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PQQLK9
02-16-2005, 12:38 PM
Putch Puyat fights the pool terrorists
http://news.inq7.net/sports/index.php?index=2&story_id=27681&col=43
Posted 04:23am (Mla time) Feb 16, 2005
By Recah Trinidad
Inquirer News Service



Editor's Note: Published on page A26 of the Feb. 16, 2005 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

WE'VE got sad news for fans of Efren "Bata" Reyes and Francisco "Django" Bustamante.

The two world pool superstars have threatened to boycott the Philippine team for this year's Southeast Asian Games.

That may not be as terrifying as the bloody Valentine's Day bombings in Mindanao and Makati.

But latest reports showed there's serious trouble brewing on the national billiards front.

The mess has threatened the expected gold medal harvest of the RP team in the SEA Games.

There's also reason to believe that self-styled saviors of sports, who now function like terrorists, are causing the trouble.

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No need to name names.

These should be properly bared by a group of tested supporters that will also line up a series of moves to counter the so-called terrorists.

Anyway, what really caught attention last week was the news that Aristeo "Putch" Puyat has threatened to withdraw support for the national pool team competing in this year's SEA Games in Manila.

It was reported that, when they were twisting arms to get sure backing in the POC presidential race, Fajardo had refused to commit his vote.

The guy behaved like a true gentleman but, in the process, drew the ire of the gangland figure.

Funny, but the names of Senator Francis Pangilinan and actor Niño Muhlach had also been dropped in the imagined power play at the BSCP.

Well, the POC chief is bound to have the surprise of his life.

He should get the real score after Puyat & Co. have announced a series of strong, solid moves to contain terrorism in Philippine pool.

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Communicator Tony Baranda, a pool scholar and dedicated supporter of the RP team all these years, said Puyat is being joined in his anti-terrorist thrust by tested fighters. Mentioned were the names of Yen Makabenta and Sebastian Chua.

With the report that Rene Saguisag, trusted freedom fighter, has given a go-signal for the election of a new board at the BSCP, a cleansing of the ranks should come next.

The framework for a national billiards grassroots development program, including a tournament involving 66 cities, will also be detailed soon.

Putch Puyat and his trusted allies are arming up and doing their boldest best to make sure the terrorists don't succeed.

Bob_Jewett
02-16-2005, 03:49 PM
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From a journalistic perspective, this has got to be one of the most pitiful, garbled mish-mashes of rumor and innuendo I've seen in a long time. I can't figure out who the author is attacking/impugning/libeling/praising or what has happened, or what might happen, or what should happen, or....

Does anyone have any idea of what Mr/Ms Trinidad is talking about?

MrLucky
02-16-2005, 03:56 PM
Heres a beter version from the "Manila Standard" their NY Times!...... <font color="purple">Bustamante, Bata threaten to withdraw

Aristeo “Putch” Puyat, regarded as the Godfather of Philippine pool, has threatened to withdraw as project director for pool while the country’s two top players Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante have threatened to pull out from the team.

The two pool superstars said they didn’t want to play if Billiard and Snooker Congress of the Philippines secretary general Joaquin de Tagle insists on conducting tryouts.

Manila Standard learned that the trouble stemmed from the involvement of controversial Philippine Olympic Committee official and president of the Philippine Amateur Track-and-Field Association as well as the National Chess Federation of the Philippines’ Go Teng Kok, who is reportedly behind a move to oust BSCP president Ernesto Fajardo.

Fajardo reportedly earned the ire of Go when he declined to openly endorse former congressman Jose “Peping” Cojuangco in the battle with Celso Dayrit for the POC presidency, which Cojuangco eventually won by acclamation after Dayrit withdrew.

De Tagle said Fajardo, who resigned and was later reinstated as BSCP president, “hasn’t called elections and is overstaying,” which prompted Cojuangco to appoint Go as “trouble-shooter.”

De Tagle claimed Go met with both Fajardo and himself but apparently nothing came out of the talks. De Tagle stressed he was “not interested in the position of president” even as he conceded that he “acknowledges the greatness of Reyes and Bustamante” and the contribution and impact that Puyat has made on the sport.

The conflict simmered when Fajardo, in association with Puyat and tournament director Rolly Vicente, staged the national women’s four-stage qualifying tournament in a race-to-nine knockout format with the top four players based on their rankings at the end of the tournament chosen to represent the country in the Southeast Asian Games this November.

“This is the legitimate qualifying tournament,” said Fajardo.

De Tagle is also staging a qualifying tournament of his own, thereby aggravating the conflict although he admitted that “the better ones are there” in the Coronado Lanes qualifier while the “neophytes” are playing at the Megamall. Ronnie Nathanielsz
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MrLucky
02-16-2005, 03:59 PM
It seems to be internal Philipino Politics ! /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Vagabond
02-16-2005, 07:48 PM
Yes I Do.That is called political science.
Vagabond /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif