San Beda gets TRO extension

26 08 2007

San Beda College’s TRO has been extended to 20 days. This will disallow the NCAA Policy Board from imposing a three-game suspension on PBA-bound forward Yousif Aljamal.

Father Mateo De Jesus, who replaced Fr. Anscar Chopungco, OSB, as San Beda rector and president, said the Manila Regional Trial Court has approved their appeal to extend the 72-hour TRO (temporary restraining order) which expired yesterday.

The extension will allow Aljamal to play against University of Perpetual Help on Wednesday (September 14) at The Arena in San Juan City.

“We are happy with the development,” said De Jesus. “We are only acting what is right and we are just defending our rights especially Aljamal’s rights.”

The Manila Regional Trial Court has set another meeting Tuesday with the league, headed by Vince Fabella of Jose Rizal, to explain their position on the issue.

It will be the second hearing in five days since the league’s legal group led by Jose Manuel Diokno III attended last Friday.

There’s still no official statement from the Management Committee until its legal counsels have recommended the best possible solution.

Meanwhile, the league reprimanded coaches Frankie Lim of San Beda and Ariel Vanguardia of Jose Rizal University for their misconduct during and after their emotional game Wednesday.

Lim and Vanguardia nearly figured in a fistfight after the game.

Another offense by the two coaches would mean suspension, according to Man Com.

Lim accused Vanguardia of ordering his players to deliberately play rough citing three flagrant fouls slapped on the Heavy Bombers. Vanguardia denied Lim’s accusations.

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26 08 2007
Timeline

Timeline again.

August 8 – Mancom letter suspending Aljamal.

August 21- The letter was received by San Beda.

What happened between August 8 and August 21?
The PBA camp and draft. A memo to suspend Aljamal was already prepared even prior to the PBA rookie camp/draft. Nice.

This is a much better story. Why so quiet about the discrepancy? I know, it’s with the Regional Trial Court already.

Still a nice story, don’t you think so?

26 08 2007
Timeline

Mr. Ramos, why so quiet about the timeline.

Nice story don’t you think so?

26 08 2007
Timeline

The NBI, Mr. Ramos. They are ready to enter the scene.

That’s another good story.

26 08 2007
nash

ano kaya gagawin ni Fr. Anscar kung siya pa rin ang rector? hehe

26 08 2007
Timeline

Compare:

Read and compare the articles. Read and learn Mr. Ramos.

PLAYING FAIR

By Ronnie Nathanielsz
ManilaStandardToday.com
24 August 2007

WHEN we switched to Studio 23 to watch the San Beda-Jose Rizal University game last Tuesday, we were pleasantly surprised to see Red Lion’s hotshot Yousif Aljamal in action since the league’s so-called management committee had banned him for the rest of the season.

The reasons cited was Aljamal’s failure to inform the Mancom of his entry into the Philippine Basketball Association Annual Draft and apparently for his participation in games, which were part of the Rookie Camp activities.

For a moment, we thought that good sense had prevailed and the National Collegiate Athletic Association realized its mistake and let the young man play. Instead, it turned out that San Beda obtained a Temporary Restraining Order, which enabled Aljamal to play in what was a crucial game to Jose Rizal University in its bid to earn a place in the Final Four.

To begin with, the attempt by management committees or boards of governors to interfere in the operations of any leagues goes against the grain of ensuring fairness and integrity, since team owners or their representatives obviously have partisan and selfish interests to protect. This is true of the PBA, PBL, UAAP, NCAA or any other league for that matter. That is why the leagues appoint commissioners, who are presumably fair-minded individuals, who don’t favor any team and have no particular interests other than the good of the league as a whole.

“Think League” was the cry of the late, well-loved PBA commissioner Jun Bernardino, who followed the path of independence and fairness, which were espoused by his eminent predecessors and mentors Leo Prieto and Rudy Salud.

The fact that JRU, the host of this year’s NCAA, was playing San Beda in a game that meant so much to them and stood to benefit from the ban on Aljamal made a mockery of the concept of fairness and sportsmanship that we presume is inculcated in the youth by our educational institutions. Whether JRU influenced the Mancom or not is immaterial, because whether they like it not, it looked in very poor taste. Besides, it didn’t speak well of the NCAA itself especially since Aljamal was a key player and proved it beyond doubt in Tuesday’s (sic) game.

The resort to the courts as a means of obtaining justice in a sporting environment runs counter to the very essence of the philosophy that games should be won or lost on the hardcourt or the playing field and never in board rooms, where personal interests override the good of the league. Beyond that, it sets a disturbing trend that all genuine lovers of sport should guard against.

Of course, San Beda was left with no choice but to seek redress in the courts for what seemed like a terrible injustice both to the team and the player by the NCAA management committee, which should, in the first place, merely set the goals and the guidelines and allow its commissioner to run the league and decide on issues of eligibility, violation of rules, etc.

Aljamal had an inherent right to join the PBA Draft and there is no earthly reason why he should have been severely penalized for not informing the NCAA other than it being an act of courtesy. That he played in the Rookie Camp games as a basis for the disqualification rings hollow. The games were not part of a sanctioned tournament and was merely an attempt to size up the skills of the amateur players in the draft.

