PVL: Myla Pablo will still play for Pocari in 2018

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 20 2017 05:45 PM | Updated as of Dec 20 2017 11:54 PM

Myla Pablo file photo. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – Amid unfounded rumors that Myla Pablo is set to leave Pocari Sweat, her camp has stressed that the open spiker plans to play for the Lady Warriors for at least one more year.

A seemingly innocent post by Pablo on Tuesday sparked speculations that she will leave the team. She tweeted a picture of herself wearing a Philips Gold jersey, back when the franchise was still competing in the Philippine Superliga.

The team left the PSL for the Premier Volleyball League in 2016 and rebranded as Pocari Sweat.

Mark Salamat, Pablo's representative in Virtual Playground, told ABS-CBN News on Wednesday that both Pablo and middle blocker Jeanette Panaga had every intention of honoring their contracts.

"(They) will stay with Pocari in 2018… they will be there to lead Pocari during this rebuilding stage," Salamat said in a text message.

"Both shall be there to lift the team up and lead them to the best that they can, at least for a year in 2018. Let's see how it goes," he added.

Pablo signed a lucrative five-year deal with Pocari last year, and led the Lady Warriors to the Reinforced Conference title in 2017, where she won Finals MVP. She was the MVP in the Open Conference but the Lady Warriors bowed to Bali Pure in the finals.

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