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Commissioner Kenneth Duremdes is 'alive and kicking'

by Jim Lemuel Wilson, June 05, 2019 3:07pm

The news circulating online about the death of Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League commissioner Kenneth Duremdes is fake as the good commissioner himself texted Courtside Philippines on Wednesday afternoon.

On Wednesday, CBTV wrote that a man who was hit by a vehicle in Toronto on Tuesday night (Manila time) died on Wednesday morning (Manila time). CBTV also wrote that the said man was identified as MPBL commisioner Duremdes.

Courtside Philippines immediately tried to reach Duremdes upon reading the said news and the commissioner replied via text message.

The MPBL’s official Facebook page also posted a photo of Duremdes getting a haircut with a caption: “FAKE NEWS PO ANG NAG-CIRCULATE NA NEWS NA NAMATAY NA SI COMMISSIONER KENNETH DUREMDES. ETO PO SIYA NGAYON.”

The league’s page also posted a statement from Duremdes, saying: “It's very irresponsible malicious fake news.”

Basilan Steel’s assistant general manager Jax Chua also said that he has talked with Duremdes on Wednesday.

“Yup. Alive and kicking,” read the text message sent by Chua to Courtside Philippines.

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