By: Elena Grace Flores
Reil Cervantes recollected the events when Blackwater’s cager Gilbert Bulawan collapsed on him, many thought including Blackwater owner Dioceldo Sy that he was just playing around. However, their reactions were immediately turned into deep concern when Bulawan went pale and was peeing uncontrollably. That was when they knew that there was something seriously wrong with him.
Sy, also Bulawan’s wedding godfather regretfully said that the latter was still very joyful and teasing in the practice. No one can even imagine that he would die that day right then and there. The physical therapist tried to resuscitate him but to no avail. He was already bloated when doctors tried to revive him.
His co-players, coaches and everyone present during the incident bowed their heads to pray for his safety but he’s already gone too soon. PBA extended their deepest sympathies to his family. Blackwater was in full force after the arrival of imports Eric Dawson and Imad Qawash of Palestine – but next time they practice again, Bulawan will just be watching over them.