MANILA – University of Santo Tomas (UST) star Sisi Rondina could barely express her gratitude on Sunday, after learning that her family will be able to watch Game 2 of the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball finals live.
Rondina recently revealed that her family would be unable to fly to Manila to watch her and the Golden Tigresses play in the UAAP Finals against Ateneo. This, as most of her funds had gone to a two-story home that she bought for her family.
"Bumili ako ng bahay sa subdivision. Ipon ko talaga," said Rondina, who has embraced her role as the bread-winner of her family ever since leaving Cebu.
Upon learning of the situation, the UST community came together to make sure that Rondina's family will be able to watch Game 2, when the Golden Tigresses try to clinch the UAAP Season 81 title.
"Hindi ko na kayo isa isahin pero sobra na po ang binigay nyo sa amin," said a grateful Rondina in a tweet on Sunday. "Because of my priority, 'di ko sila mapanuod live, pero malalaman ko ginawan niyo ng paraan."
"Paano po ako magpapasalamat?"
A UST fan confirmed to ABS-CBN News that the airfare will be sponsored, and funds have been raised to cover the Airbnb and other expenses for Rondina's family.
"Sisi can still focus on the game," Alvin Reyes said.
Rondina's family is expected to arrive either Monday or Tuesday. Game 2 of the Finals is on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Rondina powered UST to a straight sets win in Game 1, scoring 23 points as the Tigresses downed the Lady Eagles, 25-17, 25-16, 25-20.
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