MANILA, Philippines – Athletes showed their support for the tandem of Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Kiko Pangilinan by joining the “Angatleta sa Araneta” event on Tuesday, May 3.
Volleyball standouts Alyssa Valdez, Kat Tolentino, Bea de Leon, Deanna Wong, Denden Lazaro, and Caitlyn Viray were among the athletes in attendance alongside PBA coach Yeng Guiao.
Guiao and Valdez have been doing house-to-house campaign for the Robredo-Pangilinan pair.
Over 100 cheerleaders performed at the event, which ended with two volleyball exhibition games for the men’s and women’s divisions.
Team Angat – bannered by former FEU Lady Tamaraws’ Carly Hernandez and former UP Lady Maroons’ Kathy Bersola – swept Team Buhay, 26-24, 25-12, in women’s play.
“I just wanted to show my support and advocate for change. I wanted to support someone who has a good platform and a good track record,” said Tolentino.
“For someone to have supporters who created an event like this and want to show their support for Leni, this just goes to show how great of a president she’ll be in the future.”
Here are some photos from the event: