“Ayaw ko i-justify na bata kasi ako noon, pero nagkamali talaga ako.” I was careless. I didn’t think about it being Tama Ginakawa Ko or Hindi. “I’m very remorseful,” Foschi Padrego said. Fossky Padrego looked down, his fingertips touching lightly, like a humiliated child praying, begging for forgiveness.
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“Itong move na ginawa ko transcends basketball. Gusto kong ayusin yung sarili ko,” Padrigao said after agreeing to an exclusive interview with Rappler.
Padrego knows he made bad decisions with some of his friends as a teenager, so he doesn’t expect his words to make him a new person any time soon. But he said he hopes his desire to right his past mistakes – which the aspiring basketball star thought was “cool” at the time – will help him take concrete steps and mold him into a person he can respect.
In late July, Padrego announced his decision to leave Ateneo, where he played for the youth and senior teams and led them to their fourth title in the Tab Baldwin era in his first season as a starter. champion. The move comes after the school declared Padrego ineligible to compete next season because he narrowly missed meeting the quality point index (QPI) required by the university for student-athletes to be eligible to compete in the UAAP.
The incoming junior has sat out a few offseason games for the Blue Eagles, giving us our first look at his future. Padrego, a former Ateneo Zamboanga student, dreamed of completing his education at Loyola Heights as a child, but everything changed when, he said, he “no longer felt at home.”
“I left because I wanted a fresh start, a new environment where I could improve my skills and develop as a person,” he said.
Padrigao admitted that the public criticism affected him so much that he could no longer concentrate on UAAP training, so he no longer felt comfortable going to school and deliberately missed classes so that he could be alone.
“I don’t have any problems with my coach or my teammates,” the 21-year-old said brilliantly. Now he spends most of his time training at True Focus, a local basketball development program, to stay in shape.
Other college programs are interested in his services as a transfer student. For example, a professional basketball team in Asia even considered offering him a contract, but withdrew interest after further research into his status.
“Gusto ko Muna ayusin sarili ko bago ako makapag-commit kung saan ako mag co-submit,” he explained. “That’s important to me – that I don’t make any mistakes and try to rebuild from there.”
(I want to improve myself first before committing to other things. This is important to me – learn from your mistakes and try to rebuild from there.)