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Jia De Guzman hailed the 2023 PVL All-Filipino Conference Finals MVP. –LANCE AGCAOILI/INQUIRER

Jia De Guzman hailed the 2023 PVL All-Filipino Conference Finals MVP. –LANCE AGCAOILI/INQUIRER

MANILA, Philippines — Jia De Guzman emerged as the Finals MVP for Creamline in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference on Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.

De Guzman earned her fourth Finals MVP award after leading the Cool Smashers to their second straight All-Filipino title and sixth overall championship in the league.

The 27-year-old setter dished out 18 excellent sets as Creamline outlasted the hard-fighting Petro Gazz in a do-or-die Finals Game 3, 20-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-15.

De Guzman also claimed her eighth Best Setter award among the four Cool Smashers, who bannered the PVL Premier Team led by three-time Conference MVP Tots Carlos.

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