Wine or beer? Volleybelles share their holiday drinks of choice

Dec 19, 2018

’TIS the season to be merry, and for most Filipinos that means having a drink (or two) with friends and family. For many of our favorite athletes, this time of the year is also the end of the 2018 season when most tournaments are done and they can now stay loose, relax, and forget about weight cuts and competitions.

Of course, being the physical species that they are, athletes are more choosy about what they ingest. Still, when we caught up with the beautiful ladies of Petro Gazz and asked them their poisons of choice, we were surprised to learn that they’re not too different from you and me - just don’t try to challenge them to a drinking competition because their competitive natures can kick in.


Team captain Paneng Mercado watches what she eats and goes to the gym regularly. The former La Salle star, however, enjoys a glass of wine...or two...or three.

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Premier Volleyball League Open Conference best libero Cienne Cruz says that beer is her go-to drink, but that she only drinks occasionally.

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All kinds of Alcohol

Cai Nepomuceno and Rica Enclona aren’t picky with their drinks. They enjoy all kinds as long as they’re in good company, like when they’re with teammates.

Cai believes her alcohol tolerance is quite good, but she only drinks occasionally.

Rica, on the other hand, is fine with anything, except beer.

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