Molina said they may be the reigning titlists but they are marching into the games without any pressure.
“Although we’re the defending champions, we’re playing without any pressure and we’re just here to enjoy the game,” said Molina. "We have always prepared for every opponent and we are ready to give our best shot every game.”
“I’m very happy to be back after one year,” said Soltones, who was part of the national team that saw action in the AVC Asian Women’s Cup early this month.
“We’re very happy to play in a high-level tournament.”
“Their absence will give other players a chance to step up,” said Velez, referring to the Santiago sisters who will see action in the V.Premier League of Japan next month.
“With Jaja and Dindin out, we will have a new look in the All-Filipino. We will not be relying on one or two players alone as other players are expected to step up and contribute.”