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BALKMAN BANNED, FINED P250,000

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Below is the official statement of PBA commissioner Chito Salud on his decision:

For initiating threatening physical contact with a referee followed by a prolonged, offensive, belligerent if not aberrant on-court decorum directed toward game officials and his Petron team mates and superiors, including the head coach and assistant coaches, amounting to a blatant and utter disrespect for the game, his own ballclub, the League, the fans and his host country, import player Renaldo Balkman is hereby meted the following penalties :

  1. Ban from playing in the Philippine Basketball Association; and,
  2. A fine of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pesos (PhP250,000.00).

In arriving at this decision, I took into consideration Balkman’s track record as a player, including the head-butting incident during a FIBA-Americas game between Puerto Rico and Venezuela and his altercation with the bench of the Alaska Aces during a pre-Season game in Cebu City.  I also took into consideration Balkman’s evident disregard for local and the host country’s sensibilities highlighted by his choking act on-court in full public view of his own teammate who was trying to pacify him.  Stiff as it maybe, this decision upholds the tenets of contextual accountability and the over-all interest of the League and the fans.

I do encourage passion for the game but I also want to firmly instill a culture of accountability among our players.  If one does something that violates the rules and the norms of sportsmanship and decent behaviour, he will be made accountable.

The value of accountability is important for me to uphold at all times.  I think it is key to this League’s continued success, the development of our players’ maturity and to their role as models to our fans,  especially the youth.

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  • lucky

    good job kume!

    • anatabista

      natuwa ka pa

      • http://www.facebook.com/richard.galacio.5 Richard Galacio

        ano ba gusto nyo mga petron fans? api-apihin yung teammates nya pati asstnt coach tinutulak nlang ng ganun2x…alang respeto yng import nyo…tama lng na ma.banned yan d2 sa pinas

        • pothead

          siyempre ayaw namin pero tingin mo ba gagawin nya ulit yun?? He learned from his mistake so i don’t think na gagawin nya ulit yun and “if” gawin nya ulit yun malamang banned na cya sa sport hindi lang sa PBA pati na din sa ibang liga sa buong mundo. So they should give the big fella a chance, suspension nlng and fine is fair siguro

          • Johnny Castro

            maaring hindi na nya gawin sa team mates nya pro sa ibang team malamang sa ibang team, me ginawa na pla yan doon sa Cebu pinagmumura un Alaska team…tama lang yan sa asal animal…

          • MJ

            ginawa na nya yun nung sa Cebu Alaska pre season game tpos vs Argentina sa Puerto Rico nang headbutt kya yan kya ilang beses na nya ginagawa yan…..paulit22222222…..UNLI….. :-)

          • http://twitter.com/timmycann timmy cann

            Sobra Sobra naman ang hatol. Ako’y hindi Petron Fans.. sana may matinding training ang mga referees. kita ko na walang masyadong tawag on both teams.. nakita ni balkman yon.. kaya itinodo nya ang comfrontasyon para hindi na maulit yon sa susunod na game… walang siyang intensyon na saktan ang management and co teammates.. gusto lang nyang malaman ng mga referees ang kamalian nila at gusto niya suportahan siya ng taga petron.. dahil kong gusto nyang saktan ang referees.. e di sinakal na nya yon.. pero hindi.. gusto lang nyang ipaalam at wag nang maulit on the next game.. Tapos nag apologize naman siya na walang sawa na paulit ulit.. Also, it happened on their teammates.. so 2ND CHANCE IS A MUST.. kung sinakal nya other team.. tumpak yong decision ni Mr. Chito Salud.. and if on the 2nd chance of balkman.. meron parin siyang a bit not Respecting both.. then he’s a shitnet and it’s time to leave and never return…

          • Udeen Juanga

            pangalawang chance nya na yun. first in cebu against alaska, kaya yun ang pangalawa!!!!!!

          • http://twitter.com/job_c_b job_c_b

            What! Baliktad ka pre. Kung ibang team sinakal nya baka nga maintindihan pa sya. Sakalin mo sarili mong team captain at itulak mo yung ibang kakampi mo, it means wala ka nang respeto kung sarili mong kakampi di mo ginagalang. Mahirap kang maging kaibigan kung ganyan ka kasi. Pag nagalit ka sa kaaway mo sa kaibigan mo ibabaling. Tsk!

          • mr. nice guy

            ikaw ba pag sinakal ka ng kaibigan mo at nagsorry sayo patatawarin mo?? yung totoo ah walang halong pilosopo ah! alam ko pilosopo nanaman ang sasagutin ng iba haha

          • http://twitter.com/job_c_b job_c_b

            Ibalik ko kaya sa yo yung tanong na yan. Kung sinakal ako dahil inaawat ko lang sya para lalong di sya mapasama at sa harapan ng mga tao at pamilya ko. Hindi na! Dahil yung point na yun pinatunayan na nya na hindi sya tunay na kaibigan dahil wala syang kunsiderasyon. Kung patawarin ko man sya sa palagay mo ba mapapatawd sya ng relatives ko at iba kong mga kaibigan. Mapapatawad lang sya kung may sapat syang dhilan kung bakit nya ginawa yun. In the first place, ikaw ba kaya mong manakal ng kaibigan? Kaya mo bang gawin yung ginawa ni balkman?

      • Engzki

        ako hindi petron fan pero nanghihinayang ako.. kasi biruin mo pagnaglalaro sya napapahanga ako kasi iba yung liksi nya eh.

    • anatabista

      palibhasa ndi ka petron fans kaya masaya ka

      • http://www.facebook.com/vladimir.cruz.182 Vladimir Cruz

        ndi sa natuwa yan pare nakita mo naman kung paano tayo binastos sa sarili nating bayan akala naman nya ndi cia papatulan ni arwind. may makukuha pang mas magaling jan ke balkman na mas magaling at may respeto

        • Dora

          Bastos agad sa bayan??? put yourself in his shoes, when u’re in a game and have some trouble with ur palymate meaning bastos agad? oOwwww.. ganon pla ang bastos, really….???

          • pothead

            Di naman tayo binastos nyan eh, tao lang din yan na na frufrustrate, it just happend in a wrong place and in a wrong time, but he sincerely apologize to all of us filipinos, so i think hindi dapat nabanned, kahit suspension nlng at fine is okay wag lang banned. #JustSaying

          • korek

            wag i ban kasi magaling… i kung bubo maglaro ano naman kaya ang sasabihin ninyo baka mga taga Petron pa mauna magpalayas…

          • pothead

            ugok! i’m just saying, in general po yan! bopols!!

          • Johnny Castro

            hindi mo ba napanood un un cut version manood ka sa yout ube makita mo kagagohan nyan nagwawala sa court pati un coaches at teamates nya hindi nya ginalang, kung ako eh fan ng Petron magiging masaya ako sa desisyon, hindi sya bagay sa PBA, asal animal..

          • mr. nice guy

            huwaatttt????? may uncut version ba?? haha akala ko yung napanood ko na live sa araneta walang cute eh, may uncut pa pala????? hahahaha are you on drugs???? wtf!

          • mr. nice guy

            huwaatttt????? may uncut version ba?? haha akala ko yung napanood ko na
            live sa araneta walang cut eh, may uncut pa pala????? hahahaha are you
            on drugs???? wtf!

          • gabrant

            bakit ano ba yung bastos sayo yung naka hubad lang o ikaw….

          • http://twitter.com/job_c_b job_c_b

            Pinoy ka ba? Put your self in the shoes of Arwind na lang. Ikaw ang sakalin ng sarili mong teammate na foreigner sa harapan ng mga tao na inaaawat mo lang ano mararamdaman mo? Put yourself in the shoes of Balkman kung ikaw ba import sa Pinas, sa China o kung saang bansa at napa trouble ka magagawa mo ba yun sa ka teammate mo? Pag ginawa mo yun sa ibang bansa kukuyugin ka. Kung sa ibang team mo ginawa pwede pa. Eto sarili nyang team na inawat lang sya di nya kayang irespeto paano pa sa ibang tao? Eto wala sya sa sarili nyang bansa nagawa nya yung bagay na to paano pa nya tatratuhin ang mga pinoy pag nasa sarili nya na syang bansa.

          • mr. nice guy

            what’s the difference kung ginawa ni balkman kay arwin or kay cyrus baguio?? dba parehas pinoy yun? tpos sasabihin nyo ok lang kung sa kalaban nya ginawa hahaha ang bopols nyo naman! hilig nyo sabihin binastos ang pinoy dahil nanakal si balkman pero sinakal nya si baguio or si abueva parang ok lang sa inyo…hahaha wtf!

          • http://twitter.com/job_c_b job_c_b

            Pre di ka maka comprehend. You are still naive. Di mo ma gets yung point. Wala akong sinabi na ok lang o tama lang na sakalin kahit kalaban o kung sino. Sabi ko pwede pa dahil kalaban mo at karaniwan na yun at di na magtataka ang mga tao kung ang kaaway ay kabilang team. Pero unacceptable kung sa teammate mo gawin yun at ang dahilan lang eh inaawat ka. Wag mong i reason na nauna si Arwind dahil hindi naman panoorin mong mabuti ang video at wag kang pumikit.

            Ang point dito yung degree ng attitude. Kung ang isang foreigner kayang maltratuhin ang pinoy sa sariling bansa nya, anong pagkatao meron foreigner na to? Kung ang isang tao di marunong rumespeto sa sarili nyang pamilya o kakampi, anong klaseng pag uugali to. Ibig sabihin wala na syang sini sino sino. Ibig sabihin wala syang respeto kahit kanino. At ang mga taong ganito lalo na pag may iba pang history ng violence ay delikadong makasama sa isang bubong.

        • http://twitter.com/missjoancutejho joantlsmginebrafever

          hays wag na tayo magaaway basta ipagdasal nalang natin ^_^sya magbago at tayo support nalang natin ang pba

        • Trollbuster

          bastos agad sa bayan, exaggerated words,

          • Louie Bejo

            eh ano tawag mo doon,dapat gayahin ng bayan?, feeling nya he’s above all the people in petron’s bench…..,sino kayong pipigil sa akin pinoy lang kayo,…..

      • lucky

        yeah hindi ako petron fan.. pero yun desisyon ay para na rin sa ikabubuti ng liga.. pinapakita lang ni kume na hindi dapat kinukunsinte yun ganun ugali..

        • Aj

          agree!

      • http://www.facebook.com/roichii1123 Roy O. Bueno

        you should be the one who should be the most happy petron fans … imbis na yung ikabubuti ng players niyo ang isipin WINS pa rin tinitignan niyo …

      • brian

        anatabista, ibig mo ba sabihin na kahit bastos at walang respeto ang import na Petron eh ok lang sa iyo basta manalo ang Petron kahit pasabuguin at sakalin ang leeg na kakampi niya eh ayos lang sa iyo. Komunista ka siguro, pera at panalo ang mahalaga.

      • gabrant

        ako petron fans ako pero ok na yun kaya nman nila maglaro kahit walang import kesa naman lumaki pa utang na loob ng team sa bastos na balkman na yan

    • http://www.facebook.com/julian.peacecraft.9 Julian Peacecraft

      walang dapat magsaya…..that was an ugly thing for the games image and basketball as a whole…..
      but i do think na tama ang pasya…hence ung “good job”…..

      • lucky

        kita nyo naman siguro yun record ni balkman.. giving him another chance is like tolerating other players to do such things…

    • AKIRA

      I don’t think it’s a fair decision for not giving him a chance to play cause base on his public apology if you saw how sincere he is and beside if you put yourself on his shoes and getting so many non calls i wouldn’t think you won’t act the same this is an eye opener for all of us the league must improve their referees sorry that’s the way i see it

      • Trollbuster

        yes i agreed with you 100% referees must have proper training and decision di basta basta tawag ng fouls, 90′ referee are more sharper, now kung sino pede.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ronel.ortega.108 Ronel Ortega

        Being sincere in asking an apology, in this kind of situation is useless…. Natural…..taos puso nyang gagawain yun…kasi halos na-ruined na ang buong bansa dahil sa ginawa nya eh….sa AkTV station kahapon..para syang basang sisiw…ganun lang ba tlaga kadali yun para sau? Iba ang behavior ng tao kapag frustrated sya at guilty….ang wala kay Balkman, he doesn’t know how to conrol his emotion… Professional league to hindi amateur…all players are all guided with rules and policies during games and even outside the court.

      • Aj

        I think its a fair decision! tama lang yung gnawa ni com,salud. alam mo marami din namang mga players na nffrustrate e about getting a non calls. pero gnawa ba nila yung katulad ng gnawa ni balkman? yung bnastos referee pati sariling coaching staff? at ang mas malala pa pati teamates niya. tgnan mo rin ang pangyayari.

      • gabrant

        sincere, ikaw kaya magmalaki kapa sa katarantaduhan mo gagawin mo bang ipakita ung hndi pagiging sincere….

  • nonoy2197

    that’s the best way to do it…

  • http://www.fappal.com/ fappal

    I am a Petron fan and I’m a little bit sad about the outcome. But I think it’s the right decision. Good luck nalng!

    • ALLAN K.agaywa

      dami naman mas malakas pa yan like i said over and over malakas lang yan sa open court . weak yan pag nadikitan look he set a ALL TIME LOW 6pts

    • Rene Parada

      It is only right if the sanction was fair and the league commissioner is consistent. In a league, there is no Filipino and American or what not, all of them are PBA players, protected by the same governing body and under the same rules. The fact na walang gulo, dapat mas mababa yung penalty. Panoorin nalang ng tao sa youtube kung gaano kadaming beses na rin naman nagkakagulo sa PBA. Tandaan lang sana ng mga taong nagmamarunong magcomment, na di sila mas magaling kung puro pagmumura, banta at pagaalipusta ang sasabihin nila. Mas masahol pa sila at bastos.

  • the worm

    ban agad? why didn’t you ban arboleda? fan na nga yung binanatan niya eh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/roichii1123 Roy O. Bueno

      arboleda was provoked by the “FAN” to do such action … kaya siguro sumabog ng ganon si Wynne … he already paid for that and 1 year ban is not just a little

      • akura

        iba yung ban sa suspension bro,,

        • Johnny Castro

          tama lang un pre, para sa kapakanan ng PBA..ginawa nya un LIVE sa tv madaming nakakakita…baka pamarisan ng ibang import..

          • akura

            alin ba??

      • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.dunglao Jeff Cinco Dunglao

        arboleda was provoked? i guess for consistency purposes. we should not look at the color or race. what balkman did and arboleda did were both unprofessional, pwede sila isama sa isang category. ung fan na sinasabi mo e paying patrons. they are your customers. pag may customer kang unbecoming sasapakin or mumurahin mo? may way of handling irate and abusive customers. I am looking for consistency from the pba office. di ko kinakampihan si balkman. I guess one reason behind bat naban e kasi di taga rito.

        • http://twitter.com/job_c_b job_c_b

          Respect and dignity pinag-uusapan dito. Kung masapak mo customer mo at murahin mo dahil iniinsulto ka pati pamilya mo dinamay, malamang na sususpindihin k lang ng boss mo lalo na kung nilait pagkatao mo ng customer at yung customer ang nagsimula. Pero kapag OFW ka at tinulak mo boss mo at sinakal mo officemate dahil inaawat ka lang sa pakikipag away sa security guard eh on the spot baka sisantihin ka na at ibalik ka na Pinas. Etong kay Balkman no sense at all. Sarili nyang superior at sa kakampi nya ginawa. Di nman sya ininsulto inaawat lang sya. Take note na foreigner sya ginawa nya to sa atin. Eh paano pa tingin nya sa mga pinoy pag nasa sarili nya na syang bansa.

    • givenchy01

      ibang kaso yung dayo ka lang binastos mo teammate mo, officiating, pba at buong pilipino, ibang iba sa kaso ni arboleda, ka teammate mo sasakalin mo wala ka ng sinisino pag ganon

      • the worm

        di ba discrimination tawag dun?

      • http://www.facebook.com/ajlhotmhore Lhotmhore Andang

        fans ang bumubuhay s s pba yung gnawa ni arboleda un dpat tlg ban, manugang kz ng 1 may ari ng team kya gnun ang nangyari wlang ban. eh kung gnun din kya c balkman, m ban kya cia s pba? example lng…..

      • Rene Parada

        double standard ba ito? eh pano kung si Jason Castro tumama ung siko at braso sa ulo ni Pennisi nung Sabado? Eh di dapat banned na rin sya. Kaso di tumama kaya flagrant 1. Pero kitang kita mo na may intensyon si Castro, bumuwelo pa at tumalon habang nakatalikod si Pennisi. Pero hindi, si Castro yan eh. Ang hirap patulan ng mga taong marunong masyado. Pambabastos ba yun? Mas bastos pa nga yung ginawa ni James Yap sa isang import eh. Sinipa habang nakatalikod, sabay takbo. O di kaya yung isa pa na binatukan yung import habang nakatalikod din. Sabihin mo sakin ngayon na mas grabe ginawa ni Balkman.

  • InterActv_Bug

    This is justice. I’m a Petron Fan, yes I feel a loss because of him, but I can see a brighter PBA. I don’t want to see Petron winning games with strings attached. Kudos.

  • disqus_l4zNeXuM9P

    HAHAHA
    GINEBRA KAMI SORI

    • http://www.fappal.com/ fappal

      Ok.

  • bias

    anak ng teteng, sigurado may nag push through dyan kay kume para wag palaruin si balkman kasi maraming teams ang threaten sa petron because of what balkman can do on the court,, BGSM die hard fan ako pero sayang si balkman minsan na lang tayo makakita sa PBA ng legit NBA caliber player sayang di man lang napagbigyan, siguro andami matutuwa na coaches and other teams kasi wala ng malakas na import ang petron hahaha anyway goodluck ranaldo Balkman too hype for him

    • ayi23

      I agree with you on this, sayang. He should have been given another chance. Exaggerated yung penalty na ibinigay. Maybe because it drew out a lot of attention from the media. Sayang si Balkman. I am a fan of players who play well out of their league, like Balkman. Sayang talaga.

      • Archer

        Exaggerated? Wow!

      • August Boy Fernando

        ayi, you need a dictionary, hijo. look for “exaggerated’. And next time avoid polysyllabic words, ok? Fish! Este, Peace pala!

      • Rene Parada

        I share the same sentiment na sayang yung opportunity to watch a player of his skill. I think the team should have been given the right to decide on their own player’s punishment. And if it happens again, then the league will intervene.

        On the media attention side, I agree that a lot of negativity was made. Calling all pinoys, lalo na yung mahilig mag comment at magbigay ng opinion. I just hope we could set the standard and apply them. We call someone na masama ugali, pero kung makapag salita tayo, minsan mas malala pa. Just because we have the right to speak, does not mean we have the right to pass judgement and call people names and what not. Worse, people threatening to beat him in social media are worse than him grabbing arwind by the throat. Does anyone honestly think he was choking arwind? From what i saw, it was a hold. But I guess people saw it as a lethal choke, which was not. But I guess the league does not give fair judgement to imports because if it was a local of superstar value, this would not be the verdict. I could name a lot of players who couldve been banned if they were not superstars. You can find them and their actions in Youtube if you want.

    • disqus_qVb0pNFMk9

      you still like players who don’t know how to respect the game and most importantly his coaching staffs and co-players…. passion for the game is OK but to act like a mad and wild animal on court is a different thing… he deserved the penalties for his actions… magsama kayo ni ayi23…. puro galing ang iniisip di bale nang bastusin at apihin ng harapan ang iyong kapwa….

    • Alexander Santiago

      Bias ka nga. Wakoakok!

    • bumbay

      aq dn nmn diehard smc aq kso d m pwed kunsintihin ung ganun gnawa binastos taung mga pilipino.craulo yng c balkman syang nga malakas p nmn kso ksalanan nya dn un….

    • A.N.

      NBA legit nga,but known only 4 his def ang energy,la nmn shooting yun eh,sak2z lng alam yan ba magling nyo? ahahah

  • barry p

    What Petron coaching staff and management probably miss is that when the public watched or read how a foreigner maltreated a bunch of Filipinos (players and team and league officials) here in Philippine soil over live national broadcast the issue is no longer up to them.

    It no longer matters if they still want Balkman to play with them. What happened has already taken a much bigger national stage – putting into spotlight how foreigners should behave and treat their host nation and host people. Small as the matter may seem, it already touched on dignity and self-respect.

    Balkman’s actions slighted and offended the Filipino public. Maybe if Petron is competing in Asian Basketball League they might still be able to retain him. But not in a national league like the PBA.

    Petron has fallen short on this one, the least they could have done is be sensitive to and the respect the public…set a high standard for the sporting public /for everybody. Winning should not be everything Petron.

    Kudos to PBA and Atty Salud.

    • http://www.facebook.com/alice.paguio Alice Paguio

      I totally agree with your statement sir!

    • Rene Parada

      Officials are given rules and they should’ve had called a technical foul on him on the first contact with the referee. A lot of players push each other and make contact with the refs, but do we cry out loud for maltreatment? Let’s not get into having a double standard simple because he’s a foreigner. It happened in the PBA, which all the players playing in that league are all PBA Players, no country difference necessary. I just do not agree with the inconsistency of the league towards handling this kinds of cases. I do agree that the player needs to be sanctioned.

      • barry p

        First off, there is an OCEAN of difference between a Pinoy maltreating another Pinoy and a Foreigner maltreating a Pinoy here in the Philippines…crying double standard is not applicable in this instance.

        Double standard is when you see a Pinoy choke another Pinoy and gets a slap in the wrist while 5 years later another Pinoy did the same to another fellow Pinoy and got a lifetime ban. That’s double standard.

        Or an import committing a hard foul on a local player and getting away with an ordinary foul, while another import committing an identical foul on a local player but getting a flagrant foul P2 with fine and suspension. That’s double standard.

        What consistency are you talking about kapatid? ILANG imports na ba ang nakita mo na nang-intimidate ng 3 refs, nanulak ng coaching staff at teammates and finally nanakal ng ka-teammate niya – all in one sequence – on live TV bukod dito….na hindi na-ban ???

        • Aj

          agree!

        • Guest

          ayos!

        • Ronaldo Baklaman

          parang mali yung double standard mo pre, san mo nakuha yun? sakalin kita dyan!

        • disqus_NqsUD7lpfX

          What happens when a Pinoy maltreats an American in the US and gets a harsher penalty, all pinoys cry foul. But in the Philippines it’s ok to treat foreigners harsher? THAT IS THE DOUBLE STANDARD.!!!

          What you are inferring to is inconsistancy, plan and simple.

        • Rene Parada

          So it’s okay to punch and kick imports here in the Philippines? This is the kind of thinking that does not help us. The double standard is not based on nationality. And if the referee was maltreated, he couldve blown his whistle and thrown Balkman out of the game. If Balkman didnt do that neck hold on Arwind, would you call everything he did before that maltreatment?

          So, you mean that only that unique specific kind of situation only deserves a lifetime ban? Consistency is more than that.

          If sinakal ka, ganun ka ba mag react sa sakal? Nakita mo ba si Arwind na mukhang nasakal? nakita mo ba yung kamay ni arwind sa leeg ni balkman? so pwede pala gumanti sa PBA basta maunahan ka? O pwede lang sa pinoy kasi sa Pinas nangyari?

    • dconsultant

      I totally agree with you barry p. Commissioner Salud made the right decision.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jayson-Valdez/100000335037048 Jayson Valdez

      KuTOS dapat kay Salud hindi Kudos!…obvious naman kung saan sya panig…MVP yan ang amo ni salud..Gusto ni MVP na mag grandslam din ang TNT,kya gagawin ni salud ang makakaya nya mapag grandslam lang ang TNT..

  • yek@pba

    kalokohan! 250k lang.. kay allado 500k tweet lang..

    • Dora

      Of course!! what balkman did is different from allado… duh???

      • yek@pba

        ay di nag iisip, di yan ang sinasabi ko.. may point is dapat mas mataas ang fine kay Balkman + Ban

  • william

    NO COMMENT

  • http://www.facebook.com/roichii1123 Roy O. Bueno

    “In arriving at this decision, I took into consideration Balkman’s track record as a player, including the head-butting incident during a FIBA-Americas game between Puerto Rico and Venezuela and his altercation with the bench of the Alaska Aces during a pre-Season game in Cebu City.”

    -di na dapat pang bigyang consideration yung past happenings dahil baka nagbago na yung tao (hindi si balkman) … but nonetheless … justifiable decision … KUDOS KUME

    • MaySenseBa

      Past actions give you an insight into the players motivations and mind set. Parang si Ibaka, walang suspension kasi wala pa naman siyang past history.

  • optic920

    ABL na punta niyan sa san miguel…

    • pothead

      hahaha oo nga noh, ok lang yun

  • http://twitter.com/joelsigua Joel Sigua

    sayang magaling pa naman na import, nagpadala lang sya sa emotions nya, sayang din kung 250k na ibabayad nya, madaming nasayang kasi nde nya nacontrol ang temper nya, good luck nalang petron!

    • biboyravie

      magsisilbi sya ngayong halimbawa sa ibang import

  • suid06

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    fair and square.

    if not pwede pang tularan ng ibang import yan, game suspension for an import is nothing, team lang ang magsa-suffer don hindi yung import.

    with those lifetime ban and quarter-million pesos penalties madi-discourage na yung ibang import na gumawa ng kagaya non.

    wag na bitter ang petroniverse, kung talagang pamilya turingan nila there’s always a room for balkman sa ABL san miguel beermen team, and who knows, baka dun nga ilagay si balkman at ibigay sa petron na kapalit si gabe freeman (upon recovery from injury) or duke crews or other SMB import.

    • bebekonayan

      +1 dito move on petron

    • Johnny Castro

      ano ilalagay pa sa ABL??? itapon na yan,he is sick and mentally ill.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000549621482 Jesikka Alva

        oo ilalagay ko bakit angal ka

        • Ronaldo Baklaman

          ahaha hindi ka pala makaangal eh, ulul! sakalin kita dyan!

    • pusoykaboy

      patas na patas na yan mga boy smc team pa yan ha tatlong team ang nasa pba di mo na masasabing bias yan….bias yan kung palalagpasin nya yan dahil lang kay cojuangco

    • http://twitter.com/MrBlacklizted Blackmest

      Pa uwiin na yan! bastos! dayuhan pa naman!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000549621482 Jesikka Alva

        ikaw ang umuwi

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jayson-Valdez/100000335037048 Jayson Valdez

          TAMA..IKAW ANG UMUWI..

          • Ronaldo Baklaman

            oo nga ikaw ang umuwi, sakalin kita dyan hayup!!!!

          • mr. nice guy

            sakalan time!! ang bakla mo pre haha

          • mr. nice guy

            tama ikaw umuwi!

    • bestkumever

      ngayon mas klaro kung bat nasibak si kurakot na noli eala sa pagiging pba kumisyon-er, kung si noli eala yan hahayaan pa rin nyang maglaro yan kapalit ng pabor mula sa smc. saludo ko kay atty.salud sa pagiging tuwid nya, ibang iba kay corrupt noli eala

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000549621482 Jesikka Alva

        weh

      • gabrant

        ok ako dyan,…..

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jayson-Valdez/100000335037048 Jayson Valdez

        SA TINGIN MU BA WALANG PABOR NA NAPALA SI SALUD KAY “MANAY” PANGILINAN..HAHAHA….THINK BEFORE U SPEAK..UNGAS

    • olokoka

      si arwind santos may kasalanan dyan kung di nya pinatulan wala sanang sakalang nangyari. kung hinayaan nilang mangulit sa referee si balkman edi technical fouls lang sana nangyari kaso maangas tong si arwind ayaw pagpasensyahan alam naman nilang frustrated lang yung tao. kung sina cabagnot, tubid at mga coaches nga pinabayaan na lang eh kaso etong si arwind epal talaga o edi ngayon lumala pa

      • http://www.facebook.com/ronel.ortega.108 Ronel Ortega

        kung ikaw si arwind santos..anu gagawin? una bes team captain sya ng petron, sya ang accountable sa pangyayari sa mga team mates nya…kung pinatulan nya si balkman..i think, its worth…kasi don plang lumbas na ang tunay na kabastusan ng import nila…for what pa yung mga reklamo nya sa mga officials…eh…..wla ng oras ang laro at matatalo na sila…kung may reklamu sya, just do it on legal manners….di ba nga fair si commissioner Salud?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000549621482 Jesikka Alva

          weh t alaga

      • fchvbgjhknjml

        natulak na si ronald at ang asst. coach, kung wla tumigil dyan may ibang nasaktan. pinipigilan lng ni arwind tapos tinulak sya ah dba?

        • mr. nice guy

          mas nauna si arwind tumulak, panoorin mo ulit!

          • http://www.facebook.com/vongola2304 Natsu Dragneel

            pare, bulag ka po???? tinabig po muna si arwind ni balkman at tinulak pa….yun, na-provoke si arwind kaya tinulak niya at yun, sinakal siya!! panuorin mo kasi nang mabuti pre!

