The PBA resuming its season not only means the return of sports in the country, but also helps revitalize the economy and help in the mental health of the people.
As the country’s top sports entertainment, Asia’s first ever play-for-pay league covers not just basketball, but other sectors of the society as well.
And seeing the league off and running once more, hopefully starting on Oct. 9 through a bubble concept at Clark in Angeles, Pampanga, would give the Filipino people a sense of hope and normalcy even with the COVID-19 pandemic still very much around.
“This is the sport that most of us love, that the whole country loves. And bringing it back on air is a win not only from an entertainment value, but also from a mental health or from an economic (standpoint),” said PBA Board chairman Ricky Vargas in the Power&Play radio program of former commissioner Noli Eala.
The league – and sports in general – has been one of the most affected following the outbreak of the health crisis six months ago.