I learned recently that Dave Regullano, the starting center of the champion Letran Knights basketball team of 1970, and one of the pioneer players of the Philippine Basketball Association, died last Oct. 7, 2011, of a heart attack.
Regullano was one of the members of that storied team that beat the De La Salle Green Archers for the crown in 1970. Among the members of that team were Rudy Hines, the brothers Ricky and Molet Pineda (who later on coached the Knights), and Rolly Marcelo. Regullano went on to play for U-Tex and Royal Tru-Orange in the PBA.
Regullano is survived by his wife, Magdalena, the registrar of San Beda College Alabang, and also formerly the dean of the college of arts and sciences of the same school.
Arriba, Dave! Though you have gone ahead to that great basketball court in the sky, we will remember you especially for your exploits for our alma mater.