Dear Patrick Baumann,
I was surprised to find out that you had informed our dear good old friend and Big Brother, Mr. Carl Ching that you did not have any knowledge of the Bangkok Agreement.
You claimed it was the product of two parties (the BAP and SBP) and you were just a witness to the Bangkok Agreement.
Allow me to tell you this. It was you who pointed out to me how to protect our group by negotiating for the "1st members submitted to fiba in the Tokyo communique" to become "REGULAR MEMBERS", Thus"will have Full Right including the Right to Elect the 1st set of officers that will replace the officers of the Transitory period" as provided in the BAP/SBP document, in the "Transitory Provision SECTION.”
It was you who promised me that the position of executive director was to be given to somebody who was neutral. It was you who worked out the final point of the disagreement, which was that the merger would be named "BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas."
It also was you who described Mr. Noli Eala as a “snake” and that he should not be allowed to have any role in the new merger because of his blunder in the Fiba Asia Champion Cup of 2005.
At that time, I felt all the signatories to the Bangkok Agreement believed in the sanctity of the document because they were men of honor. They wanted to bring back the sport that is the most popular and closest to the heart of the Filipino people through the lifting of the FIBA suspension.
That way, the Philippines would have been able to defend the men’s basketball medal in the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) competitions.
Unfortunately, things did not turn out right.
"You are the Soul and Figure in the Bangkok Agreement."
I urge you to determine which Honorable people in the Bangkok Agreement abided – or did not abide – by the document.
This is in order to put an end to this wasteful use of resources and time, TO DETERMINE WHO IS THE LEGITIMATE OFFICER OF THE ORGANIZATION!
I remain and thank you!
Christian D. Tan
Elected BAP-SBP Executive Director
On June 4, 2008
Mobile: +63-917 838 8720
cc. Mr. Carl Ching
Dato' Yeoh Choo Hock
Mr. Hagop Khajirian
FIBA-Asia &FIBA Family
BAP Executive Board