          • pothead

            ugok! mas nauna si arwind tumulak, ABL ata pinapanood mo eh

          • http://twitter.com/job_c_b job_c_b

            Sigurado ka? Selected memory ka rin katulad ni nice guy. Ano ba depinisyon nyo ng pag tulak? Naunang tinulak ni Balkman si Arwind! At nauna nya ring tinulak assistant coach at si Tubid. Pumipikit ka yata sa part na yon at dumidilat lang pag alam mo ng si Arwind na tutulak. Pero regardless kung sino nauna yung pananakal ay parang pag sampal na rin yan sa dignidad. Kung nagawa nya yan sa di nya sariling bansa at ginawa nya sa sarili nyang kakampi ibig sabihin delikado ugali nito walang kinikilala.Ikaw may kakilala ka bang gumawa ng ganon. Tignan ko lang kung bigyan mo ng chance ang isang tao na tinuring mong kaibigan at yung time na inaawat mo sa pakikipag away eh ikaw ang sinakal.

      • pothead

        tama if papanoorin mo ulit yung video, mukhang si balkman pupunta na ng bench, and si arwind tinulak si balkman una, then na provoke si balkman sakalin si arwind dala ng emotional blackout nya, the guy is frustrated because of the referee wrong calls and no calls, if you analize it parang lumalabas na provoke lang si balkman…..nagsorry naman na si balkman eh so why lifetime banned? and may fine pa!! and tindi mo teh!

        • mariden chavez

          tama kasi dapat hindi na sinabayan ni santos un init ni balkman

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000549621482 Jesikka Alva

          tama

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000549621482 Jesikka Alva

        tama, feeling star kasi, bulok naman

      • carolyn chiva

        did you watched the game? it perfectly showed that mr. arwind santos didn’t initiate the commotion. the incident had already transpired before santos enter the scene! and mr. arwind santos only talked to balkman and had not initiated anything to balkman!
        watch the clip first before you react

        and lastly, hnde c arwind ang epal kundi ikaw

        • Ronaldo Baklaman

          ulul! ayusin mo muna grammar mo! sakalin kita dyan!

          • mr. nice guy

            Ikaw ba ang bakla version ni balkman??? haha dapat ikaw ang sinakal amp!!

          • Kaloboso

            hahaha… pumatol sa babae?

        • Kaloboso

          ms. carolyn…. hehehehe…. tama…

    • ginaBongga

      tama lang yan iba yung kay arboleda dito yung kay arboleda isang tao lang yon eto buong pba o mismong pilipinas binastos nya
      arboleda vs fan = 1yr suspension
      balkman vs pba = pba ban
      binastos mo pba binastos mo bansang kumopkop sayo natural expelled ka na
      at kung sa amateur league nangyari yan na parte sya ng gilas team at ginawa rin nya yon sure ako na ban na sa buong pinas ang hatol din ng gaming and amusement board dyan

      • pothead

        ngek! kung ikaw yung fan na sinugod ni arboleda anu kaya sasabihin mo? malamang
        arboleda vs fan “me” = all league banned haha sabay kakasuhan pa!
        balkman vs. arwind, tubid and asst. coach = PBA banned na agad and fine?? HUUUUWWWWAAATTTT?????

        nagsorry naman and mukhang sincere naman and pinatawad na cya ng petron and kilala cya ng mga petron staff and players than us, kaya nga sinupportahan pa cya eh…..mahirap kasi sa ugok na to hindi nag iisip eh haha

        • mariden chavez

          oo nga dapat fined na lng ng 250k at hindi tinanggal ok na namn ky arwind at sa buong team ngasorry namn walang konsiderasyon sayang yong maganda nyang magawa para sa petron isang pgkakamali lng nabaliwala na.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000549621482 Jesikka Alva

            tama

        • http://twitter.com/job_c_b job_c_b

          Kung ikaw si Arboleda at inunsulto ka pati pamilya mo sinama pa nanay mo. Ano reaksyon mo? Di mo na iisipin kung kung mag fine, masuspindi ka o hindi. Basta maipagtanggol mo at ipakita sa fan na ito hindi mo pwedeng pagsalitaan ng ganyan pamilya ko. Tama lang na suspended lang sya kasi may mali rin yung fan. Eto walang kasalanan si Arwind at yung teammate nya para pag tulak tulakan nya.

          • mr. nice guy

            ang bopols mo pre, nanood ka ba? hahaha manood ka nga ulit at malaman mo kung sino una tumulak?? ang pinaka may kasalanan jan ay ang ref.

          • http://twitter.com/job_c_b job_c_b

            Selected memory. nanood ka ba? LOL manood ka nga ulit at malaman mo kung sino una tumulak at ng malaman mo na sa yo nararapat ang payo mo. Kahit pa referee o janitor ang may kasalanan wala sa hulog yung ginawa nya. Ilang beses ng nagkamali ang mga referees pero walang player at coach na binaling ang galit sa kakampi nila. Ibig sabihin may saltik tlga to at walang modo. Ikaw ba bibigyan mo ng chance ang taong pinatira nyo sa inyo tapos sinakal ka sa harapan ng mga kapitbahay dahil inaawat mo lang sa pakikipag away? Pag binigyan mo sya ng chance na bumalik sa inyo baka nanay mo na ang sumakal sa yo.

  • andraesebastian

    hindi na importante kung fans ng petron oh hindi, tama lng ang desisyon na iban sya sa pba, hindi dapat mabgyan ng pagka2taon ang ganong pangya2re lalo na at madaming nano2od na mga bata, at hindi na pamarisan ng iba..

  • jhayibe

    kume tama desisyon mo. kakampi nga niya sinasakal paano pa kya pag nagalit sa sa kalaban nya.. he is a good player, but he is bad model..

  • olavera

    The decision sets a high standard for the PBA , it shows the governing body’s seriousness
    in upholding the rules and norms of the game. This incident will also
    set a concrete example for future imports to check their behaviour while
    playing in PBA. Salute to Comm. Salud….Sorry Mr. Balkman, good player, bad example.

  • brian

    I salute you Mr. Comm Salud, at least you are concern with the welfare of the public and youth watching PBA and at the same time you showed us that you will not tolerate those foreigners from treating us badly. Balkman might be a good player but he must not do that to us especially this time when our President do not show respect and love for his countrymen. Let that be a lesson for all the foreigners who are thinking that they are superior to us.

  • jezrel juan villanueva neri

    tama lng yan comm. chito salud walang galang sa mga team mates.nya at sa mga head coach

  • the worm

    kung track record din lang naman pag-usapan, dapat ban na rin ninyo si mark yee.

    • guru08

      di mo alam sinasabi mo

      • the worm

        huh?!? bakit ikaw alam mo? expert ka ba dito? ba’t di ka naging commentator o kaya analyst sa PBA?

    • http://twitter.com/job_c_b job_c_b

      Hindi sa pagiging pisikal ang issue dito. Respeto. Si Mark Yee, kalaban nya ang tinitira. Kaya nya ginagawa yon dahil part of his game at yun yung way nya para maging effective. Si Balkman, sa kakampi nya ginawa at walang makitang valid reason kung bakit mo sasakalin ang isang player na kakampi mo na inaawat ka lang.

  • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

    PERFECT DECISION.

  • manukan

    o loko kang balkman ka

  • andraesebastian

    hindi daw dapat iban kasi magaling maglaro, guys hindi nyo ba naku2ha ung point na hindi yun ang basihan kung bakit sa na ban.. wag sana tayong utak talangka.. minsan magisip kahit konti, naka2bo2 yan..

