Marc Pingris 2014 PBA Grand Slam Champion Ready to Released his Childrens Book

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Marc Pingris traces rise from wet market vendor to PBA star in soon-to-be-launched children’s book. The PBA star is set to a launch this week his first children’s book, “Marc Pingris: Puso, Pangarap, Pag-Asa,” where he tells his rags-to-riches rise from a wet market vendor to basketball star.
Marc Pingris
“Gusto ko kasing ma-inspire yung mga batang gusto rin maglaro ng basketball at para maka-iwas rin sa mga bisyo, ‘di ba?” Pingris said after Star’s 155-105 loss to TNT Katropa in their matchup Governors’ Cup on Sunday night.

“Nung bata ako, hindi ko naman akalain na magiging basketball player ako,” the pride of Pozorrubio, Pangasinan added. “Akala ko dati sa palengke lang ako. Nag-tiyaga lang ako, hard work, tapos yun na. Gusto ko lang i-share yun sa kanila.”

Pingris tells his story through the words of Vincent Lester Tan in the light reading material full of illustrations, recounting the start of his basketball journey when he looked up to fellow big men Rommel Adducul and Danny Ildefonso, as well as the inspiration he got from his mother, Erlinda.

“Ini-idolo ko talaga sila,” Pingris admitted. “Ako yung dating batang nagtatrabaho lang sa palengke at nung inididolo ko sila, ginaya ko sila hanggang naging professional rin ako.”

“So sana may mga batang ganun din na nag-iidolo sa amin lahat sa PBA, sana matupad din ang pangarap nila at gayahin din kami,” the Gilas Pilipinas standout added.

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Pingris, who turns 35 next month, said they worked on the project for six months and are already planning for a second edition.

“Sana magkaroon ng part two kasi yung binabalak ko sa second book, wala ng shortcut yun – yung pagkabata ko hanggang paglaki hanggang dito na (sa PBA),” Pingris admitted. “Kung ano yung unang trabaho ko dati, dun ko sasabihin talaga. Sana matuloy.”

Pingris said proceeds of the sales will go to cancer-stricken kids and war veterans they visited at V. Luna General Hospital during the All-Star weekend.

“Kahit yung konting kita nito, itutulong ko sa mga batang may cancer. Yun yung talagang punteriya ko dito at para sa mga kaibigan nating sundalo na nakipag-bakabakan dati,” he said.

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