Star Snippets: JC Intal, Gerry Peñalosa …..

Forward JC Intal of the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings was recently named Player of the Week covering February 1-7 in the ongoing post-season of the KFC-PBA Philippine Cup. The 6-foot-4 former Ateneo Blue Eagle edged out James Yap of the Purefoods Giants for the honor with his impressive performances in the last three games. Intal averaged 26.5 points, 10 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2 blocks in three games.

PBA Commissioner Sonny Barrios has announced the stiff penalty imposed on Talk N’ Text ballclub for walking out in Game 4 of their quarterfinal series against Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings. Accordingly, Talk N’Text was fined a total of P1 Million for their walk out in the first quarter of the game. PLDT Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan for his part said that he had no regrets for their protest because he believed it was a right decision under those kinds of circumstances.

Veteran Gerry Peñalosa faces Eric Morel of Puerto Rico this Saturday February 13 in the undercard of the Pinoy Power 3 in Las Vegas. Now 37 years old and entering the 21st year of his pro career, Peñalosa is going for the interim title of the WBO bantam weight. Peñalosa joins 4 other Filipinos in this card to be headlined by 115-division champ Nonito Donaire, Jr.

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