  • francis

    dapat lng sa kanya

  • Archer

    It is a good decision. The fact that it happened on national TV is a strong basis. Kung sa practice lang ito, o kaya during commercial breaks, e baka pwede pa ilusot. Tama lang yan.

  • movdbol

    tama si comm. hindi lang interest ng isang team ang dapat i-consider d2, PBA is for public and they should be responsible kung ano man ang ipapalabas nito. respeto hindi lang sa mga players at mga taong bumubuo ng liga pati rin sa mga pilipino at kabataang nanunuod nito. i salute you comm..

  • JAY

    nonsense,full crap dont take it personally,another BOBO,s decision on the part off tiny voice SALUD,..SHHITTY IT IS

    • Archer

      I don’t think so

  • Johnny Castro

    dpat magsaya ang Petron fans malay nyo mag champion kayo dahil dito…

  • carolyn chiva

    tama lan un!

  • Johnny

    Nigga be needing a new employment.

  • carolyn chiva

    tama lan un! what he showed is not a an action of a professional player nor a decent man..if he has personal problems, he should not mixed it with work..
    he is not God! to those things!
    mr. arwind santos is a respectable person! especially for the FEU community!

  • George Gaston

    I think this is a fair decision.

    On the other note, Salud should also impose stricter penalties/punishments for referees’ incompetence, which may alter, or shall I say ‘already have altered’ the outcome of a particular game.

  • disqus_Vs5YXUWfJk

    Dapat, tama at wasto ang desisyon ninyo,,,,, dapat mas nauuna ang kapakanan ng mga fans na nagbabayad ng salapi para makapanood ng live ng laro, walang fans na matutuwang manood ng basketball na gagawin itong boksing at taekwando kasama pa ang wrestling,,,,, dapat kay balkman ,,, sa larong taekwando sumali,,,, hehehehe

  • disqus_zd0Dq2vgQP

    Nonsense PBA

  • Vanz

    “PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE” ang PBA, meaning it involves professional people. At tulad ng pagtatrabaho natin sa mga company private or public, may involve na salary para sa pagttrabaho natin ng MAAYOS… Kung binastos mo ang may ari ng kumpanya na pinapasukan mo, pwede pa siguro mg-sorry, dahil nadala ka lang ng emosyon.. (at depende sa boss mo, kung pano mgpa-tupad ng rules sa kumpanya)

    Pero, kung ang naging isyu na ay sakalin mo ang ka-office mate mo, or itulak ang boss mo, at may involve pa na hindi magandang salita… ibang usapan na yun… That is “CRIMINAL ACT” (assault, physical injury, etc)… at ang pagsasabi ng sorry ay hindi tinatanggap ng hukuman para mawala kasalanan mo….

    Yung ginawang aksyon ng PBA tama lang… at kung tutuusin kulang pa… kahit anong galing mo mg-perform, kung kriminal ang utak mo, hindi ka nababagay sa isang Propesyonal na grupo…

  • August Boy Fernando

    CHEERS FOR KUME SALUD! KUME SALUDFOR PRESIDENT IN 2016!!! GET ME AS A ONE-PESO CAMPAIGN MANAGER, KUME!

    • mr. nice guy

      mukhang may HD kay keme ah hehe

  • Trollbuster

    Tama ung desisyon, pero gusto ko sana ayusin ng pba ang pagpili ng referees. Kasi some calls are not called, or some calls are been called which should not be foul. im asking is salain naman nila ng mabuti ung mga referees,

  • August Boy Fernando

    Finally, PBA showed some balls. MABUHAY KA KUME SALUD!!

  • http://twitter.com/MrBlacklizted Blackmest

    “Respect Filipino’s” Teritoryo ng mga pinoy ang PBA, Di nang mga dayuhan! #rytdecision

  • jherie

    Of d best decision evr made…..

  • August Boy Fernando

    Natunaw na parang bula ang DATING paghanga ko kay Racela. Akalain mo, na pati siya ay tinabig-tabig ni BULKOMAN, pero gusto pang ibalik? Hindi ba natanto ni Racela nahindi lamang sila ang hiniya at niyurakan ang dangal ng ANIMAL na import nila KUNDI PATI DANGAL NG BUONG SAMBAYANANG PILIPINAS! Wala bang UTAK ang mga nasa Management ng Petron? PetrongIna naman!

    • bumbay

      agree aq sau…syang nga lng kc malaki pagasa ng petron kso bastos nga ang import dapat lng un s knya kng aq nga ky santos at tubid cnapak q un….

      • raptor

        yan ang bumbay..matapang..

    • korek

      syempre magaling… tingnan mo ang ibang imports na po-frutate din naman sila sa tawag ng referees pero ginawa ba nila ang ginawa ni balkman? Pde ka naman magreklamo pero wag lang naman manakal ng kakampi…

  • http://twitter.com/p9hood james shoven

    nice Move Kume Chito salud ..Salud po kaming PBA fans sa ginawang nyong move :) )

    • mr. nice guy

      anung kame?? hati ang PBA fans sa desisyon ni salut, wag mo ko idamay jan pare kasi ako against ako sa desisyon pero PBA fan ako

  • Joenel

    Si arboleda malakas yon… ang asawa nya anak ng may ari ng AIR21 hehehe… pero 1yr ang suspensyon nya at nag ka ayos sila ng naka away nya.

    • olokoka

      ibang iba yon brad, arboleda vs fan lang yon eto balkman vs pba

      • Trollbuster

        PBA? lol prang di naman vs PBA, exaggerated ung VS PBA :)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MRDICI44WDXDVSQI4LXZFW7NPY A-Rod

        brad wlang PBA kung wlang FAN.. kaya Arboleda vs PBA na rin un!

  • Joenel

    Tulad sya ni Tony Hurricane Harris na BAN.. may mga ugali kasi

  • mlhuang

    Then dapat khit pinoy, binabanned dn.. Pero why arboleda is still there? Remeber when he attacked one of the fans? that’s not fair..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arnel-Maghirang/100001335608101 Arnel Maghirang

      sus si ron artest nga nanakit ng fan eh. e, di dapat banned din siya, kuya?

  • mlhuang

    C salud, tuta yan ni MVP

  • unknown

    ,…we all make mistakes but it doesn’t reflect who we are as a person……

  • fr0zenfire

    nice 0ne..

  • jrsmith777

    dapat lang .

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.dunglao Jeff Cinco Dunglao

    it’s not fair at all. if balkman was a filipino and did the same thing. would the commisioner have the same decision? anyways I remember a similar or close incident happened before, a pba player literally punched a fan but is still actively playing now. I guess we are too sensitive, if it’s not our own race. no more 2nd chances. I believe everyone does deserve it. and the fiba americas incident, it was a commotion between two players from different teams. is that the first time that happen you see players from opposing team fight? I know we have to show that we don’t tolerate those kind of actions. but I guess this doesn’t show consistency, the pba player I said before should’ve been banned also if we want to show we don’t tolerate those actions.

  • joseph

    hahaha! ala na import nyo! tanggapin na lang ninyo. TULDOK

  • Lee

    I can’t understand why Petron fans are sad, mad, angry, etc. Comm Salud did all of you a favor. Bakit kayo maiinis sa desisyon, hindi nio ba kayang manalo as a team at kailangang kailangan nio ang isang tao/import na gagawa lang ng drama sa locker room at sa court? Hey, this is a team sport, maybe it time for your locals to step up and maybe you can still find an import as good and talented as Balkman and at the same time much more respectful. I hate to see the guy go cause he’s so good, but PBA is not the place for Balkman, maybe PXC.

