6 months Ex-Tigers remember coach who was also like a father to them Inquirer
Close to 2,400 kilometers away, Gerard Francisco heard the heartbreaking news. "He was like a second father to me," the former Sta. Lucia star in the PBA and member of two University of Santo Tomas champion teams in the UAAP told the Inquirer over the phone after learning of coach Aric del Rosario's passing just past midnight on Thursday. "I learned a lot from the man, not only about playing the game, but about life." Del Rosario succumbed to a massive heart attack, according to Francisco, who talked over the phone to Lester, the coach's oldest son who was a ... more