Pormal nang nabuo ang pagiging magpartner nina Senador Manny Pacquiao at Chooks-to-Go President Ronald Mascariñas nang ipasa ni Pacquiao sa Chooks-to-Go ang pamamahala sa operasyon ng Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) nitong Linggo ng gabi.
“I am elated to have this new partnership given that Chooks-to-Go is a very organized organization especially in basketball,” wika ni Pacquiao. “I saw the world-class event of their one-day invitational league in San Fernando, Pampanga and I was impressed.”
Katatapos lsmang ng Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 Invitational tournament noong Miyerkules sa San Fernando, Pampanga.
“They are the only group in partnership with Fiba 3×3 in the country,” sabi pa ni Pacquiao.
“With that, they basically know what they are doing. I am thankful to Kuya Ronald and I can only entrust the MPBL to Chooks-to-Go.”
Nauna rito, lumagda sa 5-year deal ang Chooks-to-Go at ang MPBL noong Disyembre 2019 kung saan naging opisyal na league title sponsor ng huli ang pinakamalaking roasted chicken retail business sa bansa.
Ngayon,ang Chooks-to-Go na rin ang hahawak sa operasyon ng liga
“Being a presidential candidate is no easy task and we understand the busy schedule of the senator,” saad naman ni Mascariñas. “That is why we accepted the gargantuan responsibility to take over the full basketball operations of the MPBL. We will work hand in hand with Commissioner Kenneth [Duremdes] in this endeavor.”
Balak din ng Chooks-to-Go na maisama ang kanilang 3×3 basketball program sa MPBL.
Kaugnay ng nasabing kaganapan, tiniyak naman ng Chooks-to-Go na walang mababago sa kanilang mga naunang commitments na suportahan ang mga regional professional leagues na Pilipinas Vismin Super Cup at National Basketball League-Pilipinas.
“The company believes that these leagues are a step to level the playing field for players in the countryside to have the same opportunities in basketball as a source of livelihood,” pahayag ni Mascariñas.