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.