A FUMING Aby Marano took to Twitter to respond to bashers after another issue hounded the Philippine women's volleyball team in its buildup to the Southeast Asian Games.
Fans were critical online after Alyssa Valdez went to Arellano Gym on Sunday unaware that the national team's training had been cancelled.
The former La Salle star insisted everyone in the team was informed about the schedule the night before through the team's Viber group.
What infuriated Marano were insinuations that Valdez was left out of the loop.
“Pwede ba tigilan niyo kami sa paninisi na di alam ni Ly na walang ensayo today? May anunsiyo po kahapon pa. Wala kayong alam manahimik kayo,” Marano posted on her Twitter account, @Abymarano.
“May announcement sa viber group namin ok? Intindihin natin na baka di ito nabasa. Ganun pa man respeto naman ho walang kinalaman players jan,” she added.
Sources say that Marano reached out to Valdez over the incident.
Valdez, for her part, said that one thing that they can do is to always communicate within the team to help prevent getting their signals crossed.
“But we really have to close the circle para mas maganda ‘yung sama-sama, ‘yung communication namin, I think that’s one key,” she said.
“And lagi naman may ganyan eh, hindi naman maiiwasan na may negative comments, we can’t control everyone,” she added.
Although Valdez did not answer directly when asked if she got the message or not, she just asked everyone to support the team ahead of the Asian Women’s Seniors on August 9-17 and Southeast Asian Games on August 19-31.
“If they want to support, they support the national team, it’s for the country, 'yun lang naman eh and kung may mga ganyan let’s all pray na maging at peace lahat and maging ok lahat,” said Valdez.
The national team will fly to Japan for a two-week training and Valdez is hoping that it will be a time for the squad to regroup and bond.