Saying that “we’ve been through bigger problems than this,” chairman Ricky Vargas of Talk ‘N Text Sunday expressed confidence that all tensions will die down and that matters will be resolved in the meeting. “The gentlemen of the board will be able to sit down and discuss things,” Vargas told a select group of scribes before their game against San Miguel Beer at the Araneta Coliseum. “I granted the request for a (special) board meeting to clarify certain issues. “And the issue here is the RTL, not the trade which I think is just a consequence,” he added. Buddy Encarnado of Sta. Lucia Realty and Joaqui Trillo of Alaska voiced out their displeasure on Friday regarding the Villanueva-Adducul swap, which they thought violated the RTL the very first time it was supposed to be implemented.
Uproar over Romel-Rico trade
SHOULD the Philippine Basketball Association have allowed this deal to proceed? And now that the controversial Romel Adducul-Enrico Villanueva trade has some board members from other teams up in arms, what should the PBA do? Well, the PBA board will be tackling in a special meeting Thursday the Restricted Trading List (RTL) rule that the Romel-Rico deal allegedly violated. Here's an excerpt from Musong R. Castillo's story for the Philippine Daily Inquirer:
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