June 25, 2024

“Bakit nakakaiyak?” #WWWSKPH lead Kim Chiu moved by Jia De Guzman's captain call for Faith Nisperos in Alas Pilipinas

“Bakit nakakaiyak?” #WWWSKPH lead Kim Chiu moved by Jia De Guzman
The fate is yours, Faith! Photo © Instagram | @chinitaprincess

Having someone who has faith in you is a game-changer for every match. Amidst all the noise and pressure, your personal cheerleader makes life’s challenges easier to conquer.

During the third set of the must-win match of Alas Pilipinas against Iran in the 2024 AVC Challenge Cup, playmaker and team captain Jia Morado-De Guzman went through her options for a decisive point.

Having the captain’s call, Jia ultimately gave her full trust to magic bunot Faith Nisperos, who had sat out their previous two games and only checked in to play against Iran. Neverthless, Faith went all in and delivered Alas' last two points to seal the victory that sent the national team to the semifinals.

A lot of netizens have been touched by the heartwarming gesture of Jia, who showed supreme confidence in her spiker despite the lack of in-game reps.

Among those who were impressed was What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim Philippines actress Kim Chiu, who tweeted about the moment on X.

“Not #WWWSKPH related, pero, bakit nakakaiyak?! JIA!!!” she wrote.


A number of replies likewise commend Jia for being an empowering leader for the young and rising Alas Pilipinas.

“Malaking bagay talaga yung merong isang tao na naniniwala sa yo para mabalik mo tiwala mo sa sarili mo,” said a fan.

“Talagang hindi pumayag si jia ng hindi si faith ang magtatapos, Nakakadagdag ng confidence yung ginawa ni jia! Ang sarap magkaron ng ganyang setter!" chimed in another.

Alas Pilipinas look to sweep the Pool A preliminaries of the 2024 AVC Challenge Cup as they face the Chinese Taipei Sunday LIVE at 7:00 p.m. at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, Manila.