Two fierce rivals in Philippine sports are joining forces for the benefit of the Filipino youth.

Former and current players of the De La Salle Lady Spikers and the Ateneo Lady Eagles led by Mika Reyes, Alyssa Valdez, Kim Fajardo, and Jia Morado are facing-off in the “Battle of the Rivals,” a charity volleyball game set on July 16 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Sponsored by Rebisco, the event aims to raise funds for the scholarship programs of the Ateneo De Manila University Foundation, the De La Salle University Foundation, and the Rebisco Foundation, Inc.

Among the decorated DLSU alumnae that will fight alongside Mika and Kim are former UAAP Most Valuable Players Aby Maraño and Ara Galang, former Finals MVPs Cha Cruz and Michele Gumabao, and superstars Melissa Gohing and Cyd Demecillo. Alyssa and Jia, meanwhile, will get a boost from key players from Ateneo’s twin championships like Ella De Jesus, Dennise Lazaro, and Amy Ahomiro, current UAAP standouts Maddie Madayag and Jho Maraguinot, and Fab 5 member Fille Cayetano.

The special match, announced in a presscon at Buffalo Wild Wings at Capitol Commons in Pasig City, will have the usual Best of Five sets format.

The Ateneo Lady Eagles and the De La Salle Lady Spikers have been meeting in the UAAP women’s volleyball finals in the past six seasons, strengthening further the rivalry between the two prestigious universities.

Although fierce competitors in the volleyball court, both schools and teams are united in helping young Filipinos ensure a bright future through education. Volleyball fans can show their support by watching this showdown featuring some of the country’s most popular and most talented athletes. “Battle of the Rivals” will also have a telecast on S+A with details to be announced soon.

Tickets to “Battle of the Rivals” are available via and all SM ticket outlets. Ticket prices are P2,000 (VIP), P1,500 (Lower Bpx A/B), P750 (Upper A), P500 (Upper B), P150 (General admission). For updates, stay tuned to “The Score” on S+A, log on to ABS-CBN’s sports hub, or follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter.





Dalawa sa pinakamahigpit na magkalaban sa mundo ng palakasan sa Pilipinas ang magkakaisa para sa kapakanan ng kabataang Pilipino.

Sa isang bihirang pagkakataon, magtutuos ang ilan sa pinakamagagaling na volleyball players mula sa De La Salle Lady Spikers at Ateneo Lady Eagles tulad nina Mika Reyes, Alyssa Valdez, Kim Fajardo, at Jia Morado sa “Battle of the Rivals,” isang benefit volleyball event na kakasa na ngayong Hulyo 16 sa SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Hatid ng Rebisco, layunin ng proyekto na mangalap ng pondo para sa pag-aaral ng mga iskolar ng Ateneo De Manila University Foundation, De La Salle University Foundation, at Rebisco Foundation, Inc.

Kasamang lalaban ni Mika at Kim ang mga dating UAAP MVP na sina Aby Maraño and Ara Galang, dating mga Finals MVP na sina Cha Cruz and Michele Gumabao, at iba pang superstars tulad nina Melissa Gohing at Cyd Demecillo.

Sina Alyssa at Jia naman ay sasandal kina Ella De Jesus, Dennise Lazaro, at Amy Ahomiro na naging susi sa unang kampeonato ng Ateneo, kasama ang mga batang spiker na sina Maddie Madayag at Jho Maraguinot, at ang Fab 5 member na si Fille Cayetano.

Inanunsyo ang “Battle of The Rivals” sa isang presscon sa Buffalo Wild Wings sa Capitol Commons sa Pasig City na dinaluhan din ng ilang players at coaches ng Ateneo at DLSU.

Anim na sunod na taon nang naghaharap ang Ateneo Lady Eagles at De La Salle Lady Spikers sa UAAP Finals, kung kayat lalo pang lumalakas ang kanilang tapatan. Ngunit sa labas ng volleyball court, parehong nangangarap ang dalawang grupo na makatulong sa pagbibigay ng edukasyon sa mga bata sa pamamagitan ng volleyball. Nakatakdang ipalabas ang “Battle of the Rivals” sa S+A at iaanunsyo ang mga detalye sa mga darating na araw.

Makakabili ng tickets sa “Battle of the Rivals” sa at lahat ng SM ticket outlets. Nagkakahalaga ang mga ticket ng P2,000 (VIP), P1,500 (Lower Box A/B), P750 (Upper A), P500 (Upper B), P150 (General Admission). Para sa updates, tumutok sa “The Score” sa S+A o bumisita sa at sundan ang @ABSCBNSports sa Facebook at Twitter.



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