Athletes continue to provide hope and inspiration to the community amid the continued spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Taking part in an ever-growing chorus, the members of Creamline Beach Volleyball Team made their voices heard, sending out words of encouragement and important reminders in these trying times.
Bernadeth Pons and Sisi Rondina spearheaded the video message addressed to the public, while teammates Krung Arbasto, Jaron Requinton, James Buytrago, Dij Rodriguez, Alex Polidario, Pemie Balagay, Bianca Lizares, and AJ Pareja; as well as program director Charo Soriano, team manager Amanda Villanueva, Dimdim Pacres, and team liaison Ian Dionisio, followed suit.
“Labing limang araw na mula noong nag-lockdown ang Manila,” Pacres opened. “Miss na namin maglaro at miss niyo na siguro manood, pero alalahanin natin na ito ‘yung kailangan nating gawin upang masolusyunan ang problemang COVID-19.”
Pons then continued, “Mabilis itong kumalat, at kahit sino sa atin ay puwedeng mahawa, kaya huwag natin isipin na dahil malakas o healthy, hindi tayo magkakaroon nito.”
Creamline reminded everyone to keep one’s health in check, remain positive, and observe precautionary measures such as social distancing and frequent washing of hands.
Besides that, the beach volleyball stalwarts also made it known that they are one with the nation, and the rest of the world, in praying for healing.
As Arbasto put it, “At dahil buong mundo ang apektado dito, patuloy tayong manalangin hindi dahil sa kalagayan ng Pilipinas kun’di sa iba pang mga bansa.”
Rondina then chimed in, “Tulong-tulong po tayo. Gawin ang kanya-kanyang part upang hindi lumala ang sitwasyon.
“Tiwala lang, malalagpasan po natin ito!”