Despite the fact that fans won’t be allowed inside the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena & Cultural Center for the duration of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup restart, Arwind Santos knows that he still has the support of his fellow ‘kabalens’.
The 39-year old native of Angeles City, Pampanga is excited and highly motivated to play in his hometown where he was discovered by former Lubao mayor and current Pampanga governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda.
“Dito ako sumibol,” said Santos during a media availability session on Sunday morning at the Quest Hotel.
“Dito rin ang tatay-tatayan ko na si Gov. Delta Pineda, na alam kong proud na proud siya dahil aside from that, nandyan din ang suporta niya para magbigay, mag-offer ng ganito kalaking facility para sa ating lahat,” he added.
Santos is extra proud of his roots, having started out as a pedicab driver in the same place where San Miguel will now attempt to annex the All-Filipino title for the 6th straight time.
“Siyempre sa mga kabalen ko, na dito ako kasi ako nag-pedicab noong mga time na ‘yun. Nakakatuwa lahat ng mga pedicab driver, nanonood sila,” said Santos.
“So masaya ako para doon dahil dito ako sumikat, dito ako nakilala,” he added.