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‘Battle of the Rivals’ set July 16

Alyssa Valdez and Mika Reyes lead a cast of past and present volleyball stars from archrivals Ateneo and La Salle who will meet in a charity game dubbed as “Battle of the Rivals” on July 16 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Valdez teams up with former teammates Denden Lazaro, Fille Cainglet-Cayetano, Jia Morado, Amy Ahomiro, Maddy Madayag, Jho Maraguinot and Ella de Jesus while Reyes headlines the La Salle team that will also have Ara Galang, Kim Fajardo, Aby Maraño, Cha Cruz, Melissa Gohing, Michelle Gumabao and Cyd Demecillo.

The two popular players have expressed their readiness to take part in the exhibition game that will benefit the scholarship funds of both Ateneo and La Salle as well as the foundation of Rebisco, which broached the idea of organizing the said event.

“Sabi nila it’s gonna be competitive because gusto namin pakita kung anu na ang level of competition sa volleyball, but definitely it’s all for the scholars and the fans so its gonna be an exciting volleyball match for sure,” said Valdez during yesterday’s press conference at Capitol Commons in Pasig City.

“Siyempre andun pa naman ang rivalry, hopefully hindi mabigyan ng negative interpretation ang mangyayari kaso it’s for charity,” Reyes said.

Rebisco officials led by Vice President for Corporate Planning Rolando Delfino and Vice President for Marketing Kathy Simundo said that tickets will be available through Ticketnet outlets on a later date.

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