JAJA Santiago intends to see action along with her sister Dindin in the Super Liga Grand Prix for Chery Tiggo after a pocket tournament in Japan in May.
Jaja and Dindin are currently in the Philippines as a precautionary measure as Japan tries to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
The 6-foot-5 Jaja is expected to return to Japan at the end of the month to rejoin Ageo Medics and prepare for a pocket tournament in May, after which she will be available for her PSL club.
“Kasi ang liga lang naman namin ng May is one week. Start ng May 1 eh ang second round ng PSL parang second week so malamang nandito na kami,” Santiago said.
“Tapusin ko muna ang contract ko doon before ako maglaro sa kanila. Siguro by second round ng PSL, babalik kami na magkapatid.”
Santiago intends to continue to play for Ageo Medics after helping the team place third in the V.Premier League Division 1. She added other teams are eyeing the services of other Filipina volleyball players although she refused to reveal the names.
“After nung game namin ng third place. Tinanong na nila yung agent ko na pilitin ako na maglaro ako for third season. Eh sabi ko naman sa Ageo na if ever babalik ako ng Japan ulit. Mag-stay talaga ako sa Ageo,” Santiago said. “Ayoko kasi ng new adjustment, new environment. Gusto ko na kung saan ako komportable na, doon ako.”
“Surprise na lang if ever na maglalaro sila. Pero may mga players na kinukuha sa atin ngayon na maglalaro sa Japan,” she said.