18 players from the Western Visayas to suit up
The 2020 PBA Philippine Cup, which is set to begin on March 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, will feature 18 players from the Western Visayas.
A total of 10 Negrense players are among this season’s PBA players. The Meralco Bolts include Raymar Jose of Pontevedra and Bacolod City’s Reynel Hugnatan on their roster, Bago City’s Raul Soyud will suit up for NLEX Road Warriors, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel have Bacolod City’s Jeffrei Chan and Joe Devance of Escalante City, Silay City’s John Paul Calvo is expected to play for Columbian Dyip, NorthPort Batang Pier includes Bacolodnon guard L.A. Revilla, James Yap of Escalante City will play for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, TNT KaTropa has Kib Montalbo of Bacolod City, and the Phoenix Pulse Fuel Masters will field Bacolod City’s Justin Chua.
Meanwhile, Iloilo City players include Antonio Jose Caram for the Bolts, Kiefer Ravena and Jericho Cruz－Road Warriors, Juan Poalo Taha－Columbian Dyip, Clint Doliguez－Rain or Shine, and Paul Zamar－San Miguel Beermen.
In addition, Aklan’s Andreas Cahilig will suit up for the Dyip while Rey Mark Belo of Antique will play for Blackwater Elite./ASC, WDJ