Czarina Carandang grateful for former FEU star Remy Palma's support as Lady Tams battled for PVL survival
Czarina Carangang says she felt more relaxed with Remy Palma at the stands while FEU played. Kiev Iz Kresta

CZARINA Carandang was mighty glad to have former Far Eastern University star Remy Palma guiding her in a crucial match as the Lady Tamaraws battled to keep their PVL finals hopes alive.

With the Lady Tamaraws on the brink of elimination, Carandang came up with a huge performance with 20 points, from 15 spikes, three blocks and two service aces, and FEU scored a five-set win to force a semis decider with the Adamson Lady Falcons.


The soft-spoken player from Tanauan, Batangas was thankful Palma was at the stands somewhat guiding her as the Lady Tamaraws battled for survival.

“Kanina nga nagkaka-eye to eye kami ni Ate Remy. Gumaganoon siya sa akin na, ‘relax lang Czar, relax lang.’ So sa kanya lang ako tumitingin, ‘na Ate Rem anong gagawin ko?’ shared Carandang.

“Kasi ever since noong simula pa lang noong rookie year ko pa lang nilu-look up ko na si ate Rem. Tapos every time na may gagawin, ‘Ate Rem paano po ito? Paano po ang ganito?’ Sa kanya lang po ako nagtatanong lalo na po kung nalilito ako,” she added. 

“Kanina po nag-eye to eye lang po kami na parang ‘Ate paano?’ Alam nya na po sa isip niya ‘yun na, ‘Relax lang Czar, kaya mo ‘yan’,” she continued.


Carandang’s gritty play impressed National University setter Jasmine Nabor, who was near the reporters watching before the Lady Bulldogs’ match with Arellano University, commented: “Aba, palaban!”

She waved off suggestions she could earn the tag of the next Remy Palma.

“Si Ate Rem po talaga ‘yung parang ‘The Boss’ talaga, ako kampon na lang. Konting angas lang, low key lang ako compared sa kanya,” she said with a laugh.



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