan-Rhaffy-Octobre-vs-Michael-Mabulac Mabulac fulfills promise to wife after copping VisMin Finals MVP plum Basketball News VisMin Super Cup  - philippine sports news

Aside from the fresh trophy he got earlier when the Peace Riders finished off Mandaue in Game Three, 83-65, he also got a place in the Mythical Team after the eliminations.

“‘Yung Mythical Five sobrang tuwa ko na noon. Nagulat ako nung nasa Mythical Five ako tapos ito pa champion na MVP pa,” said Mabulac.

“Hindi ako pamilyar sa award na ito sa totoo lang eh, huling MVP ko yata 12 years ago na. Makapag Finals MVP sa ganitong liga na malalakas. Tapos ang lakas ng lineup namin ang hirap din na mailabas ko yung laro ko tulad ng ginagawa ko sa ibang team na limitado yung star player. Talagang bonus para sa akin ito.”

Second, another motivation that pushed him to what he achieved was today’s also his first son Kael’s graduation at pre-school.

#ReadMore  Jerick Nacpil tallies season-high, lifts Dumaguete to VisMin win column

Mabulac posted graduation photos of his son prior to the game with caption: “Sulit lahat ng pagod ko. Ito ang totoong trophy.”

Little did he know, he’ll have two more trophies when he goes home to his family.

“Caption ko nga sa post ko kanina about sa graduation ng anak ko, sulit ‘yung pagod eh. Alam mo yung nagastusan mo ‘yung edukasyon ng anak mo, nagpakahirap kami para sa pamilya namin,” he said.

“Kung pwede lang yung normal na buhay na aakyat ka sa stage kasama ‘yung anak mo pero masaya na ako na nakita kong naka toga ‘yung anak ko.”

Written By

Just a kid from Cavite trying to make a difference.

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Basketball

Despite not ending their 2021 PBA Philippine Cup campaign the way they wanted, Terrence Romeo kept his head high. After all, San Miguel went...

Basketball

Kiefer Ravena’s leadership has paid dividends for Shiga early in the B.League season. During close games, the 27-year-old has been a picture of calmness...

Basketball

Kelly Williams had himself a vintage performance as TNT finished off San Miguel in Game Seven of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup semis, Sunday...

2021 SEA Games

Vietnam organizers have agreed that the Hanoi 31st Southeast Asian Games will open in mid-May next year. Philippine Olympic Committee President Rep. Abraham “Bambol”...

Basketball

As good as advertised. Mikey Williams is living up to the lofty billing as so far the best rookie in his class. And in...

Basketball

Chot Reyes has always felt impressed with Chito Victolero, that he calls the Magnolia head coach a credit to the profession. The champion mentor...

Basketball

Calvin Abueva remains as the frontrunner for the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference plum by the end of the semifinals....

News

Will the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champion’s League be the last time Kalei Mau don the yellow and black? The 26-year-old Filipino-American is set...

Advertisement