PVL draws another full house in Batangas City

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 01, 2018 04:10 PM
PVL draws another full house in Batangas City
CHEERS TO GO. Waving elongated red and blue balloons, Batangas-based employees of Chooks to Go, main sponsor of the Tacloban Fighting Warays in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference, cheer their team in the recent out-of-town PVL games in Batangas City.

Heavy splashes of red, pink, blue and white blended inside the jam-packed Batangas City Sports Coliseum as the crowd watched the triple-header of the Premier Volleyball League on Tour last Sunday.    

Red t-shirts were worn by around a hundred Batangas-based supporters of the Tacloban Fighting Warays, clashing with the pink tees of the Creamline Cool Smashers' supporters and superstar Alyssa Valdez’s own loyal fans, who travelled all the way from Manila.

Meanwhile, the color blue dominated the separate sections of the box seats, representing the fans of Bali Pure - National University even as supporters of Pocari Sweat-Philippine Air Force showed up dressed up in white-and-blue tops.

Their colors seemed to be as loud as the thunderous cheers and ear-splitting screams with which fans egged on their respective teams to victory.  

Then there were also those who trooped to the 10-year-old sports arena just to watch first-class action in volleyball that day beginning with the Air Force-Cignal encounter in the men’s division in the morning, followed by the two afternoon matches pitting the Cool Smashers against the Fighting Warays and the Purest Water Defenders against defending champion Lady Warriors.    

Couples also turned up, bringing along their kids in the hope of sparking their interest in sports early and eventually turning them into athletes themselves.

The members of the white-clad Estrada family of Batangas City were among the eager spectators of the PVL (above photo).

Joseph and Evangeline Estrada (yes, hubby is the real Joseph Estrada) and their two children – Enrique Jose, 4, and Elisandro Jose, 2 – turned up primarily for the Air Force-Cignal action.  

A volleyball player of the Commission on Audit, Joseph wants his sons to become future champion varsity athletes in the mold of Cignal HD Spikers Marck Espejo, Rex Intal and Isay Marasigan.   

“I didn’t become a varsity player in college, but what I failed to achieve I want my sons to have,” said the senior Estrada in earnest.        

He is ever so thankful that the PVL is keeping its commitment to bring its games to the provinces.  

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