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‘Marvelous’ Manalo back in BSCP pool

  • Written by DS
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POOL shark Marlon  “Marvelous”  Manalo  is returning  to national pool of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

Manalo. Who is best rememvered for winning the Asian 9-Ball  Championship in 2007,  leads the elite list of players submitted by  Billiards and Snooker Congress of the Philippines  (BSCP)  secretary general Robert Mananquil to PSC.
    
Manalo, currently the chairman of Barangay Malamig in Mandaluyong City  as well as the ABC president, will once again represent the country in snooker event of next year’s Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.
    
“It’s a great feeling to be able to  represent our country and wear our  tri-colors in international competitions like the Southeast Asian Games,” said Manalo, also the 2000 SEA Games snooker medalist
    
“I am always ready to represent our country and go for the gold medal  in  the SEA Games or other international competitions,” added Manalo.
    
Manalo acknowledged his younger teammates and even  coaches Efren “Bata” Reyes and  Francisco “Django” Bustamante for  their  warm welcome during his initial practice as a national at  Gameball in Rizal Memorial Complex in Manila.
    
Manalo’s advocacy as a public servant  for almost one  decade  now kept him temporarily out of the pool,  focusing his attention in helping ang taking care of  his constituents.
    
Under Manalo,  Barangay Malamig  is now one of the ideal barangays  in the ‘Tiger City’ of Metro Manila.
    
Aside from Manalo, the BSCP  also  recommended several other talented players as members of the PSC national pool.
    
Among those listed in the national  pool are world No. 30 Jonathan Chua, former SEA Games  gold  medalist Iris Rañola,  Floriza  Andal,  Jefrey Rada,  Basll Al Shaljah, Abad Superio, Kyle Amoranto,  Rommel Delgado,Camille Buhat  and  Riza Mae dela Cruz.