Pregnant Ging Balse to temporarily bid volleyball goodbye

PH volleyball fans were all too happy when they still saw the name of multi-awarded Ging Balse-Pabayo in Philippine Army-RC Cola’s lineup for the 2016 Philippine SuperLiga Invitational.

Her inclusion in the roster came in as a surprise since the middle blocker already shared her desire to retire after 2015 to start a family and have a baby shortly after getting married.

On Tuesday, however, Balse-Pabayo shared some wonderful news via her Instagram account, showing a photo of her and her husband in a collage with an ultrasound image and a pregnancy test.

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In the caption, she said that a blessing came her way and thanked the Lord for the new journey up ahead.

“Panginoon, maraming salamat po sa blessing na ibinigay mo sa aming mag-asawa,” the former UST stalwart shared. “Ito ang tunay na laban sa buhay namin.”

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From the collegiate ranks, club wars and even in the national team level, Balse-Pabayo has proven herself to be one of the most notable volleyball stars the country has seen in the last decade.

Due to this development, the Tagum City native has decided to sit out the rest of the Lady Troopers matches in the SuperLiga where the team remains undefeated.

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“Hindi na po muna ako maglalaro. Stop na muna po kasi maselan ang pagbubuntis sa edad ko kaya need mag rest talaga,” said the 32-year-old spiker in a text message.

She is not closing her doors on a possible comeback, however, as Balse-Pabayo hinted at returning after giving birth.

“Ang laro nandyan lang ‘yan. Balik na lang after magka-baby,” she closed. — By Mac Dionisio

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