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Christine Francisco brings passion to the court

Christine Francisco brings passion to the court

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By JOY THERESE C. GOMEZ and SYRAH VIVIEN J. INOCENCIO KNOWN FOR her knack for going the extra mile in the volleyball court, the ferocious middle blocker Christine Dianne Francisco has emerged as the new team captain of the UST Golden Tigresses.   Tin, as she is fondly called, followed the sports legacies of her brother and grandparents, former Thomasian volleyball player Justin Francisco, former UST athletic director Felicitas Francisco, and member of the 1954 Philippine team for the World Basketball Championship (now FIBA World Cup) Ben Francisco. She began her career as a Thomasian volleyball player during her sophomore high school year. Tin shares that the start of her volleyball journey was not a walk in the park as she joined her first volleyball team without even knowin...
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...