Volleyball: PLDT, Petrogazz set for exhibition in Iloilo

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Posted at Jun 09 2022 12:17 PM

 Fiola Ceballos and the PLDT High Speed Hitters are headed to Iloilo for an exhibition match against the Petrogazz Angels. PVL Media.
Fiola Ceballos and the PLDT High Speed Hitters are headed to Iloilo for an exhibition match against the Petrogazz Angels. PVL Media.


MANILA, Philippines -- The Petrogazz Angels and the PLDT High Speed Hitters are set to play an exhibition match on June 13 at the Tamasak Arena in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. 

It will be a homecoming of sorts for PLDT's Fiola Ceballos, who played for Central Philippine University in Iloilo before making a name for herself in the club leagues in Metro Manila.

"I am happy and overwhelmed because now I can show my kababayans how PLDT High Speed Hitters play live, and not just on TV," Ceballos said.

The 27-year-old Ilongga said this is a chance for them to motivate the young athletes in her hometown.

"We can inspire them by showing how volleyball can help their lives and their families. In my case, [volleyball] helped me in my education: I graduated with a full scholarship from high school through college," she said.

"It feels good to know that I can help my parents, and now, I’m earning by playing the sport that I love."

Preliminary games featuring local Iloilo teams will begin at 1:30 p.m., to be followed by the main event between PLDT High Speed Hitters and Petrogazz Angels at 5:30 p.m. 

For ticket details, visit the Barotac Nuevo Tourism Office. 

The event is made possible by the partnership between the Barotac Nuevo local government and Gametime Sports.