Cayco said the partnership is a massive boost to the country’s bid of growing the sport and making its presence felt in the international arena.
“I’d like to thank ABS-CBN for helping us grow the sport,” said Cayco during the June 30 press conference graced by ABS-CBN head of Integrated Sports Dino Laurena.
“For winning the All-Filipino it is only fitting that we appoint Petron as our representative in the Macau tournament,” said Suzara, adding that the tourney would also serve as Petron’s preparation for the Grand Prix.
“We are very confident that Petron will be very competitive based on how it fared in the finals series against F2 Logistics. I’m sure they will play hard and make the country and the league very proud.”
With such a star-studded roster, Petron proved that hard work and sacrifice would lead to a fluid chemistry and eventually, back to the title.
“It’s been two years since the last time we tasted the crown,” said Molina, who is one of the two remaining players from the Petron squad that won the All-Filipino crown two years ago. “We wanted it very badly. We were hungry and determined to win.”
“I know that what we showed in Game 1 wasn’t the real performance of F2 Logistics,” de Jesus said. “The adrenaline of the players in Game 1 was so high that they tend to commit mistakes. I told them that most of them were selected in the national team, so they might as well come up with ‘national team-like’ performance.”