Magnolia Hotshots’ Jio Jalalon leads 6 players from Cagayan de Oro City who made it in the official 15-man rosters when the PBA’s 43rd season unfolds today.
Others are Blackwater Elite’s JP Erram, rookie Rey Nambatac of Rain or Shine and Kia Picanto’s Philip Paniamogan, Glenn Khobuntin and rookie Roldan Sara. Although born in Iligan City, Magnolia’s Riego Gamalinda can be the 7th player. He played briefly for ACSAT Cagayan de Oro.
Interestingly, Carlo Lastimosa who was an All-Star last year and Aaron Aban are not in the rosters.
See the official lineups below.