Vic Manuel waits return of troubled Calvin Abueva

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Vic Manuel waits return of troubled Calvin Abueva

Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) – June 12, 2018 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Vic Manuel, who made a tremendous  performance the other night with 35 points,  is standing behind teammate Calvin Abueva as the latter deals with personal problems and an indefinite suspension from Alaska management.

The 30-year-old Manuel said Sunday evening he just hopes that Abueva can get through the tight situation and plunge back into action.

The Aces, behind a beast-like performance from Manuel, turned back the Magnolia Hotshots the other night, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

With a 6-1 record, the Aces moved in contention for the top two spots in the quarterfinals, and the hefty twice-to-beat advantage that goes with it.

Manuel said he would welcome Abueva anytime management lifts the suspension.

“We’re just waiting. I’m behind him,” said Manuel, who scored 35 points on a near-flawless performance against the Hotshots.

“Whatever Calvin is dealing with, I think he will hurdle it. He’s a tough person. He’s just facing a very difficult time right now,” said Manuel in Filipino.

The former PSBA Jaguar said he respects management’s decision to suspend Abueva after “The Beast” went missing for more than a week.

Abueva failed to inform the team of his whereabouts, and has not shown up for team practices. He has missed two games, which the team both won.