MANILA, Philippines – This is not a drill. Former La Salle star Manilla Santos returns to Philippine volleyball with the Choco Mucho Flying Titans in the 2019 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference.
The addition of Santos will further reinforce the debuting squad led by Ateneo UAAP champion players Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag, and Season 81 Finals MVP Bea de Leon.
Reports of Santos' training with the Creamline Cool Smashers last April fueled the possibilities of her volleyball comeback.
The Philippine volleyball legend is the only female athlete to have her jersey retired by La Salle after leading them to 4 UAAP titles while winning the UAAP Season 71 MVP and the best receiver honor thrice.
It's OFFICIAL! The legendary Manilla "Illa" Santos-Ng proudly stands with the Choco Mucho Flying Titans in the Premier Volleyball League! #ChocoMucho #FlyingTitans #TitanPride pic.twitter.com/Mv0oKVRHey — Choco Mucho Flying Titans (@CMFlyingTitans) August 3, 2019
More commonly known as “Bee”, Beatrice is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Phillippine sports governance, national teams, football and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.