  • Chris Jericho

    dapat 2 games banned lang d naman sapat na ban na sa buong league tsk tsk.. tapos may fined pang 250k mukha talagang pera tong salud.

  • Expat2013

    The PBA is not just a showcase of basketball talent and skills. Its a passion and way of life for many of the Filipino basketball fanatics. Our fanaticism is not worth someone who is irresponsible, unprofessional and disrespectful as Balkman. I pity him but I pity even more our kababayans reacting here saying this is an unfair decision. If choking your teammate, harassing referees and shunning of your coaches is not worth a ban for a foreigner who comes to the country and play the game we love and get paid more than anyone else in the team, then what is worth banning for? Come on, chose to fight when the fight is right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.luna.522 Christopher Luna

    Diz is a big blow to petron.. I think the sanction was against the Petron Team.

    I think everyone deserves a 2nd chance.. SO is the BalkManimal
    ..

  • trebor stupify

    buti nga..

  • eriza

    DAPAT LANG, baka pagtagal, coach na nya ang sakalin pag natalo pa uli, ok lang ang desisyon na yan.

  • bejiedguzman@yahoo.com

    I don’t think it was a fair decision. If you look into the situation the crime committed was due to bad officiating which until now is not solved by the commissioner. Gaano na ba karaming games ang nag resulta sa pagkatalo ng ibang team dahil sa officiating? Ano na bang aksyon na maganda ang nagawa ni commissioner upang maresolba ito? In fairness to Balkman, the harsh action he made was due to frustration though it was not an excuse not to get penalize. However, the penalty is beyond what should have been given kasi wala naman suntukan or sakitan na nangyari. The remorse shown by Balkman is I think enough to give him another chance. Besides, yung mga kakampi nya na ginawan nya ng ganun pinatawad na sya unfair yata na isang tao lang ang nag desisyon. Kung pinoy kaya ang gumawa ng ganun will it apply the same penalty?

  • Chito Salot

    PBA is a CRAP!! Philippine Boring Association. Dahil lang sa ganun banned na si Balkman? Walang due process.. Eh si Don Allado? Suspended lang for 1 season coz the revalation of PBA game fixing? Si Arboleda? yan dapat ang banned! Suspended lang for 1 season dahil nanuntok ng fans? Yan dapat ang banned also! Wow! Chito, masaydo kang epal. Alam mo ba ang mga ginagawa mo? oh isa ka din sa mga nag commissioner sa sa team? you know what i mean.. PBA napasok na din ng mga mafia yan kaya tahimik lang yan si Chito! May pera din napupunta sa kanya kada team na kumausap sa kanya.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Gundao/100003293190501 John Gundao

    sana kung papalitan si Jeremy Wise nalang or si Anthony Grundy pls. commisioner Chito Salud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.segovia.589 Eric Segovia

    its sad to lose such a good quality player as balkman is but on the other hand its hard to tolerate the actuation that he did not just to his team but to the league and to the filipino public especially the youth who watched the incident…i know how hard for “US” (petron fans) to accept this judgment but lets just accept it and deal at it on a positive way…who knows this will make the petron team even more stronger and will also make mr. balkman a better player and a better person….i salute to the mgt. of the pba specially to kume salud for his firm decision….go petron…pagsubok lng ulit yan…

  • rich

    The incident was viewed internationally, tama ang decision ni commissioner! It’s a shame na people viewed it for the love of game…that’s crazy! Hindi dapat sa sariling bansa harap harapan tayong babastusin… Our PBA is of high calibre and we as Filipino should be respected!

  • jayson

    it’s the right decision by the commissioner,harsh as it is,but there is no room for that kind of behavior in professional sports……

  • churz

    petron pls bring back gabe freeman… para d na gaanong malaki ang adjustment ng team..

  • princessanne

    i understand Balkman ganun naman tlaga minsan d natin ma control emotions natin pero dapat inisip nya na wla sya sa teritoryo nya, laking bagay pa nman nya sa petron, well that’s lyf talagang nasa huli ang pagsisisi..

  • junax_82@yahoo.com

    bagay sa kanya ang parusa……. hindi renespito ang hometown ng mga astig nga pinoy……

  • Trollin

    Geh yan gusto, Gusto nyo pra wag na magparticipate SMC Corporation ahh wala na Ginebra hahaha

  • dmcellona

    try to watch the video over and over at mapapailing ka talaga. Just because of the rules sa PBA kaya walang pumatol sa kanya, syempre mas iisipin nina arwind ang career nila if not kagulo na yan. Comm.salud did the right thing. I’m an Alaska fan pero i’m sad on what just happened to petron, sayang talent ni balkman. Ganda sana fight sa Finals with Alaska :)

  • http://twitter.com/jhonpaulaquino1 jhon paul aquino

    d dpat pamarisan ng iba ang ngyare para alright pa rin ang klabasan ng season

  • Guest

    wala nama basto ala naman nka hubad.

  • http://twitter.com/derbyacegiants Albert Patanayan

    wala naman bastos wala naman naka hubad.

  • Jhayon B. Cornesta

    Dapat my 2nd chance pra Kay Renaldo Balkman,un nga n nanuntok ng fans (Arboleda) at yon nag game fixing (Allado) di na banned.E2 n c Balkman n naprostrate lng s call ng mga Ref’s,banned k kagad?at take note,my multa p sobrang laki!Malamang at sa malamang,grupo n nman ni MVP ang magChampion nyan!!!

  • phambihira

    good decision….lalaki lang ulo ng mga imports kapag hinayaan ang kasong ‘yan. there are lot’s of import who’s knocking on pba’s room….why give them a chance…..wag yung may mga attitude problems….

  • http://www.facebook.com/pangitmo.haha Pangitmo E. Haha

    kung makakasalita nmn kau parng crimenal n ung tao..bakit ung ros mga barumbado bakit hindi sila pinapalayas sa PBA..

  • olrac22

    good decision mr, commissioner ^__^

  • http://twitter.com/EstabilloEdward Edward estabillo

    Ban nalang bakit may fine pa, mukhang pera

  • Jackyspark

    Lagi ko p nmn cnusubaybayan ang laro ng petron..kso ngayn nkktamad n manuod ng pba..masydong nging mrahas ang hatol,,pde nmn suspende o multa..bkit un iba d nmn umabot s ganyan..

  • znillor

    Saludo ako sayo Comm. Chito Salud.. iba ka talaga sa mga nakaraang commi..U made the right decision..

    San ka pa? Walang kampihan! Commi Salud ikaw na!

  • Jackyspark

    Big threat kc s ibng team c balkman kya wl ng second chance…kla ko dhil pnhrap nla s national television pra mg sorry ok n.,ibbanned din pla at my ksma png multa.too harsh!!bkit c winnie at c james d gnun nging judgement..?

    • unknownymous

      ano ba ang ginawa nila Arboleda at Yap? Siguro di naman mamatay yung naagrabyado nila eh itong si Balkman balak talagang patayin si Santos sa sakal.

  • Guest

    putang ina mo salud

  • unknownymous

    banned man o hindi si Balkman, siguro may 1 game suspension po yun di po ba kung tama ako. Ang tanong ko ay dahil banned na si Balkman, madadala ba ng bagong import ng Petron ang 1 game suspension

  • Raymart Smartie

    WOW…! rumors, SMC corp will pull-out their teams from the league.

