JAJA Santiago plans to play for both Foton in Binan City, Laguna and National University in Pasig, even if the two matches just hours apart on Wednesday.
Foton Pilipinas has a match scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday against Kazakhstan’s Altay VC in the Asian Women’s Club Championship. She will have a vehicle waiting to bring her to Philsports Arena for the 4 p.m. V-League semifinal against University of the Philippines.
“’Di ba 11 naman po yung game namin, and after po ng game namin dun sa Foton, diretso na ako dito," Santiago said.
"May naka-ready na po akong service after po ng game," she added.
The NU captain, who earlier expressed her commitment to her varsity team, said she plans to pull out of the Foton match early if she thinks she'll miss her game with NU.
“Kung sa tingin po namin na mag-aalanganin ang oras, mauuna na po akong aalis sa game,” said Santiago, insisting that said she's willing to play through fatigue for her school.
"Siguro kung iisipin ko yung mga teammates ko dito na nangangailangan din sa akin, yung pagod nawawala din yun," she said, noting that it is not the first time she is playing for teams in different leagues on the same day.
"Siguro nasanay na din ako na siyempre player ako, maraming mga liga, kailangan yung utak mo siya yung tumulong sa katawan mo para maka-recover. So mind over body po talaga. Sa akin naman, mabilis naman ako maga-adjust, parehas lang naman na volleyball," Santiago added.
Santiago also anticipates the probability of getting stuck in traffic during the ride from Binan to Pasig, but is not stressing over it.
"May forever sa traffic. Pero kung ma-stress ka sa traffic, lalo ka lang mapapagod, eh ’di enjoy mo na lang 'yung traffic," she said.