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The Road to MVP Olympics 2018

by Michelle Soriano and Gelo Maningas | Feb 23, 2018
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PLDT Cheerdance Team

Reaching the top with strength and camaraderie
A sneak peek of PLDT Cheerdance Team’s routine.
A sneak peek of PLDT Cheerdance Team’s routine.

The PLDT Cheerdance team has made a name for itself in the history of the MVP Olympics, an annual competition in sports and creativity participated in by the various companies under the MVP Group, when they finally ruled last year’s cheerdance event. After bagging first runner-up in the previous years, the team has cheered its way up to be finally hailed as 2017 MVPO Champions for Cheerdance.
Venice Reyes, from the Human Resources (HR) Department, has been a member of the team for seven years. According to Reyes, the competition among the teams has become more serious – one of the reasons as to why their team has been undergoing such rigorous training. “We have been doing our best to prepare for this year’s MVPO. Over the years, our training strategy has changed – focusing more on being conditioned and having proper techniques. Through this, the team will have more endurance to do our stunts and synchronization in more effective ways,” Reyes said.
A sneak peek of PLDT Cheerdance Team’s routine.
PLDT Cheerdance Team Captain Venice Reyes is all smiles as she maintains a positive outlook for this year’s MVPO. 

On the other hand, Rachel De Guzman, who is also from the HR department, has been a member for three years. While she admits that there are challenges that the team has to face, De Guzman underscored the importance of the team’s camaraderie in overcoming all these obstacles. “The team is like a very close-knit family. We all trust each other as we go through the entire process of training and preparing for this year’s MVPO. With the teamwork we have and the amount of time we allot for our training, we hope to win the championship title once again,” De Guzman said.
The team trains four days a week – three times during weekdays and once on weekends. They have been balancing their time between work and training, making sure to be the best they can be both as PLDT employees and MVPO athletes. 

PLDT Volleyball Team
Through determination, hard work, and grit

PLDT Volleyball Team caps off the day’s training with some cool down exercises.PLDT Volleyball Team caps off the day’s training with some cool down exercises.

PLDT Finance's Maruja Banatricia has been playing volleyball for PLDT for the last three years and a half. She also played, however, for Philippine Super Liga (PSL) before.

For the 2018 MVPO, the PLDT team has started their conditioning and weight training since April 2017. “We are determined in bringing back our strength that’s why as early as April last year, we have already started with our training,” Banaticla said.

Team coach Roger Gorayeb strategized their training alternately on weight training and on their play. The team trains every day after work. For Banaticla, managing her time was quite easy since she has been balancing her time for school, training, and work as she's taking her MBA in Commerce at the University of Sto. Tomas. As she easily adapts between work and training for the MVP Olympics, she assures that she performs well in her job. “It is also a good thing that we have very considerate bosses that encourage us to play the sport we love. At the same time, we are also very grateful for the support of the HR department as we go through the MVPO,” Banaticla said.
In the 2016 MVPO, the team went on to win the championship crown. Banaticla admits that while this year, they are facing the risk of losing some members playing critical positions, they are still confident that with their determination, grit, and hard work, they can once again be this year’s MVPO volleyball champions. 

PLDT Basketball Team
Gearing for a comeback

PLDT Basketball Team point guard Gelo Montecastro seeks out his teammates to complete the play.
PLDT Basketball Team point guard Gelo Montecastro seeks out his teammates to complete the play.

Basketball is indeed a team sport – a game that encourages every player to participate and contribute well in the success of the play. That is what the PLDT’s Basketball team still believes in. As a team, they believe that nothing is impossible as long as they all work hard together.
Gelo Montecastro has been workinng under PLDT Enterprise for the last several years. In his college days, he used to play for the UP Fighting Maroons. As one of the key players of the team, he said that in order to win, they must play as a team. “Teamwork is one of the key elements of winning the game. And as long as we stay aggressive in our defense and offense, we can surely win the games,” Montecastro said.
The team started their training last November 2017 and since then, they never stopped practicing. For the team, it is really a challenge for them to balance their time since they train every other day after work, (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.) Even though they have hectic schedule, they still manage to give their best during their trainings. “As long as we have the love for the game, we will never get tired of giving our all as we truly embody that Pusong PLDT,” Montecastro said. 

PLDT Basketball Team guard EJ De Guzman shoots a free throw.
PLDT Basketball Team guard EJ De Guzman shoots a free throw. 

Team coach Cholo Villanueva underscored the importance of balance. “Balance is everything. When you’re nervous and when you’re too aggressive, you lose your balance, so you can’t play properly. Basketball is a game of balance,” Villanueva said. Coach Cholo, also points out that they need to improve their defense during games.  
Last year, the PLDT Basketball Team won the bronze medal but in this year’s MVPO, the team is dreaming the ultimate dream – to be the champion.

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  14. Angelie dela Cruz | Feb 27, 2018
    We call them PLDT Heroes. They work hard, they play hard, they fight for the love of the sport and for PLDT! May the GOLD be always with you.
  15. Eleonor R. Cruz | Feb 27, 2018

    Congratulations to our PLDT Athletes.  You are our Heroes with great pride and dedication.  May malasakit at may puso....PUSONG PLDT.

    Pusong PLDT! Tatak Tagumpay!


  16. Arturo Seguis | Feb 27, 2018
    Goodluck PLDT Basketball Team!! Go for the Gold!!!!!
    Batid namin na mahirap pagsabayin ang inyong pag-eensayo para sa 7th MVP Olympic at trabaho sa kanya-kanyang opisina..... subalit dahil sa inyong dedikasyon at malasakit ang PUSONG PLDT ay nanaig sa inyo.  Kung kaya't isang taas noong Saludo ang handog ko sa inyo.  Maraming Salamat Pusong PLDT!!!!!!!
    Congratulations to PLDT MVPO Players.  You are our modern PLDT Heroes!!!!! Mabuhay Kayong Lahat!!!!! God Bless!!!!!!

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