Moms and Dads

5 Filipino Mom Athletes Who Returned After Giving Birth

These Filipino mom athletes took time to be moms and returned to the sport they love while balancing it with family life.

Being a mom is a balancing act. She runs the house, takes care of finances, tends to the children, and does the chores. This is on top of being a girl boss, athlete, and so much more. In the case of our mom athletes, it takes them several months to return to play the sport they are committed to because of family obligations. Good thing their children and spouses are supportive of their decision to return to the sport they play! Here are Filipino mom athletes who returned after taking a break to raise their families.

Filipino Mom Athletes Who Returned to the Sport They Love

1. Dindin Santiago-Manabat

Dindin Santiago-Manabat is a former volleyball player for the National University Bulldogs. She currently plays for the Chery volleyball team and is also a player for the Toray Arrows in Japan. She is married to Chico Manabat and has a 4-year-old daughter, Chuchi.

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2. Guila Alvarez-Bautista

Guila for many may be known for her showbiz days in Ang TV but she is also an Ultimate Frisbee player, having competed in various tournaments. She has been married to Ultimate Frisbee coach, Pinggoy Bautista, for 13 years and has four kids.

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3. Mel Lozano-Alcaraz

Mel Lozano-Alcaraz these days is active as a podcaster but also competes in Ultimate Frisbee games in between her busy schedule as a mom. She is married to musician Mong Alcaraz and has a daughter, Mira.

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4. Josie Gabuco

Josie Gabuco is one of the top Filipino female boxers in the country and has won several medals in various competitions. But she is also a single mom to her teenage son Mack Joseph.

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5. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas

Aiza Maizo was one of the University of the Sto. Tomas’ volleyball stars in her time. These days, she is busy balancing her life as a mom to kids AJ and Kaye and wife to husband Joel. She currently plays for Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors.

Love of the Game: Filipino Mom Athletes Are Superwomen

Mothers have often sacrificed things for their family but these Filipino mom athletes are “superwomen” in their own right. And it’s all thanks to the people who have their backs to get back on the game.

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