PBA majority bloc stands firm, encourages Chito Narvasa to leave his post


PBA Media Bureau

The seven governors calling for Chito Narvasa’s ouster stood firm in their plea to have the PBA commissioner leave his post.

In a joint statement released Friday morning, the seven governors expressed their sadness that the issue has clearly drawn battle lines in what was once a united boardroom.

“Regrettably, Narvasa, in clinging to the position, is using the current situation to divide the Board to the detriment of the PBA and the public,” the statement read.

The governors then encouraged Narvasa just resign from his position.

“If the Commissioner really loves the PBA and the Public as he conveniently espouses, he may make the supreme sacrifice of voluntarily stepping down to prevent a division of the Board and stalled basketball operations,” the statement also read. “Maybe with his ultimate sacrifice the public will forget the past and give honor to his act of leaving the post.”

The MVP bloc, spearheaded by TNT, NLEX, and Meralco, together with Alaska, Rain or Shine, Phoenix, and Blackwater filed a motion to no longer endorse the renewal of Narvasa’s term as the league commissioner in a special board meeting on Thursday.