There had been rumors swirling on social media regarding players from the Tacloban Fighting Warays having yet to receive their salaries.
Fighting Warays head coach Nes Pamilar broke his silence regarding the hearsay, calling the fans to spare team backer Chooks-to-Go from it.
“I just want to clarify lang sa mga volleyball fans na walang kinalaman si Chooks sa kung anuman ang nangyari sa team, lalo na sa mga import namin,” the decorated mentor told Tiebreaker Times.
Rumors surfaced that the team’s imports Amporn Hyapha and Patcharee Sangmuang have yet to receive their payment for their services after the 2018 PVL Women’s Reinforced Conference had ended. Netizens online then jumped to the conclusion that Chooks-to-Go is responsible for the delayed payments.
Tuesday evening, Chooks-to-Go debunked the claims, stating that the company has no financial obligations to the squad.
Pamilar backed Chooks-to-Go’s statement.
“I’m saying this kasi nakakahiya din naman for the company, lalong-lalo na kay Boss Ronald [Mascariñas]. Malaki na nga ang naitulong nila sa kampanya namin sa PVL, tapos magaganito pa sila,” a grateful Pamilar expressed.
“Hindi deserve ng Chooks madamay pa sa ganitong issue.”
Tacloban ended the preliminary round with a 4-3 record to advance to the quarterfinals. However, the Fighting Warays went winless in the quarterfinals.