REIGNING Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Best Libero Kath Arado signed with the PLDT Home Fibr High Speed Hitters.
Also signed by PLDT were middle blocker Jessey De Leon and outside hitter Mean Mendrez, who, like Arado, was also previously part of Petro Gazz.
For Arado, joining PLDT was a no-brainer because she still has unfinished business with Rhea Dimaculangan, Chin Basas and Eli Soyud.
Back in 2020, they were supposed to be part of Generika-Ayala in the Philippine Superliga but the tournament was scrapped due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“To be honest, one factor why I joined PLDT are my teammates,” said the 23-year-old Arado. “ Ate Rhea, Chin, Ate Eli and I were together at Generika and I didn’t have second thoughts of signing with the team,” said the 5-foot-5 defensive specialist out of Iligan City.
Honored was Arado as she joined the storied PLDT franchise. But she knows that there is pressure that comes with it.
“My goal is to help Ate Rhea for her to return to the top four, but of course, we’ll take it gradually,” she said. “We’ll have to work hard to improve.”