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Shannen Palec: Leading with perseverance and humility

Shannen Palec: Leading with perseverance and humility

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By FATE EMERALD M. COLOBONG and LORRAINE B. LAZARO GUSHES OF the fresh wind from her hometown slowly faded as she moved to a new city to test her luck. The volleyball player from Passi, Iloilo casts a smile on her face as she shares her greatest motivation to play in Manila—making her province proud. “Kung hindi dahil sa volleyball, hindi ako makakalaro dito, hindi ako [makakakuha ng] scholarship, hindi ako [makakarating] sa Manila, hindi ako makakatulong sa province, [and I wouldn’t get to] inspire others,” she says as her eyes sparkle with passion and determination. Taking advantage of her God-given height, Shannen Palec has been striking and acing volleyball since her first year in high school. As a girl who grew up in the province, she shares the struggles she experienc...