Ginebra, SMB stars reunite in Tagaytay fun ride

Published January 12, 2021, 4:37 PM

by Jeremiah Sevilla

Photo screen-grabbed from PBA Moto Club’s Youtube video 

A fun, quick ride with their big bikes was the way for current and former stars of Barangay Ginebra and San Miguel to reunite over the weekend. 

In the latest Youtube video of the PBA Moto Club, members LA Tenorio, Mark Caguioa, Jayjay Helterbrand, Billy Mamaril, Rico Maierhofer and Denok Miranda along with Mamaril’s fiancée Paulette Quinto went for a short ride to Tagaytay and enjoyed a tasty breakfast at the Cafe Voi La. 

The past and present Kings and Beermen took a trip down the memory lane, sharing some good laughs while reminiscing their moments together under San Miguel Corp.

Tenorio, Caguioa, Helterbrand, Maierhofer and Mamaril were teammates in Ginebra back in 2011 to 2013. 

Only Tenorio and Caguioa remain with Kings, who won the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup under a bubble set-up. The 36-year-old Tenorio also bagged the Finals MVP award. 

Mamaril is now with San Miguel while Maierhofer had a brief but fruitful stint with the Beermen, winning the 2014-2015 Philippine Cup. 

Helterbrand, who joined forces with Caguioa to form the famous “The Fast and The Furious” tandem, played his whole 17-year PBA career with Ginebra and won six titles to go with the league MVP award in 2009 and other individual plums. 

Miranda, for his part, played for San Miguel/Petron from 2009 to 2013 and won the 2011 Governors’ Cup with the Blaze Boosters.

The PBA Moto Club–a group of active and retired players in Asia’s first professional basketball league who share the same passion for big bikes and amusing rides–welcomed Mamaril as its newest member. 

Other notable members of the group are James Yap, KG Canaleta, JC Intal, Joe Devance and Sol Mercado.