  • unknownymous

    kahit nga game suspension eh may fine eto pa kaya na-ban

  • pothead

    Unfair decision, di dapat lifetime banned, dapat kahit 1 yr banned pwde na, and ang panget pa don is may fine pa….parang di makatao yan ah, di porkit import or foreigner gaganyanin na, pare parehas lang tayo tao nafrufrustrate din, mas malala pa nga yung ibang PBA players eh, what a SH*T decision salud! you should resign!!

  • Aj

    Hanga ako kay Comm. Atty. Salud!

  • mariden chavez

    walang konsiderasyon. sobrang hatol pwede naman banned-fined na lng ng 250k dapat un na lng at hindi na tinanggag

  • korek

    Yan ang pamunuan na may paninindigan… saludo kami sa’yo Com. Salud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adrielle.ponce Adrielle Ponce

    Banned from Playing in the PBA, I don’t think this is a good decision by Commissioner Salud, banned him from playing the whole season is good enough. how will you pacify your teammates if he is frustrated if you pushing him also like Arwin did, he provoked Balkman to do it, they have to suffer both for that behavior, be fair Mr. Commissioner, not just watching the video you saw. try to analyze.

  • JahRon

    what balkman did was definitely wrong and cannot be tolerated. pero sana pba should also make ways to amend its rules and by laws regarding the emotions of players who are upset and frustrated. ur not players and u dont understand wat he felt on that moment. being booed by d fans each tym he missed a shot. and converting only 6 points. watch again d video and u’ll see balkman was complaining for d no calls of d refs and he has point. der wer 2 many contacts and no calls on d refs. blow ur whistle naman refs. c allado nung nagreklamo and tweeted din sa inyo he was also sanctioned heavily. Masyado namang harsh ang pba commission. Not in pba, not in this country. wow!!! masyado tayong nagmamalinis. who’s not capable of making a mess? all of us do. all of us act irrationally. even those who have d highest degree of education. it’s a fallacious argument that no one will do d same because we did it 2 balkman. meron at meron pa ding susunod na ganyan kasi we’re just human beings. wat’s mystifying about it? parang nakakalimutan naman yata natin ang philosophy of human person and logic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adrielle.ponce Adrielle Ponce

    Banned from Playing in the PBA, I don’t think
    this is a good decision by Commissioner Salud, banned him from playing
    the whole season is good enough. how will you pacify your teammates if
    he is frustrated if you pushing him also like Arwin did, he provoked
    Balkman to do it, they have to suffer both for that behavior, be fair
    Mr. Commissioner, not just watching the video you saw. try to analyze.

  • reymond

    not fair ka commissioner yun referee ndi moh man lang bninyan nang fine sa pgkakamali nla

  • daryl

    Epal c. Arwind kng di sya epàaaal sana walang sakalan

  • pothead

    The decision has been made, wala na tayo magagawa eh, in my own opinion talga balkman deserves a 2nd chance, but what thew hell huh nangyari na so i think it’s about time to move on and learn from it! Mas titindi na ang petron ngayon sabi nga ni chot reyes ” petron should make this a motivation and work better together and use their winning ways just like before when they’re still san miguel beermen”

    But i still think comm salud sucks!! lol

  • Danilo Villanueva

    Yes that’s good for him,akala nya cguro porket sa pilipinas sya naglalaro pwede n nya gawin ang gusto nya. Goodbye sa kanya!

  • kamote

    wala kayong went sana pinanuod nyo muna yung nangyari mga referee nyo
    ayusin nila trabaho nila mga bugok eh… kawawa naman si balkman. hindi
    mo manlang pinakingan yung sa side nya don sa laro… pulpol mga
    referreeee..

  • ronnie

    too harsh i think banishing the guy from the league. the 250k fine was alright plus a few games suspension and that should have been it. salud didn’t consider the fact that his refs didn’t do anything at all which surely emboldened balkman to do what he did. imagine the guy going from ref to ref and yet none of them asserted themselves so naturally the guy thought i’d get away with this. had his refs blown their whistles just as balkman was starting to flare-up, i think whatever intentions he had, conscious or subconscious, would have been nipped in the bud! no disrespect to the commish but his decision was wrong. to me, it was a crafty move even, to mask his refs’ incompetence and his, too, and what better way of doing it than putting all the blame on balkman. that was just the easy way out. again, would balkman have done what he had done had he been stopped at the onset?..i honestly don’t think so. refs are in a game to see to it that things don’t go out of hand but because they tolerated it, willingly or unwillingly, all hell broke lose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jong.apolaki Jong Apolaki

    This is crazy! ngaYon lng gumanda ang laro ng Petron tapos pipilayin agad. eh ung dating presidente nagsorry tapos tinanggap tapos un basketbolista nde tinanggap?

  • mr. nice guy

    Wrong wrong wrong!! haha wrong salud wrong!

  • movdbol

    anong reasoning meron kaya ‘tong mga nagsasabing wlang ginawa ung mga referee para matigil ang pag-aamok ng barumbadong import n yan. anong gustong nyong gawin ng referee pagtulung-tulungan nilang hatakin sya palabas, the ref do the right thing, they called technical foul and that’s it.. they remain calm despite na kung ano-anong pinagsassabi sa kanila nung barumbadong import n un. and also his coaching staff and his teammates also do their part para mapahinahon si balkman pero ano parin ang ginawa nya pinakita nya parin sa lahat ang kawalang respeto at pagiging barumbado nya sa lahat.

    hindi ganon kagaling si balkman para panghinayangan, hindi sya mala jordan/kobe na khit anong depensa eh kayang umiskor kahit saang parte ng court, kung pagbabasihan ang performance nya versus alaska, talagang pinag-aralan sya kung pano dipensahan, at kita rin sa laro nya kung gano sya katamlay at karamihan ng turnover nya eh sya rin nman ang may gawa tapos ipapakita nya sa lahat kung gano sya ka-barumbado dahil lang n-frustrate lang sya…

    tama si comm. ang accountability eh hindi lang naipapakita sa paghingi ng sorry, kailangan nya din tanggapin ang consequence ng ginawa nya… goodluck kay balkman, hoping this incident will make him now a better man.

  • disqus_NqsUD7lpfX

    Do pinoys get banned for initiating fights??? Pinoys and their double standards. We gotta grow up.

  • disqus_NqsUD7lpfX

    Everyone that supports this is all idiots… How can Arboleda say in the league after trying to beat the crap out of a fan. Yet this guy disrespects someone and gets banned for life? Double standard pinoys…

  • jovz

    pba should set rules on grounds for players to be ban from the league. nkasulat b na pag may history ka ng troubles sa other leagues at npatrouble ka sa pba ban ka na. winarningan nb b c balkman nun napatrouble sa cebu na mbaban ka pagnapaaway k ulit. sa actual game db may warning muna den techical, pag 2 technicals saka k mathrownout.buti p nun time nila jawo khit anong physical at altercations sa game wala nmn nban. basketball is a physical game, normal nmn mgkainitan. pede p cguro suspension, tao din nmn mga players minsan ngkakamali.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001440416808 Paolo Martin Bagang Reyes

    if only the araneta coliseum and pba official takes responsibility for being unable to control the situation….. then it would be a lighter penalty for balkman

  • http://www.facebook.com/siomai.tempura Tempura Siomai

    ayy nako TAKOT pala ang PBA sa SAN MIGUEL

  • http://www.facebook.com/siomai.tempura Tempura Siomai

    kasalanan ni BALKMAN ang nangyari sa SMB.hindi kasalanan ni commisioner salud

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