Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Oliver Almadro prepares Choco Mucho Flying Titans for PVL ‘war’

The Choco Mucho Flying Titans are raring to make a huge splash in the 2019 PVL Open Conference that will begin on August 11.

Backed by the Rebisco company, the same corporation that supports the two-time PVL champions Creamline Cool Smashers, the Flying Titans couldn’t wait to introduce their brand of volleyball.

“Malaki to para sa amin bilang coaches and volleyball players because we know it’s another chance for us to show our talent in the most prestigious league, the PVL,” Choco Mucho head coach Oliver Almadro said.

“I’m very grateful for the Rebisco family for putting up another team and giving opportunities and a home for these players, coaches and of course, giving opportunities for people around us to work together and put up a team that will really represent the brand well.”

Though the Almadro-mentored team is bannered by the Ateneo Lady Eagles quartet of Maddie Madayag, Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino, and Kim Gequillana, most of its players will come from different teams and leagues.

But the multi-titled tactician shrugs off the pressure of handling a new set of players and sees a golden opportunity to build new bonds.

“Sabi ko nga, this is an avenue for everybody to be a family,” the Ateneo mentor said. “These players are coming from different schools, different teams before. Para sakin, hindi ‘to accident that we’re here.

“It’s by fate that we have a purpose again to show our talent and be an inspiration to many.”

Bolstering the squad are Bang Pineda, Gyra Barroga, Dancel Dusaran, Arianna Angustia, Shannen Palec and Gel Alkuino from the the now-disbanded United Volleyball Club in the PSL.

#ReadMore  Lady Eagles down but still hopeful, says De Leon

Also part of the club team are Acy Masangkay from Cignal, Shange Berte from Cocolife, Dianne Ticar from Iriga-Navy, Cindy Imbo from Perpetual, and Carla Sandoval, who also played for Foton, from UST.

Asked if there’s going to be a sibling rivalry between the sister teams, Almadro downplays the narrative, but assures that they will be giving it their all come the All-Filipino tourney that will feature a nine-team field, which includes Air Force, Bali Pure, Banko-Perlas, Chef Classic, Creamline, Motolite, Pacific Town-Army, and Petro Gazz.

“Of course, we will play hard. We will be better than our best every day in every training and every match,” Almadro vowed.

“Expect that come game time, it will be war. Titans eh, we’ll be true to our name. We will be as passionate as ever pagdating sa games.”

Written By

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like


Cignal, F2 Logistics, and BaliPure have begun their respective bubble trainings for the upcoming 2021 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.  Cignal had been in...

2021 SEA Games

There is still a chance for the players who were not able to attend the Philippine National Volleyball Federation’s tryouts in Subic last April...


Sister teams Creamline and Choco Mucho will still be training at the same venue. This time around, the Games and Amusements Board has approved...

Beach Volleyball

Participants in the tryouts for the men’s and women’s national teams in Subic later this week will start undergoing RT-PCR tests starting today in...

2021 SEA Games

A total of 40 of the best and finest women’s volleyball players have been invited by the Philippine National Volleyball Federation for the national...


All 12 teams of the Premier Volleyball League have agreed to move the start of the 2021 Open Conference to the late second quarter...


With National Capitol Region-Plus still under lockdown, the Premier Volleyball League is looking to discuss with all 12 of its member teams new options...


The on-going pandemic has made Illa Santos-Ng much closer to her family, especially her son and daughter. That is why when the brass of...