One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there

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One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there

Post by Ginebra Tambayan on Thu May 23, 2013 9:55 am

One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there



The message of support to Ginebra and coach Al Chua, which read, "Salamat sa laban coach, babalik tayo next conference," started appearing on the MMDA-owned LED screens along Edsa on Monday. Photo courtesy of Magoo Marjon


IF you are a motorist regularly plying Edsa, you've probably noticed the thank you messages to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel coach Alfrancis Chua flashing on Metro Manila Development Authority-installed LED screens along the busy stretch of road since Monday.

And how come it is no longer there? Here is the explanation.

MMDA director Yves Gonzales told Spin.ph on Wednesday their office received numerous queries regarding the public announcement showing a picture of Chua with a message that goes: “Salamat sa laban coach, babalik tayo next conference."

Gonzales explained the message, which was seen on each corner of the LED screens, did not come from the MMDA but from the private partners that installed and maintains the giant screens in strategic locations along Edsa.

“Ad siya … pero hindi siya paid,” said Gonzales.

Gonzales, a lawyer, stressed that only the middle portion of the screens is controlled by the MMDA, where the office regularly releases traffic updates, advisories, and other public announcements.

“Yung gitna lang ang sa amin doon. Kaya when we received inquiries from fans, nag clear kami sa private partner,” explained Gonzales.

Here's the catch.

The company that installed and maintains the LED screens for the MMDA, Consortium of Cyber Research Corporation and HDI companies, turned out to be staffed by people who are mostly fans of Ginebra, from the boss down to the employees.

Gonzales even shared the message sent to him by a representative from HDI.

“Ang reply sa akin nung private partner: ‘Sir it is just a form of support to the basketball team that lost. Barangay Ginebra fans lang boss. It is not a paid ad,” Gonzales said, reading the text message.

In response, Gonzales advised officials of the multi-media company to remove the much-talked about announcement to avoid the impression that the MMDA, a government institution, is supporting Ginebra.

The company took down the message on Tuesday evening.

“So we asked them to kindly remove it na lang. We’ve been getting a lot of queries if MMDA is supporting Barangay Ginebra, when we have no position on the matter,” said Gonzales.

Chua also denied having anything to do with the message.

"Kung ako ang nagbayad at nagpalagay nyan, de sana mas malalaki pa dyan," he told Spin.ph in jest.

HDI companies corporate legal counsel head Noel Cruz explained that most of their employees, including the owner himself, are big Ginebra fans.

The message, he said, was their way of expressing support to the Gin Kings and Chua after their dream run in the just-concluded Commissioner’s Cup ended in a loss to Alaska in the Finals.

“We cannot deny that majority of our company employees and officers are Ginebra fans,” added Cruz. “Natuwa lang siguro sila sa ipinakita ng Ginebra kaya they came out with that ad.”

Even PBA television broadcaster Magoo Marjon was surprised to see the messages along Edsa.

“Ang tibay ano? Tinalo pa nila yung nag-champion,” Marjon laughed.

Source: Spin.ph

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Re: One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there

Post by MR. FAST on Thu May 23, 2013 10:00 am

Lupet naman nito! nakakatouch naman yung mga fans ng ginebra, akalain mong maisipan nilang gawin to! thank you sa inyong lahat!

Ginebra lang meron nyan!

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Re: One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there

Post by betterhalf on Thu May 23, 2013 10:18 am

makapag apply nga sa company na yan.

daig pa tlga ung nag champion

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Post by garrett_jax on Thu May 23, 2013 10:35 am

pano kaya kung nagchampion ............ siguro lahat ng LED screens sa buong PINAS ......... may naka ads sa GINEBRA .............

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Re: One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there

Post by MR. FAST on Thu May 23, 2013 10:39 am

^baka pati kamo yung globe dun sa may MOA, makita din naten yun

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Re: One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there

Post by garrett_jax on Thu May 23, 2013 10:53 am

^ kapag nilagay dun ............. daming beki ang magtatampurorot ............

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Post by betterhalf on Thu May 23, 2013 11:48 am

Next conference sigurado may gagaya nyan

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Re: One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there

Post by garrett_jax on Thu May 23, 2013 12:02 pm

^ ano kaya ilalagay nila ............ GOODBYE SMCM ................ hahahah

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Re: One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there

Post by garrett_jax on Thu May 23, 2013 12:24 pm

sabi ko na nga ba eh .............. BIG DEAL ito sa mga beki ..............

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Post by MR. FAST on Thu May 23, 2013 12:26 pm

sobrang BIG DEAL kay KH

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Re: One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there

Post by garrett_jax on Thu May 23, 2013 12:30 pm

ang daming naiinggit kesyo feeling close xia sa MMDA director ..............


baka next nyan feeling close kay PNOY na ..................

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Re: One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there

Post by betterhalf on Thu May 23, 2013 12:49 pm

KH Today at 10:52 am

Lahat na lng inassociate nyo sa ginebra, kailangan ba talagang gawing big deal ang lhat?

FYI
yves is a close friend of mine we graduated from the same school at
kasama ko sya sa varsity team before. He is such a nice guy very down to
earth. Were both from government sector kya till now may communication
pa din kami. PBA fan din sya pero ssiguraduhin ko sa yo na hindi siya
ginebra fan tulad ng iniisip mo.

Di kya nag react mga MMDA street "sweepers" kya pinatanggal ung ads?

ito ba un

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Re: One for the road for Ginebra: Who installed Edsa tribute to Chua and why it's no longer there

Post by garrett_jax on Thu May 23, 2013 1:18 pm

^oo pre ............. yan nga un ....................

close (kuno) friend ni yves ............. eh ano ngaun kung BFF sila

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