In the end, Aljamal played, San Beda won as expected despite a pathetic effort of JRU to play dirty at times, which incurred the ire of coach Frankie Lim, and JRU was embarrassed, not so much because they lost but how they tried to win.
http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?…ts8_aug24_2007

27 08 2007
josef ramos

Thanks for your reaction and suggestions Timeline, but I do not compare my article to Ronnie even my articles in the Philippine Chronicle.

Anyway, I like San Beda to win the NCAA title again but as a writer we have to observe everything and put it in writing.

Well a news is a news.

We have to let it stand in its own…

27 08 2007
josef ramos

even it hurts… you are right we have to read and learn.

27 08 2007
sa

PLAYING FAIR

By Ronnie Nathanielsz
ManilaStandardToday.com
24 August 2007

WHEN we switched to Studio 23 to watch the San Beda-Jose Rizal University game last Tuesday, we were pleasantly surprised to see Red Lion’s hotshot Yousif Aljamal in action since the league’s so-called management committee had banned him for the rest of the season.

The reasons cited was Aljamal’s failure to inform the Mancom of his entry into the Philippine Basketball Association Annual Draft and apparently for his participation in games, which were part of the Rookie Camp activities.

For a moment, we thought that good sense had prevailed and the National Collegiate Athletic Association realized its mistake and let the young man play. Instead, it turned out that San Beda obtained a Temporary Restraining Order, which enabled Aljamal to play in what was a crucial game to Jose Rizal University in its bid to earn a place in the Final Four.

To begin with, the attempt by management committees or boards of governors to interfere in the operations of any leagues goes against the grain of ensuring fairness and integrity, since team owners or their representatives obviously have partisan and selfish interests to protect. This is true of the PBA, PBL, UAAP, NCAA or any other league for that matter. That is why the leagues appoint commissioners, who are presumably fair-minded individuals, who don’t favor any team and have no particular interests other than the good of the league as a whole.

“Think League” was the cry of the late, well-loved PBA commissioner Jun Bernardino, who followed the path of independence and fairness, which were espoused by his eminent predecessors and mentors Leo Prieto and Rudy Salud.

The fact that JRU, the host of this year’s NCAA, was playing San Beda in a game that meant so much to them and stood to benefit from the ban on Aljamal made a mockery of the concept of fairness and sportsmanship that we presume is inculcated in the youth by our educational institutions. Whether JRU influenced the Mancom or not is immaterial, because whether they like it not, it looked in very poor taste. Besides, it didn’t speak well of the NCAA itself especially since Aljamal was a key player and proved it beyond doubt in Tuesday’s (sic) game.

The resort to the courts as a means of obtaining justice in a sporting environment runs counter to the very essence of the philosophy that games should be won or lost on the hardcourt or the playing field and never in board rooms, where personal interests override the good of the league. Beyond that, it sets a disturbing trend that all genuine lovers of sport should guard against.

Of course, San Beda was left with no choice but to seek redress in the courts for what seemed like a terrible injustice both to the team and the player by the NCAA management committee, which should, in the first place, merely set the goals and the guidelines and allow its commissioner to run the league and decide on issues of eligibility, violation of rules, etc.

Aljamal had an inherent right to join the PBA Draft and there is no earthly reason why he should have been severely penalized for not informing the NCAA other than it being an act of courtesy. That he played in the Rookie Camp games as a basis for the disqualification rings hollow. The games were not part of a sanctioned tournament and was merely an attempt to size up the skills of the amateur players in the draft.

In the end, Aljamal played, San Beda won as expected despite a pathetic effort of JRU to play dirty at times, which incurred the ire of coach Frankie Lim, and JRU was embarrassed, not so much because they lost but how they tried to win.
http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?…ts8_aug24_2007

STILL HOPING FOR A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION TO THIS UNFORTUNATE SITUATION…..

28 08 2007
attorney

Aljamal case close to being resolved?

The Philippine Star

In a move that could pave the way for the resolution of the controversy that has hounded the NCAA the past week, officials of the league and San Beda have started to discuss the possibility of settling the Yousif Aljamal case amicably.

San Beda rector Fr. Matteo de Jesus, OSB, and league president Vince Fabella of Jose Rizal met Monday amid the recent court decision granting San Beda a 20-day extension to the temporary restraining order it earlier secured that prevented the league from suspending Aljamal for an alleged league rule violation.

However, De Jesus has refused to discuss details of the meeting except that they agreed to start talks on an amicable settlement.

“We have initiated the process for an out-of-court settlement. But that’s all I can say for now,” De Jesus told The STAR Monday.

Management Committee member Henry Atayde of St. Benilde, for his part, said the league is open to that possibility.

“The Policy Board is always open for talks,” said Atayde.

One option is for the league to reduce the three-game suspension on Aljamal, the 2006 Finals MVP, to just one game.

“That’s one possibility,” said a board insider who refused to be identified.

Aljamal was actually suspended by the Mancom chaired by Paul Supan for the duration of Season 83 after San Beda failed to officially notify the league of the Lions’ star forward’s intention of joining the PBA rookie draft.

It was then reduced by the Policy Board, composed of heads, presidents and rectors of member schools, to the rest of the elimination round before San Beda secured a TRO.

Meanwhile, the Manila Regional Trial Court is expected to render its decision on whether or not to grant the NCAA petition seeking to lift the TRO extension obtained by San Beda that would enable Aljamal to play until at least until Sept. 14. Joey Villar

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