Teary-eyed Daquis to critics: 'Magte-train akong mabuti para mawala yung mga doubt'
Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga were the first two players named for the PSL team set to compete in the FIVB World Club Championship. Jerome Ascano

FAR from her usual cheerful and jolly self, RC Cola Army open spiker Rachel Anne Daquis broke into tears during the post-game interview of the Philippine Super Liga All Filipino Conference at the Cuneta Astrodome on Thursday.

Daquis, along with teammate Jovelyn Gonzaga, was named to be part of the PSL All Star team that will compete in the FIVB World Club Women's Championship on October 18 to 23 at the MOA Arena.

But as grateful as she is, the volleyball darling suddenly became emotional.

"Syempre una nakakapressure kasi hindi naman lahat ng tao naniniwala sayo pero pinagkakatiwalaan ko na lang 'yung plano sa akin ni Papa Jesus," said Daquis, while wiping off her tears.

"Ibibigay ko na lang ang best ko and alam ko naman na bawat isa sa amin may role, so kung ano man ang ibigay sa amin na role paninindigan na lang namin. Ayun blessed naman kami na makuha kami," she added.

As soon as PSL president Tats Suzara and chairman Popoy Juico made the announcement, positive comments poured on social media. But Daquis also took note of remarks posted online, saying that there were more deserving open spikers than her.

"Syempre we cannot please everyone," explained Daquis on her sudden emotional outburst.

But the former Far Eastern University ace vowed to prove her haters wrong.

"So for me, as an athlete, syempre ita-try ko ang best ko. Magte-train akong mabuti para mawala 'yung mga doubt na pinapakita nila sa akin na mga naririnig ko sa ibang tao," she said.

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