Abueva to work on release of pro license inside bubble

Calvin Abueva is close to getting his long-awaited clearance to play after a lengthy ban as the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) allowed him to work on the release of his pro license inside the Clark Bubble.

/ 3 October 2020

The beast just got a massive boost in getting his professional license following conditions set by GAB. 

GAB Chairman Abraham “Baham” Mitra said that Abueva is required to attend The Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of a Professional Athlete following a signature that he must abide by it. 

In addition, the 6-foot-2 will also undergo a drug test pursuant to his medical requirements. 

“Zoom na lang ang seminar niya at ‘yung medical at drug test niya will be conducted by either the PBA doctor or ng Phoenix team doctor at kung okay na ang medical at negative ang drug test result, ipapadala nila sa GAB doctor who will verify it at puwede nang issuehan ng lisensya,” GAB commissioner Eduard Trinidad said. 

’Yun namang pipirmahan niyang undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standard of a Pro Athlete, papipirmahan sa kanya ng GAB staff who will join the bubble at our own expense,” Trinidad added. 

The government body had already talked to Abueva before he had arrived at Clark, saying the athlete underwent community services and counseling sessions and had contrite with his actions. 

“Abueva was remorseful in what he did and was sincere enough to accept his wrongdoings and asked for an apology for his actions with a promise not to repeat the same mistakes and set a good example to the audience especially the young fans,” said Mitra in a statement. 

The license of the embattled PBA star is now in his own hands with no further excuses in getting back to the professional league.