MANILA, Philippines — After an extended wait and nearly strolling away from her beloved sport, Dimdim Pacres is lastly making her skilled debut within the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) with the Galeries Highrisers.
“Sobrang tagal ko kasing inantay. Ang daming pinagdaanan, ang daming expectations tapos nag-fail ganun,” mentioned an emotional Pacres within the group’s introductory press convention on Saturday at Okada.
For the reason that PVL grew to become a professional league two years in the past, Pacres has been working her method to play with the nation’s finest and elite volleyball gamers.
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The hard-hitting reverse spiker acquired affords from aspiring firms to affix the league — together with Peak Kind in 2021 — however all of them didn’t push via.
“Like previous two years, marami ditong parang na-scam. Hindi madali. Nag-expect kami akala namin makakapaglaro ulit ganyan so balik exercise, tapos hanggang dumating na sa level na parang nagwoworkout ka tapos ‘para san ‘to?’” Pacres expressed. “Puro excuses na lang kasi.”
Prior to now 4 years that she missed the volleyball scene, the previous College of Santo Tomas Tigress admitted she went via despair and he or she fought it via making an attempt completely different jobs as a name heart agent and beginning a meals enterprise.
“Dumaan sa despair, lahat na, ‘di mo na alam kung anong gagawin mo, lahat ng trabaho napasukan na. Nagbebenta na ako ng kwek-kwek, ang dami kong ano might shake ako tapos might suman pa,” Pacres mentioned. “Pero grateful naman ako sa lahat ng mga challenges na napagdaanan ko kasi ang dami kong natutunan, ang dami kong naappreciate, and grateful talaga ako sa lahat ng nangyari kasi kung hindi nangyari yun hindi ako mago-grow tapos each small issues parang hindi mo maappreciate.”
The 26-year-old hitter, who final performed within the PVL in 2018 with the defunct Combating Warays, tried out for various groups however didn’t make it. She nearly gave up on her volleyball dream to deal with her job as a name heart agent and was near shutting down her social media accounts.
“Sabi ko, ah subsequent 12 months bahala na kayo ng volleyball eh. Biglang February, nag-start na yung UAAP, nag-PVL na, so ang dami na sa social media so nagbe-break down na naman ako. Parang akala ko ba okay ka na? Bakit nagbe-breakdown ka na ulit’ umabot pa sa time na parang gusto ko na mag-social media blackout para ‘di ko na makita yung nangyayari sa volleyball kasi yung ibang associates ko nakakapagtraining sila tapos nakakapaglaro sila kahit saan tapos ako nandun lang, nagtatawag tawag,” she mentioned.
Pacres is blessed to lastly obtain a possibility from coach Lerma Giron, who recruited her to affix the most recent PVL group, Galeries. She additionally thanked her faculty coach KungFu Reyes for motivating her and her followers, who by no means stopped ready for her PVL return.
“Grateful talaga ako sa group na ‘to at kay coach lerma sa tiwala sakin and in addition sa mga supporters din talaga na nagpupush din sakin na kailan daw ako maglalaro ulit ganiyan,” she mentioned. “Masasabi ko talaga kay Lord sobrang answered prayer talaga ‘to sakin kasi ilang taon din at nabigyan ako ng probability na makapaglaro sa professional so ito na yun, sobrang comfortable ko.”
Pacres could also be making her first professional stint however this season-ending All-Filipino Convention will function a gauge for her if she is going to proceed taking part in volleyball sooner or later.
“Ayaw ko pa mag-stop kasi alam kong meron pa kong kayang ipakita. Parang ‘di pa ko happy nung faculty ako eh, parang feeling ko talaga meron so sabi ko kahit isang convention bigyan ako ng probability ulit para dun ko makita if kailangan ko pa bang magpatuloy or kailangan ko ng magstop,” she mentioned. “Tignan natin ngayon convention if magsastop na ba ako or for the long run na tayo na work.”
Pacres makes her professional debut when Galeries performs its first-ever PVL recreation in opposition to Petro Gazz on Tuesday at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.
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