ABY MARAÑO, Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago lead the players named to the 12-woman Philippine volleyball team for the Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in August.
Marano will skipper the team that will also have Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Ces Molina, Mika Reyes, Kim Fajardo, Jia Morado, Kim Dy, Cha Cruz-Behag, Majoy Baron, and Dawn Macandili.
Denden Lazaro and Rhea Dimaculagan were named reserves after the coaching staff led by Shaq delos Santos picked from an original pool of 20 players.
“For us ibibigay na lang muna namin ang best namin para dito and hindi namin sasabihin na ito agad ang goal namin, sabi ko nga lagi kaming naka-focus muna sa process and then let’s see ‘yung result nito,” said delos Santos.
The team is also set to see action in the Asian Cup in Thailand in September and the 30th Southeast Asian Games next year in Manila.