Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner Chito Narvasa banned reporter Snow Badua from all of the league’s activities, including covering the games, for making incessant and baseless attacks against Barangay Ginebra San Miguel governor Alfrancis Chua.
Narvasa said he has investigated the issue and found out that stories posted by Badua on social media have no factual basis and is only “a concoction of an evil and malicious mind.”
“It has come to my attention that you had used different media platforms to malign, embarrass and mortify a person of authority of this association. Your incessant attacks on Twitter on Mr. Alfrancis Chua, team manager of Ginebra San Miguel, has caused distress, embarrassment and disharmony with his family,” Narvasa said in his letter to Badua hand delivered Friday evening. Narvasa said Badua’s irresponsible and deplorable actions reveal an evil intention to gain support from the legion of fans of three teams of the PBA in order to create embarrassment, incite anger and provoke hatred on Chua.
“If this office allows such a baseless attack on a high official of this association, what will prevent you from doing the same thing to any of us? This office shall not allow such an incorrigible deed to go unheeded.”
Besides banning Badua from all PBA activities, Narvasa also put on notice all coaches, players and team members to refrain from giving interviews lest they be imposed penalties.