by Kristel Satumbaga
Cignal kicks off its title campaign while Petron guns for a second straight win when they face separate rivals today in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference at The Arena in San Juan City.
The HD Spikers take on the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors at 4 p.m. before the defending champion Blaze Spikers tackle Foton Tornadoes in the 7 p.m. nightcap.
PLDT Home Fibr, which seeks to improve its 1-1 card, and Marinerang Pilipina, out to end a three-game slide, raise the curtain at 2 p.m.
Expected to fuel Cignal’s bid in eclipsing its fourth-place finish last year will be Rachel Anne Daquis, who boasts of last season’s First Best Spiker plum.
Focus will also be on Petron as it aims to follow up its 25-21, 25-16, 25-10 opening-game triumph over Marinerang Pilipina.
Aiza Pontillas and Mika Reyes, who combined for 25 points the last time, will continue to lead the Blaze Spikers along with Sisi Rondina, Bernadeth Pons and Ces Molina, to name a few.
Foton will have sisters Jaja and Dindin Santiago to banner the charge.