Reporter Snow Badua banned from PBA

For reporting on a scandalous love affair allegedly involving Brgy. Ginebra Governor and San Miguel Corporation (SMC) Sports Director Alfrancis Chua and former mixed martial arts (MMA) ring girl and model Abby Poblador, sports reporter Snow Badua has been slapped with an indefinite ban on all games and activities of the Philippine Basketball Association. The letter informing Badua of the ban, and which was written by newly-minted PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa, was given to him on Friday night. In the letter, Narvasa blasted Badua for continuously tagging Chua as the official engaged in an affair with Poblador on social media.

According to the commissioner, such a story is baseless and clearly malicious. “It is only a concoction of an evil and malicious mind,” he wrote. Going further, Narvasa wrote that it was but proper that Badua be properly punished for his “irresponsible and deplorable actions.” “For your disrespectful arrogance and unceasing attacks on a person of authority of the PBA, I am officially informing you that I am banning you from any and all PBA activities, games, practices and similar undertakings effective immediately.” Aside from the personal ban, Narvasa also warned the league’s staff, coaches and players to abstain from granting him interviews under pain of sanction. Controversy over the alleged scandal first erupted last week after Poblador revealed she had been a mistress of a high-ranking PBA official on the online podcast Good Times with Mo (GTwM). While the episode has since been taken off the air, the news became viral after Poblador hinted the official in question used to be a former coach with long hair. According to the podcast’s host DJ Mo Twister (Mohan Gumatay), however, Poblador said Chua’s name out loud during the show. “She freaking full out said Alfrancis Chua,” he said in a subsequent interview covered by Sports Interactive Network Philippines, the sports website where Badua is affiliated. “In my opinion she mentioned Alfrancis Chua 15 times.” Saying he didn’t how much of a firestorm he generated at first, the US-based DJ added: “If I knew that Alfrancis was that popular, I would have really pushed the issue.”
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