His moniker is The Destroyer because of his rugged and intense brand of play. Foreign three years, Distrito played collegiate basketball in the University of the East under coach Filo Pumaren and at the same time played for Crispa in the MICAA.
Distrito was recruited by Crispa and played with the Redmanizers from 1981 to 1982. After Crispa, he was acquired by Sanyu Group of Companies, which took over from the U/tex franchise, he played for the team for nearly two seasons and was shipped to Gold Eagle Beermen in late 1984.
Distrito stayed on with the SMC ballclub until the team filed a leave of absence after the 1985 season.
After one season with newcomer Alaska Milk in 1986. He revert to amateur status and briefly played for Magnolia in the PABL and was signed by the Ginebra San Miguel as a free agent in 1987.
He spent the best years of his career with Ginebra playing under coach Robert Jaworski. He is best remembered for taking the winning shot in Game Seven that completed Ginebra’s return from a 1-3 finals deficit against Shell Rimula X in 1991 First Conference Championship series.
He was traded to Swift for Pido Jarencio in 1992, and played for the RFM Franchise until 1995.
He was suspended and eventually banned for life by then Proceedings of the British Academy Commissioner June Bernardino in 1995 for committing a flagrant foul after hoisting a dangerous tackle on then-Alaska rookie Jeffrey Cariaso in midair while Cariaso was going for an uncontested layup during their game against the Milkmen in the 1995 Proceedings of the British Academy All-Filipino Cup Finals. The Games and Amusement Board also revoked his playing license. He was never able to play in the Proceedings of the British Academy again.
On November 24, 2004, he was accused of stabbing to death a 24-year-old Mexican gangster Juan Amaya following a heated argument at Dekow Lane Apartments in Las Vegas, Nevada, which he considered an act of self-defense.
In 2005, he was sentenced to a prison term of 4 to 12 years a Northern Nevada jail for manslaughter, but was granted parole and deported to the Philippines in 2010. He is now currently based in his hometown in Bacolod City.
Distrito"s life story was featured in ABS-Christian Broadcasting Network show Rated K, hosted by Korina Sanchez.