Romero urges IATF to allow PBA bubble

As mental health problems caused by the pandemic arose, Mikee Romero urged IATF to allow the resumption of PBA games as this will be a source of entertainment in these trying times.

/ 21 September 2020

Developing mental conditions have been amplified because of the challenges brought by Covid-19. A study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August suggested that anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts had skyrocketed amid the pandemic.

According to the House Deputy Speaker and Northport owner, the best entertainment the government could provide will be the PBA games thus urging the concerned office to allow its resumption.

“The resumption of the PBA will help the Filipinos cope with depression and COVID. I am certain it will provide relief. We need to relax a bit after months of anguish,” Romero said.

“Under the leadership of Chairman Ricky Vargas and Commissioner Willie Marcial, the PBA has exhausted everything to make the bubble type concept safe for everyone,” he added.

With the emergence of the new normal concept, Romero said the bubble setup the pro-league will follow could become a catalyst. 

“The PBA bubble could just be the start of something good for Philippine sports. Even how hard it is, we have to move on and stay focused,” Romero shared.

If the IATF will give its green light to the league, it can start its scrimmages two weeks before it resumes on October 9.