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Sweetest of championships for LA Tenorio as it was for Batangas, Boss RSA



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After Game Four of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals last Wednesday — which Barangay Ginebra won convincingly — LA Tenorio dedicated not just that win, but Game Five as well for the victims of the Taal Volcano’s eruption in Batangas.

“I told the players na we dedicate this win and hopefully the championship on Friday for our kababayans in Batangas,” he said moments after the 94-72 victory.

“Walang ikakasaya ang mga fans natin sa Batangas kundi ‘yung championship.”

Game Five came. And the Batangueño star and the Gin Kings made good on their word.

The crowd darlings pulled away late and kept its mastery of rivals Meralco Bolts with a 105-93 victory, which gave them their third Governors’ Cup championship in four seasons. It also hiked their PBA championship collection to 11.

“I’m just happy na naipanalo namin ‘to for them,” said Tenorio, who now has five titles. “Nakausap ng mommy ko na they’re really trying na makanood ngayon kahit na hirap sila dun, so sana napasaya namin sila with this championship.”

Besideshis kababayans in Batangas, Tenorio also dedicated the triumph to someone very close to him.

The 35-year-old offered the victory to San Miguel Corporation president Ramon S. Ang, who is in trying times right now, as his son Jomar has been confined in the hospital for about a week due to undisclosed reasons.

“Para rin kay Boss RSA ito. Nandiyan siya palagi para sa amin. Kahit may nangyari sa pamilya niya, hindi niya kami iniwan,” expressed the 13-year league veteran, who’s been with Ginebra since 2012.

“Para sa iyo ‘to, boss!

And for a day, he hopes that he has brought a smile to his compatriots and his friend. For that, this was his best championship yet.

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