By Xy-Zha Cabanlong
For the Pasay Voyagers Team Captain Jaypee Belencion, playing against the Iloilo United Royals is more than just a game but it is also a homecoming.
"2 years din ako hindi nakauwi. Excited ako lalo na at Iloilo ang kalaban. Hometown ko pa, pero pinaghandaan namin ng mabuti itong laban na ito," says Belencion.
In his homecoming, he hopes to not only see his family but to also inspire young ones to play the sport.
"Excited akong makita ang family ko, at sana maka-inspire din ako ng mga bata sa amin," he added.
Coming to Iloilo, the Voyagers are on a 6-game winning streak. While it is safe to say that Pasay is on the winning groove, Belencion mentioned that they are not going to take the United Royals lightly.
"Malaking bagay sa amin itong game na ito the same way as our other remaining games. Isang contender team din kasi kasi Iloilo, a game with them will help us see kung saan pa kami pwedeng mag-improve at kung paano pa namin mai-apply sa game yung mga tinuturo sa amin ni Coach Marlon," Belencion narrated.
The former Letran Knight turned Pasay Voyager promises his fellow Ilonggos that his team and the United Royals are up to giving them a kind of basketball game that does not only entertain but inspire.
"Para sa mga kapwa ko Ilonggo, mag eenjoy po kayo sa laro namin laban sa Iloilo United Royals. Expect po nyo na napakagandang laban nito," Belencion said in parting.
The Iloilo United Royals hosts the Pasay Voyagers at the University of San Agustin Gym at 8.30pm on September 19th.
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