Ilonggo athlete opts out of UAAP to pursue business

KINS JONAS Go chose to pursue business rather than playing in his final UAAP year as a Bulldog. (Photo courtesy of Arvin Lim via ABS-CBN News)

By: Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

A GRADUATE of Ateneo de Iloilo grade school, Kins Jonas Go, was recruited by the National University to play for the Bullpups high school basketball team.

Go was part of the Bullpups roster when they bagged the championship in UAAP Season 76. He continued to be part of the roster until his college years.

However, Go opted to focus on his business.

A Financial Management major, Go found interest in playing PC games and later discovered the viability of putting up his own business.

He, together with his siblings and brother-in-law, conceived Battle Station Gaming Hub located at 618 MF Jhocson Street, Sampaloc, Manila.

“I am the one responsible for the idea of putting up that computer shop business since I saw that it is very feasible due to the location’s heavy people traffic. Also, since my brother in law is an IT (information technology) guy, he can truly help me and my family-run the business. The rest is history as the saying goes. Not that it’s easy to run but it all came together, and just needed a deep understanding and dedication,” Go said.

Go also advised young athletes planning to put up their own business: “Make sure that you like the business you are getting into, study it hard and ask advice from people who have done it before. Also never neglect your studies, finish it no matter what. that’s the most important thing.”

Go, a bike enthusiast, expressed his desire to promote Iloilo City as a bike-friendly city.

“Promote Iloilo City as a bike-friendly city as biking is good for the health,” he added.