PBA stars sing 'Heal the World,' other things Filipino athletes are doing amidst lockdown

Filipino athletes are striving to stave off inactivity amid an "enhanced community lockdown" imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the entire Luzon mainland until April 12.

By the looks of it, many have successfully found other avenues to spend their time on during the past few days.

On Thursday, PBA stars -- led by Barangay Ginebra's LA Tenorio -- linked up to sing Michael Jackson's "Heal the World" to show solidarity amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.

Joining Tenorio were teammates Mark Caguioa, Scottie Thompson and Japeth Aguilar, retired stars Jimmy Alapag and Jayjay Helterbrand, James Yap, Gabe Norwood and Beau Belga of Rain or Shine, Paul Lee and Marc Pingris of Magnolia, Jayson Castro of TNT, Kiefer Ravena of NLEX, and June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel.

"Alam ko po na napakahirap ng nararanasan natin ngayon, na parang nakatigil ang mundo natin ngayon. Kapit lang po. Matatapos lang din po itong pinagdadaanan natin ngayon," Tenorio said at the beginning of the video.

"Ang mahalaga ngayon ay sundin natin ang panawagan ng gobyerno na mag-community quarantine. Para na rin po ito sa kaligtasan ng lahat," he continued.

Similarly to most PBA players since the league suspended play, TNT's Poy Erram, Barangay Ginebra's Joe Devance and Alaska's Vic Manuel spent time with their families.

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Manuel and a handful of others, like Rain or Shine's Rey Nambatac, Ravena, Creamline's Alyssa Valdez and Ateneo Lady Eagle Dani Ravena, used TikTok to battle boredom, which seems effective so far.

Gin Kings guard Scottie Thompson wanted to go on a road trip in his new wheels.

Others made use of their hobbies, such as San Miguel star Arwind Santos who tried his hand with the piano.

Devance, meanwhile, managed to enlist some help in putting together his own bike. He was also with teammates Mark Caguioa, Raymond Aguilar and Tenorio, as well as Helterbrand, James Yap, Sol Mercado, KG Canaleta and JC Intal -- fellow bike enthusiasts who spent some time together during the PBA suspension.

Some just couldn't stay away from the grind, like F2 Logistics Star Kalei Mau and SMB's Chris Ross, F2 Logistics' Majoy Baron and TNT's Kelly Williams.

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James Younghusband, though, had to improvise with his drills.