Ten days away from the start of the PBA games at Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center in Clark Freeport, Pampanga, league officials stressed the need for players, officials, and even hotel staff to strictly observe health and safety protocols.
In a press conference Tuesday, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and chief executive officer VivencioDizon, Clark Development Corporation (CDC)President and CEO Noel Manankil, and PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said the basketball players who arrived at the bubble area are subjected to reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests.
Karateka James De Los Santos of the Philippines scored another gold medal after ruling the online Venice Cup.
The former Southeast Asian Games karatedo gold medalist defeated Nejc Sternisa of Slovenia, 25.2-23.7, in the final to clinch his 12th gold medal for the year.
The result brings De Los Santos closer to the top spot in the world rankings especially that the current number one online karateka right now, Portugal's Eduardo Garcia, exited early into the competition.