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Dindin Santiago-Manabat possibly set for Japanese club stint

Following her younger sister Jaja Santiago’s footsteps, Dindin Santiago-Manabat may also have a stint in the vaunted Japanese V-League on the horizon.

Although he could not yet go into details, Foton’s new head coach Aaron Velez revealed that the former National University standout was also seeking opportunities in Japan.

Santiago-Manabat, in fact, had already been in Japan two weeks ago, way ahead of the Philippine Women’s National Volleyball Team who flew to Okayama last Sunday for a training camp in preparation for the Asian Games.

“Lumabas din na nagpunta siya ng Japan pero wala pa ‘yung official statement, so we’re just also anticipating if in case there is going to be an opportunity for Japan. So, we just have to be ready as well,” Velez told the media earlier tonight.

If Manabat does earn a spot in a Japanese club, Foton will be severely dented.

The Tornadoes are already set to miss the services of Jaja Santiago and, possibly, Bea De Leon, who confirmed that she will exhaust her final UAAP playing year with Ateneo.

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Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.

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