MPBL: PH Army gets support from Bacoor team owners

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 29 2020 04:55 PM | Updated as of Apr 29 2020 10:37 PM

Through Strike guard Eric Acuna, the Philippine Army received goods from the Bacoor team owners. Handout

MANILA, Philippines -- The owners of the Bacoor City Strikers, Congressman Strike Revilla and his wife Chaye, extended a helping hand to the Philippine Army last Friday.

The Strikers' top brass sent 12 sacks of rice and hundreds of canned goods to Fort Bonifacio through Strikers guard and Private First Class Eric Acuña.

Acuña, who played 29 games for the Strikers in the MPBL Lakan Season, has been serving as a frontliner ever since the enhanced community quarantine was put in place in Luzon last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Revillas wanted to support the military and Acuña specifically, as the 5-foot-8 guard is considered an adopted son of Bacoor City.

"Malaking tulong talaga siya lalo para dito sa mga tropa sa Army, lagi rin akong kinakamusta ni Cong. Strike kung may kailangan ako," said Acuña, who enlisted in the Philippine Army in 2015.

"Sobrang blessed ako kaso hindi lang sa loob ng court nila ako pinapahalagahan, tinuturing na rin talaga nila kaming pamilya," he added.

The Revillas continue to pay the Strikers their salaries even while the MPBL season is suspended, while also giving them aid during these trying times.

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